Maternity

Located on second level

Phone: 
867-393-8700

Share any concerns or feedback about the Maternity Unit with the manager at 867-393-8721

Having a baby is an exciting life event and we are privileged to be able to share this time with you and your family. We encourage you to take a tour of the hospital beforehand and share your birth plans with us so we can be respectful of your needs.

Our skilled and knowledgable health care team is centered around your needs, supporting you and your family through your entire hospital stay. We provide care in our comfortable birthing rooms, which allow you and your family to be together.

If you need to have a c-section, the procedure will happen in the operating room. Your support person can be with you and your baby throughout the experience. You will return to your room in our Maternity Unit following the surgery.


Visiting Guidlines

Your family and children are welcome to spend time with you while you are in hospital. A sleeper chair is provided for your support person to spend the night.


Admission or Outpatient Visit

Remember to call your doctor or 811 if you have questions about whether you need to come to the hospital. We encourage you to call the Maternity Unit to let the nurse know you are coming. On arrival at the hospital, you will need to stop at the Admitting desk in order to be registered.

If you are less than 20 weeks pregnant, you will be assessed in Emergency. If you are more than 20 weeks pregnant and your concern is related to your pregnancy, you will be assessed on Maternity. If you require urgent assistance, please tell the clerk at Admitting.


Newborn Security
In hospital

You will recognize staff by their hospital photo ID. While you are on the Maternity Unit, the safety of your baby is very important.

Immediately following the birth of your baby, you and your baby will be tagged with matching bracelets. Never leave your baby unattended. If someone asks to take your baby from your room and you are in doubt of the person’s identity, contact your nurse immediately.

Returning home

A certified infant car seat is required by Yukon law. A car seat technician from Yukon government is available to provide information and provide a seat inspection while you are in hospital.  If you have questions ask your nurse or contact Transport Services at Yukon Highways & Public Works at 867-667-5832.


Birth Registration Forms

You will receive a package of forms that need to be completed and dropped off at Admitting and Discharge prior to leaving hospital. Ask your nurse if you need any assistance.


Leaving the Hospital

Plan for your hospital stay to be two days following vaginal birth or three-four days following a c-section. Your doctor will discharge you and your baby when you are both ready. You will be given instructions for follow-up care that will be provided by your doctor and/or home visits by a public health nurse.


More hospital information & resources

Information about having a baby at WGH (PDF)

Information about an epidural (PDF)

Information on registering a newborn baby (PDF available in English/Français)

Parking & Directions

During your stay

What to bring to hospital

Meals & Snacks

Phone, TV & Internet

Leaving the hospital

Last Updated:Wed, 09/28/2016 - 18:37