Welcome to Langley Maternity Clinic
The Langley Maternity Clinic (LMC) provides seamless prenatal and labour care to families in Langley, BC. We are a group of experienced family physicians who are passionate about providing our patients and their families exceptional maternity care—from when they are first expecting, through to labour, delivery, and one week postpartum.
Working closely with local obstetricians and pediatricians
To ensure our patients receive the best and most appropriate care throughout all stages of their journey. We are also affiliated with the UBC Faculty of Medicine, and teach senior medical students and post-graduate Family Practice Resident Physicians who elect to do rotations at our clinic.
Committed to helping LMC patients find a family physician
If patients do not currently have a physician in our community (Langley, Surrey or Abbotsford), we can match them with a family physician in Langley. We hope that by matching patients with doctors, we will help ease some of the stress associated with not having the continuity of care that a family physician provides.
Langley Memorial Hospital – location, location, location!
The LMC is located on the Maternity Ward at Langley Memorial Hospital, which was built brand new in 2010 to offer the first single-room maternity care in the province. The Maternity Ward provides optimum patient comfort with single-room labour and delivery, private bathrooms, and even a place for partners to sleep in the room.
Did you know?
Morning sickness doesn't just happen in the morning. Some women get all-day (or midday, afternoon or evening sickness) during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, and occasionally, for even longer.
Pregnancy can cause a metallic taste in your mouth. This is likely caused by pregnancy hormones, which can produce an absence of taste, or a metallic taste during pregnancy.
Your body produces more mucus when you’re pregnant, which can result in a stuffy nose, sinusitis, headaches, and increased normal vaginal discharge. The hormone progesterone also causes swelling of the nasal passages, which can cause your nose to bleed or you to have difficulty breathing.
Your water doesn’t usually ‘break’ in a large pool at your feet—it usually ‘breaks’ in a gradual seeping flow that feels more like peeing yourself. What’s more, only 1 in 10 women have their water break before labor begins. Most of the time, your water will break just before the second stage of labor (the pushing stage).
Various sources indicate that only about 5% of babies are born on their actual due date!
Baby girls develop all of the reproductive eggs they will ever use while in their mother’s womb. Baby boys don't develop sperm until puberty.
Some babies are covered with a fine, sometimes dark, downy hair called lanugo. This hair may be all over—even on the ears and chin! Usually this hair will fall off before birth, but if it doesn’t, it will most likely disappear in the first few days/weeks.
A baby is typically able to smile a real smile at about one month old. Any ‘smiling’ before then can most likely be attributed to gas!
A baby uses an average of 8000 diapers from birth through to toilet training.
If your pregnancy is normal and low-risk, then it is very safe to have sex while pregnant. Changing hormones make it absolutely normal to experience both increased and decreased sex drive at different times throughout your pregnancy.