Why choose a family doctor for maternity care?

  • Family doctors are experts in normal pregnancy and birth.
  • Family medicine is a holistic style of care that addresses the medical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual needs of patients
  • Family doctors have unique knowledge and skills which we bring to the delivery of maternity care as a result of our experience in providing comprehensive, continuous care throughout the life cycle.
  • Family doctors provide excellent maternity care which is based on the best and most up-to-date evidence.
  • Family doctors provide family-centred care, responding to the needs and wishes of individual women and their families.
  • Family doctors have lower rates of intervention (i.e. emergency surgical or medical procedures during labour) than obstetricians with equal or better outcomes for healthy pregnant women.