Abbotsford Regional Hospital Maternity

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Address and Contact

32900 Marshall Road, Abbotsford
604.851.4817

Hospital Tours

View the Abbotsford Regional Hospital maternity tour online.

Checklists

Print off a checklist of things to pack and prepare for your hospital stay.

Registration Process

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

Admitting Process

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.

Parking

First hour: $2.50
Day rate: $8.25

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.

TV/Phones

Bedside terminal computer/tv/phone. Educational videos are free. Regular use requires an access card for fee.

Photos and Videos

Photos and videos are allowed in the maternity unit. You must get permission if you are going to take photos or videos of our staff.

Do not use flash photography as it is not good for the baby’s eyes.

Food Services

Meals are provided to patients. You may wish to bring additional snacks. Please notify your nurse of any food allergies or dietary restrictions.

  • Cafeteria
  • Starbucks
  • Vending machines
Other Services Language interpreters, spiritual care providers, social workers, aboriginal liaisons, dieticians. Speak with your nurse to access these services.
Gift Shop

Located in lobby 10:00-7:00 daily (times and days may vary)

Visiting Hours

Open hours for visitors. Request only one person for overnight stay.

  • 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).
Reminders

All our hospitals are smoke-free and scent-free. Please avoid smoking, wearing perfume or bringing scented flowers.

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.
Waiting Rooms

Two lounges are available for visitors.

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.

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