Women & Children's Health

About This Program

ABOUT US: We are a small community hospital-based obstetrical program in Waterloo Region and deliver approximately 1400 babies each year. The Women and Children’s Program is committed to providing safe, quality patient and family-centred care to families. Whether you are here for a birthing experience, or taking care of your sick child, the interdisciplinary team encourages you to play an active role. The Women & Children’s program will create an environment for the patient that promotes optimal healing. To the best of our ability, cultural diversity, rituals, traditions, and the expressed wishes of the patient will be respected.

OUR VISION:  is to provide excellence in family-centered care that focuses on the values of comfort, respect and choice.

OUR TEAM: Our healthcare team is made up of Obstetricians, Paediatricians, Family Physicians, Midwives, Nurses, Nurse Practitioner, Anaesthesiologists, Social Workers, Pharmacists, and Clerical Associates. With safety as our greatest priority, the team all works together coordinating your care with you.

CORE PROGRAMS: We provide a comprehensive program for women and children that include: Obstetrical Triage, Birthing, Special Care Nursery and Paediatrics including Surgical Day Care.

CONTACT:         Director:  Nicole Michaud-Hamilton, nmichaudhamilton@cmh.org, ext 2346

                      Manager: Rosemary Lywood, rlywood@cmh.org, ext 3391

LOCATIONS:

Birthing: located on Wing C, Level 3, 519-621-2333 ext 4300

Postpartum: located on Wing C, Level 3, 519-621-2333 ext 4355

Special Care Nursery: located on Wing C, Level 3, 519-621-2333 ext 4310

Paediatrics: located on Wing B, Level 3, 519-621-2333 ext 4455

Women & Children's Outpatient Clinic: located on Wing C, Level 3, 519-621-2333 ext 4355

Public Health Clinics (post-birth): located on Wing C, Level 3, 519-621-2333 ext 4355

Services

CMH is dedicated to working towards Baby Friendly Initative (BFI) designation. The World Health Organization, UNICEF and Breastfeeding Committee of Canada set standards by providing 10 steps for staff to follow by promoting and supporting breastfeeding. For families and infants, it means consistent care, information, advice and support from staff. Staff support all families and infants and their right to make a fully informed decision about how to feed and care for their babies. 

  • Breastfeeding provides many health advantages for infants and mothers.  Research shows many short-term and long-term benefits including increased breastfeeding success, improved physiological, emotional and cognitive capacities.

  • Our staff are here to support you with any feeding you choose for your baby.

  • We promote early skin-to-skin care in uncomplicated births as well.

Mother breastfeeding her child

 

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