Côte-des-Neiges Birthing Centre

Presentation of our services

Presentation of the Birthing Centre

Visite virtuelle de la Maison de naissance Côte-des-Neiges


The Côte-des-Neiges Birthing Centre is a welcoming space for pregnant women and families in the Montreal area who wish to experience pregnancy and childbirth with the help of midwives. These services, covered by the health insurance card, are integrated into the perinatal program of CIUSSS West-Central Montreal.

Midwives offer pre- and post-natal pregnancy follow-up and natural childbirth to healthy women whose pregnancies are proceeding normally. The physical environment of the Birthing Centre and the equipment in it promote and protect the natural and physiological course of pregnancy, childbirth and the reception of the newborn.

What is a midwife?

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines what a midwife is:

A person who has completed a training program recognized in their country, successfully completed the relevant studies and acquired the necessary qualifications to be recognized or licensed as a midwife. She must be able to provide supervision, care and advice to pregnant women, in labor and in the postpartum period, to assist during childbirth under her responsibility and to provide care to newborns and babies.
Midwifery care includes preventative measures, screening for abnormal conditions in mother and child, seeking medical assistance when needed, and carrying out certain emergency measures in the absence of a doctor. The midwife plays an important role in health education, not only for patients, but for the family and preparation for the role of parents. Their role must extend into certain areas of gynecology, family planning and child care.

How to reach us

6560 Côte-des-Neiges, Montreal (Quebec), H3S 2A7
Phone: 514-736-2323 (736 BÉBÉ )
Fax: 514-736-0705
Public transit: bus 165 North or 435 from Côte-des-Neiges metro station, or bus 160 East from Plamondon metro station.


The Birthing Centre is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (closed at lunchtime). Outside of these hours, you can leave a voicemail message. In case of an emergency, you can reach your midwife or her teammate on a pager.

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