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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Mazit Ifergan undergoes an obstetrical ultrasound scan by Linda Larin (seated), a Specialized Ultrasound Technician, in consultation with Dr. Louise Miner.
Feature articlesJanuary 2020

Obstetrical Ultrasound celebrates 30 years of helping to welcome new generations

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.

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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.
85th Anniversary - ArchivesMay 2019

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.

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Dr. Samy Suissa
October 2016Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Mandate renewed for Canada-wide drug safety consortium based at the LDI

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.

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At Montreal’s welcome centre for the Syrian refugees, the nurses and social workers of West-Central Montreal Health met with Gaétan Barrette (left), Minister of Health and Social Services; Kathleen Weil (third from left), Minister of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusiveness; Finance Minister Pierre Moreau (fourth from left); and Lucie Charlebois (second from right), Minister for Rehabilitation, Youth Protection, Public Health and Healthy Lifestyles.
April 2016CIUSSS West-Central Montreal

Welcome mat rolled out for Syrian refugees

Healthcare professionals from facilities in West-Central Montreal Health have played key roles in conducting health and psychosocial assessments of the many refugees who arrived in Montreal from Syria.

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Spyridoula Xenocostas
April 2016Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Developing social research to advance clinical practice

For Spyridoula Xenocostas, the practical applications of research hold abundant promise for healthcare users.

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Ultrasound and pregnancy
Health tipsSpring 2015

Get ready – baby’s on the way!

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 …

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Dr. Stephanie Klam (left) and Nurse Clinician Linda Joyce review a patient’s ultrasound results.
Feature articlesSpring 2015

Upgrading care during first-trimester pregnancy

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.

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