Thompson Region Division of Family Practice

Kamloops Maternity Care

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The maternity postpartum group sessions are a series of live, virtual education webinars designed especially for new and expecting parents in the Kamloops-Thompson Region. Program topics include infant safety, postpartum body and mental health, breastfeeding, preparing for labour and birth, and more. Free, online sessions begin in November 2021. Sessions will also be offered in the winter and spring of 2022 (dates to be announced). 

Thompson Region Postpartum Support Services is a local group of health care providers — doctors, midwives, nurses, and guest speakers — delivering maternity education and support to local families in the Thompson Region.  

Royal Inland Hospital Foundation sponsors these maternity support and information sessions, ensuring that the program will be available to families for the fall of 2021, and the winter and spring of 2022. Learn more about the work of the RIH Foundation.

The Thompson Region Division of Family Practice plans and coordinates the sessions. The Division is a non-profit organization of family physicians, nurse practitioners, and registered midwives that engages in community-based projects to improve access to primary health care in the Kamloops-Thompson Region. 

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Maternity care in British Columbia is covered by the Medical Services Plan (MSP). It is important you begin your prenatal care and discuss your maternity care options with your primary care provider early in your pregnancy. Your primary care provider will make a referral to a maternity care provider as needed. If you are interested in accessing midwifery care a self-referral is required. Please review the information in the "Registered Midwife" box below. 

What if I do not have a primary care provider?

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                     Maternity Care Frequently Asked Questions


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