CALGARY MATERNITY CLINIC
Maternity Clinic in Calgary
Calgary Maternity Clinic
Learning you are expecting a baby is an exciting time. At Oak Bay Medical Centre, we want to guide you every step of the way. Our Calgary maternity clinic staff will help you prepare for the changes ahead.
Our Calgary Maternity Clinic is fully equipped to handle the various stages of pregnancy and childbirth. Our maternity clinic Doctors are dedicated and focused on providing you with outstanding maternity care.
We are pleased to be given the opportunity to be involved in your care at our Maternity Clinic in Calgary . We strive to offer the best maternity care for you and your baby. Our maternity clinic physicians are affiliated with the Mountainview Maternity call group, an established low-risk maternity physician group that performs deliveries out of Rockyview General Hospital. We offer individualized and personal care to our low-risk prenatal patients at our Calgary Maternity Clinic, from the time of conception to after delivery.
Let’s Prepare For Your Pregnancy Together at Our Calgary Maternity Clinic
Every pregnancy is both special and unique and we are with you every step of the way. We provide care for all pregnancies through to birth and after delivery at our Maternity Clinic in Calgary. Let us support you and share in the experience of your special journey. We believe that by becoming familiar with your current physical condition and any past issues, we’ll be able to meet your and your baby’s needs.
Book an Appointment Today. (403) 281-2020
Our Calgary maternity clinic provides you with a safe environment and knowledgeable staff to help you through your pregnancy. Book a consult with us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you during your entire pregnancy.
Take care of yourself and your baby by:
- Seeing your health care provider if there is a possibility you are pregnant
- Attending your scheduled appointments throughout your pregnancy – they are all important
- Discussing any questions or concerns with your maternity care provider, and following their advice
COMPASSIONATE AND SUPPORTIVE MATERNITY CLINIC PHYSICIANS
Dr. Wesam Salem
Dr. Salem holds a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Calgary. He started off in his first career as a chemist in the oil and gas sector before later going on to complete both his Medical Degree and Postgraduate Residency Training at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. He currently works as a full-time family physician in Southwest Calgary and possesses a wide area of practice interests. He has a strong passion for both obstetrics and procedural medicine, and has been delivering babies since 2010. At present, he is the low-risk obstetrical representative on the Rockyview General Hospital MoreOB (Managing Obstetrical Risk Effectively) Committee. This committee aims to create a culture of patient safety on obstetrical units, by ensuring hospital practices remain consistent with current and evidence-based guidelines. He is also an instructor in Fetal Health Surveillance, which pertains to best practices around the evaluation and interpretation of intrapartum fetal health status. Away from the office, Dr. Salem devotes his free time to his loving wife and young children. He thoroughly enjoys all things hockey.
DR. ERIN NICHOLLS
Dr. Erin Nicholls did her undergraduate and master's degrees in microbiology & immunology at the University of British Columbia. She previously worked in labs doing immunology research. She did her medical school and residency training through the University of Calgary and was been working out of the Rockyview since finishing residency in 2015.
DEDICATED MATERNITY CLINIC IN CALGARY FOR
MOM & BABY
We accept maternity patients without a referral. However, a referral from your family doctor will help us better communicate with their office.
What To Expect From Our Maternity Clinic in Calgary
First pregnancy and lots of questions? Our Maternity Clinic in Calgary will answer them. Third baby and forgetful? Not a problem. Feeling overwhelmed after you deliver? We can address that too.
No matter what your concerns, we endeavor to assist our patients in navigating safely through the course of their pregnancy and beyond. We hope to provide you with the tools you need to enter into labour, confident and prepared. Our office can often see patients on short notice. It is important that you call the office first thing in the morning if a concern arises. We will do our very best to try and accommodate you.
For the safety of our patients, our Calgary maternity clinic can only provide care for those patients that are deemed to be low-risk. High-risk patients, such as those with complex or emergent medical conditions during pregnancy, or those patients with significant fetal malformations detected on ultrasound, are best followed by an obstetrician.
MATERNITY CARE EVERY STEP
OF THE WAY
Preparing For Your First Visit
At your first visit, you will be asked to complete a comprehensive medical history form. This was allow the physician to identify any risks with your pregnancy as well as assist the physician in building a prenatal record for you. It is important that you try and obtain and remember the details of your medical history, family history, and prior pregnancy history.The Alberta Prenatal Record is a document that summarizes your medical history as well as the events and investigations that occur during your pregnancy. A copy of this document will be provided to you later in your pregnancy (36th week of pregnancy) and is meant to accompany you when you go to the hospital.The physician may perform a brief examination at the first visit, as well as order any outstanding tests for pregnancy.
Subsequent Prenatal Visits
In order to ensure a healthy pregnancy, we encourage you to attend all of your prenatal appointments. Generally, you will be seen every 4 weeks until 28 weeks gestation, every 2 weeks until 36 weeks gestation, and finally every week until delivery. On occasion, your physician may need to see you more often depending on the course of your pregnancy.At every visit, the fetal heart rate will be checked to ensure it is beating at an appropriate rate. After 20 weeks, your tummy will be measured each visit to check the growth of the baby. At 30 weeks and beyond, the presentation of the baby is checked each visit to determine whether the baby is facing head down (vertex) rather than feet first (breech). The great majority of babies will be head down, which is the ideal presentation for delivery.
You and your baby will receive several check-ups after delivery, prior to being discharged back to your family physician. We will make sure that any outstanding issues are addressed and/or communicated to your regular doctor. During these visits, we will focus on your mood, bleeding, future contraceptive plans, and general health.
Some Important Dates To Remember
9-12 weeks: First Prenatal Visit +/- Dating Ultrasound
9-14 weeks: First Trimester Screen for Chromosomal Abnormalities and Nuchal Ultrasound
18-20 weeks: Ultrasound for Fetal Anatomy
24-28 weeks: Diabetes of Pregnancy Screen
36 weeks: Group B Strep Swab
37 weeks: Delivery (variable)
Information from SOGC - The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Ask Your Family Doctor For A Referral