Once you are in active labour, you will be moved to the Birthing Unit. In Saskatoon, this is located on the 4th floor of the 1955 Building of Royal University Hospital near Labour Assessment and Maternal Registration.
All birthing rooms are private with a phone. Your baby's heart rate will be monitored. If it is clinically safe to do so, you can move around as you wish. We have rocking chairs available, showers, CD players and jacuzzi tubs to assist you with your birth experience. We also have dedicated maternal operating rooms on this unit.
Having a support person with you
Labour support is very important for a pregnant woman's birth experience. The support person’s role is to focus attention on your needs and help you cope with labour. You may choose whom you want to give you support in labour.
Visitors on the Birthing Unit
It is a good idea to limit your support people to just a few really close people who will give you all of their attention and support! We recommend all other visitors wait to see you after the baby's delivery on the Maternal and Newborn Care Unit. We also recommend visitors wait until after you have had a chance to rest a little and have had some time to get to know your baby.