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Members of your medical team

Your hospital stay

Your nurse

Your nurse is your resource person. She will be there to support you and accompany you from the moment of your arrival to the end of the process so that you experience the birth of your baby according to your values and wishes. She will also take into account social worker or psychologist assessments if they are in your file.

Do not hesitate to tell her your concerns. She will be able to guide you and answer your questions. And please feel free to discuss your needs and wishes for yourself or for your baby.

Medical team

The medical team, composed of resident physicians and the gynecologist-obstetrician on duty, will be available at all times to ensure everything goes smoothly. The doctor will evaluate you, initiate contractions and, in collaboration with the nurse, monitor the labour.

Spiritual care

The spiritual care worker is a health network professional whose role is to guide and support parents, their families and loved ones in difficult times. They can help you by connecting with your own spiritual or religious principles in order to help you through this ordeal.

If you wish, the spiritual care worker can perform a ritual before or after the birth of your baby. This is a small ceremony that takes place in your hospital room. You can invite your family members to participate if you wish. If you would like to meet a spiritual care worker, do not hesitate to ask your nurse.

Genetic service

In some situations, a follow-up by the genetic service team is necessary. The resident doctor or the geneticist in charge will come to meet you during your hospitalization. They will do a physical exam of your baby and will be able to answer your questions concerning their findings.

Social worker

A social worker can also be requested depending on your needs and your family’s needs.


The psychologist consulted before hospitalization to help you deal with difficult decisions or disagreements or with feelings of ambivalence, etc. can be consulted again if requested.


Questions addressed in this video:

  • What is the role of the spiritual care worker?
  • What is the nurse’s role in assessing perinatal bereavement care?
  • What is the role of the geneticist?

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Updated on 11/26/2019
Created on 11/7/2019
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