How will COVID-19 affect my pregnancy and delivery?
Please see our home page for up to date information.
If you have other COVID-19 related questions please ask a crocus doctor at your next phone or in-person visit.
How can I become a patient of the Crocus maternity group?
Call our clinic at 867-668-3911 and our receptionist will book you in. You can also visit the clinic at Klondyke Medical to book an appointment You do not need a referral from another doctor to see us.
Who will I see at my appointments?
At each visit you will see one of the Crocus doctors. We aim to book you with each of the doctors at some point in your pregnancy so you get to know all of us before your delivery.
How does the Crocus maternity group work?
We are a group of female physicians who are passionate about women's health and obstetrics. When you book your initial prenatal visit, you will be booked on the first available clinic day that fits your schedule. You may request to see a specific physician, but we encourage you to get to know all of us! One of us is always on call. The doctor working at Crocus clinic is also the doctor on call for deliveries that day. When you go to the Maternity ward for delivery or other pregnancy-related concerns, the doctor on call will see you there to provide assessments, support, and be involved with your labor and delivery. The doctor who does your delivery will also see you and your baby daily while you are in hospital.
When should I book my first appointment?
Give us a call as soon as you know you are pregnant. We like to see you early in your pregnancy to see how things are going, answer any questions you have and to let you know what to expect throughout your pregnancy. At your first prenatal visit, we will go through a detailed medical history with you, discuss routine prenatal bloodwork, genetic screening options and order your first ultrasound. At your second prenatal visit, we will compete a head-to-toe physical and a pap test if you are due for one.
How often can I expect to come in for prenatal appointments?
After your initial visit and physical appointment, you will be booked in every four weeks until you are 28 weeks pregnant, then every two weeks until 36 weeks, then weekly until delivery. Some pregnancies require extra monitoring. We will let you know if extra appointments are recommended. If you have concerns about your pregnancy between your regular scheduled visits, please call us! We will book you in within a day or two.
When will my routine ultrasounds be done?
Most pregnant women get two ultrasounds. The dating ultrasound is done between 7-11 weeks. The second ultrasound is done at 18-22 weeks to look at the baby's anatomy and to check on the placenta location. If you want to know the gender of your baby, the ultrasound technician will usually be able to tell you at your second ultrasound.
When should I start taking prenatal vitamins?
If possible, start before becoming pregnant. Otherwise, start taking them as soon as you know you are pregnant.
How often can I expect to come in for postpartum/baby appointments after going home from the hospital?
We will see you and your baby within one week of leaving the hospital. Your baby will have follow up appointments at least weekly until he or she is above their birthweight. Both you and baby will have appointments with us six weeks after your delivery. If you have any concerns between your appointments, we are happy to see you at any time.