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Temporary residents: Persons wishing to enter Canada for the purpose of giving birth

Temporary residents: Persons wishing to enter Canada for the purpose of giving birth

Under paragraph 3(1)(a) of the Citizenship Act, persons born in Canada are Canadian citizens. This right applies to all persons born in Canada, irrespective of the status in Canada of their parents, other than persons born to accredited diplomats. There are no elements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) that refer to this right. Giving birth in Canada does not

Home Birth

Home Birth

Wondering if a planned home birth is right for you? Get the facts about the possible risks and how to prepare for the big day. If you’re considering a planned home birth, you probably have questions. Is it safe? Will you need a midwife or doula? How do you create a backup plan? Find out what’s involved and how to

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Prenatal Appointment

Prenatal Appointment

At your first visit, your prenatal health care provider will talk with you about your medical history and ask how you’ve been feeling. They will also check your weight and blood pressure throughout your pregnancy. During your pregnancy you may also have: Pelvic exam to check the size and shape of your uterus (womb) Pap test to make sure there are