Dr. Heather McLeod offers family practice services with a focus in obstetrics in North Vancouver for families on the North Shore and Lower Mainland.
Dr. McLeod has been a clinical instructor in Family Practice for UBC since 2008. She is member of the College of Physicians & Surgeons of BC and Fellow of the College of Family Physicians of Canada.
Having an experienced family doctor following a pregnancy means the medical expertise is there to diagnose and treat any medical conditions that coexist with the pregnancy. Dr. McLeod can determine if maternal health needs further monitoring, order any investigations that a mom or baby needs and determine what is normal or not - with the essential knowledge and training in all medical fields.
Thank you so much for brining our beautiful baby girl into the world. We are so fortunate to have had such a wonderful doctor like you - at times we felt we were your only patient and that means the world!!
Thank you so much for taking care of our sweet little Zoya! We appreciate your personal approach, compassion and positive attitude.
Thanks you so much for being such a fantastic doc, and for making Benjamin's delivery experience exceptional!
I honestly believe that if we had another doctor, she wouldn't have come naturally. You truly are so good at what you do. Thanks for everything, we are so blessed to now have you as our family doctor.
Dr. McLeod has delivered over 2000 babies and is very experienced which adds to her training to ensure you are happy with your pregnancy and delivery. You feel like you are her only patient even when she is busy. She has just completed the "More OB" course with over 50 hours of online and practice drill training. She does over 50 hours continuing medical education training a year.
She loves her job! She sets you up for success with breastfeeding (if you wish) and a healthy baby.
Healthy baby = Happy life.
A family doctor is a wonderful balance of experience and medical school training (a science degree, then 4 years of medical school plus a 2 year residency in family medicine and over 100 deliveries before even graduating!)
This equips This equips us to recognize medical/obstetrical problems early while adding the personal touch of knowing your family and history well and attending to your birth. After all, it is nice to know who is attending your birth (with over 90% certainty).
Monday, Thursday, Friday 10 am – 4 pm
Tuesday 2pm – 8pm
On occasion, one Saturday am monthly during busy seasons.
The office is conveniently located at the corner of Lonsdale Street and 11th Avenue in North Vancouver. Sharing the same new building as Club 16 Fitness, North Van Medical is a bright, clean environment with a lot of baby pics on the wall and other helpful information.
The exam beds are set at the optimal height to determine baby position so you are not surprised when you come into the hospital in labour. The home environment may be convenient but a proper pelvic/abdominal exam to determine where the baby is situated is essential .
When your contractions are 5 minutes apart and 1 minute in length OR when your water breaks. The nurses sill contact Dr. McLeod after they admit you. (Note: this applies to your 1st baby)
If < 20 weeks and blood the size of a loonie . Proceed to the Emergency Room.
If > 20 weeks and a loonie size on a pad . Call Lions Gate Hospital and proceed to labour delivery room on the third floor and they will contactDr. McLeod after they see you.
I have a wonderful group of 4 female doctors who have provided call coverage for each other for over 15 years now. We all try to deliver our own patients wherever possible. In my case, this is > 90% of the deliveries. The call group is located with-in a couple blocks of the office and hospital.
Definitely. Some families like in-home support so this accomplishes the best of both worlds. A lot of couples don't feel they need it. Prenatal classes often give couples the confidence they need. Totally up to you.
You have 1:1 nursing in labour. The nurses can help with breastfeeding as well on the post partum ward. We all work as a team.
LGH has a great team of doctors, nurses that just completed the the x obs course – over 50 hours of course work and practical skills completed in March 2016. For the most part, private rooms are typical in post partum.
I always come after your admission to see how you and your baby are doing. I monitor how you are coping and answer your questions at that time. Sometimes I’ll stay onsite and other times, I’ll leave and return if you need more time. Sometimes I sleep at the hospital to be close by if needed.
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