Labour and delivery (case room)

The labour and delivery unit, also known as the case room, provides care for individuals who are over 20 weeks pregnant.

What we do

In St. John’s, the labour and delivery unit or case room, is located at the Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre.

Antenatal (before birth) and postpartum (after birth) services are available in the antenatal/postpartum unit, which is located on 5 North B at the Health Sciences Centre (attached to the Janeway).

The Janeway’s birthing unit is one of only a few in Canada attached to a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. This arrangement ensures the very best care for premature infants and those needing specialized medical treatment.

When to come to the hospital:

  • Pregnancy greater than 20 weeks: Individuals with pregnancies greater than 20 weeks should proceed to their labour and delivery unit for pregnancy-related issues. No appointment is required. Non pregnancy-related health concerns would still go to a physician or emergency room as needed.
  • Pregnancy less than 20 weeks: Individuals whose pregnancies are less than 20 weeks should proceed to their local emergency department. Consultation with obstetrics physicians will be made as required.

Who we see

We provide care to individuals who are over 20 weeks pregnant.

Our team

Our team is comprised of the following health-care professionals:

  • Obstetricians
  • Family practice physicians
  • Medical residents
  • Nurses
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit staff
  • Laboratory technicians
  • Social workers
  • Psychologists
  • Physiotherapist
  • Dietitians

How to access this service

If patients are over 20 weeks pregnant and have a pregnancy-related issue, an appointment is not required and patients may proceed to the case room.

Where we are

Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre
3rd Floor
300 Prince Philip Drive
St. John’s, NL
A1B 3V6

Enter the main entrance of Health Sciences Centre, proceed straight ahead through the main corridor of the hospital to the Women’s Health elevators located on the right, go to the 3rd floor.  Exit right from elevators. The labour and delivery unit is on your left.

Hours of operation

Individuals can access labour and delivery services 24-hours per day, seven days per week.

How to reach us

Telephone: 709-777-7417

Frequently asked questions

What do I bring to the hospital?

Please see Before, during and after your hospital stay for detailed information on how you can prepare for your hospital stay.

Can my support person stay with me throughout my delivery?

Please see Visiting a health-care facility for the most up-to-date information regarding a support person for labour and delivery patients.

Can a Doula be present at the birth of my child? 


  • The Doula must be certified.
  • The labour and delivery unit must receive approval and sign documents prior to you being admitted.
  • To obtain forms, please send email to:
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Last updated: 2024-03-14