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Clinic Appointments

Our practice is running on our regular prenatal schedule. Clients will be seen in person on a regular basis. 

Virtual appointments are optional, but in place for those who may be symptomatic

We ask that you do not present to the clinic is you are feeling unwell or have any signs/symptoms of COVID-19, or if you have been in contact with someone who is positive. 

To view our schedule of visits, please follow the link below: 

Postpartum visits

For low risk healthy newborns: 

1 in person assessment in the first 24 hours after birth to complete newborn screening for clients discharged early from hospital for you and baby only.

2 additional home visits around day 3 & 5 (these days could vary)

Weeks 2, 4 & 6 will be scheduled as an in clinic appointments.

THE CLINIC

Anyone entering the clinic must complete a pre-screening questionnaire (clients & support person). 

 

Text the office line when you arrive for your appointment. You'll be checked in. Once you've completed the screening, and have passed you may enter the building. 

The waiting room is open & mask's are mandatory.

 

HOSPITAL CHANGES

Changes and restrictions have been implemented at Markham Stouffville Hospital. 

Hospital Registration Information:

 

 

Visitor limitation is in effect at this time. Clients are currently allowed to bring 2 support person to labour and delivery. 

For more information: 

What to expect during your appointment

We're thrilled you have chosen us for your pregnancy! During these trying times our process for 1st appointments look a little different. Below you'll find steps how how you can prepare for your first appointment with us. 

1. Complete the online intake form and client information form (Once you've been accepted). Book an appointment with us through email between 9 -11weeks.

 

2. Print the paperwork below and prepare to bring these to your first appointment. We ask that you complete as much as you can and you will have a chance to discuss these with your Midwife.  

3. The first appointment is an hour in length, please arrive at least 5 minutes prior and check in with our admin staff.  

PREPARING FOR YOUR POSTPARTUM HOME VISITS

After delivery and for low risk healthy newborns: 

1 in person assessment in the first 24 hours after birth to complete newborn screening for clients discharged early from hospital for you and baby only. 

2 more in person home visits within the first week. Typically they are on day 3 & 5, but could vary.

Like the clinic, we ask that clients be masked and on the main level of their home for their home visits. We ask that no additional visitors, family or friends be within 6 feet and all members of the household should wear a mask upon Midwives entering the home. 

Resources

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

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World Health Organization

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

COVID - ONTARIO

Ontario Government Information

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Download Handouts

Markham & Durham Midwives Handout

No-Panic Help Guide

Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook

SOGC.PNG

SOGC

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologist of Canada

AOM

Association of Ontario Midwives

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