Congratulations on your pregnancy! This is an exciting but often stressful time.

Your first step is to see a family doctor or a registered midwife. Please choose an option below.

Below are some important steps to help you through your pregnancy.

  • Schedule your first prenatal visit with your obstetrical primary care provider.

  • Schedule your next visits before you leave your doctor’s office.

  • Around 8 – 12 weeks, go for your routine lab work.

  • Have a discussion with your doctor and your partner about prenatal screening and if it is right for you.

  • Around 8 – 12 weeks, get a dating ultrasound. Your doctor’s office staff will call you with this appointment.

  • Around 20 weeks, go for your anatomic ultrasound. Your doctor’s office staff will call you with this appointment.

  • Register your pregnancy with Fraser Health Authority online or by calling 604-795-4107 where a nurse will help you register and book a tour of the maternity ward if you’re interested. She can also arrange for a tour of the maternity unit at the same time. It is suggested that you try to arrange this tour on the same day as your anatomic ultrasound.

  • Once you have registered you will be sent an information package in the mail including a great book called “Babies Best Chance”. This is a great resource and it is recommended you try to read most of it. If it can’t answer your questions, ask your doctor.

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Brush up on Prenatal Education
Babies Best Chance PDF Book