Guide to Pregnancy and Birth

Maternal, newborn and paediatric care is a clinical priority at North York General Hospital. 
Links to the sections in our guide:


     Giving Birth

     After Delivery

     Your Newborn


Maternal, newborn and paediatric care is a clinical priority at North York General Hospital and our obstetrical centre in Toronto is the second largest single site birthing centre in Ontario. We are committed to offering the over 5,700 babies born here each year the healthiest start in life.

We recognize that birth is a special life event and a time for positive self-growth. Birth and parenting occur with greater ease, comfort and health when women and their supporters enter into their new roles with increased knowledge.

As health care professionals, we have the responsibility not only to provide care, but also to ensure that resources are available to meet your needs. We respect your ability and your right to make sound health decisions. Our hope is that you will find these webpages a useful tool as you embark on your journey through pregnancy and birth. Please read it carefully and ask your health care provider questions.

You must not rely on the information on this website as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor or other professional health care provider. If you have any specific questions about any medical matter you should consult your health care provider. If you think you may be suffering from any medical condition you should seek immediate medical attention. You should never delay seeking medical advice, disregard medical advice, or discontinue medical treatment because of information on this website.