Pregnant woman seeks doctor

News 22 January, 2018
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    It is impossible to get a follow-up of pregnancy in the group of family medicine university (GMF-U) Maizerets, unless you are already in a folder.

    Kathryne Lamontagne

    Monday, 22 January 2018 01:00

    Monday, 22 January 2018 01:00

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    Two of the health facilities providing follow-up of pregnancy in Quebec are overflowing to such an extent that they are currently forced to refuse new patients, a situation deemed ” exceptional “.

    Women without a family doctor who recently became pregnant might have a bit more difficulty in the coming weeks to find a health care professional to ensure the smooth running of their pregnancy.

    It is impossible for the last week to get a follow-up of pregnancy in the group of family medicine university (GMF-U) Maizerets, unless you are already in a folder.

    “I was told to no longer take “, has launched the operator, stating that sixty of the women had called for a follow-up since the beginning of the year.

    Even the sound of a bell in MAclinique Lebourgneuf, which opened its doors last may. The medical director of the institution is “the great demand for follow-up of pregnancy “since” November or December “. “There are so many, that indeed, we are obliged to refuse,” confirms Dr. Chantal Guimont.

    A few seats may be available to MAclinique if the deliveries are expected in September or October. “As of next month, according to the number of weeks that the woman has, we could have the place,” continues Dr. Guimont.

    The situation is ” exceptional “, says Véronique Fugère, coordinator of the five GMF-U which is located on the territory of the CIUSSS of the National Capital. “To me, this is the first time that I see it. But it has already happened. And it’s temporary, ” she assured, saying that the appointment could be resumed next month for the GMF-U Maizerets.

    “It is a question of capacity. An initial appointment requires a package of appointments that will follow. These women, we see them once a month. It is necessary that I am able to see them now and ensure their support until the month of August “, she illustrated.

    Other options

    Other clinical and GMF-U, are available to accommodate pregnant women who do not have a family doctor. These last can contact the 811, in order to obtain the list of facilities offering this type of services. Of calls placed by The Journal have found availability at the GMF-U High-Town as well as in the Center of obstetrics and gynecology of the City.