Women’s health – Carbonear

Who we are

Our team offers specialty services to individuals of all ages in the community who are preparing for the the birth of their baby, who have experienced pregnancy, who are seeking post-partum care and/or who are experiencing gynecology health-care challenges.

What we do

We offer the following women’s health services:

  • Prenatal classes/Unit tour
  • Case room
  • Obstetrics clinic
  • Gynecology clinic
  • Cervical screening clinic
  • Obstetrical in-patient services
  • Gynecology surgical in-patient/out-patient services

When to come to the hospital:

  • Pregnancy greater than 20 weeks: Individuals with pregnancies greater than 20 weeks should proceed to the case room/labour and delivery unit for pregnancy-related issues. For non pregnancy-related issues, please see a physician or visit the emergency department 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 will be made as required.

Who we see

Services are provided to individuals of all ages.

Our team

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

  • Obstetricians
  • Gynecologist
  • Family practice physicians
  • Medical residents
  • Surgeons
  • Nurses
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Laboratory technicians
  • Social workers
  • Psychologists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Dietitians

How to access this service

Individuals over 20 weeks pregnant who have a pregnancy-related issue may proceed to the case room without an appointment.

A referral from a family physician is required for obstetrics/gynecology clinics. See referrals.

You can self-refer to the cervical screening clinic by calling 709-945-5126.

Where we are

Carbonear General Hospital (CGH)
86 Highroad South
Carbonear, NL
A1Y 1A4

Hours of operation

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

Outpatient appointments are offered Monday to Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Cervical screening clinics are held on Fridays only.

In-patient visiting hours are between 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. A support person is permitted 24 hours, seven days a week.

How to reach us

Prenatal case room  tour: 709-945-5105

Case room: 709-945-5165

Where we are

Carbonear General Hospital
Case room, 5th floor
86 Highroad South
Newfoundland and Labrador
A1Y 1A4

Patient information

The Carbonear General Hospital has bedside technology used to assist in educating patients. When not in use for education, patients may use this technology to access a telephone or FaceTime, and the Internet (fees may apply).

Frequently asked questions

What kind of accommodations do obstetrics patients have at Carbonear General Hospital?

The hospital offers semi-private room accommodations for all obstetrical patients.

Can I have a support person stay with me while I am admitted having a baby?

Yes, support persons are welcome 24 hours, seven days a week. If possible, staff may be able to provide a lounger chair depending on needs in the patient’s room. Please see Visiting a health-care facility for the most up-to-date information regarding a support person for labour and delivery patients.

What do I bring with me to hospital when having a baby?

Most hospital admissions for obstetrical reasons tend to be between 2-4 days in duration. We recommend personal care items and comfortable lounging wear as well as non-slippery footwear. For breastfeeding individuals, a positioning pillow is often convenient but not required. We also recommend bringing Baby’s clothes and personal items. An infant car seat should also be brought in before discharge.

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

Do I need to bring in diapers for my new baby?

No, diapers will be provided by the hospital as required. If the birthing parent is unable to breastfeed, formula will be provided.

Can I do a birthing plan for my delivery at Carbonear General Hospital?

Yes, we encourage discussion regarding options for a birthing plan with your physician. Upon arrival, patients are encouraged to speak with nursing staff about your plan. We will work with you to support your plan for the best possible birthing experience.

Who can I contact if I have feedback about my experience as a patient? 

We encourage open communication with your health-care team. If you have any concerns or feedback, please reach out to the team care facilitator on the unit, Monday to Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The on-site Division Manager can also offer assistance.

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Last updated: 2022-08-09