The SASPCN Maternity Clinic provides prenatal and delivery services to low risk pregnancies. Our team has your and your baby’s health as their top priority.

Your SASPCN maternity team may collaborate with or refer you to specialists or other obstetrician is necessary. Referrals are received from the patient’s family physician.

Mothers and the newborn will return to their medical home (family physician) following delivery at the Sturgeon Community Hospital.

The SASPCN Maternity Clinic supports the Family Medical Residency Program through the University of Alberta. Medical residents may be involved in providing your prenatal care and assisting at your baby’s delivery.

Your Prenatal Care – This booklet answers the most common questions asking during pregnancy. Your doctor and nurse are happy to talk to you if you need any more information.

Prenatal Care Resources – This document contains many different resources available to you during your pregnancy.

Referral to the SASPCN Maternity Clinic

Your family physician will refer to you for prenatal care at our clinic. Information about your health and your early pregnancy will be included with the referral to assist our team to provide you with the care you need.

For appointment booking call: 780-419-2214

Physicians involved in the Maternity Clinic

Dr. Krista Bennett          Dr. Karen Ching

Dr. Barbara Fischer        Dr. Celine Gannon

Dr. Willem Jacobs          Dr. Jacqueline Kassam

Dr. Marielle Pratt           Dr. Margaret Schaffter

Your Health Pregnancy

First Trimester (0 to 13 weeks) — what to expect at your appointments…

  • First visit will include routine lab work including blood samples and urine samples
  • History will be reviewed with maternity nurse, and BMI will be calculated
  • Optional testing includes genetic screening (nuchal translucency) and dating ultrasound
  • Doctor visits every four weeks

Second Trimester (14 to 26 weeks) — what to expect at your appointments…

  • Routine ultrasound at 18 to 20 weeks
  • Gestational diabetes screen at 24 to 28 weeks and repeat blood work
  • Doctor visits every four weeks

Third Trimester (27 to 40 weeks) — what to expect at your appointments…

  • Blood type Rh- moms will receive WINRHO shot at 28 weeks
  • Doctor visits every two weeks from 28 to 36 weeks, and every week from 36+ weeks
  • Group B. strep swab and receive envelope containing prenatal papers at 36 weeks
  • Consider induction at 41 weeks + 3 days overdue




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