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Preparing to Have Your Baby
Southlake offers several prenatal services and resources including: a booklets on preparing to have your baby, prenatal tests, prenatal education, prenatal tours, and Infant CPR training.

Preparing to Have Your Baby
Southlake staff have prepared an informative guide to help you prepare to have your baby. Entitled A Baby’s Coming: Information to help you prepare for the birth of your baby, the booklet includes information on your hospital stay, labour and delivery, caring for you baby and yourself, as well as out-patient tests and clinics.

Prenatal Tests
Non-Stress test
Non stress tests are provided to non-labouring women who have been referred by their obstetrician/midwife/family physician. The test involves the painless, external application of abdominal electrodes that monitor the baby's heart rate and activity. This test is designed to monitor the well-being of the baby for women who may be at risk for experiencing complications during pregnancy. This procedure is provided in our out-patient clinic by a registered nurse or advanced practice nurse.

The Non Stress Test (NST) takes a minimum of 20 minutes. It is recommended to have something to eat prior to coming to hospital.

A Baby's Coming – Prenatal Education
Southlake promotes prenatal education as the most effective way for women to prepare for their childbirth experience and to gain information on how best to care for themselves and their babies following birth. Classes are taught by a highly experienced team specializing in pregnancy, birth, and newborn care. Each class is designed to assist expectant parents make informed choices both during and after pregnancy.

Prenatal Education Registration Form.

Call the Prenatal Clinic at 905-895-4521, ext. 2724 for information regarding classes.

Cancellation Policy:
A course refund will only be issued for those cancellations received more than 14 days in advance of the first scheduled class, minus a $25 administration fee. A refund may be available for those cancellations associated with premature delivery.

Note: We are unable to accommodate rearranging class dates due to the limited availability of spaces.

Prenatal Tours
Southlake Regional Health Centre is committed to providing new and expectant parents with support throughout your pregnancy. Our Prenatal Tours offer excellent education and orientation before you arrive to deliver your baby. These 90 minute tours, conducted by highly-trained nursing staff, include a complete tour of the Birthing Unit and birthing suites, and provide basic education on the care you can expect to receive at Southlake.

Cost of Tours:
$15.00 per person
$20.00 per couple

Payment must be received in order to secure your registration. Payment is accepted by cash, cheque, or credit card.

To book a tour, call 905-895-4521, ext. 2724.

Birthing Unit Tour Schedule 

Payment Options:
  1. Cash - accepted at the Cashiers' Office, during regular business hours  located on Level 1 of the East Building, at the main entrance.
  2. Cheque - mail cheque to:
    Southlake Regional Health Centre
    Prenatal Services, Box 39
    596 Davis Drive
    Newmarket, ON
    L3Y 2P9
  3. Credit Card - call 905-895-4521, ext. 2724
To book a tour:
Call Patient Scheduling at 905-895-4521, ext. 2665. For information on resources available to you during your hospital visit or stay (e.g. parking, what to bring, discharge times and other helpful information) click on Patient Amenities.

Infant CPR Classes
What could be more important than the ability to provide life-saving first aid to your new baby should they need it?   Each month, Southlake’s ABC Prenatal Clinic offers Infant  Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Classes that demonstrate proper techniques for resuscitating babies, and provide opportunities for parents and family members to practice key steps for handling emergencies. All classes take place between 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. at Southlake Regional Health Centre.   Cost: $40.00 per person or $73.00 per couple (tax included).   For registration information, location and available dates contact 905-895-4521, ext. 2724.
Southlake Regional Health Centre
596 Davis Drive, Newmarket, Ontario   L3Y 2P9
Tel: 905-895-4521   |   TTY: 905-952-3062
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