Changes at AMG Office

  • You will receive a phone call 1-2 days prior to your booked appointment to confirm that you are not exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or needing to self-isolate for recent travel or contact with a case of COVID-19.  If you are not suitable to come to the office, we will schedule you for a phone appointment.
  • Your routine visits will be divided between in-person and telephone visits - this will be discussed with you by a doctor and our recommendations will be based on the specific circumstances of your pregnancy.
  • If you have travelled outside of Canada in the 14 days before your office appointment, please call the office before your appointment so appropriate arrangements can be made to re-schedule your appointment
  • If you have respiratory symptoms and/or fever, please DO NOT ENTER the office.  Please call the office in advance so that we can plan for safe care for all our patients.
  • Our office will be limited to patients only (any other visitors accompanying you will be asked to wait outside the office). In the case of requiring a translator, an exception will be made.
  • To best protect all patients, Abbotsford Hospital has also limited visitors to one visitor per patient for your entire stay.

 

Are you wondering how COVID-19 affects pregnant women?

It is known that with other viruses like influenza, pregnant women can get sicker than non-pregnant women. So far, no studies have shown this with COVID-19, but we will continue to watch closely.

How can you protect yourself and your family?

Stay home as much as possible to limit the spread of COVID-19.

The most important steps you can take are regular hand washing and avoiding touching your face. Clean your hands regularly with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Please download the handout (at the bottom of this screen) on steps you can take to protect your baby from COVID-19.

What do you do if you feel unwell?

If you have mild symptoms please self-isolate at home, do not go to the hospital, and review the links below for more guidance.  Please rest and hydrate, Tylenol can be used safely if needed, and if you are over 28 weeks pregnant you can perform daily fetal movement counting.

You can call 811 at any time to speak to a nurse and get advice about how you are feeling.

If you think you need testing please visit our local website for self-assessment and a testing appointment, if required: www.abbotsfordcovidresponse.com

Patients with symptoms of COVID-19 will NOT be assessed at the Abbotsford Maternity ward, to protect our vulnerable patients.

Please avoid going to the Emergency Room for COVID-19 testing; ER care is for patients with severe symptoms of COVID-19.

 

Further information on COVID-19 & Pregnancy: