Montreal health care services work to improve asylum seekers' journey to parenthood after Roxham Road

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Géraldine Bertrand and other asylum seekers discuss with perinatal care workers at the Centre de pédiatrie sociale de Saint-Laurent. Despite the improvement in birthing services to asylum seekers, they face many other hurdles after arriving in Montreal, she added. Virginie Cadet, coordinator of the perinatal clinic at the Centre de pédiatrie sociale de Saint-Laurent/Au coeur de l'enfance. Since the end of 2021, the number of asylum seekers arriving at the border has increased significantly, to the point that the Montreal area health network has set up a mechanism to ensure proper follow-up and care for pregnant asylum seekers. When they are taken into care, asylum seekers get free perinatal support.
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