Welcome to The Alex Youth Health Centre Prenatal Program! Pregnancy can be a very exciting, and sometimes difficult time. We’re here to help every step of the way! Please contact us at the Youth Health Centre if you think you might be pregnant, or if you know for sure you are. We can answer questions and help you figure out what to do.
We are family doctors who take care of all kinds of medical needs, including those of pregnant women and babies. If you choose to continue with the pregnancy, we will see you regularly for appointments during the pregnancy. Being pregnant and having a baby are healthy, natural processes, but sometimes medical problems can come up. We will watch for these and help you to deal with them. Dr. Diana C. and Dr. Giselle both deliver babies, as well – one of us (or someone on our team at the hospital) might even be at your delivery!
We are here at The Alex every day and we work closely with the doctors and youth support specialists. You can see us even without an appointment, to discuss general medical concerns, get a pregnancy test, or do STI screening. Part of our job is to help determine if people need to see a doctor for further care.
I am the Pre/Post Natal Specialist at The Alex. I love working with pregnant moms, dads-to-be, and babies! I work together with the nurses and doctors to help you have a healthy pregnancy and healthy baby. I can help you with:
- Getting ready to be a parent
- Housing and financial options
- Accessing resources and connecting with other professionals if needed
- Collecting baby items like clothes, diapers, toys, and breast pumps
- Booking ultrasound and specialist appointments
- Arranging dental work, medication coverage, furniture, haircuts, eye glasses, recreation passes, clothes, identification and more!
I can also help take you to appointments and visit you at your house or wherever works for you. Sometimes I even go to the hospital with my clients when they give birth to their babies!
PARENTING PLUS GROUP, BROUGHT TO YOU BY EMILY!
If you’re pregnant or have a baby under 1 year of age, come to our parenting class! Meet other families, eat food, and learn tons of stuff, like:
- How do I feed my baby?
- How can we get a good night’s sleep?
- Baby sign language
- Postpartum depression
- Should I vaccinate my baby?
- Baby CPR
- And lots more!
It’s all FREE!
Where can I get in on this??
The Alex Community Health Centre
Family Health Centre
#102 2840 2 Ave SE
(Accessible by Blue Line LRT – Franklin Station)
Google Map Link
Every Thursday 11am-1pm
It can be hard to know if you can trust what you read online. Here are some great websites to get reliable information about pregnancy (and other stuff!):
A practical guide to pregnancy and being a parent
Can I take this/use that when I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
Addiction and mental health help
Sex & Pregnancy
Family and sexual abuse
Sign up for Prenatal classes
Get a virtual tour of the hospital you’ll deliver at