Meet with the Big Country Primary Care Network Low-Risk Pre-Natal Nurse

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.

Pregnancy & Birth

COVID 19 Vaccinations in Pregnancy
AHS vaccination in pregnancy information webpage.

Ready or not Alberta? 
For Albertans ready to have a baby or not

Birth and Babies Online
Alberta Health Services Prenatal Online Classes
Useful 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

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.

Pregnancy Info
The facts on pregnancy and childbirth from Canada’s experts (The Society of Obstetricians & Gynecologists of Canada)

Mother To Baby – medications and more during pregnancy and breastfeeding, ask the experts

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Pocket Guide – advice on medication and commonly used products

2019 Canadian Guideline for Physical Activity throughout Pregnancy

The Women’s Fitness Authority
Free workouts, Nutrition and Lifestyle Information.  Training programs for pregnant and postpartum women.

Safety

Breastfeeding

International Breastfeeding Centre/The Newman – Breastfeeding Clinic – Reliable and well researched information and breastfeeding videos

La Leche League

Kellymom
Evidence-based  information on breastfeeding and parents.  “Information provided is for education purposes only”

Kids & Parenting

Anxiety Canada
Free online, self-help and evidence based resources on anxiety and anxiety disorders.

HOPE
HOPE is a mental health web app for women.  Begin your path towards better emotional health, no matter your starting point.  The app offers supports in the form of assessment tools, online courses, and evidence-based information to help you understand, manage and learn about what you are going through.

PSI: Postpartum Support International

Family Services of Central Alberta
Information. Help. Support.  Postpartum Depression Information for Families & Professionals.

OTHER RESOURCES

Are You In Crisis? Important Phone Numbers

211 Alberta
Navigate which resource or helpline may be best for you.  An on-line – call – text – chat of Alberta’s community and social services.

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

AHS Pregnancy & Infant Loss Program

Health Info, Parent Support Resources & Related Websites