As the Prenatal Home Care Program is a community based alternative to hospital care, we welcome referrrals for women meeting the following criteria:
Be under the care of an obstetrician, family physician or midwife who has admitting privileges at the Royal University Hospital, Maternal Care Unit, where antepartum care is provided.
Reside in or have temporary accomodations within 45 minutes of Saskatoon (we will provide home visits to clients staying in hotels).
Is willing to receive community based care from the Prenatal Home Care program.
Multiple pregnancies are accepted when the women meets the guidelines for one of the primary conditions listed.
No apparent acute clinical concern for fetal well-being are present.
There should be no acute vaginal bleeding, no clots and/or bright red menstrual type flow.
It is preferred that women not be working while on program; however, as long as PHC nurses can visit and reach client this can be adapted to individual circumstances.
- Clients with a condition outside of program guidelines or another high-risk condition will be considered for admission to program. In these cases, the PHC team must be consulted prior to client being discharged from hospital and accepted to program.