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Obstetrical Care

Obstetrical Care




Monday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Wednesday 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact Details

& Service Area

For who:

Women that are pregnant

Service Area:

Ottawa-wide, SWCHC Service Area

SWCHC Service Area

SWCHC Service Area


Rosemount Branch

For more information:

Call 613-688-1177 ext. 2

Languages Offered:


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 client

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. These include: 

  • 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)

NOTE: You must find your own Obstetrician or Midwife - SWCHC is unable to initiate the referral process for you.

***Clients who live in Quebec are not eligible for our services.***

Care at Somerset West Community Health Centre includes: 

During pregnancy

  • Support from an interdisciplinary team (including dietician)

  • Routine prenatal medical care 

  • Prenatal breastfeeding education (lactation consultant)

 After Delivery 

  • 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.

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