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Obstetrics

About us


The St. Michael’s Obstetrics and Gynecology Department is committed to:
  • patient-centered care
  • multidisciplinary care
  • an integrated approach to community health
  • excellence in education and research

The department is fully affiliated with University of Toronto and provides learning experiences for residents, medical, nursing and midwifery students. The department is proud to maintain robust, award-winning research activities and strong quality improvement programs.

We have 24 hour in-house obstetricians, anesthetists and pediatricians.

St. Michael’s Hospital family centered approach to pregnancy care includes:

  • Immediate skin-to-skin contact at delivery/delayed cord clamping
  • 24 hour rooming-in
  • Breastfeeding support
  • 24-hour stay for one support person after delivery

We strive to provide one stop care with ultrasound and laboratory services and all our clinics in one location.

Message from Dr. Meffe, Chief of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Filomena MeffeWelcome to our website for pregnancy care at St. Michael's Hospital. You must be thinking about getting pregnant or are pregnant already and where you would like to be looked after for this fantastic life experience.

St. Michael's Hospital has always been known for its commitment to caring for patients from all walks of life and often patients with complicated health problems. This advanced level of expertise is what we provide in the pregnancy and newborn services. We believe all patients should be cared for with respect, dignity and compassion. When you are going through one of the most important events in your life--expecting a baby, we are there for you!

At St. Michael's we know that pregnancy, giving birth and looking after a new baby are part of one continual process that requires communication and collaboration between the patients and the professionals. We believe that the best care experiences are created together. With you at the centre, we make sure you, your baby and your family receive all the care and support you deserve. We are committed to providing high quality and safe care within a supportive environment with our day to day work as well as through our research efforts, education and training programs and quality care programs.

We are thrilled you are considering or have already chosen St.Mike's as the place to have your baby. We look forward to being involved with you and your growing family at this exciting time!