Pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum health are both fundamentally natural and all-consuming to new and experienced mothers alike.
We understand, support and respect the normal physiology and process of labour and birth, but we have the expertise to manage high risk and complex pregnancies. In addition, should complications or difficulties arise in the course of pregnancy or delivery, we have the people and the experience to care for you and your family seamlessly and continually.
My subspecialty expertise is in Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery. I work with my colleagues to ensure safe deliveries and improved repairs of patients suffering perineal injuries. In my obstetrical practice, I am happy to provide care to women throughout their pregnancy, delivery, and the postpartum period.
I attend deliveries at the Civic Campus of the Ottawa Hospital.
Please visit our call group website: http://www.civicob.ca for more information on our group.
I see my patients throughout pregnancy and the postpartum period.
We also have a very collaborative partnership with the monarch centre (https://www.monarchcentre.ca/) for perinatal support which our patients can (lactation support, bilirubin monitoring, tongue-tie assessments, as well as mom and baby assessments–for a soft landing after delivery).
I look forward to meeting you and your family.
Updates Re: COVID-19:
We are doing our utmost to maximize access for our patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes some in-person visits for obstetrical patients, as well as telephone and OTN (Ontario Telemedicine Network) visits.
You can now perform your pre-registration to the hospital by phone. Detailed instructions are available here.
The Ottawa Hospital’s updated visitor policy is available here.
A virtual tour of the Ottawa Hospital Civic Birthing Unit arrival process is available here.
Our department has developed a virtual workshop entitled “Pregnant in a Pandemic” to review some of the unique challenges facing expectant mothers at this time. Information on these sessions is available here: Pregnancy in a Pandemic Flyer. If you are interested in registering, please consult: Registration tip sheet
The SOGC (Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada) has issued a position statement on Covid-19 vaccination in pregnancy and lactation available here.