The Thamesview Family Health Team provides comprehensive primary health care for patients throughout their lives. This includes care during pregnancy, labour, and post-partum. Two 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.
The 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. 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.
Our current physicians who attend births are:
- 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. If you have any questions please call 519-354-3200.
For questions about medications and infections during pregnancy.
General Care of Infants & Children
Information from Canadian paediatricians to care for your child from infancy to adolescence.
Resources to promote health and advocacy for 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.
A thorough guide to breastfeeding that addresses important topics and answers frequently asked questions.
Informational breastfeeding videos, including Breastfeeding in the First Hour, and Hand Expressing Milk.
More informational breastfeeding videos.
Information sheets on several different aspects of breastfeeding.
Information and support through online forums.
Collection of breastfeeding resources, including booklets, videos, mobile apps, websites and more.
Answers to commonly asked breastfeeding questions, tracking features for breastfeedings, diaper changes and growth.
Local Breastfeeding Support
Lactation consultation, breastfeeding classes and more local resources.
Members of various health organizations in Chatham-Kent come together with community members to promote, educate, advocate, support and normalize breastfeeding.
Meetings for expecting mothers, mothers, grandmothers, sisters, girlfriends.
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.
Private lactation consultant services, in-home lactation consultation and breastfeeding classes.