Prenatal Clinics provide care to pregnant women throughout their pregnancy. The Clinic provides a good setting for mothers to receive quality care and helps the mother-to-be and family make informed choices.
At each visit you will see the clinic nurse and physician. They will assess you and your growing baby. They will also give you information about your pregnancy and answer questions.
- For full details about Having a Baby please find our information here.
- For full details about our Women & Children's Health Program, you can find our information here.
Some other things that may also happen when you visit the Prenatal Clinic:
At each visit you may have a full examination including weight, blood pressure, urine test, baby’s heart rate and measure the size of your baby bump.
A pelvic exam and Pap smear will also be done on your first visit.
Blood work and ultrasounds will be ordered when needed.
Please note, if you are located in the HRM, the IWK offers prenatal services.
How do I access this service?
After your pregnancy is confirmed, your family doctor or nurse practitioner can refer you to these clinics. If you don’t have a family doctor or nurse practitioner you can call the clinic yourself to make an appointment.
- Find more information and patient resources on our pregnancy and parenting education guide. (external site)
- If you have questions about feeding your baby or would like information on a special invitation because we care.