Preparing to give birth

Preparing to give birth

Preparing to Give Birth

Location and Contact

Location: Markham site: Labour & Delivery Triage, Unit 4WH building B, 4th floor
Phone: 905-472-7366

Notice: Childbirth orientation sessions are canceled indefinitely. You can view the forms we hand out at the sessions here:

If you have a concern about your pregnancy or think you may be in labour, call the obstetrical assessment telephone line at 905-472-7366, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You will be connected with one of our registered nurses who will ask you several questions about your specific situation and work with you to establish a care plan.  

Preparation for your visit

Before coming to the hospital, be sure to read the Things to Remember checklist and Hospital Bag checklist documents. 

Virtual tour

Familiarize yourself with the hospital in a virtual tour, helping you better understand which entrance and elevators to take to the childbirth area. You can also get a glimpse of our 13 private labour & delivery rooms and our postpartum rooms (13 private, 1 semi-private, 1 ward). 

Coming to the hospital

Find out about coming to the Markham site, including a hospital map.

Triage

If you have concerns about your pregnancy, think you are in labour or are going to be making your way to the hospital, please call our Triage Unit @ 905-472-7366.

If you come to the hospital for an assessment, please bring your healthcard to our Triage area on the 4th floor of building B. There you will be assessed by a nurse who will update your healthcare provider or the on call physician about your situation. Depending on your stage of labour, and your unique situation you may be admitted or you may go home with a plan of care.

Parking lot options

During regular business hours: 

  • Visitor parking lot #1 at Church Street and Butternut Lane and come in through the main entrance
  • Visitor parking lot #6 off Bur Oak Avenue and come in through entrance D, beside the Emergency Department

After regular hours

  • Visitor parking lot #6 off Bur Oak Avenue and come in through the main Emergency Department entrance; security will escort you to the Childbirth Unit.

Find out more about parking at Markham Stouffville Hospital.

Directions to Childbirth Unit

Take passenger elevators in the link lobby of building B to the 4th floor and follow the signs to 4WH.