With an average of 7,000 births taking place each year, BC Women’s Hospital + Health Center is one of Canada’s biggest and busiest obstetrical centres. About 20% of British Columbia’s babies are born at BC Women’s, which means that maintaining state-of-the-art maternity equipment and technology is crucially important for the health of both women and their newborns.
Thanks to G&F Financial Group Foundation’s gift of $6,000, we can purchase four of the twenty-four Toco Transducers needed to refurbish BC Women’s Maternity Program – ensuring our equipment is up to date and helping to create a safer, healthier care environment for women and babies in BC.
When a woman is in labour, equipment like the Toco Transducer is worn to provide critical information about a baby’s heart rate and the mother’s contractions. This allows for doctors to step in should any problems arise, and ensures a more relaxed and natural birthing experience for mom. She’s able to move around freely, making her stay safer and less stressful.
As one of the highest-use pieces of maternity equipment, Toco Transducers need constant replacing. G&F Financial Group Foundation’s gift means that women giving birth at the Hospital will have access to the best care available and will be able to return home sooner with their new babies. We are so grateful for G&F’s contribution to the health of women in BC.