Childbirth

We feel privileged to be part of your childbirth experience, and together with the staff at the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital, we are happy to help guide you through this important time. Our number one priority is the safety of mother and baby, however we also love to give you a lovely birth experience. We recommend keeping an open mind throughout the childbirth process and please feel free to ask us any questions.

We hope the following excellent information from the SOGC will help prepare you for this experience.

www.pregnancyinfo.ca/birth/

We have many options for pain control available at Collingwood General and Marine Hospital.  If you might be interested in an epidural for pain control, please review the following handout from CGMH:

Some women have special circumstances surrounding their delivery, such as planning an elective cesarean section, planning a trial of vaginal birth following a cesarean section, and having the baby in a breech (feet or bum first) position. For additional reading information regarding these situations, please see the following information from the SOGC:

Cesarean section

www.pregnancyinfo.ca/birth/delivery/caesarean-section/

Vaginal Birth after Cesarean Section
www.pregnancyinfo.ca/birth/delivery/vaginal-birth-after-caesarean/

Breech Childbirth

www.pregnancyinfo.ca/birth/delivery/breech-childbirth/

Circumcision is not performed immediately following birth at CGMH - please ask your family doctor for more information.  We also recommend reviewing the Canadian Pediatric Society information on circumcision:

caringforkids.cps.ca/handouts/pregnancy-and-babies/circumcision