Family birthing centre
In order to ensure everyone's safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, visits have been restricted at the hospital as of March 20, except for one partner during delivery at the Family Birthing Unit or for compassionate reasons.
You probably have a number of questions and concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. That's normal, and we're here to help you.
At the Family Birthing Centre, your safety, the safety of your family and the safety of your care team members is our priority. To ensure everyone's safety, certain restrictions are in place and may change without notice as the situation evolves. That is why we ask that you consult this page before coming to Montfort.
If you have an appointment
If it's an appointment for yourself, you have to come alone. If it is an appointment for your baby, only one adult is asked to accompany the child. This person can be a parent or other family member, but must not have symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat or congestion. If you have symptoms, call the clinic so we can make a plan with you before your visit.
If you need to come to the Family Birthing Centre
You may be accompanied by only one person during your stay at the FBC.
If you, or your accompanying person, have symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat or congestion, call the FBC so we can make a plan with you before your arrival.
During your stay
- You and your accompanying person must pass the screening at the hospital entrance. Your accompanying person must be symptom-free and allowed to enter. This screening can be repeated at any time during your stay.
- Your accompanying person must remain in your room at all times.
- Your accompanying person cannot be replaced by another person during your stay. Any other visitors will also not be allowed.
- Bring everything you will need for the duration of your stay (food, snacks, clothing, etc.).
- A meal service ($) will be available for your accompanying person.
If you have symptoms of COVID-19
- At any time during your stay, if you experience symptoms of COVID-19, you will be placed in isolation and will be required to wear appropriate protective equipment if necessary.
- Only essential members of your health care team will be involved in the birth of your baby.
- Co-habitation with your baby may not be possible. Your health care team will discuss this further with you, according to the latest guidelines at that time.
If your baby needs to go to the nursery
- During your hospital stay, you will be able to visit your baby one parent at a time.
- If your baby needs to stay in the nursery after you are discharged from hospital, each parent will be able to visit once a day. The parent must stay at the baby's bedside for the duration of the visit.
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.