Breastfeeding Resources - Dr. Jack Newman
1. At Manitoulin Maternity Care, who will be involved in my care?
Dr. Quackenbush and Dr. Renwick are the two delivering physicians involved in your prenatal care and delivery. During the prenatal clinics, you will first meet with the prenatal nurse for your blood pressure, weight, and to collect a urine sample.
2. Should my partner and I attend prenatal classes?
Prenatal classes, especially for first time parents are certainly encouraged. Classes are offered periodically at the Manitoulin Health Centre in Little Current. You can get information about registering for prenatal classes online or in person through their website, here.
3. Who do I contact if I am having difficult in my pregnancy?
Your routine appointments are monthly until you are 28 weeks, then every 2 weeks until you are 36 weeks, and then weekly until delivery.You may be asked to attend clinic more frequently if there are any concerns.
Any urgent needs may be addressed through the walk-in clinic or the emergency room, where you will be assessed by the doctor on call. They will contact Drs. Quackenbush and Renwick if needed for further assessment.
4. Where do I go when I feel I am in labour?
Unless you are given other instructions by the doctor, if you feel you are in labour, please present yourself to the emergency room at the Manitoulin Health Centre in Little Current. You will be assessed there and if you are in active labour, you will then be admitted to the labour and delivery suite.
5. Do you perform routine episiotomies?
Our delivering physicians do not perform routine episiotomies, as there is no evidence that this is beneficial for the patient.
6. How long will I stay in the hospital after delivery?
Generally, the length of stay after a normal vaginal delivery is 24. This will be discussed in detail with you during prenatal visits as well as after your delivery.
7. When do I see the doctor with my new baby?
You will be given instructions for follow up when you are sent home from the hospital. Generally, your new little one will need to be seen within 2-3 days of discharge.