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Updates & Resources

Stay up to date with the changes to our clinic, your care and resources on COVID-19

HOW WE'RE OPERATING

If you have traveled outside of Canada OR have been in contact with someone who has traveled please self-isolate, do not attend your appointment and email the clinic to inform us. If you are sick or experiencing sympotoms of COVID-19, inform your Midwife by emailing the clinic. 

In order to limit exposure the clinic is limiting appointments to the pregnant client/newborn only. Do not bring your partner, children, friends or family members to your appointments until further notice. The clinic doors will remain locked during this time and we ask that you wait in the car until your Midwife is ready to assess you in person. You will receive a phone call from the Midwife when they are ready. During this time we ask that you answer UNKNOWN ID as staff and Midwives may be using their personal cell phones to call you. 

Remember to wash your hands regularly and avoid touching your face. 

Clinic Appointments

During this time we have adapted appointments to follow the recommendations of the World Health Organization. Clinic visits will be shorter in length.

3 visits until 28 weeks. 
(10-12, 16-20, 28wks)

 

5 Visits after 25 weeks

(32, 36, 39, 40, 41wks)

Postpartum visits

For low risk healthy newborns: 

1 in person assessment in the first 48 hours after birth to complete newborn screening for clients discharged early from hospital. 

1 in person assessment at 1 week postpartum

All other postpartum visits will be done via phone call or videoconferencing 

THE CLINIC

Admin staff are working from home at this time. You can email for non-urgent questions or to schedule your next appointment. 

The clinic door will be remain locked at all times and the waiting room is closed during this time. 

Please wait in your car and the Midwife will call you when they are ready to let you in for you appointment. 

HOSPITAL CHANGES

Changes and restrictions have been implemented at Markham Stouffville Hospital. 

Visitor limitation is in effect at this time. Clients are currently allowed to bring 1 support person to labour and delivery. 

For more information: 

Resources

Below are a list of resources in relation to the current pandemic related to pregnancy, postpartum care and breastfeeding. 

World Health Organization

Q&A on COVID-19, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding

Download Handouts

Markham & Durham Midwives Handout

No-Panic Help Guide

SOGC

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologist of Canada

AOM

Association of Ontario Midwives