Maternal & Child Care

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About the Maternal & Child Program:

Humber River Hospital is proud to offer a family-centred environment with services and facilities that promote our patient and family-centred approach to care. Humber River Hospital’s Maternal and Child Program is committed to providing excellent care for women, newborns, children and their families with an award-winning, multi-disciplinary team of dedicated care providers.

In all areas of service, patients and families are encouraged to be partners in care. Our private, single rooms encourage and allow parents and families to stay with their baby or child 24/7. We offer personalized plans of care to accommodate the cultural diversity of our community.

Please click here for our most updated visitor policy during COVID-19.

The Maternal and Child Program has a comprehensive interdisciplinary team including:

  • Obstetricians
  • High-Risk Pregnancy Specialists
  • Paediatricians
  • Family Physicians
  • Midwives
  • Endocrinologists
  • Dieticians
  • Social Workers
  • Registered Nurses
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Pharmacists
  • Lactation Consultants
  • Audiologists
  • Child Life Specialists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Registered Respiratory Therapists
  • Neonatologists

Partnerships:

The Maternal Child Program has various partnerships to provide exceptional care. Some of our partnerships include:

  • KHA (Kids Health Alliance) – Kids Health Alliance is a network of partners committed to advancing excellence and expertise in pediatric care – leading to better outcomes and a high-quality, consistent and coordinated approach to health care that is centred around children, youth and their families. Kids Health Alliance will bring together partners in pediatric health care to achieve a better child, youth and family experience, improve health outcomes and generate greater value. Further information can be found by visiting http://www.kidshealthalliance.ca/en/
  • WEM (West End Midwives) – Provide care to clients throughout pregnancy, labour and birth and in the early weeks postpartum. Clients can choose to have their baby at home or at Humber River Hospital. You will be cared for by well-trained, compassionate care providers who respect the individual needs of birthing parents and their families. Further information can be found by visiting https://www.westendmidwives.ca/
  • Sick Kids General Surgery – In 2018, Humber River Hospital and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) solidified a partnership allowing SickKids general surgeons to operate in Humber’s state-of-the-art operating rooms. This agreement extends way beyond operating privileges: It is a full partnership. When a SickKids patient has surgery at Humber River Hospital, they have access to Humber’s excellent Child Life Program.
  • Toronto Public Health – The Breastfeeding Clinic is open Monday – Friday 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM for one-on-one breastfeeding support. NOTE: This clinic is open to all patients requiring breastfeeding support.
  • Infant Hearing Program – this partnership with Toronto Public Health delivers various services to identify permanent hearing loss early and provide ongoing support from birth to age six. All babies born at Humber River Hospital are offered a free hearing screening before they leave the hospital. More information can be found by visiting https://infanthearingprogram.com/
  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine Clinic – This partnership with St. Michaels Hospital is to better serve patient families across the HRH community through services to patients experiencing maternal or fetal complications in their current pregnancy. Furthermore, the MFM clinic provides pre-pregnancy counselling for mothers with medical conditions or previous pregnancy complications.
  • Insception Lifebank and Victoria Angel cord blood banks – Cord blood stem cells can be used to treat over 80 diseases, and have been used in more than 40,000 transplants worldwide to date. Emerging research is expanding the list of diseases and conditions that may be treatable with cord blood. Humber River Hospital has partnered with Insception Lifebank to ensure expectant moms have all of the information they need to make an informed decision regarding storing their baby’s umbilical cord blood stem cells. Patients have the opportunity to store their baby’s umbilical cord blood for family use or donate it to be stored for anyone in need of a stem cell transplant. Further information on cord blood and tissue storage can be found by visiting insception.com/humberriver.

Services:

  • Prenatal Tour – NOTE: We have suspended in-person prenatal tours. In-person pre-natal tours will be replaced with a thorough virtual tour.
  • Prenatal Classes – NOTE: Free online prenatal classes are available through Markham Prenatal and Toronto Public Health.

Markham Prenatal: https://markhamprenatal.com/

Toronto Public Health: https://www.toronto.ca/community-people/children-parenting/pregnancy-and-parenting/pregnancy/during-pregnancy/prenatal-programs/

  • Post-partum wellness
  • Lactation Support
  • Midwifery Services – West End Midwives
  • Social Work
  • Dietician
  • Child Life Specialists
  • Adolescent Mental Health
  • Cord Blood
  • Audiology
  • Occupational Therapy

Inpatient Units

Obstetrical Assessment (Triage) – [LEVEL 4 – CENTRAL ELEVATORS – 416 242 1000 X 45201]

Visit the Obstetrical Assessment if you: are over 20 weeks gestation and are experiencing active labour; decreased fetal movement; bleeding or are sent in by your doctor to be assessed

This unit is where you will be triaged and assessed. An Obstetrician will see you and determine if you are to be admitted to the Birthing Unit.

Birthing Unit [LEVEL 4 – CENTRAL ELEVATORS] [416 242 1000 X 45300]

We are here to support you through your labour and delivery. We have an expert, multi-disciplinary dedicated team. Our private rooms are designed to be comforting and welcoming for you and also for your support person. Our expert teams use best practices to ensure that we are providing you with safe and quality care. For your birthing experience, there are options for Midwifery Services and Obstetrical care.

Annually, we delivered over four thousand babies, and are a regional leader in women’s and children’s health care. We are pleased to adjust plans of care to accommodate the cultural diversity of our patients, our community and beyond.

Insception Lifebank and Victoria Angel cord blood banks – Cord blood stem cells can be used to treat over 80 diseases, and have been used in more than 40,000 transplants worldwide to date. Emerging research is expanding the list of diseases and conditions that may be treatable with cord blood. Humber River Hospital has partnered with Insception Lifebank to ensure expectant moms have all of the information they need to make an informed decision regarding storing their baby’s umbilical cord blood stem cells. Patients have the opportunity to store their baby’s umbilical cord blood for family use or donate it to be stored for anyone in need of a stem cell transplant. Further information on cord blood and tissue storage can be found by clicking here.

Having Your Baby at Humber River Hospital

My Birth Plan

WEM (West End Midwives) Partnership

Midwives provide care to clients throughout pregnancy, labour and birth and in the early weeks postpartum. Clients can choose to have their baby at home or at Humber River Hospital. You will be cared for by well-trained, compassionate care providers who respect the individual needs of birthing parents and their families. Further information can be found by clicking here.

Mother-Baby Unit [LEVEL 4 – CENTRAL ELEVATORS] [416 242 1000 X45100]

After delivery, you and your baby will be assessed for transfer to our Mother-Baby unit. While in the Birthing Unit you will have time to bond with your baby.  Once in the Mother-Baby Unit, our trained and dedicated nurses will provide support and education on feeding, bathing, discharge, and how to care for yourself after delivery.

Each of our rooms in the Mother-Baby Unit are private rooms and each room is equipped with a pull-out bed/couch so that your support person can stay with you comfortably

In all areas of the program, patients and families are encouraged to be partners in their care. In Mother-Baby Unit we initiated Quiet Time from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm every day where patients are able to rest with limited disturbances and focus on getting to know their new baby and how to care for them – promoting resting, healing and bonding. This is a representation of our patient and family-centred approach to delivering quality and safe care.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit [LEVEL 4 – CENTRAL ELEVATORS] [416 242 1000 X 45400]

As a designated Level IIB centre, we provide high quality, safe care in all areas of the program, including specialized care for babies.

We provide initial and ongoing care of sick newborns greater than 32 weeks’ gestation in our 18 private rooms and 2 twin rooms. Our staff are skilled to care for babies of high-risk pregnancies, able to provide short-term ventilation and stabilization and transfers if required.

We have a multi-disciplinary team to provide services such as Parent classes, participation in interdisciplinary rounds and Kangaroo care (skin-to-skin). We work with other hospitals to ensure babies and their families receive care as close to their home as possible.

Welcome to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Children’s Inpatient Unit [LEVEL 4 – CENTRAL ELEVATORS] [416 242 1000 X 45000]

The Children’s Inpatient Unit is a 12-bed unit. Our pediatric program provides care for children up to 18 years of age. We provide spacious private rooms for parents to comfort their child.

We are proud to provide a child and family-friendly environment. On the unit, we also have a playroom for children and teens. They can use this room during the daytime. We encourage parents to stay with their child to help decrease anxiety. Each private room has sleeper bed so that a parent can stay overnight.

Welcome to the Children’s Inpatient Unit

Child Life Program

Our Child Life Specialists are available to work with children and families to help them cope with the challenges of hospitalization, illness and surgery. During their stay parents are shown how to support their child through medical procedures using therapeutic play and supportive interventions.

Kids Health Alliance

Kids Health Alliance is a network of partners committed to advancing excellence and expertise in pediatric care – leading to better outcomes and a high-quality, consistent and coordinated approach to health care that is centred around children, youth and their families. Kids Health Alliance will bring together partners in pediatric health care to achieve a better child, youth and family experience, improve health outcomes and generate greater value. Further information can be found by visiting http://www.kidshealthalliance.ca/en/

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Obstetrics Clinic [LEVEL 4 – CENTRAL ELEVATORS – Obstetrics Clinic] [416 242 1000 X 21450]
Gynecology Clinic [LEVEL 4 – EAST ELEVATORS – Medical/Surgical Program [416 242 1000 x 23400]

Gynaecology Clinic

Obstetricians and Gynecologists (OB/GYN) treat patients with a female reproductive system. This includes the uterus, vagina, vulva and ovaries. The department focuses on the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of conditions in these areas.

Humber River Hospital’s Gynecology department offers comprehensive services for a wide range of conditions, including cancer, fibroids, endometriosis, heavy menstrual bleeding, abnormal PAP tests, infertility and incontinence.

We are proud to provide all our patients with a high-quality individualized care plan. We treat all patients with compassion and respect.


Obstetrics Clinic

We provide a variety of Obstetric and Gynecological clinic for childbearing people including:

  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine Clinic – This partnership with St. Michaels Hospital is to better serve patient families across the community served by HRH to patients experiencing maternal or fetal complications in their current pregnancy.
  • OB medicine – Pre-pregnancy, Pregnant, or Postpartum assessment and follow-up of the following: Pregnancy Induced Hypertension; Essential Hypertension; Liver Disease; Cardiac Disease; Stroke; VTE-Venous Thromboembolism; Cholestasis or other issues
  • Early Pregnancy Clinic – Assessment and close follow-up of women who are less than or equal to 13 weeks gestation and are experiencing/have experienced an early pregnancy loss, threatened pregnancy loss and ectopic pregnancy. This clinic provides not only medical care and holistic care, but most importantly psycho-social and emotional support

Other clinic services include:

  • Non-Stress Test
  • Pre-surgical appointments
  • WinRho injection

Outpatient Units

Paediatric Outpatient Unit [LEVEL 4 – WEST ELEVATORS] [416 242 1000 X 21400]

Our Paediatric Outpatient Clinic offers a variety of services including:

  • Allergy Clinic
  • Asthma Clinic
  • Audiology Clinic
  • Bilirubin Clinic
  • Cardiology Clinic
  • Endocrinology Clinic
  • Feeding Clinic
  • GI Clinic
  • Neonatal Follow-up Clinic
  • Neurology Clinic
  • Nutrition Clinic
  • Occupational Therapy Clinic
  • Orthopaedic Clinic
  • Paediatric Followup Clinic
  • Paediatric Surgical Clinic
  • Respirology Clinic
  • Totally Kids Walk-In Clinic All Children Welcome! ** NOTE: This clinic is currently closed during COVID-19 until further notice.

Welcome to the Paediatric Outpatient Clinic

Sick Kids General Surgery

In 2018, Humber River Hospital and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) solidified a partnership allowing SickKids general surgeons to operate in Humber’s state-of-the-art operating rooms. This agreement extends way beyond operating privileges: It is a full partnership. When a SickKids patient has surgery at Humber River Hospital, they have access to Humber’s excellent Child Life Program.

Totally Kids Clinic

Sometimes, an injury or sickness is serious enough that it is absolutely clear that you need to go to the Emergency Department. Sometimes it is a lot less clear, and you have to decide between a trip to the ED that evening, or a trip to a family doctor the next day. For adults, making that decision is something they can deal with. For children, it is a lot harder. Which is why Humber River Hospital opened the Totally Kids Walk-In Clinic in January 2018. The Totally Kids Clinic is open from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm, seven days a week, year-round. It is staffed by a nurse and a paediatrician. Kids are screened before they register, and if their complaint is serious enough, they are sent to the ED. Otherwise, they are seen in the clinic by both a nurse and a paediatrician.

Infant Hearing Program

This program delivers various services to identify permanent hearing loss early and provide ongoing support from birth to age six. All babies born at Humber River Hospital are offered a free hearing screening before they leave the hospital. More information can be found by visiting https://infanthearingprogram.com/

Surgical Daycare [LEVEL 4 – EAST ELEVATORS] [416 242 1000 X 21705]

Children from age one to 18 receive care after surgery. Working with an interdisciplinary team, the child and their family are encouraged to participate in age-appropriate orientation prior to surgery to help reduce anxiety. This clinic provides education/support to parents and children pre-operative and post-operative.

