Having a Baby

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Maternal & Child

Our Philosophy 

At Joseph Brant Hospital we believe in Family-centered Care, which means that our 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.

Infant Security is a top priority at Joseph Brant. We work in partnership with you to keep your baby safe. On admission to the Birthing Unit, your nurse will let you know how you can identify the team members who work in the Maternal & Child Units.

Length of stay following your delivery is individualized. Once again, we work with you in partnership to meet your needs. The average length of stay for a vaginal birth is 24 hours, and 48-72 hours for a Caesarean section birth.

About Maternal Child at JBH:

Joseph Brant Hospital 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 include:

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

Outpatient services include:

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

Forms, Information and Resources

You can read them here or print and fill them out at home before you come to the hospital.


Today, most mothers are choosing to breastfeed their babies. Breastfeeding supports the health of both the mother and her baby. Also, more and more families are supporting mothers to breastfeed longer, up to 2 years and beyond. Here are some resources on breastfeeding. 

Go to our Breastfeeding page for more information. 

Visiting Hours: The Birthing Unit - partner and one additional visitor may visit

Maternal Child Unit - partner, grandparents, brothers and sisters of the baby may visit anytime during the day or evening. Children visiting need to have up-to-date immunizations.

We are a PEANUT FREE zone. Because we also have paediatric patients on the unit, please do not bring any peanut products on the unit. We appreciate your cooperation in providing a safe environment for all of our patients.


Contact Us:

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


P: 905-632-3737