The Antepartum Home Care Program provides care to women with complications of pregnancy that may safely be cared for in their home. You will be referred to this program by your care provider. Experienced nurses provide regular home visits to closely monitor mother's and baby's condition, while keeping in close contact with your care provider.
What do the Home Care Nurses do?
- Teach you about the effects of your pregnancy complication for your and your baby
- Teach you to monitor your own health and the baby's health
- Phone daily
- Visit you regularly to assess you and your baby
- Report to your doctor/midwife regularly
- Answer your questions about pregnancy, labour, and birth
Home Care Nurses are available for advice:
- Seven days a week
- 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
If you need help outside the service hours, contact your doctor or midwife.
Each visit will last about one hour. If you need extra time, you can arrange this with the nurse before the visit.
- Antepartum Care at Home Program at Surrey Memorial, Surrey, BC – serving women in the Fraser Valley
- Antepartum Care at Home Program at Royal Columbian Hospital, New Westminster, BC – serving women in Coquitlam/Port Coquitlam.