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

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

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.

Dr. Dawn Kingston

Based out of the University of Calgary, this website provides information about emotional well-being in pregnancy and beyond.

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