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 email@example.com.
Vicki Albrecht: supporting new moms with compassion and expertiseMay 11, 2018
As a registered nurse in GRH’s diabetes in pregnancy clinic, Vicki Albrecht provides support and expertise to help women starting families of their own.
Nicole Brady: double the cuddles, double the funMay 7, 2018
Everyone loves to cuddle! This holds especially true for our youngest patients in our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Grand River Hospital (GRH).
Grand River Hospital increases cord blood educational resources for new momsMarch 5, 2018
A new partnership announced between Grand River Hospital (GRH) and Insception Lifebank cord blood bank will provide additional educational resources to pregnant moms in Waterloo Region.
GRH first hospital in Waterloo Region to open donor milk bank for babies in neonatal intensive careJanuary 16, 2018
Premature babies in hospital who may not be getting enough breast milk will benefit from a new donor milk bank at Grand River Hospital, a first for Waterloo Region hospitals.
Judy Lavery: 35 years of supporting the miracle of lifeNovember 2, 2017
For 35 years, Judy Lavery has had the privilege of helping bring new lives in the world at Grand River Hospital.
New infant warmers support the smallest and most fragile GRH newbornsAugust 3, 2017
New infant warmers are making a difference in Grand River Hospital’s childbirth program and neonatal intensive care unit. The warmers are critical to the hospital’s neonatal resuscitation program.