Pre-registration is required to give birth at BC Women’s. Your doctor/midwife sends a pre-registration form and your prenatal records to BC Women’s so that the hospital knows your medical history. This information is reviewed by BC Women’s Pre-registration Committee to determine if BC Women's can accept your pre-registration.
Only doctors/midwives that 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 facility or not.
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.
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
If you have any questions about the form, please ask your doctor or midwife.
3Your pre-registration application is reviewed
The BC Women’s pre-registration committee reviews all pre-registration applications for BC Women’s. It is comprised of midwives, general practitioners, obstetricians, and administrators.
The BC Women’s pre-registration committee reviews all the forms from all doctors/midwives once a month to make sure they meet the criteria for being accepted. This review could take up to five weeks to complete.
In the meantime, check the quick links on the right side for more information about having your baby at BC Women's.
4How will I know if I am accepted?
Each month, the hospital provides your doctor/midwife with a list of the women who have been accepted for pre-registration, so you can ask them when you next see them.
5What happens if I am not accepted?
If BC Women’s is unable to accept your pre-registration, your doctor or midwife will be told. They will then contact you and help you arrange to have your baby at one of our partner hospitals close to your home.