Maternity Visiting Program

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The Maternity Visiting Program is a program for mothers, newborn babies and their families. It provides support and care at home in the first 14 days following the birth of the baby.

The program is delivered by Public Health Nurses from the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region.

With today's improved medical care and community support services, mothers and babies usually can go home after a short stay in the hospital. This may be as soon as several hours after delivery for vaginal births, to within a couple of days for caesarean births.

Why is going home earlier better for me, my baby and family?

  • At home, you and your baby will be more comfortable and will rest better.
  • You can breastfeed your baby more comfortably in your own home environment. This will help you to establish a healthy breastfeeding relationship with your baby.
  • Family bonding will be strengthened.

How can the Maternity Visiting Program help me at home?

A Public Health Nurse from the Maternity Visiting Program will check both you and your baby, provide health information, answer questions, give you support and help you and your family adjust.

How do I become part of the Maternity Visiting Program?

  • All mothers of Regina and the immediate surrounding rural area are referred to the Maternity Visiting Program.
  • After delivery the doctor will help you decide when you and your baby are ready to go home.
  • Once you have left the hospital, a Public Health Nurse from the Maternity Visiting Program will contact you to arrange a visit in your home. This will usually be the day after you come home.
  • Residents of the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region outside of the Maternity Visiting program catchment area will receive similar service from their local Public Health nurse. 

Maternity Visiting Program
306-766-3700
Hours: 8:00-4:45pm
7 days a week (Closed on Statutory Holidays)

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306-766-7500
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Press 2 for East Office (1911 Park Street)

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306-766-7540
(3510-5th Ave.)

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