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Obstetrics

Your team


Family Medicine

Several physicians working at St. Michael’s Hospital Family Practice Unit follow their patients during pregnancy. Please see the Family Practice Unit website for further details.

Midwives

Several midwifery practices have privileges at St. Michael's Hospital. They include Riverdale and Community Midwives.

If you wish to contact the Community Midwives of Toronto you can:

If you wish to contact Riverdale Community Midwives you can:

  • Call: 416-922-4004

Nurses

Our nurses are involved throughout the course of your pregnancy. We have nurses in the clinic who get to know you during your pregnancy and help you through any problems that develop. Our Labour and Delivery nurses are dedicated to making your experience the best it can be. Our Postpartum nurses guide you through the initial transition to parenthood so that you and your baby leave the hospital well.

Dietitian

Sherry Storm is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator working in the Prenatal Clinic and Diabetes in Pregnancy Clinic.

Storm has a bachelor of arts in Psychology and bachelor of applied science in Food and Nutrition.

Storm is excited to help parents eat well to build a healthy baby. She works with pregnant women who have nutrition related concerns like diabetes, excessive nausea, vomiting, reflux and constipation, increased nutrient requirements and weight gain above or below the recommendations.

Social worker

Kayla Deverson
Kayla Deverson

Kayla Deverson is a registered social worker working in the Outpatient Obstetrics Clinic. She holds a combined bachelor of social work and bachelor of arts degree from McMaster University, and a master's of social work degree from the University of Toronto.

Deverson has experience working with patients who are experiencing a variety of health issues or life stressors and is available to address: maternal health concerns, mental health concerns, addictions, housing supports, adoptions or surrogacy planning, grief, loss and bereavement.

She will help you address these issues by conducting assessments, providing you with supportive counseling, enhancing communication with your medical team, acting as a bridge to appropriate community resources, and creating a safe and supportive discharge plan prior to delivery.

Lactation consultants

Sofya Brainin Saro Ganeshapillai
Sofya Brainin Saro Ganeshapillai

The lactation consultants are:

  • Sofya Brainin
  • Saro Ganeshapillai

In the clinic and in the hospital we have lactation consultants (breast feeding experts) to provide assistance, teaching and support to all of our patients.

They are registered nurses and board-certified lactation consultants.

They are available if you need assistance with breastfeeding or have questions about pumping and breast pump rental.

Ultrasound technicians

The sonographers at the Women’s Health Care Centre have training in performing ultrasound exams on pregnancies.

The sonographers work closely with the nurses and doctors to provide comprehensive care for patients having prenatal screening exams and specialized imaging if required.

Front desk staff

Clerical assistants are responsible for booking clinic appointments, registering patients, and scheduling follow up appointments.