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Postnatal Care Collaborative

What you can expect: 

  • Upon your return home, you will receive a home visit within two days from a public health nurse or midwife. 

  • We will be checking in on your recovery, checking your babe’s well-being, offering support around feeding your baby as well as supporting you through your transition to parenthood. 

  • You will receive ongoing visits (home or virtual—ie. phone or video) every 2 or 3 days for the first week or so by a midwife or public health nurse. 

  • The midwife and public health nurses have many years of experience supporting nursing families and will all be great resources helping with feeding challenges. 

  • If virtual visits are planned, you will be loaned a digital hanging scale and sling to be able to weigh your baby so we will know if your baby is gaining appropriately. 

  • You will have clinic visits with a midwife around 2, 4 and 6 weeks postpartum.  These will be at the Sea to Sky Walk-In Clinic if you live in Squamish and at Whistler Health Centre/Public Health if you live in Whistler. 

  • Your final visit with the midwife is around 6 weeks.  You will then book an 8-week check with your family doctor.  Your babe will also have an immunization appointment booked at the public health unit around 8 weeks. 

  • You have 24/7 access to either the midwife or the Mountain Maternity doctors (please see the “How to Reach Us” handout) for urgent concerns. 

     

*Registered midwives usually care for people through pregnancy, birth and the first six weeks post-partum.  However, to help meet a need in the community, Lydia will only be focusing on proving post-natal care for Mountain Maternity patients. Meghanne is providing antepartum and post partum care for clients in the Whistler and Pemberton area.

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