Giving Birth in a Birthing Centre

Maison de naissance du Lac-Saint-Louis Birth Centre

The Lac-St-Louis Birth Centrelocated on the 3rd floor of the CLSC du Lac-Saint-Louis, is a community birthing home where teams of midwives have been providing comprehensive maternity care for over 28 years. 

Since 1994, more than 5,000 babies have been brought into the world by midwives at this community birthing centre.

The Lac-St-Louis Birth Centre has a homelike feel with four cozy birthing rooms, a kitchen and a living room! Meals and snacks are available at all times for both the mother-to-be and their partner.
A birth attendant is present during the birth and is there for the duration of the 24-hour postnatal stay. Kind, caring and trained to help mothers with latching and breastfeeding, if necessary, the birth attendant is a comforting and supportive presence. 

Midwives do postpartum visits in the first week after delivery. Additional follow-ups are then done at the birth centre until the 6th week.  


  • Comprehensive care from the beginning of the pregnancy to 6 weeks after giving birth for the mother and the newborn
  • Midwifery services
  • Complementary exams
  • Group prenatal classes
  • In-home postnatal visits
  • Water birth available
  • Choice of three 3 locations for the birth: 
    • At home
    • In a birthing centre 
    • At the hospital

All services are covered by the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ).

Do you have any questions or concerns?

For an emergency: REGISTERED clients can contact their midwife directly at any time, 24/7. 

Midwifery Services

Are you thinking of using the services of a midwife for the birth of your first child or for your next baby? 

Learn more about the role of these health professionals.

Birth Centre Visit

For a tour of the Birth Centre, watch this video!

Visiting Hours

Visits are allowed at any time with the family’s permission.

Contact Us

CLSC du Lac-Saint-Louis – Community Birthing Home
180 Avenue Cartier (3rd floor)
Pointe-Claire, Québec 
H9S 4S1

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