Congratulations on your pregnancy! We’re looking forward to being with you throughout this exciting experience.
Pregnancy care at the McMaster Family Health Team
Your existing health care team at McMaster Family Practice will see you during prenatal visits and will be assisted in your pregnancy care by other family physicians who work at your clinic and have a special interest in obstetrical care. These physicians are affiliated with The Maternity Centre of Hamilton and will become more involved with your care later in your pregnancy. The on-call Maternity Center physician will assist with your delivery.
Where will I have my baby?
Your delivery will happen at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton. A Maternity Center physician will oversee your care during your delivery and the care of your newborn at St. Joseph’s until your discharge. Your clinic will follow up with regular newborn and postpartum visits.
Are you interested in Prenatal Classes?
Links to Prenatal Information:
- Prenatal Education (Government of Ontario)
- Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
- Motherisk (SickKids Hospital)
- Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Pocket Guide
Who is available to help?
There are many different health care professionals available to you at McMaster Family Practice both during and after your pregnancy. These include:
- Smoking Cessation Counselors
- Social Workers
- System Navigator
- Occupational Therapist