Patient Info

 

The internet can be a wonderful source of information but it can also be dangerous if information is obtained from unreliable sources.  Cross Roads Obstetrics and Gynaecology is building a library of links to reliable medical information.  This is a work in progress.


OBSTETRICS

Ectopic Pregnancy
Ectopic Pregnancy is an excellent brochure by the Rapid Access Gynecology Clinic at VGH.


Miscarriage

After a Miscarriage is an excellent brochure prepared by the Rapid Access Gynecology Clinic at VGH.
 

Multiple Pregnancy
Twins, Triplets and More is an excellent guide to multiple pregnancy and parenting of multiples published by the UBC School of Nursing.

Prenatal Classes
BC Women’s Hospital’s educational program offers a variety of classes including prenatal (series or prenatal-in-a-day), multiples, breastfeeding, and infant care.

Little Buds Prenatals is run by some great obstetrical RNs from BC Women’s Hospital.  They offer group and private prenatal classes and also offer TENS machine rentals.


GYNAECOLOGY

Cancer

Infertility

Fertility Friend is a website with a free app for basal body temperature (BBT) charting.


Post-Operative Care

Discharge Instructions for patients who have had surgery at UBCH, VGH and BCWH can be found in the following Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) publications:

  • Laparoscopy
    Information for patients who have had gynaecologic surgery by laparoscopy ("key-hole surgery").
     
  • Hysteroscopy (with removal of fibroids and/or polyps)
    Information for patients who have had fibroids and/or polyps removed through the vagina.  This brochure also applies to patients who have had a hysteroscopy and dilatation and curettage or "D&C".
     
  • Abdominal Hysterectomy
    Information for patients who have had their uterus (plus or minus tubes and ovaries) removed through an abdominal incision.
     
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy and Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
    Information for patients who have had their uterus (plus or minus tubes and ovaries) removed vaginally or by laparoscopy ("key-hole surgery").
     
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy with Vaginal Repair
    Information for patients who have had their uterus removed vaginally in combination with vaginal surgery for prolapse such as cystocele and/or rectocele repair.
     
  • TVT/TOT at VCH 
    Information for patients who have had a vaginal operation for urinary incontinence using mesh tape.
     
  • Burch Procedure
    Information for patients who have had an operation for urinary incontinence through an abdominal incision.

Discharge Instructions for patients who have had major gynaecologic surgery at Peace Arch Hospital can be found in the following fact sheet:

Dr. Lazare’s Discharge Instructions