Partners in Pregnancy Clinic (PIPC) is part of Peterborough
Networked Family Health Teams.
Drs. Debra Boyce, Barbara Gow, Joan Himann,
Drs. Mabel Mak, Michelle Vilcini, Meredith Winning,
Drs. Jessi Dobyns, Claire Kenny-Scherber
Belen Ong Physician Assistant
The philosophy of the Partners in Pregnancy Clinic (PIPC) is to provide family centered care based on respect,collaboration and support, building on the confidence and competence of the mother and her family members.
Our PIPC team provides complete obstetrical care for low risk patients and those who may develop other medical conditions or complications in pregnancy. This includes prenatal care in office, delivery in hospital and care after delivery both for mother and baby. We may also share care with specialist colleagues for women and infants.
The Family Medicine approach to pregnancy supports natural childbirth and pregnancy and we also have the ability to care for women with epidurals, and other pain management. We do inductions as indicated, trial of labour for vaginal birth after caesarean section, and with an Obstetrician present, perform vacuum assisted deliveries. Should a caesarean section be required, our physicians will assist the Obstetrician in the operating room. In addition to maternity and newborn services, physicians in the clinic work to provide counselling and insertion of IUD/IUS.
We promote long-term relationships with your health care provider (Family Doctor or Nurse Practitioner) and keep communications open with them. This continues as mother and baby return to their health care provider. Our team lactation consultants, social workers, and dietitian are available to you in pregnancy and for 6 weeks postpartum and will communicate with your FHT professionals.
We are a member agency of the Kawartha Food Share and have a Clothing Cupboard for gently used newborn and maternity items. Donations are greatly appreciated.
The content on this website is designed to complement NOT replace the relationship between the patient and her own physician.
The initial website was made possible with the generous support of the Greater Peterborough Health Services Foundation (formerly St. Joseph’s Care Foundation). We also receive ongoing support from the foundation for our new equipment and appreciate any donations to this organization.