Maternal Newborn Department
(Labour & Delivery)

Our Labour and Delivery unit is located on the third floor of the hospital. Upon arriving please stop at patient registration across from Emergency Triage to register as a patient.

Patient and family-centered care is at the heart of our unit. Our Labour and Delivery Unit brings approximately 340 infants into the world annually. We have a highly skilled team of Nurses, Midwives, Respiratory Therapists, and Physicians ensuring you the best antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum care possible. We are a level one facility caring for those at or greater than 36 weeks gestation. We have 2 delivery suites and 2 postpartum private rooms available. Our staff provides therapeutic support to labouring moms and offers measures to improve comfort and manage pain during labour and birth. Epidural service is also available 24 hours per day.

Planning Your Birth

Your birth plan and pre-natal record as completed by yourself and your physician provide important information for the obstetrical staff and other members of the healthcare team.

We invite Moms and families to arrange for a tour of the Obstetrical Unit. If you would like to arrange a tour with the Norfolk General Hospital staff, please leave a message at 519-426-0130 ext. 3204.

We have an infant security system that provides tracking of all newborns in the unit.

To bring

For Mom:

  • Underwear, three to six pair and heavy flow pads
  • Personal care products (toothbrush and toothpaste, brush, shampoo and conditioner, body lotion, moisturizer for lips
  • Supportive or nursing bra
  • Nursing pads
  • Snacks for labour coach
  • Lightweight housecoat and slippers
  • Cell phone and charger

For Baby:

  • Package of newborn diapers
  • Baby wipes
  • Barrier cream e.g. petroleum jelly
  • Clothing for discharge

For Baby, at time of discharge, a car seat is required.

Pain Management with Labour and Birth

While it is difficult to predict what your labour will be like and what you may require in terms of pain relief, you are encouraged to discuss options for pain management with your physician/midwife in advance


Please let family and friends know that you or your support person will be in contact with them about your progress during labour. The hospital is not able to provide this information to them.

It is encouraged that only the partner, grandparents, brothers and sisters of the baby visit (children visiting need to have up-to-date immunizations).


Hospitals and the Public Health Unit work together to provide better care to you and your new baby. The Healthy Babies, Healthy Children Program has many benefits:

  • With your consent, the hospital will let the Public Health Unit know about your baby’s birth.
  • Breast feeding support is offered by the Haldimand Norfolk Health Unit by calling 519-426-6170.

Post-Delivery Resources

Video Links:

https://Period of Purple

Patient Information Links

HNHU Prenatal Classes

HNHU Car Seat Safety

Breastfeeding Support:

Everyone needs a bit of help sometimes. It can take time for you and your baby to get used to breastfeeding.

Norfolk Prenatal & Newborn Health Program
519-582-2323 ext. 282

NGH – Maternal Newborn Clinic
519-426-0130 ext. 3204

Haldimand-Norfolk Public Health


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Careers at NGH

This is your chance to bask in a thriving career as a Labour & Delivery Nurse at Norfolk General Hospital – a place that will instantly feel like home

An incredible career and a welcoming community await you as our next labour & delivery nurse here at Norfolk General Hospital.


Labour and Delivery Unit at Norfolk General Hospital
(519)426-0130 Ext 3204

Now accepting prenatal referrals:

Dr. Rupanjali Kundu
Address: 65 Donly Drive North, Suite 4C, Simcoe, ON. N3Y 0C2
Phone: 519-428-3060
Fax: 1-855-519-5896

Dr. L.M. Austen 
Address: 414 Main St. Unit 2, Port Dover
Phone: 519-583-2225
Fax: 519-583-2250

Dr. K. Sinkowski
Address: 216 West Street, Simcoe
Phone: 519-428-0444
Fax: 519-428-1725

Dr. J. Szabo
Address: 105 Main Street, Delhi
Phone: 226-549-4004
Fax: 519-582-3770

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