About the Program
During your pregnancy, you will be cared for by a nurse, our two family physicians who provide low-risk obstetrical care.
Congratulations on your pregnancy and thank you for considering our team to support you. Our team provides friendly, holistic, and family-centered care. During your pregnancy, you will receive care from a prenatal nurse, our two family physicians practicing low risk obstetrical care and family medicine residents from the University of Ottawa doing obstetrical training. If followed by our team, you will be delivering your baby at The Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus.
Your obstetrical care at CCHC includes the following services:
Access to CCHC phone nurse service Monday-Friday from 9-5 by calling 613-233-4697
Support from an interdisciplinary team (which can include nursing, community dietician, social support etc.)
Routine prenatal care during your pregnancy
Prenatal breastfeeding support After birth:
Visits after birth for women:
Visits by a physician and nurse after hospital discharge and up to 6 weeks post-partum. These visits include appointments for pap tests and contraception.
Newborn visits after birth:
Visits by a physician and nurse after hospital discharge and in the first weeks of life.
**Obstetrical care at CCHC 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 before you deliver.
Please visit Health Care Connect Ontario or talk to our team for support.
Eligibility for Care As family physicians we specialize in low risk obstetrics and are able to care for most patients who are referred to us. Reasons you may be referred to other healthcare providers 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)
**Please note clients who live in Quebec are not eligible for our services.