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.
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.
GRH donors get great results during November blood driveDecember 5, 2016
When asked to roll up their sleeves in a special bid to support the blood supply, GRH’s people responded in a great way!
GRH receives awards for support of blood, organ and tissue donationDecember 1, 2016
Grand River Hospital has received accolades for its commitment to organ, tissue and blood donation from Canadian Blood Services and Trillium Gift of Life Network.
Dr. Cecile Davey: passionate about the benefits of breastfeeding for childrenNovember 23, 2016
GRH has passionate advocates for breastfeeding, including paediatricians like Dr. Cecile Davey. Dr. Davey has always had a strong interest and passion for paediatrics – specifically neonatology or the care of newborns. Whether she is providing medical assistance and restoration to a child’s health or providing support for the family, Dr. Davey brings her passion with her each step of the way.