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Childbirth

Welcome to Grand River Hospital's Childbirth Program. We are located at the hospital’s KW Site, 835 King Street West, in Kitchener on the fourth floor of the hospital, primarily in the D Wing.

We are the largest community hospital-based obstetrical program in Waterloo Region and deliver approximately 4,200 babies each year. We are one of three Ontario hospitals that has achieved a World Health Organization/Unicef Baby-Friendly hospital designation.  All around the hospital, you will see the icon below.  This is a reminder that women are welcome to breastfeed their babies, anytime, anywhere.
 
 

Childbirth is a wonderful experience and we feel privileged to share this with you. We are here to provide you with care and support that considers you and your family’s unique needs. We encourage expectant parents to participate in their care by making informed choices within the limits of safety.
 
At times, stressful situations can occur during pregnancy and the birth. Your care team will provide the support you need. Your team will include physicians, midwives, nurses, social workers, dietitians, physiotherapists, lactation consultants and a clinical nurse specialist.

We hope that this information is helpful and that your stay is as comfortable as possible. Should you have any questions, we invite you to email us.  This link will open up an email that you can populate to send to our childbirth program at childservices@grhosp.on.ca

Here is a photo of some of the GRH childbirth staff


We encourage you to read more about our services which include:
  A special thank you to the wonderful volunteers who – with love and tenderness - make and donate knitted caps, blankets, quilts and other special items for our little childbirth patients.
 
A baby enjoys a hat made and donated by a local volunteer.
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