Obstetrics is the key women’s health component that receives funding from the Canmore and Area Health Care Foundation. Recently funds from the Foundation have been directed for the purchase of a Panda Infant Warmer and Resuscitation Unit as well as a birthing bed. Babies born with jaundice benefit from the phototherapy unit and to ensure healthy deliveries, a fetal monitor was sourced.
There are annually approximately 325 births at the Canmore General Hospital.
HEALTHY MOMS, HEALTHY BABIES
Healthy Moms/Healthy Babies is a free public health program for pregnant women living on a low income. This program provides support during pregnancy and for six months after the baby arrives. Services include: free food coupons, free childbirth classes, referrals to community agencies, parenting and birth control information, family support, crisis help, etc.
For more information contact your local public health office: Canmore: 403-678-5656