Prenatal Care

Programs that provide medical care for expectant mothers from the time of conception to the onset of labour to ensure their own physical well-being and the healthy development and birth of their child. Services generally include identification of risk factors based on age, health and/or personal and family history that may affect a woman's pregnancy; diet and lifestyle advice; routine checkups to look for signs of problems associated with pregnancy (such as edema, preeclampsia, or gestational diabetes) and to assure that the pregnancy is progressing well; ultrasound and other forms of prenatal testing to monitor fetal development and check for possible birth defects; and general information about being pregnant, e.g., what is normal and what is cause for concern, remedies for morning sickness or sleeplessness, managing weight gain and other common issues.

 

Services

Medical care centre focused on family and community health.  Provides comprehensive and accessible maternity care using a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach.  Women attend the clinic for prenatal visits and attend St Joseph’s Hospital for delivery by Maternity Centre doctors on call.  Also

Provides comprehensive and accessible maternity care using a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach.  Women attend the clinic for prenatal visits and attend St Joseph’s Hospital for delivery by Maternity Centre doctors on call.  Also offers support and care in the first six weeks after your ba

Offices of Mountain Midwifery Care.

Provides primary care to low-risk pregnant women throughout their pregnancy, labour, and birth and during first six weeks following birth. Family-centred prenatal and postnatal care for home or hospital births, from practitioners at local hospitals.

Offices of the Hamilton Midwives.

Provides primary care to low-risk pregnant women throughout their pregnancy, labour, and birth and during first six weeks following birth. Family-centred prenatal and postnatal care for home or hospital births, from practitioners at local hospitals.

Offices of the Access Midwives of Hamilton.

Offices of the Community Midwives of Hamilton.

Provides primary care to low-risk pregnant women throughout their pregnancy, labour, and birth and during first six weeks following birth. Family-centred prenatal and postnatal care for home or hospital births, from practitioners with privileges at local Hamilton Hospitals.

Provides care for individuals pre-pregnancy, during pregnancy, labour, and delivery, and birth care.

Offers educational programs for new mothers including a prenatal and postnatal program focusing on healthy interactions between babies and mothers.  Also offers follow-ups concerning nutrition and postnatal home visits.  Goals of this program are to:

Offers prenatal education classes, designed to enhance native education and fetal outcome. Program is offered in small groups and individual sessions, stressing traditional native birthing methods, as well as the current medical methods.

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