Maternity Care

The Thamesview Family Health Team provides comprehensive primary health care for patients throughout their lives. This includes care during pregnancy, labour, and post-partum. Five physicians within our team provide intra-partum (labour and delivery) care and make up the “Thamesview Maternity Care Group”. These physicians attend low-risk women from the beginning of pregnancy, through labour and delivery at the Chatham Kent Health Alliance, and post-partum.

Maternity Care BabyThe mothers and families supported by this group can be patients from within the Thamesview Family Health Team, or referred by other primary care providers to Thamesview for their maternity care. Mothers can also self-refer to the group for maternity care by visiting or calling the Thamesview Family Health Team. Prenatal appointments take place at Thamesview and all deliveries take place at the Chatham Kent Health Alliance.

Most of the time, the physician who follows a mother in pregnancy will be the physician present for the delivery of her baby. All physicians within the Thamesview Maternity Care Group are experienced in supporting the normal, physiologic process of labour and delivery as well as common complications that can arise during this time. We prioritize skin-to-skin contact after delivery, provide breastfeeding support, and assist with performing Caesarean sections when they are required.

Our mandate is to offer comprehensive, patient-centred care to mothers, families, and babies as they grow together.

  • Dr. Kate Bailey
  • Dr. Jackie Wolting
  • Dr. Lindsey Sutherland

To be referred for maternity care, please have your nurse practitioner or family physician complete the referral form below. For self referral, please call 519-354-3200.

 

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Resources

Pregnancy

Motherisk

For questions about medications and infections during pregnancy. 

General Care of Infants & Children

Caring For Kids

Information from Canadian paediatricians to care for your child from infancy to adolescence.

Canadian Pediatric Society

Resources to promote health and advocacy for children.

Healthy Babies, Healthy Children

Ontario’s Healthy Babies, Healthy Children program helps families with children up to age six through screening and assessments, connections to supports for new parents, and referrals to community programs and services, including breastfeeding support, nutrition services, parenting programs and family literacy programs. 

 

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Matters: An Important Guide to Breastfeeding for Women and Their Families

A thorough guide to breastfeeding that addresses important topics and answers frequently asked questions. 

Stanford Medicine, Breastfeeding Videos

Informational breastfeeding videos, including Breastfeeding in the First Hour, and Hand Expressing Milk.

Peel Public Health, Breastfeeding Videos

More informational breastfeeding videos.

Dr. Jack Newman, Breast Feeding Inc.

Information sheets on several different aspects of breastfeeding.

La Leche League

Information and support through online forums.

Breastfeeding Resources Ontario

Collection of breastfeeding resources, including booklets, videos, mobile apps, websites and more.

When You Need It (WYNI) – Mobile App for iPhone or Android

Answers to commonly asked breastfeeding questions, tracking features for breastfeedings, diaper changes and growth.

 

Local Breastfeeding Support

Chatham-Kent Public Health, Breastfeeding

Lactation consultation, breastfeeding classes and more local resources.

Chatham-Kent Breastfeeding Coalition

Members of various health organizations in Chatham-Kent come together with community members to promote, educate, advocate, support and normalize breastfeeding.

La Leche League Canada, Chatham

Meetings for expecting mothers, mothers, grandmothers, sisters, girlfriends.

Telehealth Ontario 24/7 Breastfeeding Support

Telehealth is a confidential, 24/7 access phone service, available in French and English with interpretation services in over 100 languages and direct phone lines for those with hearing or speech difficulties.  You may call and speak to a registered nurse with lactation support and breastfeeding training at any time.  There are also lactation experts available for more complex breastfeeding problems.

Mother Nurture Childbirth Support Services

Private lactation consultant services, in-home lactation consultation and breastfeeding classes.

 

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