Social Work

As part of the Special Pregnancy Program team, the social worker provides assessment and counseling, supporting women and their families to experience optimal care.

Stress resulting from an unexpected diagnosis or a medical condition often feels emotionally overwhelming. Feelings of decreased personal control, information overload, financial issues, or relationship and lifestyle changes may all contribute to emotional responses such as anxiety, grief and depression.

The goal of social work intervention is to enhance coping skills by mobilizing personal and social strengths, alleviating stressors, and locating community resources.  Psychosocial counseling is geared to improved well-being.

Many Special Pregnancy Program patients are offered social work services as part of their routine care but a request to see the social worker can be made at any time during pregnancy or in the post-partum period. A doctor’s referral is not required to access social work services.  Social work support is also offered on all inpatient units and is an integral part of our patient-centered health care.


Special Pregnancy Program

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Fetal Medicine: 416-586-4800 x 7756
Fax: 416-586-3216

Maternal Medicine: 416-586-4800 x 7000
Fax: 416-586-5109

Main clinic hours: Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm

Prenatal Diagnosis & Medical Genetics

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phone: 416-586-4800 x 4523
fax numbers:
416-586-4723 or 416-586-8384

Perinatal Mental Health

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Phone: 416-586-4800 x 8325
Fax: 416-586-8596