Glen site - Royal Victoria Hospital
1001 boul. Décarie
Block C South, 6th Floor, Room 1250
Montreal, QC H4A 3J1
- Prior to your first appointment, you must go to the registration office to get a hospital card (if you don’t already have an up-to-date card).
- You must bring this hospital card to each appointment.
- As of 12 weeks of pregnancy, you should register for the delivery of your baby. Your estimated delivery date is on the 12 week ultrasound report.
- Return to the Registration Office if there is any change in your personal contact info (e.g., change of address, phone number or expired Medicare Card).
Concerning your eligibility for CNESST, ask the receptionist at the MUHC Obstetrics clinic and complete the form if risk factors are present at your work. You will receive a call from one of our secretaries once your forms are ready to be picked up.
For errors or CNESST-related questions, you can call the reception.
The prevention program aims to keep pregnant or breastfeeding workers safe while at work. According to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, a worker has the right to carry out her professional activities without danger. If this is not possible, she has the right to be assigned to other tasks which are safe and which she is able to perform. However, it may not be possible for the employer to change the worker's duties or position or to assign the worker to other duties. In this case, the program provides that she has the right to temporarily stop working and receive compensation from the CNESST.
How to find your CLSC
- Program / Service Enfance-Famille available at some CLSC
- Accueil Psychosocial available at some CLSC
- OLO : The main objective of the OLO program (“OLO” stands for “oeuf, lait, orange”) is to improve the nutrition, health and well-being of pregnant women with a low income, thereby contributing to the health of their unborn child. The program offers nutrients and vitamin supplements (vitamins and minerals) and nutritional follow-up starting from the 12th week of pregnancy. Support is provided by a nutritionist, a nurse and other stakeholders as needed. Find out out more about the Fondation OLO
- SIPPE : The SIPPE program is intended for new or future parents who are experiencing financial difficulties and who have one of the following two characteristics: they do not have a high school or vocational diploma and/or they feel isolated or alone. Multiples services offered such as tailored support and personalized follow-up depending on parents' school, housing or social assistance needs; ideas for parent-child activities aimed at stimulating children; relevant information on health, relationships, child development and parent life; meaningful group meetings with other parents to exchange, discuss and share.
The Montreal Diet Dispensary is a community organization whose mission is to foster optimal infant health through social nutrition interventions with pregnant women in precarious situations, one pregnant woman, infant and family at a time. They offer nutritional counseling, breastfeeding support, and family activities to low income families. To learn more visit: dispensaire.ca
A social worker's role in obstetrics and maternity is to understand your psychosocial situation and build a relationship with you to address any issues or concerns you may have. Whether you are dealing with anxiety, having a conflict in your relationship, complex family dynamics, limited social network, limited community resources, etc. A social worker can assist you in finding solutions to help with stressful daily concerns, all in the best interest for you and your newborn baby.
Social Workers can also:
- Provide crisis counseling
- Offer individual and/or couple counseling
- Liaise with community resources
- Offer resources on accommodations for out of town patients and families
- Collaborate with Youth protection, CLSC's, and the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit)
- Collaborate with Indigenous Community resources
- Offer resources and support when dealing with conjugal violence
- Provide support and resources regarding issues with drug/alcohol consumption
- Help you cope with interpersonal issues or family dynamics
- Assist in planning your baby's discharge and care at home
- Provide grief counseling and resources if you have experienced a Loss of pregnancy/neonatal death