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Maternal Child Services

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Click to listen to this page using ReadPleaseThe Maternal Child Services of TBRHSC provide services for parents before, during and after birth and for the newborn baby. We also provide care for children from infancy up to 17 years through our Paediatric unit.

Parents and their newborns are prepared for their return home in our comfortable, 18 bed, Mother Baby Combined Care unit. Healthy mothers and babies are cared for together by one nurse to foster confidence and competence in self care and baby care skills; and to promote parent – infant bonding. Our specialized registered nurses provide individualized care for mothers and their baby’s including mother and baby care education.

Breastfeeding, as recommended by the Canadian Institute of Child Health, Health Canada and the World Health Organization is promoted and supported at TBRHSC. Education and support are provided to all parents for their baby feeding method of choice.

A comfortable, single occupancy parenting room is available within the unit for mothers who have been discharged before their babies. Parenting information is provided to patients as required.

Maternal Child Services Visitor Information

Please do not visit patients in any of the Maternal Child Service areas if you have a cold, flu, fever, mumps, chicken pox measles or any other illness that is easily spread. It is possible to infect patients with these illnesses/diseases.

Please do not visit any of the Maternal Child Service areas if you have been exposed to someone with mumps, chicken pox or measles within 2 weeks before visit. It is possible to infect patients with these diseases.

Visiting may be restricted due to patient condition and/or at nursing discretion.

Labour and Delivery Visitor Information


  • 2 support people per patient – must be same two throughout labour/delivery
  • no visitors
  • siblings may be allowed to attend birth by pre-arrangement and in compliance with department policy


Maternal Newborn Combined Care Visitor Information


Visiting Hours: 11:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

  • 2 visitors per patient excluding support person
  • siblings of newborns may visit
  • no other children 12 years and under
  • 1 support person: 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

* support person 24hrs/day may be possible in private rooms


TBRHSC is proud to provide a Virtual Tour of Maternal Child/Paediatrics. The VR Tour has been optimized for viewing with Internet Explorer as your web browser. At the present time, the Virtual Tour is not able to be viewed with the browser Firefox. Click here if you have problems viewing the VR Tour.


For further reference information please visit the following:


TBDHU - Thunder Bay District Health Unit Breastfeeding Reference
Le Leche League


For more information, please contact:

Nancy Persichino
Manager - Maternal/Child Services
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
980 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, Ontario
P7B 6V4
Email: persichn@tbh.net

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