Prenatal Services
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Promoting healthy pregnancy outcomes

Whether you're thinking about or are going to have a baby, this information will help you during your pregnancy and in preparation for the birth of your baby and the first six months of your baby’s life.

To confirm your pregnancy, your family doctor, medical drop-in clinic or registered midwife can provide a simple urine or blood test.

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Pregnancy, childbirth, and new parenthood bring physical and emotional changes. Knowing what to expect can make these changes easier to handle and enjoy.

Contact a Public Health Nurse at your local Public Health Centre to get your free copy of Baby's Best Chance and your Pregnancy Passport (if you have not already received from your physician or midwife) or to learn about important information such as:
  • Choosing a health care provider 
  • What to expect during prenatal visits
  • How your unborn baby is developing  
  • What you should eat during pregnancy
  • Keeping active and gaining an appropriate amount of weight
  • Information for dads-to-be

Interior Health also offers many services or programs for soon-to-be or new parents:

Know your immunization status

It is important that you make sure that your Rubella (German Measles) is up to date to prevent you from developing this form of measles during pregnancy. This disease can be extremely harmful to the development of the unborn baby.

Ask your family doctor or care provider to find out if you need to have a vaccination shot before becoming pregnant.

Prenatal hospital tours

Take a virtual maternity tour for an overview of our maternity services so you know what to expect when you come to the hospital.  Tours are currently available for:

Other resources

For more information, view the following websites:

 

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