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.
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.
Obstetrical Ultrasound is celebrating 30 years of stand-alone service at the JGH, independent of Radiology. It performs about 13,000 scans on at least 3,900 women a year for routine fetal development and possible high-risk complications.
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.
A renewed five-year mandate has been granted to a national consortium on prescription drug safety that is headquartered in the Lady Davis Institute at the JGH.
For Spyridoula Xenocostas, the practical applications of research hold abundant promise for healthcare users.
ongratulations, you’re pregnant! Now’s the time when you moms-to-be (and dads, too!) are going to need answers to all sorts of questions in order to make wise choices during the coming months and right up to the birth. After all, pregnancy involves a great many changes in the daily routines …
Specialized help is available in the Early Pregnancy Assessment Clinic, whose focus is on providing treatment, advice and support to women who have a wide range of concerns, but no health care provider to turn to during the first trimester.