Family birthing centre
In order to ensure everyone's safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, visitors will no longer be admitted to the hospital as of March 20, except for one partner during delivery at the Family Birthing Unit or for compassionate reasons. The Emergency Department remains open.
For more information visit the Montfort and the novel coronavirus page.
Hôpital Montfort’s Family Birthing Centre (FBC) team is delighted to be with you and your family for this joyful event. We invite you to give birth in a safe, one-of-a-kind setting. We coordinate and assist over 3,000 births each year thanks to our best practices and the cutting-edge technology of our facilities. Our facilities include 17 birthing rooms reserved for labour and delivery.
While you are pregnant, your doctor or midwife will send an admission request for your child’s delivery to the hospital. Our team of professionals is dedicated to providing quality, family-centred care. We encourage you to actively participate in your health care and participate in every decision that affects it. To better understand your role, please read the Charter of Patient Rights and Responsibilities at Montfort.
Not only do our values of compassion, excellence, respect and commitment set us apart, we also offer care in the official language of your choice. We are pleased to have you with us and we will all join our efforts to make your baby’s birth a positive and memorable occasion!
The Family Birthing Centre facilities located in Wing B (West Building) of the hospital offer attentive, state-of-the-art services in the tranquil atmosphere and friendly warmth of its carefully appointed rooms.
- 17 spacious birthing rooms equipped with a large private bathroom, whirlpool bath, loads of space for the entire family and large windows that flood the space with natural light.
- 11 well-lit "traditional rooms" equipped with a bathroom and spacious shower. Because of their easily accessible showers, these rooms are suitable for mothers giving birth by cesarean.
- An "intermediate care nursery" for newborns delivers care to babies requiring a few hours of observation or special care for health concerns. In some circumstances, a newborn may need be transferred to a tertiary care facility for more specialized care.
Additional charges apply to private and semi-private rooms which are not covered by provincial health insurance; if you subscribe to a private insurance plan, you are responsible for making the necessary inquiries to determine whether these charges are refundable in whole or in part. To find out more about your post-natal accommodations, please contact a receptionist at 613-746-4621, extension 2711.
Please be advised that even if you request a private room, there is no guarantee that one will be available after the birth of your baby. We will try our best to accommodate your preference.
Anyone without a health card issued by a province or territory of Canada is required to pay the full amount of expenses incurred by the mother and newborn during their visits at the Family Birthing Centre: examinations, consultations, procedures, products, services, etc. If this situation applies to you, please contact a receptionist at 613-746-4621, extension 2711 for more information. Remember to let the receptionist know if you have private health care coverage.