Level one maternal care services provided to admitted expectant mothers managing low risk birth. Includes labour and delivery (including obstetrics) and maternal care.

Hospital tours

View the Ridge Meadows Hospital maternity tour online.

Checklists and resources to prepare for your hospital stay

Registration

Step 1: At about 14 weeks, register online with our Best Beginnings public health program.

Step 2: At about 20 weeks, complete and drop off the following forms at the hospital

a) Pre-registration Form. Submit to Hospital Admitting desk.
b) Preferred Accommodation Form. Submit to Hospital Admitting desk.
c) Latex Allergy Form. Submit to Maternity unit.

Admission

  • Come directly to the maternity unit.
  • A nurse will assess your labour, listen to your baby, check your vital signs and do a vaginal exam. After the assessment, it may be determined for you to return home for awhile or stay in the hospital.

Rooms

  • Go to Admitting Department by main entrance.
  • During after-hours and weekends, go to Emergency Registration.
  • A nurse will assess your labour, listen to your baby, check your vital signs and do a vaginal exam. After the assessment, it may be determined for you to return home for awhile or stay in the hospital.

Safety

  • Matching ID bracelets are given to both mom and baby at the time of delivery. Some hospitals have a bracelet security system that will alarm if babies leave the maternity unit.
  • Never leave your baby unattended. Accompany your baby for any procedures or tests required outside of your room (such as x-rays).
  • It is okay to ask for hospital ID from any health care personnel caring for your baby.
  • It is okay to ask health care staff and visitors to clean their hands.

Length of stay

Your hospital stay depends on your health and your baby’s health.

  • Vaginal birth: 24-48 hours
  • C-section birth: 48-72 hours

Going home

  • Know how to use your car seat before coming to the hospital. Your partner or family should bring the infant car seat to the unit when you are ready for discharge. Find car seat safety tips.
  • Visit your doctor or midwife within 7 days after you return home.
  • A public health nurse will follow-up with a call within 24-48 hours after discharge. Write down your questions or concerns so you can remember to ask them when they call.  Learn more about the first days at home.
11666 Laity Street
B.C.V2X 7G5
Phone: 604-463-1818

Address Notes

Labour/delivery suite is located on 2North.

Parking and Transportation

Onsite parking available:

PayByPhone lot code:1505

Parking Rate  All lots
First hour $3.50
Each additional hour $3.00
Day rate (6 - 6) $8.25
Evening / Weekends $5.25
1 month permit $35.25

Hours of operation

Open visiting hours

  • Partners are encouraged to stay anytime. Bring your own sleeping bag, pillow, towels and meals.
  • It is important that mom and baby get enough rest to recover.
  • Designate a friend or family member to keep others informed of your progress. This will help reduce the number of calls to the nurses' station.
  • Visitors should not come if they have flu-like symptoms, colds or other communicable diseases (ie. chicken pox).

Language (s) Offered

English, with translation services available.

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