Maternity

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The healthcare teams at all three of our hospitals includes obstetricians, family physicians, anaesthetists, paediatricians, respiratory therapists, midwives, social workers and nurses. We aim to meet the unique needs of each family to ensure their experience is as positive and comfortable as possible.

Doula Care

A doula is someone who provides non-clinical support and care to a woman (and her partner) during childbirth. The doula will work with a woman and her family, physicians, midwives and nurses with an aim to enhance communication and understanding during the childbirth process and are welcomed at our hospitals. More information on Doula Care can be found at www.doulacare.ca

Requests for Gender Specific Deliveries

It is not possible for any of the four hospitals in the Peel and Halton region (Halton Healthcare, Credit Valley Hospital, Trillium Health Centre, and William Osler Health Centre) to guarantee requests for female physicians or obstetricians. If this is a concern for you please discuss your concerns with your family physician or obstetrician early in your pregnancy. If you are uncomfortable with the gender of the physicians who are available at the time of your admission into the hospital, a decision to leave the hospital and seek care elsewhere is not recommended. In the interests of the health and safety of you and your baby we ask you to work with the staff available for your care.

We hope that this information is helpful as you evaluate your treatment needs and prepare for the birth of your child. If you have any questions or would like to discuss your concerns, you can also contact the maternity/child unit of your local area hospital directly.

Community Resources

Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) offers facts on pregnancy and childbirth from Canada’s experts before you conceive, during your pregnancy, birth, and postpartum www.pregnancyinfo.ca

Tender Loving Corner (TLC) Baby Boutique

The Tender Loving Corner Baby Boutique is a breast pump rental depot and retail store located inside the Breastfeeding Clinics at Milton and Oakville Hospitals. The store offers specialty products to enhance the nurturing experience for mom and baby such as electric/manual breast pumps, nursing pillows, milk collection/storage systems, breast pads, nipple creams, educational books and stylish maternity undergarments. All net proceeds support hospital programs.