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 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 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.
Julie Corey: helping mothers prepare for birth and parenting experiencesOctober 5, 2016
Julie Corey has wanted to be a midwife since she was a teenager. Now, as the Midwifery Division Head at Grand River Hospital, Julie enjoys being a part of such an important intimate part of family’s lives.
Jennifer Drouin: assisting new mothers from childbirth to breastfeedingOctober 4, 2016
Jennifer Drouin loves teaching, nursing, and new challenges. This combination set Jennifer on a perfect path towards becoming a registered nurse in childbirth – an area she has specifically wanted to work on since she was a nursing student.
Joanna Harris: helping new moms succeed in breastfeedingOctober 3, 2016
Welcoming a new child into your family is both exciting and scary for many new parents. Breastfeeding can also be a challenging time for new moms, but GRH’s Baby-Friendly designation ensures that all new moms receive the help and support they need to succeed in breastfeeding.
Sheri Douglas: helping every patient have a successful birthJuly 18, 2016
Sheri Douglas puts her years of childbirth experience supporting GRH’s patients with the most complex needs.
The Dietitian's Dish: healthy eating for new momsMay 8, 2016
The Dietitian's Dish is a new column offering healthy eating tips from GRH's team of registered dietitians. In this edition, Jason DaMaren explores how new moms can eat well after welcoming a new family member.
Dr. Peter Potts: care and support for families at a pivotal timeMay 1, 2016
Dr Peter Potts provides care at one of the most joyful times in the lives of a family.