There is a new name for one of the groups of family doctors providing intrapartum maternity care at the Civic Campus of the Ottawa Hospital. The Academic Family Health Team group shares call with the physicians in the Community Health Centres (CHCs), in a “hard call” model. This group is now branded as MOMMA - My Ottawa Medical Maternity Associates. It now includes seven physicians, all happy to provide perinatal maternity care for low-risk women in the community, including intrapartum care at the Civic Campus of the Ottawa Hospital. The newest addition to this group of experienced caregivers is Dr. Kheira Jolin-Dahel who recently joined the Melrose FHT.
Family physicians in the community are invited to refer their patients for care anytime in pregnancy, confident that these patients will receive great care and will be returned to them, with the baby. Patients can also self-refer. We are happy to provide shared care, for providers who would like to stay involved throughout the pregnancy.
In our group practices, we all have dietitians who are involved to advise your patients around food/eating/exercise and breastfeeding. Physicians at the CHCs all have lactation consultants on site, who will provide expert breastfeeding support for your patients.
Have a look at our website and know that we are a resource for the community around low-risk maternity care!