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Hôpital Montfort`s Family Birthing Center (FBC) assists in 3,250 births yearly. In Canada, 97% of women are hospitalized for childbirth and postnatal care, for an average length-of-stay of 2.3 days . Postnatal care primarily aims to promote maternal and infant health...Read More
Prevention of Iterative Cesareans Performed Before 39 Weeks of Gestation in Low-Risk Women: a Proactive Process by the Monfort Hospital
The leading practice consists in preventing iterative cesareans performed before 39 weeks of gestation in women at low risk coming to give birth at the Montfort Hospital’s Family Birthing Centre (FBC). According to the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of...Read More
Reduced Induction Rates in Women with A Postdate Indication at Less than 41 Weeks of Gestation: A Proactive Approach
This practice aims to reduce the proportion of inductions in women for whom an indication of postdate pregnancy at less than 41 weeks of gestation has been noted in the clinical record. This can become a monitoring strategy that supports the obstetrical team at the...Read More
Central CCAC's Balance of Care programme is an innovative model designed to improve client safety, improve quality of life, provide additional support to families and caregivers, relieve pressure on emergency departments and postpone premature admission to long-term...Read More
The "Letter to My Daddy" project involves sending 12 letters every month to the new dad of a first child during the first year of the baby's life. Subsequently, five letters are sent, one at eighteenth months, then on the child's second, third, fourth and fifth...Read More
Early discharge of healthy newborn infants, particularly those in whom breastfeeding may not be fully established, may be associated with a delayed diagnosis of significant hyperbilirubinemia (Canadian Paediatric Society 2007 Position Statement). The prevention,...Read More
The Perinatality and Early Childhood Team has decided to re-design the prenatal courses following the Accreditation Canada Report in which surveyors noted that the knowledge acquired in the Baby-Friendly Initiative classes is not retained over time. The team therefore...Read More
La Clinique régionale d’allaitement spécialisée (regional specialized breastfeeding clinic) offers consultations by appointment on referral from a primary service provider. The mother and her baby, often accompanied by the father or a close relative or friend, are...Read More
A number of studies demonstrate that the father helps form the child’s personality by assuming a role that is both different from and complementary to the mother’s role. Consequently, the father’s role provokes a more rapid awakening, greater sociability and a better...Read More
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