You have been referred to the clinic
because your pregnancy is at risk and
you may need specialized care by an
We will contact you with the date
and time of your appointment.
If you need to cancel your appointment,
please call to let us know at 519-749-4300, extension 3573 .
Here’s what may happen at your visit
We will discuss your treatment plan and next steps with you. You may have tests such as bloodwork and ultrasounds to determine if your pregnancy is at risk. It is possible that if your pregnancy is ending, you may be treated with medications or have a surgical procedure performed called a dilation & curettage (D & C). We ask that you eat a healthy snack at bedtime the night before your appointment but do not eat anything after midnight. Please drink two cups of apple or cranberry juice at 8am, then nothing more.
During your stay at the hospital, our social workers and chaplains are available for your support. Our nursing staff would be pleased to make arrangements for them to visit you or help you find other supports for you when you are home.
Getting ready for your visit with us
Please bring the following with you:
- All of the medications you are currently taking in their original containers;
- Your health card;
- The first and last name of your family doctor;
- A family member or friend for support, if possible.
- If you have sedation for a D & C, you MUST have someone drive you home. You may not take the bus or drive yourself.
- If you have sedation you must have someone at home with you for the first 24 hours.
Your expected length of stay in the clinic is two to three hours, but if you have a D&C it will be longer.
Getting to the hospital
Make arrangements to come to Grand
River Hospital’s KW Campus at 835 King St.
West in Kitchener. Please visit our parking page for more information on parking and parking rates.
Getting to the clinic inside the hospital
- You can enter the hospital at the KW Campus main entrance.
- Just inside the main entrance, we have a volunteer desk. Any of our volunteers will help you find your way to patient registration on the hospital’s second floor.
- At patient registration, staff will register you for your appointment. Then, staff will direct you to the clinic.
Plan to arrive at patient registration at least 20 minutes before your scheduled appointment.
After your appointment
Our clinic staff will send any reports to
your family doctor. This will support your
on-going care with your family physician.