Midwives have many roles when on call and taking pages, even if it is daytime. We may be sleeping following being up all night,  dealing with an emergency, or delivering a baby. For this reason, we ask that you please reserve paging for EMERGENCIES ONLY.

PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE ABOUT THE FOLLOWING 519-637-2224

If it is time sensitive, please indicate that in your message, otherwise Lynda will return your call or have a midwife return your call within 48hrs

  • Changing or confirming an appointment
  • Inquiring when a midwife will be doing a homevisit
  • Reviewing blood work or ultrasound results
  • General questions- about diet, exercise, travel, COVID or other illnesses, prescriptions, work letters, etc.

PLEASE PAGE 519-435-6540 FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS:

  • Vaginal bleeding – (spotting is normal after having a vaginal exam or sex)
  • Severe pain in your belly; abdominal pain
  • Severe headache, blurred vision, new nausea or vomiting
  • Waters break – please pay attention to the colour and smell of the fluid
  • Decreased or lack of fetal movement
  • Fever higher than 38 C (100.4 F) uncontrolled by Tylenol
  • Regular contractions before 37 weeks of pregnancy
  • You think you have a bladder infection
  • You need to go to the Emergency Department for a problem that is not related to pregnancy and you are more than 20 weeks (5 months) pregnant. If LESS than 20 wks- please just attend the ER if concerned and inform us of the visit by calling the office afterwards

PAGE DURING LABOUR:

If this is your 1st baby

  • if your contractions are strong, 4 minutes (or less) apart, lasting 1 minute and this pattern has been going on for at least an hour (4-1-1)

If this is NOT your 1st baby

  • if your contractions are strong, about 5 minutes apart and strong
  • if contractions are very strong, even if they are not regular.
  • your water breaks – Note the colour, smell, and baby’s movements
  • you are bleeding and it is like a period or running down your leg
  • If you think you are in labour and are confused or not coping well

PAGE AFTER BIRTH IF YOU HAVE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • Completely soaked through a maternity pad in 30 minutes or less
  • A fever of greater than 38 C (100.4 F)
  • A sore, red, painful, hot area on your breast or chest
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Persistent uterine tenderness
  • A vaginal discharge that smells very bad. It should smell like a strong period-smell
  • Blurry vision, upper abdominal pain or severe headache
  • Ongoing feelings of depression, uncontrolled crying, inability to sleep or eat, extreme anxiety or agitation
  • Sore reddened, painful, hot area on your leg, especially the calf
  • Severe chest pain

PAGE IF YOUR BABY HAS ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • Is breathing more than 1 breath/second for more than 10 minutes. It will look like panting for longer that 10minutes.
  • Has not peed or pooped in the first 24 hours after the birth
  • Will not eat for greater than 6 hours
  • Has a temperature of greater than 37.5 C/ 99.5 F or less than 36.3 C (97.3 F)

YOUR MIDWIVES ARE:

Jill PortelanceTaylor VanDuzer
Jasmine AllanCassidy Barfett
Laura ParizeauSarah Pellegrino
Erin Laver Natalie Piche
Nina Couto