Women’s and Newborn Health – Birth Unit

Provided by: IWK Health Centre

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Service Description

• COVID-19 UPDATE – IWK's services may be affected by evolving COVID-19 response • Information regarding IWK services and patient and visitation protocols will be shared via its website http://www.iwk.nshealth.ca/COVID-19

Provides care and support to pregnant women.


Serves all pregnant women within Halifax Regional Municipality and their families • Provides care to women experiencing a high risk pregnancy throughout the Maritime provinces and their families

Application Process

Contact the IWK Switchboard for more information or go through assessment in the Early Labour Assessment Unit if experiencing early labour

Documents Required

Nova Scotia health card


No fees

Languages Offered

English • French website available

Coverage Area

Nova Scotia • New Brunswick • Prince Edward Island

Contact Details

Hours of Operation

24-hour service

IWK Health Centre – Halifax

5850/5980 University Avenue
Halifax NS  B3K 6R8
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Mailing Address:
PO Box 9700
Halifax NS  B3K 6R8

Site Info

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Site Hours

Certain programs are a 24-hour service • Hours vary depending on program


Wheelchair accessible

Coverage Area

Nova Scotia • New Brunswick • Prince Edward Island