Catching up: Twins find lifeline at St. Paul’s Maternity Centre

Over the years, Promise magazine has shared the stories of many patients and their family members who received life-saving care at St. Paul’s. We revisit some of them and find out how they are doing today. Parents Connie Pickett and Todd Brunel are all smiles watching their twins, Owen and Olivia, play in their Vancouver home. […]

Christmas comes early to new mother and father at St. Paul’s Maternity Centre

The Sacks family celebrated an early Christmas present this year with the successful birth of little Aili at St. Paul’s Maternity Centre. “I couldn’t have imagined it going any better,” said proud father, Rafe, who was relieved to know that his wife, Vici, and new baby daughter were safe and healthy at St. Paul’s after undergoing a […]

Kate Barsky is Alive and Jiving

Shortly after giving birth to a healthy baby boy, Kate Barsky started to experience shortness of breath and chest pains. The symptoms were so bad she had to be admitted to the emergency room at the hospital in Kamloops. “I said, ‘If they don’t find out what’s wrong with me, I’m going to die’,” Barsky […]

Victoria Harvey’s story

Overcoming sickle cell anaemia to give birth to healthy girl Victoria Harvey has sickle cell anaemia, a genetic blood disorder that affects the ability of blood cells to carry and supply the body with oxygen. Due to complications from the condition, Harvey didn’t think it was possible for her and her husband Brian to conceive. As […]

St. Paul’s Maternity Centre

Each year, St. Paul’s provides “inspired care” for more than 1,900 birthing families and extra special care for 200 babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The Maternity Centre St. Paul’s is popular with many families who enjoy the opportunity to labour, give birth, recover and go home from the same comfortable room equipped with everything […]

Province Story Series Week 5

Inside St. Paul’s’s Maternity Centre The Province reports on their experiences during a week spent in St. Paul’s’s Maternity Centre Stories Special deliveries: St. Paul’s a centre for treating and delivering the ­highest-risk mothers in the province Abandonment issue: Unique Angel’s Cradle hospital’s way to save unwanted newborns Heart problems no longer barrier to pregnancy ‘He’s a baby […]

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