Care Partners for the Birthing Unit
- Two support people are permitted for labour support.
- Main support person (partner) can stay 24 hours a day.
- The second support person is required to leave within four hours of the baby being born.
- Visits with the exception of the support person will be between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. with two people permitted at the bedside.
- Siblings will be allowed.
Our Birthing Unit Services include:
Labour & Delivery
Our hospital has eight larger labour, delivery and postpartum rooms so mom and her support person can remain in the same room for the duration of her stay.
Caesarian Sections are performed in the Operating Birthing Suite. The immediate recovery care will be provided in the patient’s room in the Birthing Unit or in the Post Anesthetic Recovery Room (PACU).
After the delivery the health care team will support the mother by offering maximum opportunity to learn about self and baby care, and to begin to become comfortable in the new role as a parent. The typical length of stay after a vaginal birth is 24 to 48hrs and following a Cesarean Section birth 48 to 60hrs.
Once mother and baby are ready for discharge from the hospital, they are given a follow-up appointment at the Maternal Newborn Clinic. This appointment will occur within 72 hours of discharge from the hospital. Postpartum adjustment support and education as well as infant feeding and assessment are some of the services offered at the clinic. Linkages with community partners and support services, as the patients needs indicate, can be initiated at this visit.
Women in their 28th week of pregnancy who plan to give birth at the North Bay Regional Health Centre are strongly encouraged to visit our prenatal clinic. This pre-admission process is designed to streamline the admission process.
An Obstetrical Nursing Assessment, Nursing Care Plan and psychosocial assessment are completed during this visit. If identified, appropriate referrals are made. RhogamTM injections as ordered by the Physician/Midwife, can be administered at the Prenatal Clinic visit.
To book an appointment with the Prenatal Clinic, please call 705-474-8600 ext. 4937.
Pre-admission Elective Caesarian Section Clinic
The appointment takes only 45 minutes and includes pre-op blood work and pre-operative education. Obstetricians will refer their patients to the clinic closer to the date of delivery.