Care Providers in the Comox Valley

Obstetricians (OB)

Provide care for high-risk pregnancies (e.g. carrying twins). A referral to see an OB is needed. OBs are doctors with special education and training in the medical management of pregnancy, labour, and birth. They are qualified to manage complications. In the Comox Valley, an Obstetrician does not provide primary maternity care but will act as a consultant to your Family Doctor or Registered Midwife if you experience complications.

Birth and After Birth Support

Doulas provide non-medical physical and emotional support before, during, and after birth. Please note that doulas do not do deliveries and costs are not covered by the BC Medical Services Plan, but may be covered with Aboriginal status.