Welcome to Grand River Hospital's Childbirth Program. We are located at the hospital’s KW Campus, 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 were proud to be one of the first Ontario hospitals that achieved a World Health Organization/Unicef Baby-Friendly hospital designation. All around the hospital, you will see the icon to the right. This is a reminder that women are welcome to breastfeed their babies, anytime, anywhere.
For more information, please visit:
- The World Health Organization (opens in new window) website to learn more about our Baby-Friendly hospital designation; or
- Our breastfeeding policy page to learn how we support new mothers with breastfeeding.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ann Liebau: supporting the growing demand for midwifery careMay 4, 2017
Ann Liebau has experienced the growing impact of midwifery across Canada in supporting women through childbirth.
Min Liu: supporting the best in childbirth and women’s healthMay 4, 2017
Family can play a powerful role in inspiring a career path. For Min Liu, her aunt’s stories of compassionate care in childbirth made midwifery a natural choice.
Tommy Sing: putting young patients firstFebruary 24, 2017
For Tommy Sing, exceptional care is about looking out for someone when they’re at their most vulnerable. Tommy works in both the children’s unit and the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) after starting his career as a registered nurse at GRH in 2011.
Lisa Brown: gaining skills as a pediatrics CTU residentFebruary 10, 2017
Dr. Lisa Brown could have completed her pediatric residency anywhere. But Waterloo Region was too good to pass up.
GRH hosts Baby-friendly Initiative workshopJanuary 27, 2017
GRH hosted a Baby-friendly Initiative (BFI) Implementation Workshop on Friday, January 27th, facilitated by the BFI Strategy for Ontario. GRH staff learned from the experts, and shared their advice and expertise with others seeking a key World Health Organization and UNICEF infant health designation.
Mary Louise McNitt: helping new moms establish a breastfeeding relationshipDecember 9, 2016
Mary Louise McNitt brings 30 years of nursing care and extensive experience as a mom together to provide the best support for new moms at GRH.