High-risk pregnancy (GARE Clinic)

The GARE clinic is a nursing clinic that provides close monitoring for high-risk pregnancies. Clinical monitoring by the nurse is very important for prenatal preparation for delivery and breastfeeding in high-risk pregnancies. Since patients are better informed, they can turn to obstetric services in a timely fashion, and thus safeguard their health. It also provides nutrition services.

The clinic serves a pivotal role and provides access to partners from all divisions: general practitioners who perform deliveries, gynecologists, midwives, internists, etc.

How do I access the services?

The services are provided upon referral by a physician or midwife.

Where and when are services provided?

The GARE clinic is located in the perinatal unit, on the 3rd floor of the Gatineau Hospital.

What should I expect?

At the GARE clinic, the patient is at the heart of care, and the clinic’s approach involves the woman and her family in a partner-client perspective.  

External manipulation

External manipulation consists in changing the position of the foetus in the uterus. It is performed when the foetus is positioned buttocks down (known as the breech position) on the 36th week of pregnancy, and is intended to direct the baby’s head down in order to facilitate labour and delivery.

See also

View CHUM video:  VERSION: Changing baby’s position

More information: External cephalic version