St. Paul's Maternity Care

We are a team of family doctors who are passionate about providing maternity care for new mothers. We specialize in low and moderate risk prenatal, delivery, and postpartum support, offering care which is based on patient values and up-to-date medical evidence. At St. Paul’s Maternity Care, we approach care holistically and focus on the physical, mental and social wellness of our patient’s and their families.

We accept referrals from directly from patients, as well as from physicians and midwives. If you are a patient, please call us or email us, here. If you are a physician or other healthcare professional, please use our referral form.

Please click here for COVID-19 updates and FAQs, including information about virtual prenatal classes.

Our Philosophy

Pregnancy and birth are natural processes, and over the months we spend together we as physicians will provide you with the information and best evidence to help you make informed decisions about your pregnancy and delivery.

We believe in helping those who are new to the Vancouver community find safe and supportive care for their prenatal, postpartum and ongoing family medical care.

We believe in non-judgmental care for all.

We affirm gender fluidity and diversity in family, which include both traditional and modern constructs.

We believe pregnancy and birth are life changing. We support mothers with addictions throughout their pregnancy, and will help to maintain the parent-baby relationship in the postpartum period.

Each family deserves a family doctor, and if you do not already have one we will assist you in finding one.

We welcome your feedback so that we can continually evolve our medical practice in order to provide the best possible care.

Our Clinic

The St. Paul’s Maternity Care clinic is located in the clinical teaching area on the fifth floor of the Burrard building at St. Paul’s Hospital. We are affiliated with the UBC Family Medicine teaching program which gives us large, modern, state of the art clinic rooms and the privilege of helping to train the next generation of physicians.

The doctors in our clinic will care for you throughout the prenatal and postpartum phases of your pregnancy. In the first two trimesters you will be seen monthly, then every two weeks between weeks 28-36, then every week in the last month. During this time, we will be helping you to prepare for your delivery and beyond. In the postpartum period, we will see you and your baby as needed in order to help with feeding and weight gain, as well as address any parental issues that may arise.

Our clinic has established relationships with St. Paul’s pediatricians and obstetricians if either you or your baby need specialty care.

Our Doctors

Our physicians come from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences but have been united by a shared philosophy of care.

Dr. Jennifer Leavitt
Dr. Evelyn Perron
Dr. Ashley Smith
Dr. Joel Bluman
Dr. Janis Ferguson
Dr. Heather McClenaghan
Dr. Adriana Mejia-French
Dr. Ashnoor Nagi
Dr. Blaga Stancheva
Dr. Melanie van Soeren


Find Us
Room 541
5th Floor, Burrard Building
St. Paul’s Hospital
1081 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6

Reach Us

Clinic Tel: 604-806-9342
Clinic Fax: 604-639-8506

Email Us


Last updated Sat, Nov 21, 2020