The dedicated members of our team provide care to approximately 700 women per year. We are motivated by the belief that all women and their families deserve access to a caring, supportive health care team during their pregnancy.
Below you can learn more about the members of our team and what they offer to patients of the Maternity Centre.
At The Maternity Centre, family doctors and nurse practitioners have joined together to offer health care to pregnant women and their families. This means that patients receive comprehensive, personalized care.
Together, we provide both prenatal and postnatal care.
Residents are doctors who have fully completed medical school and are undergoing further specialized training known as residency. Residents can order tests, make diagnoses, prescribe medications, treat mental illness, complete forms, etc. They provide maternity care under direct supervision by Maternity Centre staff. Thanks to patients like you, many residents at our clinic will specialize in family practice obstetrics and will practice independently after two years. You are helping train the family doctors of the future!
Social workers help individuals, families, groups and communities enhance individual and collective well-being. They aim to help people develop skills and abilities to use their own resources and those of the community to resolve problems.
Our social worker is available to provide education, support and counselling to pregnant women and their families. The social worker helps women and their families with a variety of social and emotional issues that may emerge during pregnancy and the postpartum period.
These issues may include:
- Financial concerns and assistance accessing housing;
- Relationship difficulties;
- Worries, concerns or depression;
- Difficulties with drugs and alcohol;
- Preparing to become a parent;
- Assistance accessing community resources and supports.
For families who experience pregnancy loss or newborn death the social worker can offer grief counselling. Our social worker is also able to provide counselling support to women who are considering termination or adoption placement.
Lactation consultants specialize in breastfeeding and are trained to teach mothers how to feed their baby.
The lactation consultant at the Maternity Centre is available to assist pregnant women and women up to six weeks postpartum, with education and assistance with breast feeding. Women can arrange an appointment during pregnancy with a lactation consultant to become better prepared for breast feeding.
A lactation consultant can help with breastfeeding problems such as:
- Feeding a premature baby;
- Difficulty latching;
- Low milk production;
- Babies who aren’t gaining enough weight.