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Women's & Infants'

Having your baby during COVID-19

We look forward to meeting you and being part of your birth journey at this really special time in your life.

We know that many of you have questions about the changes we are making at the hospital during the COVID pandemic to keep both you and your family safe, as well as our staff and their families safe. Safety and support are key to all our health care plans.

  • Women in labour are allowed two (2) caregivers/support people during labour.
  • Women admit overnight with newborn(s) can have two (2) caregivers/support people at a time at the bedside.
  • In Special Care Nursery two (2) caregivers/support people are allowed at the bedside at a time.
  • Two (2) support people to accompany new mothers to their breastfeeding and/or newborn check appointments.
  • People who are pregnant can bring two (2) support partners with them to their appointment to Obstetrics Clinic and Obstetrics Ultrasound.

What this program does...

With over 3,600 babies born at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton every year, we are the largest provider of Women’s and Infants’ health services in the region. Our primary goal is to provide parents with informed support before, during and after the birthing process with a focused commitment on personalizing care for women and their families. 

Our Women’s and Infants’ Program services include exemplary, compassionate care in our mother-baby unit and special care nursery as well as newborn assessment and breastfeeding support through implementation of our baby-friendly initiative. 

How this program helps...

Our birthing unit is a state-of-the-art facility staffed with experienced physicians, obstetricians and a highly specialized nursing staff. As one of the premiere birthing centers in southern Ontario, we are recognized for providing an unsurpassed level of obstetric care for our patients and their families.

The Women's and Infants' Program is also pleased to offer an exciting online virtual tour of our birthing, special care nursery and mother and baby units. This virtual experience introduces families to the Women's and Infants' Program attributes as well as the exceptionally dedicated staff that will be caring for them upon their arrival to the unit.

Please follow the links on the menu to the left to view these informative videos and to access the most up-to-date information about the extensive range of services offered as part of the Women's & Infants' Program at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton.