Sages-Femmes Rouge Valley Midwives

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05/29/2022

We are so excited that our clinic renovations are finally underway. We can’t wait to greet you in our fresh new space! Please bear with us for any delays in returning non-urgent calls and emails that you may encounter as we are switching over our phone and internet providers this week to support our future move to electronic records. Thank you so much!

Midwives always practicing to stay up to date.. CPR and NRP (new born resuscitation) ✅
07/25/2021

Midwives always practicing to stay up to date.. CPR and NRP (new born resuscitation) ✅

Two of our midwives out and about, wearing PPE to protect our patients, families and ourselves.
03/27/2021

Two of our midwives out and about, wearing PPE to protect our patients, families and ourselves.

A lovely clinic visit with our client M and student midwife Gerardo.
03/24/2021

A lovely clinic visit with our client M and student midwife Gerardo.

08/12/2020

Looking for information about VBAC? The Association of Ontario Midwives has an excellent handout:https://www.ontariomidwives.ca/sites/default/files/2017-06/Thinking-about-VBAC-English.pdf

08/07/2020

Health Canada is recalling more than 50 hand sanitizers that contain ingredients 'not acceptable for use' that may pose health risks.

Curious about what care from a midwife is like? Here is a video with some answers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=besmB...
07/17/2020

Curious about what care from a midwife is like? Here is a video with some answers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=besmB6hNuVs

Midwives provide long appointments, continuity of care, informed choice, evidence-based care and choice of birthplace. Midwives recognize the client as the p...

Wondering what it may look like to move in labour from a planned home birth to hospital birth with midwives? Here is one...
07/16/2020

Wondering what it may look like to move in labour from a planned home birth to hospital birth with midwives? Here is one story that may answer some questions. https://youtu.be/l7FfDx04aAc

Midwifery for all families.
06/16/2020

Midwifery for all families.

Lots of us are enjoying take out food as a way to support local businesses, or because cooking at home may not always be...
06/16/2020

Lots of us are enjoying take out food as a way to support local businesses, or because cooking at home may not always be possible or easy in pregnancy. Here are some tips about safety and take out food.

Babies cry - and that can be really hard for parents! Here are some tips to help soothe your baby.
06/12/2020

Babies cry - and that can be really hard for parents! Here are some tips to help soothe your baby.

Talk to your midwives if you are interested in this program :)
06/11/2020

Talk to your midwives if you are interested in this program :)

All programs are currently cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. We are continuing to connect with our participants via text and social media platforms. If you need help and support please email [email protected] Facilitators are connecting with participants to arrange for food access.....

06/09/2020
06/06/2020
Due to shortages, some hand sanitizers are using technical-grade ethanol (alcohol) which has some chemicals in it that a...
05/30/2020

Due to shortages, some hand sanitizers are using technical-grade ethanol (alcohol) which has some chemicals in it that are not safe for pregnant or breastfeeding/chestfeeding people. Only use hand sanitizer that lists *pharmaceutical-grade* ethanol/alcohol listed as an ingredient.

Link to government report: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-health-products/natural-non-prescription/legislation-guidelines/covid19-technical-grade-ethanol-hand-sanitizer/risk-assessment-summary-report.html

We are all working hard to keep each other safe. We are asking our clients to wear masks or face coverings in clinic. He...
05/30/2020

We are all working hard to keep each other safe. We are asking our clients to wear masks or face coverings in clinic. Here is some information on how to wear a mask properly.

Talk to your midwives if you are struggling with handling Covid-19. We can help!
05/23/2020

Talk to your midwives if you are struggling with handling Covid-19. We can help!

Together we can stay safe. Please wear a mask or cover your nose and mouth in appointments.
05/14/2020

Together we can stay safe. Please wear a mask or cover your nose and mouth in appointments.

Thank you, Elizabeth.
05/12/2020

Thank you, Elizabeth.

President Elizabeth Brandeis - incredible time of change, progress and challenge for us as midwives May 6, 2020 Dear Midwives, This is not how I imagined saying goodbye. Nothing about this time is anything any of us could have imagined. And yet, here we are, carrying on, being resourceful, being res...

Congratulations to Jasmin Tecson in her new role! We know you will be fantastic and demonstrate real leadership during t...
05/12/2020

Congratulations to Jasmin Tecson in her new role! We know you will be fantastic and demonstrate real leadership during these difficult times.

We are pleased to introduce the AOM’s new president, Jasmin Tecson! Jasmin has served on the AOM Board of Directors for many years. Ontario midwifery has benefited from her deep commitment to equity and social justice. In her role as president she will continue to advocate strongly for equitable compensation and pandemic pay for midwives.

Get to know her better in our Q&A, including her vision for the future of midwifery, reflections on stepping into leadership during a pandemic and how Dr Seuss is helping her to stay active! Welcome, Jasmin! https://www.ontariomidwives.ca/president-jasmin-tecson-ppe-pandemic-pay-and-pay-equity

Midwives don’t wear capes, but they are heroes in our eyes! 🤩 (We might be a little biased!) Inspired by a campaign star...
04/07/2020

Midwives don’t wear capes, but they are heroes in our eyes! 🤩 (We might be a little biased!)

Inspired by a campaign started by Dr Gray Moonen, CBC News Toronto is calling for stories of other unsung heroes working through the pandemic. We thought our amazing midwifery community might like to join the chorus!

If you would like to recognize your midwife hero, send your story along with a few photos to [email protected]. Or, tweet about them with the hashtag and tag !

Help us celebrate the midwives on the frontline, working to keep birthing families safe and cared for during the pandemic.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/front-line-heroes-covid-19-1.5512485

CBC Toronto wants to recognize workers on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic, so we're asking you to send us your stories of the GTA's 'Front-line heroes.'

https://www.instagram.com/p/B92V62wg9a1/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link  continue to provide essential care during this pan...
04/01/2020

https://www.instagram.com/p/B92V62wg9a1/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

continue to provide essential care during this pandemic, and are working hard to be responsive to their communities’ needs. This may warrant changes to visit schedules and structure, in an effort to limit the spread of . These changes will be ongoing as we and other health care providers across the province work to adapt to an evolving situation. Talk to your midwife about what this means for your pregnancy!

Stay safe, and keep others safe. Ontario has many cases of Covid-19 spread through social and community spread. Here's h...
03/25/2020

Stay safe, and keep others safe. Ontario has many cases of Covid-19 spread through social and community spread. Here's how we stop it:

03/25/2020

Like health care providers around the world, midwives urgently need personal protective equipment (PPE) to help keep themselves and families they care for safe. If you have unused boxes of gloves, masks, face shields, goggles or gowns, please consider donating. Contact your local Midwifery Practice Group to arrange a donation https://bit.ly/2wCw9YT. Thank you to those who have already donated, including dental and vet offices. ❤️

03/17/2020

Attention Clients,

We’d like to take this opportunity to communicate
with you about plans we have made to continue to
provide safe care during the COVID-19
Pandemic.

Your health and our health are the top priorities at
this time. The midwives will follow all employee
health guidelines regarding self-isolation if they are at risk of COVID-19 or screen positive. This may mean that your visit or birth will be attended by a different midwife.

If you develop symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath, please follow the advice of the Public Health
Departments and call telehealth or your local
public health department to see if you qualify for testing. Do not attend your clinic appointment but
call ahead and we will discuss what to do next.

In-person clinic visits:
Starting this week, we will follow what other
midwifery and physician clinics are doing and limit the risk of exposure by having you come to clinic less often. To guide this decision, we are using the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines on the number of prenatal appointments for a positive outcome.
This includes:

One visit in the first trimester (we will book initial appointments for around10 weeks), two visits in the second trimester at 20 and 26 weeks, and then more frequent visits in the third trimester at 30, 34, 36, 38, 39 and 40 weeks. If your situation required that you be seen more often, those arrangements will be made.


Phone Assessments:
We can achieve a lot over the phone including
answering your questions, informing you about relevant topics related to pregnancy and birth, arranging ultrasounds, sending prescriptions to the pharmacy, and ordering bloodwork. If you would prefer a
phone assessment over an in-person visit for any of your scheduled visits, please let us know.


Our clinic space:
On Monday March 16 we will be removing all the toys and magazines from the waiting room to reduce the number of objects that are touched, and to make cleaning easier. We will not be using the waiting room to assist in social distancing and instead, you will wait for your appointment in a clinic room or designated area. We will continue to wipe off surfaces in the clinic room in between clients, and, as always, wash our hands or use hand sanitizer in between clients. We ask that you self-screen and also use hand sanitizer when you arrive for your appointment. If you answer yes to any of the screening questions, you will be directed to go home and contact telehealth or your local public health department.
To further support social distancing, we ask that you come alone for your visits, with partner or support person only if there are pressing reasons to have them there with you at that visit. We ask that children remain at home or outside the clinic with a care provider.


Our Hospitals, Lakeridge Health Ajax and
Scarborough Health Network Centenary and
General sites:
If you have screening positive for COVID-19, the Birthing Units are equipped with the items
required to care for you. The isolation room has a special filter, and all health care professionals will use personal protective equipment such as a gown, mask, gloves, and face shield to provide care. If a pregnant person develops more severe symptoms, their care could be moved to another area of the hospital in close consultation with other physicians. Labouring clients who are positive for COVID-19 or have symptoms may have their care transferred to an obstetrician.

The hospital has initiated strict visitor limitations.
You may have only one person with you during your birth and postpartum stay. This visitor will receive a bracelet to identify them as your support person. To decrease the number of people coming into the hospital, this visitor is not interchangeable. This person may be with you at any time of the day or night. Children, including siblings of the new baby, are not allowed to visit the hospital at this time.

To help manage the workload during this time of pandemic, we will ask our clients to be flexible on which hospital they birth at. If we already have clients at one hospital, you will be asked to go to that hospital to make sure we have enough midwives to attend you even if we have midwives off sick. As well, more clients may choose home birth during this time and we want to maximize being able to accommodate this choice.

Home Births:
We will continue to offer choice of birthplace.
Home birth can be a great way to keep clients and babies out of the hospital, however, we need to be certain that every person requesting a home birth is a good candidate for home birth (ie. low risk of complications). If any household members are sick or have screened positive for COVID-19, midwives will not be able to attend you at home and will request that the birth occurs in a hospital
where there is a supply of masks and gowns.

Continuing Updates:
There are changes happening every day as the pandemic is evolving. We are hopeful that the measures taken by the Canadian and Ontario governments to reduce travel, close schools, and cancel large events will slow the spread of COVID-19 and allow the healthcare system to properly care for those who need it.

We will do our

best to keep you up-to-date on changes in

practices at Sages-Femmes Rouge Valley
Midwives as time goes on.

We know it can be stressful to deal with situations like this, especially while you are pregnant or have a new baby at home. Our hope is that you remain healthy and calm in the weeks ahead.

Sincerely,

All of us at Sages-Femmes Rouge Valley Midwives

Our lovely clients😊
03/07/2020

Our lovely clients😊

03/03/2020

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Address

91 Rylander Boulevard #1020
Toronto, ON
M1B5M5

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 7pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 7pm

Telephone

+14162862228

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