Having a Baby at Mount Sinai
Every year, close to 6,500 babies start their lives at
We have a full range of services under one roof for our expectant mothers — from general obstetrics and gynaecology to prenatal screening and maternal and infant health.
Prenatal Courses and Tours
Our Prenatal Education Program is pleased to offer a number of new classes and services, all provided by experienced health-care professionals, including Preparing for Parenting Together, Feeding Your Baby and Infant Massage. In addition, we offer:
our Infant/Child CPR, open to the general public, which covers skills needed to prevent, recognize and manage choking and cardiac emergencies for infants and children;
- the popular Prenatal Series, open to pregnant women and their families in the community, which covers labour and delivery, breastfeeding, family concerns and more;
Preparing for Multiples Class Series, open to pregnant women and their families in the community, which is designed to meet the special needs of parents expecting a multiple birth;
Meet the Anesthesiologist night, providing information on labour and delivery and post-partum pain management options;
the Hospital information and Tour of Admitting, Labour and Delivery, and the Post Natal Ambulatory Clinic.
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Programs and ServicesWe also offer programs and services to support expectant mothers in many areas:
- The Breastfeeding Centre offers consultation, classes and drop-in help sessions for inpatients, the Breastfeeding Accessories Shop and more. We also offer a regular prenatal breastfeeding classes.
- The Insception Cord Blood Banking Program at Mount Sinai provides patients and their families with information on cord blood banking services.
- Our Prenatal Diagnosis and Medical Genetics Program provides genetic testing and prenatal screening and diagnosis, along with a discussion of the benefits and limitations of these tests.
- Find out more about ultrasounds during pregnancy »
- Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is one of the largest in Canada, offering specialized
care to high-risk and critically ill babies. It is one of only two units in Toronto providing care and management of the fetus and newborn infant before, during and after delivery.
- The Special Pregnancy Program (SPP) investigates and manages the full range of maternal, fetal and placental difficulties that may occur during pregnancy.
- The Perinatal Mental Health serves women who develop depression during pregnancy or in their first year after childbirth, helping those who feel significantly distressed and unable to cope.