Liz Cates is our own in-house science professor. Before discovering midwifery she completed a PhD in Immunology at McMaster University, published a whole bunch of papers in awesome science journals and taught science to McMaster undergraduate students. We’re not sure why she traded all of that for the endless all-nighters, but we’re glad she did! […]
Health Canada has recently published a recommendation to stop using Gentian Violet or products containing it due to a possible cance risk. Gentian violet is used to treat yeast infections but on June 12 Health Canada released a safety alert due to a risk of cancer. Gentian violet is often used to treat thrush (yeast […]
Hana grew up near Coburg Ontario and completed a degree in Cognitive Science before doing her Midwifery training at Ryerson. After starting out as a Registered Midwife practicing in Ottawa, she came to NDRV in September of 2018 and brought her lipstick with her! What is your favourite part of being a midwife? The relationships. […]
Welcome to our second edition of Midwife Monday. This week we meet the small but mighty Midwife Wendy Wong. Wendy has been with NDRV since 2007 after graduating from the midwifery program at McMaster University (which we’ve mostly forgiven her for!). How did you first learn about midwifery as a profession? In high […]
Welcome to the first in our new weekly Midwife Monday series. Check back every Monday to get to know some juicy tidbits about all of our amazing Midwives. This week we meet Midwife Andrea Levy who has been with the practice since 2005 and is currently our Head Midwife at North York General Hospital as […]
Halloween is only a week away and we love it at NDRV! Here are some of our favourite belly-dressing ideas from around the interwebs. Make sure to check out our Instagram on the day to see your midwives in costume. And don’t forget to show us your costume ideas too. 10. If being pregnant […]
October 17, 2018 marks the start of legal marijuana in Canada. The news is full of questions about how the roll out will work – where pot will be bought and smoked – but we’re guessing our families want to know about safety. So here are a few answers for you. Is it safe […]
Classes taught by Angela Finkel, RN, IBCLC Internationally certified lactation consultant Over 20 years supporting moms and babies with breastfeeding Experience in hospital, home and clinic settings Formerly Lactation Consultant at North York General Hospital and Saint Elizabeth Health Care.
20 years after regulation, midwives outnumber obstetricians and launch two birth centres via Midwifery comes of age in Ontario | Toronto Star.