CMC Care during COVID Pandemic
If you are new to our clinic Welcome! We look forward to supporting you and your family during your pregnancy, labour and postpartum period.
Due to the COVID situation, we have modified the way we are caring for patients. Our goal is to continue to provide excellent and safe maternity care while minimizing potential exposures for our patients (and wider community). Review our Cowichan Maternity Clinic Reopen Safety Plan for full details.
Please know that if we have booked you for a telehealth/phone appointment, that we are open to discussing an in person visit if you feel it is important. We realize this is a stressful time and please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns. Below is a general guide for what you can expect for timing of visits. It will change based on individual pregnancy issues and questions.
Timing of Visits during Pregnancy
|Gestational Age||Telehealth vs In person|
|First Visit||Telehealth or In person|
|Any visits prior to Physical||Telehealth|
|14-16wks – Physical||In person|
|20 weeks||Telehealth (rationale-will have US around this time)|
|26 weeks||In Person|
|34 weeks||In Person|
|36 weeks||In person|
|38 weeks||In Person|
|39 weeks||Telehealth (unless wants sweep)|
|40 weeks||In Person|
|Other visits as issues arise||First Telehealth with nurse. May need in person|
Timing of Visits Postpartum/Newborn
We will see mom and babe at each visit
|Weeks of Age/postpartum||Telehealth vs In person|
|1 week||In person|
|2 Week||Telehealth (if all is well)|
|1 month||In person|
|6 week||Telehealth or In person|