Childbirth registration forms
Before coming to the hospital, please print and fill out the childbirth registration forms (PDF document, updated Jan 23 2018). You are to bring these completed forms with you when you come to the hospital to deliver your baby. If you don't have access to a printer, please ask your doctor's office to help you.
Many services are available in the hospital and within the community to support expectant families.
Cord blood education
Grand River Hospital is committed to ensuring all patients are provided the highest level of patient care and education.
To ensure expectant parents are educated about umbilical cord blood stem cell storage for your new baby, Grand River Hospital has partnered with Insception Lifebank to provide you this information. This will enable you and your family to make an informed decision.
Parents are welcome to use any cord blood service they wish.
For your cord blood information kit, please visit Insception Lifebank (opens in a new tab)
Prenatal classes are offered in partnership with Conestoga College. For more information, visit the Conestoga College website and view the Childbirth Parenting Series course information page (opens in new window).
Region of Waterloo Public Health
Public Health offers a free online prenatal program (opens in new window). It can be taken on its own, and provides content which complements the Conestoga College prenatal class.
Healthy babies, healthy children program (Region of Waterloo Public Health)
Visit the Region of Waterloo Public Health (opens in new window) website where you will find information about available community supports.
The nurse practitioner clinic Our childbirth nurse practitioner clinic supports pregnant women who do not have a family doctor.