The Queensway Carleton Hospital Childbirth Program is happy to provide a wide range of services for expectant mothers and their families. These services are provided by several different types of professionals who work closely together to ensure that the care and service provided will meet patient and family needs. These professionals include:

  • Registered Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses
  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultants
  • Obstetricians, Family Physicians and Midwives
  • Pediatricians
  • Anaesthesiologists and Anaesthetic Assistants
  • Social Workers
  • Dieticians and Nutritionists
  • Gestational Diabetic Specialists
  • Spiritual Care
  • Pharmacists
  • Diagnostic Imaging

Childbirth Program Medical Staff

At Queensway Carleton Hospital there are three choices of practitioners available for expectant mothers. A woman can choose an Obstetrician, Midwife or Family Physician to deliver her baby. There are Obstetricians on call 24 hours/day. In addition to routine deliveries they handle those that require specialty care, such as high-risk births and Caesareans.

Our Pediatricians take over the care of your baby after birth.



QCH has 11 Obstetricians on staff with diverse skills to provide safe care for our patients. Patients should contact the Physician's community-based practices regarding prenatal care. List of QCH Obstetricians

Family Physicians:

Family physicians are a great choice for low risk pregnancies. QCH has a group of Family Physicians who do deliver babies in our Childbirth Centre and provide normal newborn care. List of Family Physicians


QCH has 10 Midwives on staff. Midwives specialize in low risk pregnancy, labour and birth and have excellent breastfeeding success rates. Your Midwife Team will be on call for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. List of Midwives


16 Anaesthesiologists work at QCH and are on-call for you and your Physician and healthcare team should their services be required. List of Anaesthesiologists


Ottawa Valley Doulas (OVD) is a group of birth and postpartum doulas who serve Ottawa and the surrounding area. Doulas who are members in good standing with OVD hold badges that permit them to be counted as part of the care team at QCH. List of Doulas


A team of 10 Pediatricians work at Queensway Carleton Hospital, ready to ensure the newest member of your family has the best care possible right from the start. List of Pediatricians