Our Hug and Hold Program, the first of its kind in Ontario, allows a parent to go into the operation room to hold their child until their child is asleep.

Once inside the operating room, the parent is given an active role in comforting and coaching their kids during their anaesthetic. Our Child Life Specialists make sure that parents are completely supported and prepared for what to expect in the operating room so that even once the anaesthesia starts to take effect, everyone in the room feels prepared.

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Karen (Ren) Barrett

Karen (Ren) Barrett

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Pauline Becker

Pauline Becker

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Dr. Nicolette Caccia

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Catherine Cameron

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Dr. Daniela Caprara

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Dr. Lily Cha

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Aoife Chamberlaine

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Shâdé (Olubukunola) Chatrath

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Laura Coombs

Midwifery

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Dr. Mirabelle D’Souza

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Farrokh (Nikki) Eskandari

Farrokh (Nikki) Eskandari

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Jerrylyn Guevarra

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Manavi Handa

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Dr. Lesley Hawkins

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Elaine Ho

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Dr. Neil Ingber

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Dr. Vered Kakzanov

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Heidi Kern

Heidi Kern

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Dr. Ted Kosalka

Dr. Ted Kosalka

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Chief of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
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Dr. Andre LaRoche

Dr. Andre LaRoche

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Dr. Clive Lee

Dr. Clive Lee

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Pamela MacInnis

Pamela MacInnis

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Dr. Grace Mariampillai

Dr. Grace Mariampillai

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

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Dr. Karli Mayo

Dr. Karli Mayo

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

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Dr. Peyman Mazidi

Dr. Peyman Mazidi

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

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Arian Navickas

Arian Navickas

Midwifery

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Linda Ngo

Linda Ngo

Midwifery

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Soheyla Owliaei

Soheyla Owliaei

Midwifery

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Dr. Kate Pizzuto

Dr. Kate Pizzuto

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

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Cynthia Rebong

Cynthia Rebong

Midwifery


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Dr. Ayala Revah

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

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Adriana Rodriguez

Adriana Rodriguez

Midwifery

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Filomena Salerno

Filomena Salerno

Midwifery

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Angela Silcock

Angela Silcock

Midwifery

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Dr. Jordan Solmon

Dr. Jordan Solmon

Family & Community Medicine

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Dr. Lynn Sterling

Dr. Lynn Sterling

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

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Dr. Ben Tse

Dr. Ben Tse

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

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Lori Vininsky

Lori Vininsky

Midwifery


Dr. George Wong

Dr. George Wong

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

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Dr. Grace Yeung

Dr. Grace Yeung

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

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Bilirubin clinic


Breastfeeding support clinic


Children’s Inpatient Unit


Diabetes in pregnancy education clinic


Early pregnancy clinic


General surgery


Gynecology & colposcopy clinic


Intensive Care Unit


Labour & birthing unit


Mother & baby unit


Neonatal follow-up clinic


Neonatal Intensive Care Unit


Occupational therapy clinic


Paediatric asthma clinic


Paediatric audiology clinic


Paediatric cardiology clinic

Paediatric cardiology clinic


Paediatric endocrinology clinic


Paediatric feeding clinic


Paediatric follow up clinic


Paediatric GI clinic


Paediatric neurology clinic


Paediatric nutrition clinic


Paediatric speech & language pathology


Prenatal clinic


Respiratory Syncytial Virus clinic


Surgical day care unit


Surgical pre-screening clinic


Totally Kids Clinic


Acute pain service


Bone Mineral Densitometry (BMD) machine


Computed Tomography (CT) scans


Critical Care Response Team


General radiography


Laboratory medicine


Laboratory services


Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)


Nuclear medicine


Prenatal classes


Prenatal tours


Ultrasound


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Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Obstetricians and gynaecologists (OB/GYN) treat patients with a female reproductive system. This includes the uterus, vagina and ovaries. The department focuses on the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of conditions in this area.

Humber River Hospital’s gynaecology department offers comprehensive service for a wide range of conditions, including cancer, infertility and incontinence.

We are proud to provide all our patients with a high-quality individualized care plan. We treat all patients with compassion and respect.