Mountain Midwifery Care, Hamilton, Ontario

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Prenatal Care

Prenatal Care at Mountain Midwifery Care, Hamilton, Ontario

Midwives accept self referrals which means once you find out you are pregnant (home urine pregnancy test is fine), you can contact us by phone or fill out our intake form.

 

If you have been seeing your family doctor for your early pregnancy care, there is still time to come to us for your end of pregnancy and birth care. Many family doctors no longer attend births and will be referring you to a midwife or obstetrician for labour and delivery. Give us a call if you are unsure and would like more information about your options.

 

Services to expect from your midwife during this time:

 

The schedule of visits with your midwives will follow the same schedule of appointments with any healthcare provider who provides pregnancy care in Ontario.

 

You can page your midwives with urgent concerns at any time.

 

Your first 2 visits will be scheduled for 1 hour each to give plenty of time to discuss your medical history and current pregnancy. All follow-up visits are scheduled for 30 minutes, providing time to answer all of your questions.

 

Up until 28 weeks gestation, you will meet your midwife every 4 weeks.

 

During the first 2 visits your midwife will:

• Explain the midwifery model of care, and tell you how to reach your midwife in case of an emergency

• Ask you questions about your medical history

• Conduct a physical exam that includes:

    • listening to your heart and lungs

    • Pap test (if needed)

    • vaginal swabs

    • breast exam

• Discuss and offer prenatal screening

• Discuss and offer routine blood work.

• Offer a dating ultrasound and a fetal anatomy ultrasound

 

Between 28 weeks and 36 weeks gestation, you will see your midwife every 2 weeks.

 

During these visits your midwife will:

• Monitor your blood pressure, weight and growth of your baby

• Have you do a urine dip test every visit

• Discuss and offer glucose test for gestational diabetes.

 

From 36 weeks of pregnancy until you have your baby, you will see your midwife every week.

 

During this time you midwife will:

• Continue to monitor your blood pressure, weight and growth of your baby

• Have you do a urine dip test every visit

• Discuss and offer GBS testing.

• Arrange closer monitoring if you have not had your baby, and you are a week past
 your due date (more information here).

You can always page your midwife with any urgent concerns

Georgia Tsouluhas

Angela Reitsma

Katie Walton

Sylvia Meidinger

Tonya MacDonald

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Hamilton

 

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Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Friday: 9:00am - 4:00pm

 

Mountain Midwifery Care

849 Upper Wentworth St., Suite 409

(Beside Lime Ridge Mall)

Hamilton, Ontario

L9A 5H4

phone: 905-296-3665

fax: 289-426-3226

info@mountainmidwiferycare.com