Maternity services provide perinatal care and support for pregnant people and their families before, during, and after childbirth.

What to expect

A key part of planning for your baby is deciding where you want to give birth. In British Columbia, women and their partners can choose to have their baby in a hospital or home. Talk to your health care provider to decide where to give birth.

Use this checklist to pack your bag for the hospital or prepare yourself for a home birth (check with your midwife).


  • How you will get to the hospital
  • Who will take care of your children or pets when you are away


Find this service near you

  • Lions Gate Hospital (LGH)

    231 East 15th Street North Vancouver
  • qathet General Hospital

    5000 Joyce Avenue Powell River
  • Richmond Hospital (RH)

    7000 Westminster Highway Richmond
  • Sechelt Hospital

    5544 Sunshine Coast Highway Sechelt