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Regional Maternal Child

COVID-19 & Pregnancy

COVID-19 does not seem to be more dangerous in pregnant women than the general population and there have been no deaths in pregnant women.

It is not thought to cause miscarriage or stillbirth but may have a higher risk of preterm birth. It does not seem to be passed to the baby before the baby is born but if you have a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infection during labour or within the two (2) weeks prior to birth you should take precautions (hand-washing, wearing a mask, covering a cough/sneeze, disinfecting regularly touched objects) to avoid passing the infection to the baby.

Breastfeeding is still recommended even if you have or had COVID-19.

Learn more about COVID-19 in pregnancy here.

Learn more about COVID-19 and protecting your newborn here.

The below video offers a tour of PRHC's Labour & Delivery Unit. For the safety of both the baby and mother during the COVID-19 pandemic, please know that some of the processes highlighted may change. 

Labour & Delivery from PRHC on Vimeo.

Maternal Child Services provides care for the following types of patients: women who are pregnant or require post-operative care for gynecological issues, newborn babies and children from birth to 18 years of age.

Within these groups, the following services are offered:

  • Pregnant women are offered a range of services throughout their pregnancy, during the birth of their baby and following the birth of their baby.
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is a Level 2 nursery that provides care for newborns that require specialized nursing care, including those who are born as much as eight weeks early. Well, full-term babies are cared for on the maternal child unit with their mothers.
  • Paediatric service provides medical and limited surgical care for children from birth to 18 years of age.

Outpatient services include a breastfeeding clinic on A6, paediatric clinic for follow up care and paediatric diabetes clinic. 

Maternal Child Services is responsible for the coordination of the following within the Health Centre:

Maternal Child Care Unit
(705) 743-2121 x. 5059