At present, the Mom Care Docs are accepting new patients for low-risk obstetrics. An appointment can be made directly by a patient or through a referral from a family doctor.
The Allin Clinic is not currently accepting new patients for general practice at this time. This policy has been adopted to ensure that our existing patients receive timely and appropriate care. We review this policy on a regular basis and will advise the public should anything change.
As long as you are considered a low-risk patient and your pregnancy continues without major complications, being cared for by a family doctor is as safe for you and your baby as seeing an obstetrician. If complications ever do occur, we can rapidly consult or transfer your care to an obstetrician.
Mom Care Docs is a group practice. If you prefer to stick with the same physician or a smaller group of doctors, this can be accommodated. Each doctor works on a particular day of the week, so if you develop a good relationship with the physician you saw on your first visit you can see that doctor for most visits by booking your appointments on the same day.
We have regular group meetings and practice following the same guidelines, so although we may have different personalities, we all practice obstetrics in the same way.
Once it is time to deliver your baby, the Mom Care Docs’ doctor-on-call will be with you at the Lois Hole Hospital for Women, Royal Alexandra Hospital. All the Mom Care Docs’ doctors work in rotating shifts at the hospital.
You should have the chance to meet most or even all of the doctors if you book appointments with different doctors for each visit. If you prefer to stick to one or two docs for your prenatal visits, then most people find that during the admission and labour process, they build a relationship with the delivering Mom Care Doc.
We deliver at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. The Labour and Delivery ward is located on the fourth floor of the Robbins Pavilion (Lois Hole Hospital for Women). This is on the West side of the Royal Alexandra Hospital.
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The first and second visits usually take about 30 minutes to complete, as we take a detailed medical history, do a physical examination and provide you with lots of information to keep your pregnancy safe and healthy. After this, your visits usually take 10-15 minutes.
As we are a group practice, we have a dedicated doctor-on-call each day for deliveries, so the clinic doctor does not have to leave to attend patients in the hospital.
We deliver babies at the Royal Alexandra Hospital where birthing tubs are not permitted. All birthing rooms have bath tubs and showers which many women find helpful for pain relief during labour, but you would need to come out of the tub for delivery.
If you are generally healthy, do not have high blood pressure, diabetes or epilepsy and have had 1 or no previous C-sections, you are most likely low-risk. Most low-risk patients can be seen by a family doctor who delivers babies for their whole pregnancy and labour. If complications develop during your pregnancy or in labour, we work closely with the obstetricians at the Royal Alex and will consult with them as necessary to give you the best care.
Coping with labour and delivery can be stressful and we are happy to accommodate the people who support you through this process. For some people a good support person is their spouse or afamily member, but some women find a doula helpful too. Your doula, however, would not replace your physician for providing medical care and advice.