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Cdn.Citizen Returning - Pregnant 

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Posted On: 4/18/2017
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We are Canadian citizens currently working and residing abroad.

My wife is 21 weeks pregnant and is being observed by European clinic which can provide all the docs and analyses in English.

Recently our work situation has changed and we are planning to move back to Toronto and give birth here.

I was hoping you can advise us on how to proceed with the process in order not to be "on our own".
It is our first baby and we are unfamiliar with the process.

Is it to late to go through family doctor?
Are there any private hospitals to give birth?

Thank your very much!
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Posted On: 4/18/2017
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

We can appreciate that you would be concerned about this situation.

In terms of what the options you may have here in Ontario are, you can find some detailed information in our Settlement.Org I am pregnant and don't have OHIP. What health care can I get? article.

You may also find some additional information in this Settlement.Org How much does it cost to get care from a midwife? article.

Regarding your question,

Is it to late to go through family doctor?


You may want to try and contact a family doctor, however, unfortunately, because you will not have completed the three-month waiting period for OHIP, you will likely have to pay for services.

Regarding your second question,

Are there any private hospitals to give birth?


You mentioned that you are returning to Toronto.

Many of the hospitals have "Family Birthing Centres" or "Birthing Units". There is also a Toronto Birth Centre which is midwife-led and was planned and designed in collaboration with midwives.

For use of the hospital "Family Birthing Centres" or "Birthing Units", as mentioned above, unfortunately, because you will not have completed the three-month waiting period for OHIP, you will likely have to pay for services.
I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.
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Anna
Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS
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