Having a Baby

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The Maternal & Child Program

Joseph Brant Hospital (JBH) records more than 1,450 births each year.  Maternal & Child services are provided from prenatal to postpartum stages to paediatric patients (up to their 16th birthday) and their families.  

Inpatient Services 

  • Birthing Unit/Postpartum Unit 
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Paediatrics

Outpatient Services

  • Breastfeeding Clinic
  • RH Negative Clinic
  • Gestational and Paediatric Diabetes Clinics


JBH supports Family-Centered Care. Patients and their families are an important part of our health care team. We will work with you to provide the birthing experience that you choose.

Baby-Friendly Hospital

JBH is a baby-friendly hospital. We believe in breast feeding, as well as supporting a family's informed choice for infant feeding. Baby-friendly is a designation supported by the World Health Organization and Unicef

Level 2B Nursery

The Level 2B Nursery provides specialized postpartum care to babies.  

Visiting Hours

We have a flexible visiting policy. Visiting hours are offered 24 hours a day, but set in discussion with the patient. They can be based on clinical care needs and may be adjusted at any time. 

Visit the Visiting Hours page for further information. 


Infant security is a top priority. We use numbered identification bracelets to identify mother and baby — and, make every effort to keep them together at all times. 

If your baby requires a test or procedure, it should be done in your room. If not, you may accompany your baby for any test.


We are a peanut free zone. Peanuts or peanut-related products are not permitted.

Information & Resources



Contact Us:

Joseph Brant Hospital
1230 North Shore Blvd.
Burlington, ON L7S 1W7


P: 905-632-3737