Prenatal Clinic (PNC)
Prenatal Clinic (PNC)
Congratulations! You are pregnant!
If you're pregnant and looking for a fabulous collaboration of physicians to look after you and your baby, look no further than the Parry Sound Family Health Team's Prenatal Clinic for all of your care.
The PNC Team at the Parry Sound Family Health Team is here to ensure that all pregnant women in our area receive outstanding prenatal care and it is our commitment to provide a family doctor to anyone that is currently pregnant and followed in our Prenatal Clinic.
The Prenatal Clinic Doctors include:
- Dr. Gibson
- Dr. Hamby
- Dr. Hollingsworth | Dr. Frere
- Dr. Rietze
- Dr. Warwick
If your local Family Doctor practices Obstetrics:
- You will be seen by them for your prenatal appointments until 30 weeks gestation. At 30 weeks gestation, you will be included in the PNC. Here you will be seen by each of our Prenatal Clinic Doctors on a rotating basis. The goal is to have you meet all of the Prenatal Clinic Doctors by the time you deliver. The Prenatal Clinic Doctor that is “on-call” the week that you deliver, will be your delivering doctor.
If your local Family Doctor DOES NOT practice Obstetrics:
- You will be referred immediately to the PNC once your pregnancy has been confirmed during a visit to the office.
If your Family Doctor isn't local:
- Your Family Doctor can refer you to the Prenatal Clinic by completing and faxing this PNC Referral form.
If you don't have a Family Doctor:
- Please call our offices at 705.746.9382 or 705.746.2181, and ask to speak to the Prenatal Clinic Nurse.
For more details, contact our offices:
- Rugged Shores Family Health 705.746.2181
- Medical Associates 705.746.9382
Planning and preparing during pregnancy:
- Your Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy - Health Canada
- Healthy Babies Health Children Program - Ontario Ministry of Health
- Prenatal Classes - North Bay Parry Sound District
- Prenatal Education - Key Messages for Ontario
- Guide to understanding prenatal screening tests for Down Syndrome, Trisomy 18, and Open Neural Tube Defects
- Cannabis and Pregnancy Don’t Mix
- Nausea & Vomiting
- Listeria infection, a foodborne bacterial illness
- Physical Activity in Pregnancy
- Circumcision of baby boys: Information for parents
- Having a Baby - Government Services/Benefits
- Oxytocin: To Help Start or Speed Up Your Labour
- Parry Sound - Hope Pregnancy Support Centre
- Breastfeeding Clinic/Support - North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit
- Breastfeeding - Ontario Ministry of Health
- Biological Nurturing Laid-back Breastfeeding
- Skin to Skin is the healthiest place to begin
- International Breastfeeding Centre
- Signs that Feeding is Going Well
- Register your Newborn - Ontario Ministry of Health
- Baby’s Second Night
- Pregnancy & life with a new baby are not always what you expect:
- How is your child developing?
- Immunization Information on the Internet: Can you trust what you read?
- Pain Management During Immunizations for Children
- Fever- Kids Health
- Fever - Mayo Clinic
- What about dads?
- Information for parents from Canada's paediatricians
Getting out in the Community:
Postpartum mood disorders
Parents should connect with their AHCP (Doctor, NP, Nurse, MHW etc)
- Coping with anxiety during pregnancy and following the birth
- Postpartum Support International
- The Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety Workbook
- Managing Depression - During pregnancy, After Delivery and Beyond
- Mental Health - Women's College Hospital
- Mind Beacon - What's on your mind today?
- AbilitiCBT an internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (iCBT) program
Some other resources of interest:
Online guides for everyday parenting questions
- Rourke Baby Record
- About Kids Health (Sick Kids)
- Healthy Children (American Academy of Pediatrics)
- Best Start
- Parry Sound Health Centre | First Nation Inuit Health Branch | Reproductive Services