think I meet the criteria for being accepted. Now what?
Only doctors/midwives who deliver babies at BC Women’s can pre-register women to have their baby here. Your doctor/midwife can let you know if they deliver at our hospital or not.
Your doctor/midwife sends a pre-registration form and your pregnancy records to us so that the hospital staff knows your pregnancy and medical history. This information is reviewed by BC Women’s Pre-registration Committee to determine your eligibility to give birth at BC Women's.
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See a doctor or midwife who delivers at BC Women's
You need to see a care provider (doctor or midwife) who delivers babies at BC Women’s. Your care provider needs to pre-register you as soon as possible after 12 weeks and before 32 weeks
into your pregnancy.
If you do not yet have a doctor or midwife for your pregnancy, visit
Find a Maternity Care Provider
2What do I need to do?
- complete the top part of the pre-registration form that your doctor/midwife gives you
- ensure that you complete all sections marked with an asterisk to make sure it is processed quickly
- return it to your doctor/midwife as soon as possible
3Your pre-registration form is reviewed
Our pre-registration committee reviews all pre-registration forms once a month to make sure they meet the criteria for being accepted. This review could take up to five weeks to complete. The committee is comprised of midwives, general practitioners, obstetricians and administrators.
4How will I know if I am accepted?
We will inform your doctor/midwife if you are eligible to give birth at BC Women’s. It can take up to five weeks for them to receive this information after you complete your form. You can check with your doctor/midwife if you have been accepted at your prenatal appointment.
5What happens if I am not accepted?
If we are unable to accept your pre-registration, we will let your doctor or midwife know. They will then contact you and help you arrange to have your baby at one of our partner hospitals close to your home.