Women and Children's Program

Brockville General Hospital’s Women and Children’s Program is committed to providing safe, quality, patient- and family-centred care to families and their children.  

Program Services

We are proud to provide a comprehensive program for women and children.  We support you through your healthcare needs. 

  • o   Supporting health and quality of life of women in four areas of care; colposcopy, gynecology, urogynecology, and mature women’s health.
  • Pre-pregnancy and Pregnancy
  • o   We offer full prenatal services through our OBGYN team.

Labour and Delivery – providing vaginal and operative deliveries including pain management options. 
o   Various techniques of pain management are offered, including epidurals (available 24 hours a day).
o   Your privacy and comfort is important to us. Birthing tub and private rooms are available.
o   We provide safe, quality care through 1-to1 nursing care.
o   We offer women with low-risk pregnancies the option to have a natural, un-medicated birthing experience at the hospital with minimal medical intervention and technology.

o   Skin-to-skin (also called Kangaroo Care) is holding a baby bare chest to bare chest. It helps newborns adjust to being outside the womb. It is ideally done immediately after the birth and as much as you can during the first few days of life.
o   Delayed cord clamping is a birth practice where the umbilical cord is not clamped or cut until after pulsations have ceased, or until after the placenta is delivered.
o   Your nurses and caregivers will provide 24h support with breastfeeding.

o   24-hour paediatric and neonatal coverage
o   Outpatient and inpatient consultation available 24/7
o   We are prepared to support well newborn needs within our level-one nursery. For babies requiring additional needs, we collaborate with Kingston General Hospital and the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario.

Generations Midwifery Care have privileges within our hospital. For information on midwifery care, please visit their website at www.generationsmidwifery.ca

We are leaders in minimally invasive surgeries, including laparoscopic, vaginal hysterectomy, endometrial ablation.

We are proud participants of the Managing Obstetrical Risk Efficiently Program which builds and sustains a culture of safety through the development of knowledge, skills, attitudes, behaviours, and practices that make safety the #1 priority for everyone, all of the time.

Our Team

We have a highly skilled team ready to support your needs, including Obstetricians/Gynecologists, Pediatricians, Family Physicians, Nurses, Anesthesiologists, Midwives, Social Workers, Spiritual Care, Pharmacists, Nutrition Services, Ward Clerks and Unit Aides.  We work together, with you, to coordinate your care.

Obstetrics and Gynecology Team

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“It is a priviledge to get to know the mothers and families through the growth of a pregnancy and meet this little human being for the first time. I am proud to provide minimally invasive surgical options to women to decrease their surgical risks and recovery burden.  At BGH we work as a team to provide support, care and warmth for your birth experience.  We strongly support the natural process and work with you and your family to meet your birth plans and expectations. Our goals are to support happy and healthy families.”

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“I love working with expectant mothers throughout their pregnancy and seeing the process through to delivery and postpartum.  In gynecology, I love being able to provide options that will most often permanently fix the problem.”

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Paediatric Medicine Team

Our team strives to provide comprehensive general pediatric care to our community and neighbouring regions in an effort to heal, inspire and guide our children and their families to reach their best.

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“Children are the most precious members in our society and they are our legacy. It is up to us to help them grow up strong  and motivated to meet their highest potential.  If we look at the world through the eyes of a child we will be filled with wonder and hope, and guided by inclusivity."



Sexual Health
Preconception and Babies 
Babies and Children 
Developmental Assets 
The Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)
The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) 
The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
The MotHERS Program – This Ontario-based website provides information to women contemplating pregnancy, are pregnant or are now new mothers keep up-to-date on the latest medical information. Includes links to other resources and mobile apps to track baby’s fetal movements and mother’s health.
OMama – OMama is a maternity care communication project started by the Better Outcomes Registry & Network in Ontario, Canada and sponsored by eHealth Ontario. Using a website, phone app, and a secure place to document health record details (a personal health record), OMama will help women and care providers access trusted information on pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and early parenting.
Healthy Beginnings – This book was developed by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada, Best Start Resource Centre and the Canadian Paediatric Society. This comprehensive prenatal resource is designed to meet the information needs of couples planning a pregnancy, pregnant women and new parents.
The Healthy Pregnancy Guide – This guide was developed by the Public Health Agency of Canada and will provide women with accurate information to help them make

Contact / Location


Women and Children’s Program
First floor, 75 Charles Street, Brockville, Ontario K6V1S8

Kellie Kitchen, Director, Professional Practice & Women and Children's Program, kitki@bgh-on.ca, 613-345-5649 ext. 4024
Unit Desk 613-345-5649 ext. 1162