Pregnant women

Preparing for Baby

  • Bring your completed pre-registration package to the Family Birthing Centre on J7 before 30 weeks 
  • Make sure you have a primary care provide (family doctor) line up for your baby 
  • Pack your hospital bag 
  • Know the signs of labour and when to call for help
  • Ensure you have an updated car seat for baby installed properly in your vehicle.  
  • Take a prenatal class
  • WATCH: Tour the MGH Birthing Centre
  • WATCH: Vaginal Birth After C-Section (VBAC) 

About the hospital

Getting here: Expectant parents should come directly to the Family Birthing Centre on J7 when in labour after 20 weeks gestation.  Most hospital entrance are locked in the evenings until 6:00 a.m.  During this time you can enter the hospital through the Emergency Department only.  Parents with labour symptoms before 20 weeks gestation should go your nearest Emergency Department. 


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