We are dedicated and experienced family physicians who are passionate about providing safe and patient-centred maternity and newborn care. You can be referred to us at any time in your pregnancy although we appreciate referrals prior to the 24 week mark. We will also take self-referrals. We attend births at the Peterborough Regional Health Center (PRHC).
We provide care based on respect and collaboration, building on your confidence at each visit and supporting you and your community. We work in collaboration with a fantastic team including lactation consultants, social workers, nurses, dietitians and physician assistants..
Attention Patient and Visitors
Corona Virus COVID-19
If you are a patient at PIPC and have a fever and/or new onset of cough or difficulty breathing
in the 14 days before symptom onset you have:
travelled outside of Canada, or
you have been in close contact with a confirmed or probable case of COV-19, or
you have been in close contact with a person who has recently travelled outside of Canada.
Please call us to rebook your appointment and contact Public Health 705.743.1000 or Telehealth Ontario 1-866-979-000. I
If you have an emergency where you need to be seen urgently (bleeding, leaking fluid or are having contractions/severe pain), please call Labour and Delivery 705.876.5036 prior to attending for further instructions.
Visitors with COVID-19 symptoms or recently travel/contact SHOULD NOT visit PIPC, the hospital or the baby until testing is done or self-isolation for 14 days is complete. It may take 48 hours for testing to be complete.
PIPC COVID-19 Updates
PIPC is keeping up to date on the changing COVID-19 situation and we are doing everything that we can to support your health.
To help maintain social distancing we are conducting some prenatal appointments by phone or by video from your home. You may be contacted by us and offered one of these formats.
You may experience delays while waiting for your appointment at PIPC as we have implemented new disinfection practices. You may also receive instructions in the weeks to come about different office hours, booking practices, or appointment intervals. We are actively monitoring the spread of COVID-19.
COVID-19 does not seem to be more dangerous in pregnant women than the general population and there have been no deaths in pregnant women.
It is not thought to cause miscarriage or stillbirth but may have a higher risk of preterm birth.
It does not seem to be passed to the baby before the baby is born but if you have a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infection during labour or within the two (2) weeks prior to birth you should take precautions (hand-washing, wearing a mask, covering a cough/sneeze, disinfecting regularly touched objects) to avoid passing the infection to the baby.
Breastfeeding is still recommended even if you have or had COVID-19.