Prenatal and Antenatal Care
There are family physicians in our clinic who provide maternity care (care during pregnancy and delivery) with deliveries being done at the Civic Campus of the Ottawa Hospital. We are happy to provide maternity care to patients who already have a family physician in the community (as long as their physician agrees) as well as those who do not currently have a family physician. Our intention will be to return you and your baby back to your regular physician after delivery, if possible.
If you do not currently have a family physician, you and your baby may become patients of the Ottawa Hospital Academic Family Health Team. Please register as a new patient and contact one of our clinics to book a prenatal appointment.
Here are some prenatal resources you might find helpful:
- Prenatal Resources Handout
- “The Sensible Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy”- Public Health Agency of Canada
- Breastmilk: It’s all your baby needs (PDF)
For more resources, please visit Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Newborn Care.
We also offer Well-Baby Checkups!
There are many reasons for visiting a family health clinic for well-baby care. We are able to identify and treat any physical or developmental problems, provide parents with reassurance and guidance on nutrition, safety, and behavioural issues, and also provide routine immunizations.
Well-baby checkups can be performed by the Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, the Resident or the Doctor. This is an excellent opportunity for parents to ask questions about normal childhood development and milestones. Please note that these well-baby checkups are intended for our enrolled Ontario-resident patients.
Well-baby check-ups are recommended at the following age intervals:
- ✓ Within 2-3 days of hospital discharge after birth
- ✓ Two weeks (optional)
- ✓ 1 month (optional)
- ✓ 2 months (immunizations due)
- ✓ 4 months (immunizations due)
- ✓ 6 months (immunizations due)
- ✓ 9 months (optional)
- ✓ 12-13 months (immunizations due)
- ✓ 15 months (immunizations due)
- ✓ 18 months (immunizations due)
- ✓ 2-3 years
- ✓ 4-5 years (immunizations due)
Last updated on: January 23rd, 2017