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Why choose a family doctor for maternity care?

  • Family doctors are experts in normal pregnancy and birth, breastfeeding, and newborn care.
  • Family medicine is a holistic style of care that addresses medical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual needs.
  • Family doctors are unique in the broad range of knowledge and skills they bring to maternity care as a result of their experience providing comprehensive, continuous care throughout the life cycle.
  • Family doctors provide excellent maternity care based on the best and most up-to-date evidence.
  • Family doctors provide family-centered care, responding to the needs and wishes of individual women and their families.
  • Family doctors have low rates of intervention (i.e. emergency surgical or medical procedures during labour) with healthy outcomes for women and babies.