Prepare a Plan B

Everyone who intends to give birth in the Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre needs a back-up plan. Why? Just as no two mothers or babies are the same, neither are any two pregnancies, labours or births. If complications arise in your pregnancy or during your labour, your midwife will recommend that you give birth in hospital.

You also need a back-up plan because all of the birthing suites at the Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre may be full when your baby decides it’s time to come. Labour is by nature unpredictable and, while we do our best to accommodate everyone, we must serve clients on a first-come, first-admitted basis. You cannot reserve a room in advance.