Obstetrics

There are two groups of physicians providing obstetrical care at the Montfort Hospital. Both clinics focus on women's health as well as care during and after pregnancy and birth.

The family medicine team consists of Dr. Stephen Ballou, Dr. Manon Clavette, Dr. Dean Leduc and Dr. Mélissa Lortie that provide low risk care.

The obstetric clinic’s team consists of Dr. Catherine Faucher, Dr. Daniel Moreau, Dr. Véronique Moreau and Dr. Stephanie Palerme.

Resources during your pregnancy

Your care team is available to answer your questions. Do not hesitate to discuss details about your health and that of your baby. 

Other resources may also be useful during your pregnancy (we are not responsible for the content of external websites).

  • The Healthy Pregnancy GuideThis Health Canada guide offers advice on several topics, including prenatal nutrition, folic acid, physical activity, smoking and alcohol.
  • Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Pocket Guide. This is a helpful guide if you decide to breastfeed. It contains tips, ideas and information on medications you can take if you have health problems. 
  • Prenatal classes – Ontario residents. If you are a resident of Ontario, you are entitled to free prenatal classes offered by the City of Ottawa. Register online at ottawa.ca/prenatals or by phone at 613-580-6744.
  • Prenatal classes – Québec residents. If you are a resident of Québec, prenatal classes are offered by the CLSC. Contact your CLSC for more information.
  • Motherisk helpline. 1-800-436-8477 (nausea and vomiting) and 1-877-439-2744 (central helpline).
  • Montfort Obstetrical Triage (2B105). As of the 20th week of your pregnancy, you can go to Hôpital Montfort’s triage if you have any concerns, or if you have gone into labour. This department is open 24/7. You can also contact triage by calling 613-746-4621, ext. 3708.
  • Montfort Obstetrical Clinic (2B120). If you need to make, change or cancel an appointment at the Obstetrical Clinic, call 613-746-4621, ext. 2749. To talk to a nurse or physician, call 613-746-4621, ext. 4635.
  • Online virtual tour. It’s not possible to visit the Family Birthing Centre (FBC) in person. However, an online virtual tour will show you the different areas in the unit including the rooms and the triage.  Other information is also available online, including a printable list of items to bring with you for your stay as well as a birthing plan. 
  • Registering for the delivery. You will receive a call between the 32nd and 36th week of pregnancy to register. During this call, you will be asked if you have private insurance and what type of room you would like. We will also talk to you about possible fees. If you have not received a call by the 36th week, please contact your clinic.
  • A Parent’s Guide to Vaccination. This Health Canada guide provides important information about the vaccination of your child.
  • Preterm Labour – Signs & Symptoms. This guide, by Best Start, presents the signs and symptoms of preterm labour.
  • Fetal movement count (my baby's movements). This brochure explains how to count fetal movements.