Hospital services provided to expectant women experiencing labour and delivery.

Level two maternity care services provided to admitted expectant mothers managing low to high risk birth; includes labour, obstetrics, delivery and maternal care

View the Abbotsford Regional Hospital maternity tour online.

Registration

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

Checklists and resources to prepare for your hospital stay

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

  • Single rooms with private bathrooms. Tubs and showers available.
  • You and your baby will stay in the same room you had your baby in until you are discharged home.

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.
32900 Marshall Road
B.C.V2S 0C2
Phone: 604-851-4817

Parking and Transportation

Limited pay parking is available on site. A bus stop is located in front of the hospital.

Parking rate Main lot 
First hour $2.50
Each additional hour n/a
Day rate $8.25
1-week permit $33.00
1-month permit $65.75
Seniors 1-week permit $18.75
Seniors 1-month permit $51.75

*If you have difficulty paying for parking, financial hardship permits may be available on a case-by-case basis. Please talk to your unit social worker for more information or contact Parking Administration at 604-930-5440 (Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) or email LMCParking@fraserhealth.ca. 

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.