We would like to inform you that despite the pandemic, the Morgentaler Clinic remains open, as we consider our services essential for many women.
We care about the health of those who visit us, as well as the health of our team.
This is why we have implemented the following precautions:
To make an appointment:
- If you have returned from a trip outside of Canada in the last 21 days, you must wait 21 days after your return to plan an appointment.
- If you have infection symptoms or cold or flu (fever, cough, sore throat, fatigue, body ache, nasal congestion, runny nose, loss of taste or smell ) or gastrointestinal symptoms that are not related to your pregnancy you must wait until the end of the symptoms to make an appointment.
- If you have been in contact with a person who have those symptoms, you must also wait before making an appointment for a period of 14 days.
- If you have been to the hospital or emergency room, you must wait 14 days after to plan your appointment.
- If you already have an appointment and have concerns, please call the clinic and ask to speak to a nurse.
- Women with an appointment will enter the clinic alone. As usual, they will be accompanied by nurses throughout the process.
- With the exception of translators, accompanying persons will no longer be able to enter the clinic. They can be notified by telephone at the end of the appointment.
- Our services will be limited to abortions
- We already provide a consultation service with nurses. We also provide a telephone consultation service with one of our doctors for our patients who have questions or concerns following their abortions or related to their chosen contraceptive method.
Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
You can reach us by phone, during business hours at 514.844.4844, or toll free at 1.888.401.4844, or by email at infos|montrealmorgentaler:ca
How to avoid an unwanted pregnancy during the pandemic
During the COVID-19 pandemic, medical appointments may be delayed or difficult to get.
Here is some advice to prevent getting pregnant :
Continue with your usual contraception. Most pharmacies will deliver.
Have you missed a dose of your contraception?
Use the tool : «SOS Stay on Schedule» to get recommendations specific to your situation.
Would you like to learn more about available contraception methods?
Use the tool «It’s a Plan» . Contact your doctor, your pharmacist or the clinic for more information or a prescription.
- Use a condom during intercourse to prevent pregnancy and some sexually transmitted infections. The condom must be worn for all vaginal penetration during intercourse, from the beginning to the end, in order to be effective. Condoms can be used with spermicide for more protection against pregnancy. Most pharmacies can make deliveries.
Learn to recognize your menstrual cycle and use natural contraception.
- There are several applications that can be used for tracking your menstrual cycle.
- Be careful! Methods based on the calendar and observation of the menstrual cycle are only effective if used with diligence.
- Information about the Symptothermal Method can be found here .
Use emergency contraception (the morning after pill) if you have sex without contraception.
- The morning after pill can be used up to 5 days after intercourse.
- It’s more effective the sooner it’s taken!
- It’s available in pharmacies with or without a prescription.
Contact the clinic for a phone consultation with a nurse or doctor if you would like to discuss contraception options or if you require a prescription.
Are you pregnant and in isolation?
Keep up with good lifestyle habits:
- Stay hydrated. Drink small quantities of water, often, if nauseous.
- Eat a healthy diet.
- Stay as active as possible (walking, light exercises at home, yoga, stretching, etc.)
The following symptoms are normal in the beginning of a pregnancy:
- Fatigue, dizziness
- Sensitive and/or swollen breasts
- Bloating, cramping
- Nausea, vomitting
- Mood changes
To relieve your nausea:
- Avoid unpleasant odors.
- Try to eat crackers before getting out of bed and before meals.
- Lemon and ginger can help soothe nausea (for example, in herbal tea).
- Get up slowly and avoid lying down immediately after eating.
- Avoid having an empty stomach. Eat smaller meals more often, as needed.
- Certain medications can help. Contact your doctor, pharmacist or the clinic for more information or a prescription.
If you take medication:
- It is generally preferable not to stop your prescription medications abruptly (all at once). Contact the prescribing doctor to discuss taking your prescription medication while pregnant. You can also contact your pharmacist or the clinic for more information.
Taking care of your mental health:
Respect public health requests regarding isolation while awaiting your appointment.
Use the self-assessment tool to obtain the measures to be taken according to your situation
COVID-19 Symptom Self-Assessment Tool .
Keep up with reliable information regarding Covid-19.
Contact the clinic for a consultation with a nurse or doctor if you have any concerns while waiting for your appointment.