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20 years of midwifery in BC<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/benedicte.png?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />20 years of midwifery in BCMidwifery is an ancient practice that’s been around for a long time, but due to limited written documentation, it’s difficult to trace exactly how far back midwives assisted in births throughout history.
January is Perinatal Depression Awareness Month<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/dad-sad.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />January is Perinatal Depression Awareness MonthDid you know it’s estimated that one out of every six women and one out of every 10 men experience sadness, depression or anxiety after the birth or adoption of a child? This is referred to as postpartum depression and anxiety, and it is real.
BC Ministry of Health announces universal no-cost coverage for Mifegymiso<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/pharmacy.png?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BC Ministry of Health announces universal no-cost coverage for MifegymisoEarly January, the Ministry of Health announced that the provincial government will be providing universal no-cost coverage for the drug Mifegymiso as of January 15, 2018.
BC Women's welcomes its first baby of 2018<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/ny-baby.png?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BC Women's welcomes its first baby of 2018Each year, there is always an excitement around this time as all maternity hospitals are wondering which hospital will deliver the first baby.
BC Women’s receives re-designation for Baby Friendly Initiative<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/breastfeed.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BC Women’s receives re-designation for Baby Friendly InitiativeThe Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI) was first established by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF in 1991. The initiative is a global effort to implement practices that protect, promote and support breastfeeding.’s-receives-re-designation-for-baby-friendly-initiative2017-12-22T08:00:00Z
More than just a job<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/world-aids-day.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />More than just a jobOak Tree Clinic at BC Women’s provides specialized HIV care for women, children and their families. The patient population is varied with unique needs, where a team provides care tailored to each individual and family.
Saving infants’ lives in Malawi: New project aims to improve diagnosis and care for sepsis<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/pascal-lavoie---web-story.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Saving infants’ lives in Malawi: New project aims to improve diagnosis and care for sepsisIn vulnerable newborns, bacterial infections are often difficult to diagnosis and can quickly lead to sepsis, a serious condition that can result in organ failure, tissue damage and death.’-lives-in-malawi-new-project-aims-to-improve-diagnosis-and-care-for-sepsis2017-11-27T08:00:00Z
Born too soon<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/olive.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Born too soonPreterm birth rates - babies born before 37 weeks - are on the increase in Canada and around the world. In this country, more than eight per cent of all births are now preterm.
Congratulations to BC Women’s NICU team for recognition in excellence of quality of care<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Maria-Abrams-Ronnie-Hamman-Julie-De-Salaberry-Horacio-Osiovich-Sandesh-Shivananda-Valoria-Hait.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Congratulations to BC Women’s NICU team for recognition in excellence of quality of careThe BC Patient Safety and Quality Council (BCPQC) recently announced its 2018 Quality Awards celebrating individuals, teams and facilities that have improved the quality of care in BC.’s-nicu-team2017-11-09T08:00:00Z
Teck Acute Care Centre’s first baby<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/teck-baby.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Teck Acute Care Centre’s first babyThe first baby born at the Teck Acute Care Centre has a family connection: his big brother was born in the existing labour and delivery operating suites at BC Women’s Hospital +Health Centre.’s-first-baby2017-11-01T07:00:00Z

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