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The St. Paul’s Maternity Care clinic is located in St. Paul’s Hospital in the clinical teaching area on the fifth floor of the Burrard building.  We provide care to pregnant people and their infants during pregnancy, birth and after birth for 6 weeks.

We usually begin to see you in your first trimester of pregnancy. Your first 1-2 appointments are usually over the phone, depending how far along in pregnancy you are. During these visits, we review your history, get to know you and your family, understand your values and answer any questions you may have about pregnancy, birth at St. Paul’s and our clinic. We will organize all the required bloodwork and ultrasounds, including genetic testing for you. We will then do a complete physical examination, this is usually the first in person appointment and is done around 12-14 weeks so that we can hear your baby’s heart beat.

After the physical examination, we will see you monthly until 30 weeks, then every 2 weeks until 36 weeks and then weekly until your due date. Most, if not all of these appointments will be in person.

Our doctors will look after you during any pregnancy related concerns after 20 weeks in our hospital maternity unit. This includes when you come for labour and delivery.

After your baby is born, we will see you and your baby for 6 weeks after birth. This is usually one visit in the first several days after delivery, a visit at 1-2 weeks and then a visit at 4-6 weeks after birth. However, it may be more frequent if you or your baby need more care.

We are lucky at St. Paul’s to have amazing relationship with other medical specialists should you need their care during pregnancy. Most of this care is done in the same building as your clinic. Some other people you may see during your pregnancy or after birth include an obstetrician, dietician, medical specialists (endocrinologists, internal medicine doctors, cardiologists etc.), pediatricians, breastfeeding medicine physician, lactation consultant, social worker, reproductive mental health team (psychiatrist, nurses and counsellors).

At any time if you have questions or concerns about your care, please contact the clinic.