Celebrating 4,000 Births: Midwives in the Laurentians Provide Exceptional Care

The Integrated Health and Social Services Center (CISSS) of the Laurentides is celebrating a remarkable milestone as they mark the 4,000th birth assisted by their dedicated team of midwives at the Boisé-de-Blainville Birth Center. Little Anna Carpentier’s arrival into the world symbolizes the continued success and invaluable contribution of midwives in the Laurentians.

For the past 16 years, families in the Laurentians region have had the privilege of benefiting from the expertise and compassionate care provided by midwives. Parents in the area have the option to choose a birthing experience with midwives either at home, the Birthing Center, Saint-Jérôme Hospital, or Saint-Eustache Hospital. Currently, the region is fortunate to have a team of 10 skilled midwives in addition to the service manager at the Boisé-de-Blainville Birth Center.


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Joëlle Carpentier, the mother of little Anna, shared her family’s experience with midwifery care, stating, “We welcomed our youngest in the comfort of our home, never doubting the security of the experience we were having. A follow-up with a midwife is marked by respect, kindness, and the bond that we create undoubtedly contributes to promoting the long-awaited arrival of the baby. We are overflowing with gratitude to these passionate, competent, and strong women who are always available.”

This 4,000th birth, which includes 1,000 births in the last three years alone, is a testament to the importance of local midwifery services for families in the Laurentians. Julie Delaney, the president and CEO of the CISSS des Laurentides, expressed her appreciation for the dedicated team at the Boisé-de-Blainville Birth Center, emphasizing how they offer essential and valuable assistance to pregnant women in the region.

The midwives’ contribution goes beyond just providing medical care; they foster an environment of trust and support that significantly enhances the birthing experience for families. Their holistic approach, focusing on the physical, emotional, and psychological well-being of both mother and child, has resonated with countless families in the Laurentians.

For expectant parents in the region, it is reassuring to know that they have access to such a caring and skilled team of midwives. The success of reaching 4,000 births is not only a testament to the dedication of the midwives but also a celebration of the families they have touched over the years.

For those seeking more information on resources related to pregnancy and childbirth, including midwifery services available in the region, please visit the Pregnancy and Childbirth page on the santelaurentides.gouv.qc.ca website. It is a valuable resource for expectant parents, providing insights into the exceptional care and support offered by the midwives in the Laurentians.