The JGH’s first birthing room featured a comfortable double bed, a rocking chair and a crib for the baby. There was also an adjoining room where the new parents could relax with visitors.
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From the archives: JGH’s first birthing room opens in 1980

In 1980, the JGH became the first McGill University teaching hospital to open a birthing room, in whose home-like setting mothers went into labour, delivered their babies and recovered.