Congratulations! You’re about to embark on one of the most life-changing events in your human experience by becoming a parent. If you’re looking for an OB/GYN in Thunder Bay, Ontario, for your pregnancy, ask your medical provider to refer you to Dr. Rudolf Novak. With over a two decades of experience delivering babies, he has the expertise to handle all aspects of your pregnancy, from family planning to postpartum care.
As an obstetrician, Dr. Novak handles all aspects of pregnancy, from reproductive health through to postnatal care. His services include:
Each trimester of pregnancy presents a different set of challenges and health concerns, and the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada recommends prenatal visits to prevent complications. Women with low-risk pregnancies schedule their visits with Dr. Novak at the following intervals:
During all your prenatal visits, expect Dr. Novak to check your:
At other specified times during your pregnancy, Dr. Novak performs the following:
If you have a high-risk pregnancy, multiples, or preexisting health conditions, Dr. Novak may recommend additional testing and increase the frequency of prenatal visits.
Your obstetrician plays a major role in one of the most critical times in your life, so this choice isn’t a decision to take lightly. Your physician’s qualifications, personality, approach, and availability are usually among the most valued criteria.
Qualifications and experience
To earn a license as an OB/GYN, a medical school graduate must complete five years of residency training, including surgical and OB/GYN training, and earn their OB/GYN certification. Dr. Novak meets or exceeds all the necessary qualifications and has extensive experience delivering healthy babies.
Your obstetrician’s personality has a profound impact on your birth experience. You should be able to trust and feel comfortable talking about anything with Dr. Novak.
You want a doctor that respects your personal choices for birth. If you have strong convictions about your birth plan, check with Dr. Novak to make sure his protocol aligns with your values.
To enjoy the benefits of Dr. Novak’s OB/GYN expertise, ask your provider to refer you to Dr. Novak. He sees his patients for prenatal visits at the Maternity Centre located at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.