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Welcome to the Rockyview General Hospital Virtual Maternity Tour. Time for Baby!. The Rockyview General Hospital is located at 7007 – 14 th Street S.W. You may pull up to the main entrance to drop off a passenger, before proceeding to Lot 1, Visitor Parking.

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time for baby
Time for Baby!
  • The Rockyview General Hospital is located at 7007 – 14th Street S.W.
  • You may pull up to the main entrance to drop off a passenger, before proceeding to Lot 1, Visitor Parking.
  • The main entrance to the hospital is opposite the doors on Level 4 of the parkade.
  • More parking information and maps can be found at www.calgaryhealthregion.ca/parking
  • Check in your From Here Through Maternity Book for a list of items to bring to hospital, or www.calgaryhealthregion.ca/health_info/mat_new/LabourandDelivery.htm
emergency entrance
Emergency Entrance
  • The Emergency Entrance is to the West of the Main Entrance. Use this entrance after 9 p.m.
  • You do not need to check in at Emergency. Just follow the signs to the elevators.
for your comfort and safety
For your comfort and safety…
  • Breathe easy! Alberta Health Services facilities are smoke-free. This includes the buildings and parking lots.
  • Cell phone use is not permitted in the maternity area.
  • Cell phones can be used in designated public areas, in silent or vibrate mode.
  • After you come in the main entrance, go past the coffee bar and to the left. You will come to the Information Desk.
  • Elevators are in the corridor to the left of the Information Desk.
6 th floor women s specialty unit
6th Floor – Women’s Specialty Unit
  • Take the elevator to the 6th Floor. Turn right and follow the signs to Women’s Specialty Unit.
welcome to the women s specialty unit
Welcome to the Women’s Specialty Unit!
  • Check in at the desk. The clerk will get your information and take you to an assessment room. Your doctor will already have sent your records to the hospital.
assessing your labour
Assessing Your Labour
  • You will be taken into an assessment (Triage) room, where the nurse will assess you.
  • Your contractions will be monitored, and the nurse will also take your blood pressure and ask you questions about your pregnancy and your contractions.
  • After the assessment is completed, your doctor will be notified. If you are in active labour, you will be admitted to the unit. If you are in very early labour and are having no problems, you may be sent home, with instructions about when to return.
  • If you are going to be admitted for labour, your partner will be asked to go to Admitting to complete the paperwork. You will need mom’s Alberta Health Care card and any other insurance cards (for example, Blue Cross).
your labour and delivery room
Your Labour and Delivery Room
  • Your private labour / birthing room has a bed and rocking chair for your use. While walking is a great way to enhance labour, your nurse will show you how to use the bed in different ways so that you are more comfortable.
  • Each labour room has its own bathroom with shower.
  • There is a fetal monitor beside the bed, which will be used intermittently throughout your labour.
  • There is a phone in the labour room so you can let people know when the baby has arrived!
  • You will stay in this room for the labour, birth and the first few hours after the baby is born.
support during labour
Support During Labour
  • You are welcome to have two support people with you in labour. They will each be given a hospital wrist band. There isn’t space for other family members and friends to wait in the hospital.
  • The hospital has several coffee shops and cafeterias where your support people can get something to eat.
cesarean birth
Cesarean Birth
  • Should you need a Cesarean Birth, there are two operating rooms on the Labour and Delivery Unit.
after a cesarean birth
After a Cesarean Birth
  • After a Cesarean Birth, you will be moved to a Recovery Room. If the baby is well, you and your baby will stay in the Recovery Room until you are ready to go to the Postpartum Unit.
the mother baby unit
The Mother-Baby Unit
  • One to two hours after your baby is born, you will move to Unit 64, the postpartum unit.
  • To ensure the safety and privacy of new moms and babies, visitors must use the intercom on the wall to the right of the doors to enter the unit.
your postpartum room
Your Postpartum Room
  • Most rooms on this unit are semi-private. There is a bathroom in each room.
  • The few private rooms are often needed for mothers who are ill or who have special circumstances.
  • Your two support people may visit at any time, however, there is no overnight stay permitted. The baby’s siblings and grandparents may visit briefly between 11 am and 9 pm.
  • You will be in hospital between two and three days, depending on the health of you and your baby.
  • The Special Care Nursery is on the Sixth Floor, for babies who need extra help.
going home
Going Home
  • According to Alberta law, infants must travel in an approved rear-facing car seat. Purchase this seat before your baby is born, and read both the manufacturer’s instructions and your vehicle owner’s manual for correct installation.
  • For information on infant car seats, go to: http://www.calgaryhealthregion.ca/carseats
For more information on your hospital stay, please go back to www.birthandbabies.com and click on Hospital Orientation

Best Wishes to you, your baby,

and your new family!