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The MaBAL team includes family physicians and midwives with expertise in maternal and newborn care, with an understanding of rural and cultural contexts. They provide urgent and non-urgent support for pre-conception, prenatal, antenatal, intrapartum, and postpartum presentations, for both moms and newborns. The team can also help with other women’s health issues such as contraception.

 

Family physicians can also provide assistance in assessment and problem-solving and can rapidly facilitate access to specialist expertise.

 

Support includes:

 

  • reviewing a case;
  • helping to navigate the healthcare system including patient transport;
  • providing collaborative support;
  • infant nutrition help;
  • interpreting test results;
  • running through simulation scenarios;
  • other situations as needed by rural providers.

 

Visit the RUDi (Emergency)  and CHARLiE (Pediatrics) pages for more information on the other two Instant Access pathways for providers in rural and remote BC.

MaBAL (Maternity and Babies)

Add Zoom account: [email protected] | Phone: 236.305.7364

Please do not email the RTVS Pathway Zoom email address, provided above. Messages sent to the address will not be received.

Do you have any feedback about your RUDi, MaBAL, CHARLiE or Quick Reply encounter?

RTVS Compliments and Complaints

Want to join our team?

The MaBAL team is looking for physicians who want to be part of a community of practice on the cutting edge of virtual support for equity of access to health care in rural BC.

How to Connect

If you received a Zoom account through RCCbc or Interior Health, the RTVS Pathway contacts are pre-populated and ready to use. Just open Zoom on your computer, phone, or tablet. If you are signed in, you will see all available RTVS pathways under “All Contacts”. Select the Pathway you wish to connect with and click “Meet” for an instant call.

 

If your Zoom account was provided by a health authority other than IH or you signed up for your own account (outside of RCCbc), you will need to add the RTVS contacts to your account. The MaBAL contact to add is: [email protected].

 

For health authority accounts other than IH, it may take up to 24 hours for your contact request to be accepted, so contacts will show as “pending” until then.

 

If you need assistance adding contacts, watch the video about adding contacts.

 

There are three ways to connect to RTVS, via Zoom, over the phone and via FNHA Telehealth Cart. Watch the video below to learn more.

 

MaBAL poster

Whether you are a physician, midwife, resident, nurse practitioner, first responder or nurse in a rural, remote or First Nations community, you can make MaBAL part of your rural healthcare team. Download the MaBAL poster and print it and post it at your rural health site to keep the pathway top of mind.

MaBAL Coaching

Registered Midwives and Registered Nurses provided coaching sessions for nurses. The coaching sessions were geared towards nurses supporting maternity care in rural sites.

 

Please note MaBAL Coaching took a break in April 2023 so no recordings will be posted from that time period. MaBAL Coaching also breaks over the summer months.

 

Anyone with any feedback about the previous sessions is encouraged to fill out an evaluation form (if you have not already done so) so that we can continue to improve the sessions. Please continue to send through future case / topic ideas through this form.

 

Anyone who attended the Dec 1 2022 MaBAL Coaching session on Infant Transport can access resources here:

BC Rural Health Conference 2025

Prince George Conference and Civic Centre 808 Canada Games Way, Prince George, British Columbia, Canada

Join us for an enriching experience at the BC Rural Health Conference (RHC) from June 6-8, 2025, in Prince George. RHC is more than just continuing medical education—it’s about connecting … Continued

MaBAL Recordings

Date Speaker(s) Topic

June 15 2023 MaBAL Coaching

Joyce Totton RM

Mastitis

Recording

June 8 2023 MaBAL Coaching

Andrea McKenzie RN

Review of pre-term infant feeding, transport, trauma-informed care

Recording

May 25 2023 MaBAL Coaching

Tanya Momtazian RM

BCCNM Standards on Indigenous Specific Racism

Recording

May 11 2023 MaBAL Coaching

Tanya Momtazian RM

Free birth in BC

Recording

May 4 2023 MaBAL Coaching

Tanya Momtazian RM

Planned home birth with Registered Midwives

Recording

Mar 30 2023 MaBAL Coaching

Tanya Momtazian RM

SOGC Induction of Labour Guidelines

Recording

Mar 23 2023 MaBAL Coaching

Andrea McKenzie RN

Prenatal Series – Part 3 – Late Preterm Feeding Case Study

Recording

Mar 16 2023 MaBAL Coaching

Andrea McKenzie RN

Prenatal Series – Part 2 – Feeding Cues

Recording

Mar 9 2023 MaBAL Coaching

Andrea McKenzie RN

Prenatal Series – Part 1 – Feeding the Late Preterm

Recording

Mar 2 2023 MaBAL Coaching

Celina Laursen RM

Postpartum Series – Part 3 – Newborn Exam and Variations

Recording

Feb 23 2023 MaBAL Coaching

Celina Laursen RM

Postpartum Series – Part 2 – Examination of Placenta

Recording

Feb 16 2023 MaBAL Coaching

Celina Laursen RM

Postpartum Series – Part 1 – Immediate Postpartum

Recording

Feb 9 2023 MaBAL Coaching

Joyce Totton RM

Medication Series – Part 3 (Postpartum)

Recording

Feb 2 2023 MaBAL Coaching

Joyce Totton RM

Medication Series – Part 2 (Intrapartum)

Recording

Jan 26 2023 MaBAL Coaching

Joyce Totton RM

Medication Series – Part 1 (Prenatal)

Recording

Jan 19 2023 MaBAL Coaching

Tanya Momtazian RM

Post Partum Hemorrhage Guidelines Part 2

Recording

Jan 12 2023 MaBAL Coaching

Tanya Momtazian RM

Post Partum Hemorrhage Guidelines Part 1

Recording

Dec 15 2022 MaBAL Coaching

Andrea McKenzie RN

Safe Sleeping

Recording

Dec 1 2022 MaBAL Coaching

Andrea McKenzie RN

Infant Transport

Recording

Nov 24 2022 MaBAL Coaching

Celina Laursen RM

NRP Basics – Positive Pressure Ventilation

Recording

Nov 17 2022 MaBAL Coaching

Andrea McKenzie RN

Oxytocin Titration Case Study

Recording

Nov 10 2022 MaBAL Coaching

Celina Laursen RM

NRP Basics – MR SOPPA

Recording

Nov 3 2022 MaBAL Coaching

Joyce Totton RM

Breastfeeding Part 3 – Problem-Solving

Recording

Oct 27 2022 MaBAL Coaching

Celina Laursen RM

NRP Basics – Equipment and Initial Assessments

Recording

Oct 20 2022 MaBAL Coaching

Joyce Totton RM

Breastfeeding Part 2 – Latch

Recording

June 16 2022 MaBAL Coaching

Joyce Totton RM

Breastfeeding Part 1 – Newborn Behaviours and Milk Changes

Recording

June 9 2022 MaBAL Coaching

Celina Laursen RM

Perinatal Loss

Recording

Feb 7 2022 MaBAL Coaching

Tanya Momtazian

PROM and GBS Management

Recording

Feb 3 2022 MaBAL Coaching

Joyce Totton RM

Imminent Delivery

Recording

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