The Primary Care RN will be involved in your care along with your Family Physician. In addition to hands-on-care, she will be able to support women through phone access, education and referrals regarding pregnancy and childbirth.
What to expect: During your pregnancy you will have approximately 14 routine appointments at our clinic. Your first visit includes a complete physical exam. Visits then occur monthly until 28 weeks, every 2-3 weeks until 36 weeks, then weekly until you deliver. You may need to be seen more frequently if any concerns or complications arise.
At each visit you will have measurements of your weight, blood pressure, fetal heart rate and size of your uterus. You will receive requisitions for routine labwork and ultrasounds as needed. We will also ensure that your referrals and education needs are coordinated with your routine prenatal visits.
Your spouse and/or children are welcome to attend appointments.
Ready or not Alberta?
For Albertans ready to have a baby or not
Birth and Babies Online
Alberta Health Services Prenatal Online ClassesUseful links if you are looking for more information about pregnancy in your area, including virtual hospital tours. Be sure to check back often for new resources!
Health Canada Consumer Product Safety, Healthy Living, Food & Nutrition
Healthy Parents, Healthy Children Alberta Health Services practical guide to pregnancy & being a parent
My Health Alberta Easy to understand health information & tools made for Albertans
New Dad Manual 24hr cribside assistance, for Dads, by Dads
Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Pocket Guideadvice on medications & commonly used products
Sexuality and You Birth Control, STI, and sexual health information
Alberta Quits Free web-based support 24/7. If you've considered quitting smoking or have already made the decision to quit.
The facts on pregnancy and childbirth from Canada's experts (The Society of Obstetricians & Gynecologists of Canada)
Transport Canada Car Seat Safety
Family Violence Information Line
Alberta Health Services Safe Infant Sleep Information
Safe Food Handling for Pregnant Women
Child Safety Link
Helping keep your child safe at home, on the road and at play + a helpful video on how to choose and use your car seat.
10 Valuable Tips for Successful
International Breastfeeding Centre/The Newman - Breastfeeding Clinic - Reliable and well researched information and breastfeeding videos
Evidence-based information on breastfeeding and parents. "Information provided is for education purposes only"
Caring for Kids
Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development
HEAL (Health Education & Learning)
Provides families across Alberta easily accessible, reliable information about common minor illnesses and injuries in children
Post Partum Men
A place for men with concerns about depression, anxiety or other problems with mood after the birth of a child.
Alberta Health Services Post-Partum Depression
Resources to support you and your family.
Canadian Mental Health Association
Learn how to take care of your mental health. Get the facts
about mental illness. Find help for yourself or others.
PSI: Postpartum Support International
Family Services of Central Alberta
Information. Help. Support. Postpartum Depression Information for Families & Professionals.
AHS Pregnancy & Infant Loss Program
Health Info, Parent Support Resources & Related
Are You In Crisis? Important Phone Numbers
Community Crisis Society: Wheatland Women's Shelter 24hr crisis line toll free: 1-877-934-6634 (Strathmore)
Central Alberta Women's emergency shelter toll free: 1-866-347-2480 (Red Deer)
Employment Insurance Benefits Information