FAQs

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, only expecting mothers will be allowed up to the Langley Maternity Clinic for their prenatal appointments. If you have fever, cough, shortness of breath or are in isolation due to travel or contact with a confirmed Covid positive person CALL US and we will make arrangements for your prenatal care.  Your support person WILL be able to come with you when you are in labour.

Once your pregnancy has been confirmed, call us directly, or have your doctor refer you to the LMC (604-514-6151).

You will meet with an LMC physician at different frequencies depending on the stage of your pregnancy. Please refer to our TIMELINE for more information.

You will continue to see your family doctor throughout your pregnancy for anything unrelated to the pregnancy itself.

In the event of an emergency, you should call the Langley Maternity Ward at 604-514-6034. An LMC physician is available on-call for emergencies, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When you call, you will be connected with a nurse who will determine the best course of action.

Your LMC physician will refer you to an obstetrician or other specialist, if and when appropriate. If a specialist becomes involved in your care, you will still be seen by your LMC physician as well.

Doulas are trained labour professionals who are available to support you during labour and delivery. We welcome doulas, your family, and friends to attend any of your visits, or to join you at the hospital during labour and delivery.

Please ask your LMC physician about any questions you many have. You may also find valuable information in other sections of this site.

LMC physicians take turns being on-call at the hospital for labour, birth, and urgent maternity care. You will be seen by whichever LMC physician is on-call at the time of your labour and delivery.

Yes, we welcome your support people to attend appointments or hospital visits whenever you choose.

Family doctors and midwives both provide excellent pregnancy care. In BC, you can choose either a doctor or a midwife for your pregnancy care, but not both. If you are considering using a midwife during your pregnancy, feel free to ask your doctor for more information.