Through the generosity of donors, the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation has been able to continue its strong support for cardiac care at TBRHSC with $274,000 in grants to purchase new, specialized pieces of equipment such as a unit for the Cardiac Cath Lab that clears away hardened plaque from arteries and help locate veins deep inside the body for pacemaker insertion. As well, a second life-saving intra-aortic balloon pump, which opens up arteries to restore blood flow after a major heart attack or failure, ensures 24/7 coverage for patients.
The lactation consultant at the Maternity Centre is available to assist pregnant women and women up to 8 weeks post-partum with education and assistance with breastfeeding. Women can arrange an appointment during pregnancy with the lactation consultant to become better prepared for breastfeeding, while postpartum women can receive assistance with concerns, or even support if breastfeeding is going well.
Some of the common reasons for referral to the lactation consultant include:
This class is designed for pregnant women and their partners to learn about breastfeeding. Some of the common concerns are addressed, and information is provided regarding how partners can be supportive, and overcoming some of the challenges of breastfeeding. The group is led by a lactation consultant. This group meets once a month. Call 684-6228 to register.
Bosom Buddies is a support group for women who are breastfeeding. Women meet at the Maternity Centre with a lactation consultant and share stories and challenges. Drop in Mondays between 2 and 3 pm.