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Program: Maternal Newborn Care
Organization: London Health Sciences Centre
Victoria Hospital
Phone Numbers: Birthing Centre: 519-685-8500 ext 58438
Mother Baby Care Unit: 519-685-8500 ext 52140 or 52147
Crisis: Call 911 in emergencies
Emergency Department: 519-685-8141
Fax: 519-685-8319
800 Commissioners Rd E
London, ON
N6A 5W9
Intersection: Wellington Rd and Commissioners Rd E
Location: London (Central)
Accessibility:   Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Daily 24 hours
Service Description: Family birthing centre

Preadmission consultation with a nurse to discuss birthing plan and medical history  * birthing services include 24 hour obstetrical consultant coverage, co-operative arrangements with midwives, 24 hour infant rooming-in

Mother/Baby Care Unit - Post-delivery nursing care for mothers and their new babies * mothers and babies are kept together in same room whenever possible

Sibling Tours - For children 3-6 years old who are expecting a sibling * allows children to become familiar with the hospital and newborns * classes are held on Saturdays once a month from 10am-11am * no charge * call main number to book a tour

Home Safety Device Program - New parents provided with a safety checklist and nine-piece safety kit

Shaken Baby Syndrome Education Program - Helps parents and caregivers understand the features of crying in normal infants that can lead to shaking or abuse
Fees: Most services covered by OHIP
Application: Pre-admission form for labour and delivery * registration for sibling tour
Eligibility / Population(s) Served: Pregnant women and their families
Languages (other than English): English
Area(s) Served: Southwestern Ontario
See Also: Parenting Education

This information was last completely updated on 12/21/2015

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