Prenatal Care

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What does prenatal care involve?

Pregnancy is an exciting time filled with questions about your growing baby and the changes happening to your body. Midwifery prenatal care is designed to answer your questions and provide you with education relating to the next stages of your pregnancy.

Most clients will see their midwife 11 to 12 times before they go into labour. During scheduled visits, your midwife will provide physical assessments, prenatal education, informed choice discussions and decision support. The physical assessments include taking blood pressure, measuring growth and listening to the fetal heart rate. Your partner and/or the people who make up your support system, are welcome to attend appointments with you as often as they like.

Below, you will find some of the topics discussed during your prenatal visits. Feel free to look at the additional resources provided and bring any questions you might have to your next appointment with your midwife.