If at any time you feel unwell, are experiencing fever, chills, vomiting, excessive bleeding, pain that is not improving: please contact your family doctor, midwife or obstetrician immediately. If you are unable to connect with them, go to the emergency department or an urgent care clinic right away.
If at any time you have concerns about your baby's health, please contact your family doctor or midwife. If you are unable to connect with them go to the emergency department or an urgent care clinic right away.
Postbirth clinic (in partnership with the Region of Waterloo)
Healthy Children Program offers assessments after birth and information about community programs and services. Visit the postbirth clinic webpage for more information.
Babies' bilirubin levels are checked. Visit the childbirth outpatient clinic webpage for more information.
Postpartum mood disorders
One out of 10 women who give birth will experience a postpartum mood disorder. We can help. Visit our postpartum mood disorders webpage for more information.
Additionally, please download and print a copy of our "Ticket to Health" guides for mom and baby to keep as a resource at home. These guides offer useful health and feeding information, as well as a feeding chart that you can fill complete.
While in hospital you will receive a copy of the Region of Waterloo Caring for You and Your Baby booklet, as well as the Breastfeeding your Baby booklet. These booklets are part of a series and contain local information for parents to be and parents of children 0-6 years of age. You can also find the booklets here (opens in new window).