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Labour and Delivery

In St. John’s, the Labour and Delivery Unit, also known as the Case Room, is located at the Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre.
Antenatal (before birth) and postpartum (after birth) services are available in the antenatal/postpartum unit is located on 5 North B at the Health Sciences Centre (attached to the Janeway). 
The Janeway’s birthing unit is one of only a few in Canada attached to a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. This arrangement ensures the very best care for premature infants and those needing specialized medical treatment. 
Labour and delivery services are also provided at the:
When to come to the hospital:
  • Pregnancy greater than 20 weeks: Women with pregnancies greater than 20 weeks should proceed to their Labour and Delivery Unit.
  • Pregnancy less than 20 weeks: Women whose pregnancies are less than 20 weeks should proceed to their local emergency department. Consultation with Obstetrics will be made as required.
What to bring to the hospital:
Support People
Please visit the COVID-19 Visitation and Support Persons webpage for the most up to date information regarding a support person for labour and delivery patients. 
For information on visiting a mother and new baby in hospital, see Obstetrics. 


Updated Feb 24, 2021