For referrals - fax the Maternal Health Clinic Referral Form to: 613-548-1330
Pregnancy is a physiologic stress test that identifies some women as being at increased risk for cardiovascular disease. At the Maternal Health Clinic women are screened for cardiovascular risk factors at 6 months postpartum. Any woman who has one or more of the following pregnancy-related cardiovascular risk indicators is eligible to attend this clinic:
• Preeclampsia, eclampsia, HELLP syndrome, gestational hypertension
• Gestational diabetes
• IUGR baby or term baby <2500g
• Idiopathic preterm birth (prior to 37 weeks)
• Placental abruption leading to delivery for either maternal or fetal reasons
Maternal Health Clinic Referral Form [pdf]
Maternal Health Clinic Referral Form [word doc]
Referrals are typically made using our internal referral form before a patient is discharged from hospital. If a referral is missed, please complete the above form in full and fax to 613-548-1330. Patients who are referred will receive an appointment notice at 3-4 months postpartum. Appointments in this clinic are scheduled for 6 months postpartum.
Note: The purpose of this clinic is cardiovascular disease screening and prevention at 6 months postpartum. Patients who require management in the early postpartum should be seen by their primary care physician, midwife or obstetrician as approriate.
613-549-6666 x2740 (Christie)