Obstetrics Department

The Obstetrical department at the Misericordia Community Hospital provides care to mothers and babies before, during, and after birth. Care is offered on both an inpatient and outpatient basis by obstetricians, family practitioners, anesthetists, neonatologists and pediatricians.

We have achieved a Baby-Friendly designation, which is a worldwide strategy to enhance infant feeding developed by the World Health Organization. As a Baby-Friendly designated hospital, we provide families only semi-private and private rooms for labour and delivery and postpartum care, and we arrange anesthesia for those who request it. We integrate family and medical professionals when caring for our smallest patients: Baby Pause is a communication tool that integrates patient/family assessments as part of care, and our recently renovated NICU provides FiCARE, another model of family integration for new babies.

Outpatient clinics

Obstetrical Outpatient Assessment Clinic
The Obstetrical Outpatient Assessment Clinic is a four-bed unit located on the 3 South Labour and Delivery Unit at the Misericordia Community Hospital. Women visit this clinic to undergo monitor testing, ultrasounds and other outpatient procedures. Your doctor will inform you of whether you need to visit this clinic for testing. 

Inpatient Units

Labour and Delivery Unit (3 South)
With eleven birthing rooms, two operating rooms and one recovery room, the Labour and Delivery Unit is well-equipped to help you deliver your baby. Obstetricians, midwives, and family physicians who have privileges at the Misericordia Hospital are able to deliver at the Misericordia Hospital. An epidural service is available.

Maternity Unit (3 East)
3 East is a 22-bed Maternity Unit with theme, private and semi-private rooms. The average length of stay for a normal delivery is 24 to 36 hours, and 36 to 72 hours for a caesarian section. Theme and private rooms cannot be pre-booked.