Unimpressed with the healthcare system here in Montreal
Hi there everyone,
I have just moved to Montreal from New Zealand and am 28 weeks along with my 2nd baby.
I am unimpressed with the healthcare system here.
I can't believe how difficult it is to find a midwife here in Montreal and the waiting lists for the birth centres are so terrible.
I really want to avoid having to give birth in a hospital.
I am healthy and have had a healthy pregnancy and there is no foreseeable reason I should need to go to the hospital for my delivery.
I have a medicare card and residency status here in Quebec however I can't even find a GP doctor or Obgyn who will give me any prenatal care.
I have been denied care by 13 different clinics, 2 hospitals in my area and 9 seperate Obgyn's.
They all say I'm too far along and they don't have space for me.
I have been to my local CLSC, who were totally unhelpful.
I have been reduced to going to a walk in clinic and waiting 4 hours just to get basic prenatal blood tests done.
I am now considering an underground midwife, who could assist at my home birth, the problem is trying to find one
I fortunately have managed to find an excellent Doula though
What are women here suppose to do? How can we tolerate such a broken system for the good healthcare of our Mothers and newborn babies?