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Anesthesia Consultation

We provide consultations about the use of analgesia/anesthesia in maternity and gynecology care. Patients must be pre-registered for delivery or gynecological services at BC Women's.

COVID-19 Information for Patients

Reasons for referral for anesthesia consultation may include:

  • Anyone requesting information about analgesia/anesthesia during labour and delivery of their baby
  • A significant risk for hemorrhage (e.g. placenta previa)
  • Anyone known to have had difficulty with anesthesia in the past
  • Medical disorders such as heart disease or pulmonary disease (e.g. cystic fibrosis)
  • Blood disorders (e.g. aplastic anemia)
  • Coagulation problems/therapeutic heparing
  • Obesity
  • Musculoskeletal disorders (e.g. scoliosis, dwarfism, short stature)
  • Neurological diseases (e.g. multiple sclerosis, paralysis)
  • Autoimmune disorders (e.g. lupus, rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Transplant patients
  • Multiple drug allergies
  • Anyone using medications which may impact anesthesia (e.g. anti-hypertensives)
  • Infectious diseases
  • Gynecology Surgical Daycare patients requiring pre-surgery consultation
Visit Pain Relief in Labour for more information on pain relief options.

Clinics are held on Tuesdays from 8:30am - 3:30pm and Thursdays from 8:30am to 12:00pm

Please bring your BC Care Card and Photo ID to your appointment.  
We are a scent-free clinic - please do not use scented products such as cologne/perfume, lotions, hair products when you come to the clinic in order to protect those patients/staff who are sensitive to these.

Our Team

You may meet the following Health Care Professionals during your visit:

Registration & Scheduling Clerk

Anesthesiologist - A doctor who specializes in Anesthesia

Clinical Students - clerks, doctors

Research Staff - approved by WHRI and/or CFRI

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