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Women that are pregnant
Ottawa-wide, SWCHC Service Area
SWCHC Service Area
SWCHC Service Area
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About this Program
Expecting a baby? Our interdisciplinary team offers friendly, personal care to women with low-risk pregnancies who will deliver at the Civic Campus of The Ottawa Hospital. We accept referrals from local providers and pregnant women can also self-refer.
Becoming a patient
We accept a predetermined number of women who are due each month of the year as our clinic resources are limited. After first registering at SWCHC, you will be contacted by the Perinatal Point Person to assess your needs and determine if you can be followed at our clinic.
Furthermore, as family physicians, we specialize in low risk obstetrics and are able to care for most clients. However, some women's pregnancies have special needs and would be better served by an Obstetrician or Midwife.
Women who know they require a caesarean section before labour starts
Women who are diabetic and taking insulin
Women pregnant with twins or triplets
Women who wish to give birth in a location other than the hospital (ex: at home or birthing center) you must find your own Obstetrician or Midwife: SWCHC is unable to initiate the referral process for you.
** Please note that clients who live in Quebec are not eligible for our services.**
Care at Somerset West Community Health Centre includes:
Support from an interdisciplinary team (including dietitian)
Routine prenatal medical care
Prenatal breastfeeding education (lactation consultant)
For new mothers: Medical appointments with a primary provider and lactation consultant (if needed) after hospital discharge and up to 8 weeks post-partum. These visits include appointments for pap tests and contraception.
For newborns: Medical appointments after hospital discharge for the first weeks of life. These visits include infant health assessments, help with infant feeding and parenting support.
Please note, obstetrical care at SWCHC is temporary. If you do not already have a primary care provider for you or your baby, it is a good idea to start looking for one before you deliver. Please visit Health Care Connect Ontario or talk to our team for support. Providers at SWCHC are unable to accept you and your newborn in our family medicine practices as our practices are full.