Department of Family and Community Medicine and St. Michael’s Academic Family Health Team

Maternity care

St. Michael’s Hospital Academic Family Health Team can provide care to you throughout your pregnancy. Your health care provider will take care of you with the team of family medicine obstetrics providers who will attend your baby’s delivery. This team based approach to prenatal care allows for a smooth transition to parenthood.

It is a good idea to contact your primary care provider’s office as soon as you are aware of your pregnancy. Your initial visit should be within your first 10 weeks of pregnancy. Prenatal visits are every four weeks during the early part of pregnancy, and they become more frequent as you get closer to your due date. Partners are welcome to join you for your appointments.

What services does the family medicine obstetrics team provide?

Care initially from your own health care provider

  • We encourage you to continue seeking care from your usual primary care provider for as long as the two of you feel comfortable.

Care at 28 weeks

  • After 28 weeks you will be introduced to the family medicine obstetrics provider at your clinic. This will be the doctor you see in the last three months of your pregnancy.
  • Meet the doctor night
    • You have the chance to meet all the family medicine obstetrics providers on the first Monday in September, December, February and June at 7 p.m.
    • No appointment is required but ask your doctor or nurse for confirmation of the date and location.

Prenatal classes

  • We recommend enrolling in the St. Michael’s Hospital Academic Family Health Team’s prenatal classes (ask your doctor or nurse for class information)

What happens when my baby is born?

We recommend that within one to two days of leaving the hospital, your baby should be seen by your health care provider.

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