Shortly after Nicole-Ann Shery (right) gave birth to Kayla on March 3, the COVID-19 lockdown began. She used telehealth to stay in touch with her midwife, Kathleen McDonald (top of staircase), who is shown in the Côte-des-Neiges Birthing Centre with midwife Yvette Munezero (centre) and Maëcha Nault, Head of Midwife Services. (Photo at right courtesy of Reina Price.)
July 2020Telehealth

Pandemic spurs midwives to give birth to new telehealth services

Motivated by COVID-19, midwives have given birth to new telehealth services. Using Zoom to link to moms at home, they’ve continued to provide breastfeeding support and answer questions.

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Sarah (left) chats with Dr. Barbara Hayton about the birth of her son last summer.
Feature articlesJanuary 2020

Overcoming psychological obstacles triggered by pregnancy and childbirth

While some new mothers are still treated for postpartum depression, more emphasis is now given to mental disorders throughout pregnancy. Dr. Barbara Hayton, in our Perinatal Mental Health Clinic, helps future moms cope with everything from anxiety to suicidal thoughts.

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During a simulation in the JGH Emergency Department, an expectant mother—played by Emily Churchill-Smith (second from left)—experiences severe pain during labour. She is accompanied by her spouse—played by Andrea Willett (left)—while receiving care from Emergency Nurses Victor Uscatescu and Mélika Charbonneau.
August 2018Spotlight feature

Simulated emergency yields real-life benefits

JGH staff from a wide range of specialties were immersed in a simulated, yet remarkably life-like scenario to see how healthcare teams interact in stressful, unexpected situations, and how the quality of their treatment and care can be improved.

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In the meeting room of Ruhengeri Hospital in Rwanda, Dr. Jacques Corcos, a JGH Urologist, delivers a lecture to staff about the medical condition that he and other volunteers have been treating during their twice-yearly visits.
Feature articlesMarch 2018

JGH healthcare staff perform desperately needed surgery in Rwanda

A JGH urologic surgeon and two of the hospital’s nurses have earned the gratitude of a dozen young African mothers, after travelling to Rwanda as volunteers to treat a condition that is distressingly common among African women.

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