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St. Michael’s Hospital Family Medicine Obstetrics Group

We are a group of family physicians at St. Michael’s Hospital with expertise in obstetrical care. The Family Medicine Obstetrics (FMOB) team is committed to providing our patients with the highest-quality, holistic care.

We are your one-stop shop. We care for patients throughout pregnancy, labour, and postpartum. We also care for you and your newborn baby after delivery for as long as needed. As family physicians, we provide you with excellent obstetrical care and can help with general health or mental health concerns during your pregnancy and postpartum period. We work in a multidisciplinary team, and therefore, you can receive support from our dieticians, nurses, physiotherapists, social workers and more, if you might benefit from it.

Our clinics provide urgent care support during weekdays, evenings and weekends, so you can always contact us seven days per week at any time in your pregnancy. After 20 weeks of pregnancy, the FMOB team is available 24/7 to see patients in the hospital, on the Labour and Delivery floor, for pregnancy-related concerns.

Highlights

  • We are committed to providing patient-centered care
  • We are happy to discuss and help you personalize your birth plan (i.e. we support immediate skin-to-skin contact at delivery and delayed cord clamping)
  • We provide continuity of care throughout your prenatal journey, in labour, and postpartum
  • We offer a virtual “meet the FMOB” session every three months, where you can meet the team delivering you and ask questions!
  • We welcome pregnant patients with diverse backgrounds and identities and are committed to an equitable approach to obstetrical care
  • We work very closely with the St. Michael’s obstetrical team and can provide shared care should you require additional support

We look forward to meeting you and your baby!

How to refer to us

If you are a patient,please call 416-360-4000 Ext. 48509 (you can leave a voicemail)

If you are a health-care provider, please complete this form and fax it to 416-867-7498 (a generic referral letter will also suffice).

Frequently asked questions

We are a group of family physicians with expertise in obstetrical care. We are committed to providing our patients with the highest-quality, holistic care.

We are your one-stop shop. We care for patients throughout their pregnancy, during labour, and during the postpartum period. We also care for you and your newborn baby after delivery, both in and outside the hospital, as long as needed.  As family physicians, we provide you with excellent obstetrical care and can help with general health or mental health concerns during your pregnancy and postpartum.

Family doctors can effectively manage most pregnancies. We care for healthy and low-risk pregnancies and manage common problems that come up (e.g., low thyroid, anemia, back pain, mental health concerns, etc.). If major problems occur, we will work with obstetricians or other specialists to get you the care you need.

You will be assigned one of the doctors (see above) from our team. You can also request a specific doctor or one of the clinics that might be closest to your home.

When it comes to labour and delivery, our doctors share the “call schedule”. That means whichever doctor from our group is on call the day (or night!) that you go into labour will be looking after you in the hospital at St. Michael’s Hospital.

We also work with learners who often participate in your care alongside the family medicine obstetrics doctor.

If you are pregnant, you can self-refer by simply calling 416-360-4000 Ext. 48509 (can leave a voicemail). If you already have a Family Doctor or Nurse Practitioner, you can also ask them to send a referral to us by fax. We will care for you during your pregnancy and postpartum (for as long as needed), after which you and your new baby will return for ongoing care with your usual primary care provider.

Unity Health Toronto (St. Joseph’s Health Centre & St. Michael’s Hospital) is pleased to partner with Markham Prenatal (MPNE) to offer a free online prenatal education series. This four-part prenatal series will help you prepare for labour, birth, and the care of your baby.

Register here.

Resources

Quick pregnancy guide

Handout

A brief two-page handout on all the basic information you need to know at the start of pregnancy.

Pregnancy info

Pregnancyinfo.ca

Easy to use, and comprehensive website by Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada. Just about everything you need to know about pregnancy; preconception, tests in pregnancy, all about labour and delivery, bringing baby home, and postpartum recovery.

Omama.com

This Ontario resource is all about pregnancy and what to expect at each stage. Before getting pregnant, tests in pregnancy are all about labour and delivery, bringing the baby home, and postpartum recovery.

Prenatal screening

Prenatal Screening Ontario

Learn about your options in Ontario regarding screening for certain genetic conditions in your baby. Want a quick overview?

Vaginal birth after C-Section

Trial of Labour After Caesarean

Information about risks and benefits of attempting a vaginal birth after c-section, versus scheduling a repeat c-section.

Working during pregnancy

Handout

Information about safety of working while pregnant and when it’s time to stop or adjust your work.

Exercise in pregnancy

Handout

Exercise has been shown to have numerous health benefits in pregnancy.

Breastfeeding help in Toronto

Toronto Breastfeeding Resources

Learning to breastfeed can sometimes be a challenge. This website lists free local breastfeeding clinics, and contains lots of helpful advice on optimizing breastfeeding and the technicalities of pumping and storing milk.

Caring for kids

Caringforkids.cps.ca

Information about infant, toddler and child health and safety published by the Canadian Paediatrics Society. Learn about feeding, healthy sleep, common illnesses, immunizations, parenting and much more.

About kids health

aboutkidshealth.ca

Published by SickKids Hospital, this website contains high-quality information all about children. As well as general health advice, you can search for resources on specific conditions if your child has been diagnosed with something by your doctor and you would like to learn more.

St. Michael’s Labour and Delivery Contact and Location

Triage/Labour and Delivery: 416-864-5252

Labour and Delivery – St. Michael’s – 15th floor – Cardinal Carter Wing

Last updated June 14, 2024