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.
Room Types and frequently asked questions about rooms
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.