Having a Baby

We love babies

Maternal Newborn Program and New Life Centre

We love babies, and we can't wait to help you and your family grow a little bigger.  We want to make your experience as comfortable as possible.  We offer labour and delivery services at Lakeridge Health's Ajax Pickering, Oshawa and Port Perry sites.

Ajax Pickering 

Our maternal newborn services department at Ajax and Pickering provides comprehensive facilities for labour and delivery and postpartum care.


Our spacious, recently renovated rooms provide state-of-the-art health care with hotel-style comfort. Our family-centred model of care means the entire birthing process takes place within your room--from admission to labour and recovery. Each room includes a private bathroom and shower, a flatscreen television and room for your support person to spend the night.

In addition, we have two operating theatres for families having a caesarean (C-section) birth. There is also a large shower room and Jacuzzi bath to support pain management in labour or comfort after birth.

Port Perry

With the temporary closure of Port Perry Hospital, deliveries and hospital-based care for expectant moms in North Durham are being provided at Oshawa Hospital.

North Durham expectant moms receive care in Oshawa in partnership with the Port Perry Family Medicine/OB Group. A Port Perry Physician is now on call 24 hours a day in Oshawa to assist with deliveries for North Durham families. 

For individual questions about your birth plan, please speak with your physician.

Parents hold their newborn baby



905-576-8711 ext. 3232

Port Perry 

(Port Perry hospital is temporary closed due to a fire. See above for details.)

905-576-8711 ext. 5525

Ajax Pickering 

  • For expecting parents: 905-683-2320 ext. 1202
  • Labour and delivery: 905-683-2320 ext. 1201
  • Special care nursery: 905-683-2320 ext. 1224
  • Breastfeeding support group: 905-683-2320 ext. 1597


Oshawa - 3rd Floor, G wing and F wing

If you're entering through the North entrance, go straight ahead, past the escalators until you reach the end of the hall. Turn right and follow the hallway to the G-Wing elevator. When you reach the 3rd floor, turn left off the elevator and make a right to find the main entrance to our program.  To visit someone staying in our F wing, just turn right off the elevator and enter through the doors.

Port Perry - New Life Centre, 1 st Floor

If you're entering through the main entrance, go straight past the gift shop. Turn left and follow the hallway until you reach the doors to the New Life Centre, which will be on your right.

Community resources

While in the hospital, we encourage patients look through their teaching packages and review information regarding community resources prior to discharge. Community resources are also posted in each patient's room.

Durham Health Connection

Free breastfeeding clinic appointment for all residents in the Durham Region.

Phone: 905-666-6241

La Leche League Canada

La Leche League offers free telephone counselling and drop-in group provided by trained volunteer leaders.

Ontario Early Years Center

Free resources and learning programs for Parents and their child from birth to six years.

Toronto Health Connections

Get support by speaking with a public health nurse.

Phone: 416-338-7600

Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Toronto Public Health

Further support for breastfeeding in Toronto is also available at several locations.

More Information

For comprehensive birthing information, please visit HealthyFamilies BC. Please note, British Colombia-specific information may not apply.