You will be cared for an supported by the FBC team of family physicians, midwives, nurses, nurse practitioner, doulas and allied health during pregnancy and until about 6 weeks after your baby is born. If you do not have a family physician, we will help you find one after you are discharged from our care.
Our small team of physicians and midwives at FBC all share the same philosophy of care and will work together to make your care as seamless and normal as possible. You will receive care from both types of care providers throughout pregnancy, delivery and during the postpartum period. When you go into labour, either a doctor or midwife will be on-call and will be present throughout active labour and when your baby is born. At FBC, both midwives and physicians will provide the same kind of care. We believe that continuous care in active labour is the safest and best option for pregnant people. Your care provider – physician or midwife – will be with you through most of your active labour. If you are in the hospital, maternity nurses play an important role as well. Our job is to ensure that you and the baby are safe and that labour is progressing in a healthy, normal way. We are also there to support, guide, and reassure you and your support people. We rotate our call schedule so that we can provide the best possible care and be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We will schedule “Meet the team” nights.