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Pregnancy

Welcome to Pregnancy Care at Somerset West Community Health Centre!

The SWCHC pregnancy team provides family-centred prenatal, delivery, postpartum and newborn care. Our group is multidisciplinary including family physicians, lactation consultants, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistant, dietitians and social workers. SWCHC aims to be a centre of excellence for perinatal care, improving maternal and newborn health in our community. We hope to be able to answer some of your questions here on our website but if you need further information please contact us at 613-238-1220.

Prenatal Breastfeeding Classes

Our prenatal breastfeeding class offers pregnant women and their partners education about breastfeeding and information on how to prepare to breastfeed. A lactation consultant leads the class. Offered on a monthly basis at our Eccles location.

Buns in the Oven

Helping you prep for your baby's arrival!

Fun activities, yummy snacks, and pregnancy tips & tricks:

Breastfeeding Support

We offer extensive support for breastfeeding from all our staff, including our lactation consultant.

Lactation consultants are professional breastfeeding specialists trained to teach mothers how to feed their baby. They:

About our Doctors

You will have the opportunity to meet the entire group of physicians at our quarterly "Meet The Doctors" evenings.

Our doctors work in an on-call group with 6 other Ottawa family physicians out of the Civic Hospital, providing coverage for our patients at delivery time. All members of the group share a similar philosophy and approach to family-centred maternity care. 

What to Expect at Delivery

The family physicians at SWCHC deliver babies at The Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus on Carling Avenue. At the Civic Hospital we are family centered and offer a comfortable birth atmosphere for the low risk patient.

What to Expect at SWCHC When You're Expecting!

Congratulations on your pregnancy! The SWCHC pregnancy team is privilege that you have chosen us to be part of this most exciting time for you and your family. Once registered with us all pregnant patients are assigned to one of our Pregnancy Team physicians. Prenatal appointments are offered weekdays as well as Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

How to Refer a Patient for Prenatal Care

We accept referrals from family physicians and nurse practitioners for prenatal care.  We would be pleased to share antenatal care with any physician or nurse practitioner who would like to remain involved during the pregnancy, or alternatively take over their care from the second trimester on.  

As prenatal care is "outside the basket" of services for FHG/FHO/FHT/FHN models of care, your patients can be seen by our physicians without penalty to you.

Obstetrical Care

Expecting a baby? Our physicians and nurse practitioners offer 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.

Chinese Pregnancy Circle

Information in Mandarin on healthy pregnancy, labour and delivery, newborn care and breastfeeding, as well as community resources for pre and post-natal care.

Well Baby Drop-In

Weekly education and support to parents of babies up to 24 months.

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