About the authors of Healthy Beginnings
Nan Schuurmans, MD, FRCSC (Edmonton, Alberta) is an obstetrician gynaecologist who has been delivering babies in the Edmonton area since 1983. She is currently the Clinical Director of the Women’s Health Program for Capital Health, Alberta Health Services, and is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Alberta. She also served a term as president of the SOGC.
Vyta Senikas, MDCM, FRCSC (Ottawa, Ontario) a former practitioner and director of obstetrics in hospitals and birthing centres between 1974 and 2003. She is currently the Acting Executive Vice-President of the SOGC. She also served a term as president of the Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Quebec (AOGQ).
André B. Lalonde, MD, FRCSC, (Ottawa, Ontario) is a professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the universities of Ottawa and McGill. He has provided maternity care in Canada since 1974 and has been involved on a number of advisory committees on maternal and newborn health in Canada and abroad.