Maternity and Newborn Care Program Committee

The purpose of the Communities of Practice in Family Medicine (CPFM) Maternity & Newborn Care Program is:   

  • To represent the interests of all CFPC members providing maternity and/or newborn care, including those for whom this is part of their broad scope family practice and those with a special interest or focused practice,
  • To ensure discussion and communication within the CFPC and its CPFM of the issues relevant to these members, and
  • To advocate for the highest quality of medical care provided by family physicians in maternity and/or newborn care.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at [email protected]

The Maternity & Newborn Care Program Committee is pleased to share our recently developed video with you. The purpose of this video is to increase awareness that many family doctors provide all aspects of maternity care including prenatal, delivery, and postnatal care, as well as newborn care, emphasizing the benefits of comprehensive and continuous care. The video may also inspire family medicine residents to provide maternity care when they begin practising. Please feel free to share this video with your colleagues.

Objectives for the assessment of competence in intrapartum and perinatal care

Sustaining rural maternity and surgical care

Lessons learned

Grow your Family with a Family Physician

The information here provides women and their families with an overview of Family Practice Maternity Care, including what it means for the patients and family physicians.

NEW! Joint Position Paper on Rural Maternity Care

This position paper provides new evidence and progressive recommendations focused on providing quality maternity care to women across Canada, no matter if they live in urban, rural or remote communities. 

The report acknowledges the different requirements for effective maternity care for women who live in rural and remote locations than those in urban areas.  It addresses related safety issues, training requirements, and continuing professional education that are recommended for rural maternity care.  The overall conclusion recommends collaborative care provided by physician organizations as well as nursing and midwifery organizations is most effective for the effective delivery of prenatal, post natal and intrapartum periods. 

Produced with input from:
The Canadian Association of Midwives
The Canadian Association of Perinatal and Women’s Health Nurses
The College of Family Physicians of Canada
The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
The Society of Rural Physicians of Canada

See the full report.

Family Physician Maternity & Newborn Care listserv

We are pleased to introduce a new Listserv Discussion Group that has been developed for CFPC members and family physicians involved with the Section of Communities of Practice in Family Medicine (CPFM). This listserv provides a focused clinical discussion group among family physician colleagues. 

Any questions about the FPMNC Listserv, and requests to join may be sent to the CPFM Program Coordinator for the Maternity and Newborn Care Program Committee.

Upcoming Events

16th Annual Pregnancy and Birth: A Refresher for Primary Care Providers
Friday, June 8th: 8:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Northrop Frye Auditorium
Victoria College, University of Toronto
93 Charles St.
Toronto, Ontario
Program and Registration Form

National Forum on Teaching Competency in Family Medicine Maternity Care
Friday, June 8th: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 9th: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
The Faculty Club, University of Toronto
41 Willcocks St.
Toronto, Ontario
Program and Registration Form

The SOGC’s 74TH Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference
June 26‐29, 2018 
Victoria Conference Centre, Victoria, BC

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