Gender Specific Deliveries
A Message from the Hospitals in Peel and Halton Regions
Congratulations on the upcoming birth of your child. The four hospitals in the Peel and Halton region are focused on providing a high level of care that recognizes your unique needs. In response to the growing number of requests for same gender physicians we would like to provide you with some information in advance regarding our ability to accommodate such a request.
It is not possible for the hospitals within the region to guarantee requests for female physicians or obstetricians. If this is a concern for you please discuss your concerns with your family physician or obstetrician early in your pregnancy.
If you are uncomfortable with the gender of the physicians who are available at the time of your admission into the hospital, a decision to leave the hospital and seek care elsewhere is not recommended. In the interests of the health and safety of you and your baby we ask you to work with the staff available for your care.
We hope that this information is helpful as you evaluate your treatment needs and prepare for the birth of your child. If you have any questions or would like to discuss your concerns, you can also contact the maternity/child unit of your local area hospital directly.