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News Story Monday, March 30, 2020

We want to send out a big thank you to Dillon's Distillery for supplying us with bottles of sanitizer in our time of need

We are so blessed to have such generous and caring people in our community!

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News Story Friday, March 27, 2020

This is how we are practicing social distancing with virtual meetings

The health of our clients, midwives, and the office staff is our top priority. We will be offering phone and virtual visits where appropriate for clients who are unable to attend regular clinic visits. We will still have in-clinic visits also! Not all visits will be done by phone. We will do at least 8 in-person visits unless the client is uncomfortable coming in. We are also available by phone for extra support as needed and hopefully, we can do some virtual visits on top of the 8 clinic visits once we are set up with telemedicine as a secure video source for medical information exchange. We are adopting the WHO prenatal schedule for visits and will adjust as necessary depending on each individual client's needs. We won't be compromising care during this time. 

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News Story Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Here's a special message from our midwife Sarah Tichborne

Here's a special message from our midwife Sarah Tichborne. Please practice social distancing to protect our midwives, yourself, and your family. We need our midwives to stay healthy. They are our frontline workers. Please do your part and stay home and stay safe. While it may be disappointing to hear about social distancing, there is a public health reason for these measures. We all need to do our part to help stop or slow down the spread of the COVID-19.

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News Story Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Are you feeling ill or think you have symptoms of COVID-19?

Make sure you check out the COVID-19 self-assessment tool for Ontarians.
Self-assessment tool
https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/

#covid19#coronavirus#selfassessmenttool


News Story Friday, March 20, 2020

We want to thank Trish for sharing her baby story with Access Midwives.

This is what Trish said "I was one of the first patients at Access Midwives and never looked elsewhere for the delivery of our four children. Special thanks to Simone, Connie, and Tamara, but no matter who we saw, we were treated with care and respect and each time was a positive experience. I would highly recommend Access Midwives to any expectant family." Having a midwife is truly an experience you need to have. Check out all our baby stories, if you want to share your experience with us, please email your story and photos to babystories@accessmidwives.com >>>
CHECK IT OUT

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News Story Wednesday, March 18, 2020

SOGC Statement: Pregnant Health Care Professionals and COVID-19

While we are awaiting further guidance from the Public Health Agency of Canada for health care professionals who are pregnant. We have consulted with our Infectious Disease Committee and, at this time, conclude there is no evidence that women who are pregnant experience more severe symptoms when ill (unlike with H1N1)

The pregnancy outcomes of the reported cases have been largely good, with spontaneous and iatrogenic preterm labour being the most commonly reported adverse pregnancy outcomes. One stillbirth has been reported and this occurred in the only case of severe maternal illness, reported by Liu et al (1). Given the limited data, it is too early to determine if higher rates of adverse outcomes are expected in pregnant women infected with COVID-19. As with SARS and MERS, pregnancy outcomes are likely to be strongly correlated with degree of maternal illness.

That being said, each woman’s circumstances are different: her pregnancy history, her risk of exposure in her workplace and her health status will all influence her level of risk. If you are a health care professional who is pregnant, we urge you to consult your health care provider and with the occupational health and safety department in your workplace to determine how you can best protect yourself. Personal protective equipment and good hygiene practice remain the foundation for maintaining good health. Additional measures may be advisable on a case-by-case basis.

Dr. Anthony Armson, MD, MSc, FRCSC
President, SOGC

Jennifer Blake, MD MSC FRCSC
Chief Executive Officer, SOGC


1- Liu Y, Chen H, Tang K, Guo Y. Clinical manifestations and outcomes of SARS-CoV-2 infection during pregnancy. J Infect 2020;

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News Story Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Facebook COVID-19 Support Group

Looking for support during this COVID-19 Crisis? Check out this Facebook support group. Find support, news and more by clicking the link.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Hamont.Response.COVID19/

#covid19#coronavirus#supportgroup





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