Our goal is to provide you with the best healthcare possible and for you to have a safe and healthy pregnancy, delivery and healthy baby. We expect that everything will be perfect leading up to your delivery, but we are prepared to take care of you if there are any bumps along the way.
Your First Visit – What to Expect
Your first visit will take approximately 30 minutes. You will meet with Dr. Henry to review your medical history, perform a full physical examination and assess any high risk factors that may impact your pregnancy. Depending on how far you are along in your pregnancy you may be able hear your baby’s heartbeat for the first time.
Following your initial visit, you will have scheduled visits every 4 weeks. At each checkup, you will have your vitals checked (blood pressure and weight). You will leave a urine sample so we can measure the protein in your urine. Dr. Henry will ask you questions, measure your belly and listen to the baby’s heartbeat. You will have plenty of time to ask questions – be sure to bring a list to avoid forgetting anything.
You will be referred for an ultrasound to examine the baby’s growth and development and to confirm the estimated due date. Around 30 weeks, you will start coming to the office every 2 weeks. Starting at 36 weeks, you will be seen every week.
Labour & Delivery
Labour and Delivery is where you will deliver your baby, but is also used as the “emergency room” for patients more than 28 weeks pregnant. If you have a concern, anytime day or night, do not hesitate to go to the hospital’s labour ward to be evaluated.
When you are in labour, you will be assigned to a private room at the hospital for your comfort throughout the labour and delivery process. The experienced nursing staff will provide you with personalized care in a warm, supportive environment during her whole shift. When you are ready for delivery, you will deliver your baby in a birthing room, facilitated by Dr. Henry. You are allowed to have your partner with you at the time of delivery. After you have your baby, you will have a chance to hold your baby in your arms for this first time. After your baby is examined by the pediatrician, your newborn will be brought to be with you during your stay.