Resources

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Midwifery in BC

Pregnancy & Birth

  • Pregnancy Passport – An on-line booklet for tracking your pregnancy’s progress.
  • SOGC Pregnancy Info – Tons of great information on pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum, including links to relevant resources.
  • Healthy Families BC – Pregnancy & parenting resources for all stages of your family.
  • Best Beginnings – Register here for the Best Beginnings program which provides public health support to pregnant people, new parents, & babies.
  • RCH Maternity Unit – General information about delivering at RCH, including cost of private or semi-private rooms.
  • RCH Maternity Tour – use this link to see the updated video for the RCH Maternity Tour. Currently in-person tours are on hold due to COVID.
  • Pregnancy & Baby Health Guide – This Fraser Health website provides links to a number of topics relevant to pregnancy, birth, and life with baby.
  • Fraser North Maternity Hub – Resources for pregnancy and newborn care in the Tri-Cities and New Westminster.
  • Evidence Based Birth – An unbiased look into some of the big decisions you will have to make in your pregnancy.

Postpartum

  • SOGC Postpartum Info – for info on common topics and links to resources.
  • March of Dimes – information on what to expect during the first 6 weeks postpartum.
  • Contraception – information from the SOGC on different methods of contraception.
  • Mother Me – for extra support by a postpartum doula.
  • MamaBear Holistic Care – offers postpartum & breastfeeding support, along with CPR & choking workshops, prenatal classes, sleep consultation and more.
  • The Mama Coach – Raven Mansaray is local RN providing postpartum support services in the Tri-Cities.

Newborn

  • Baby’s Best Chance – a reference guide for pregnancy, birth, and your baby’s first six months.
  • Caring For Kids – information for parents provided by the Canadian Pediatric Society (CPS).
  • Infant Development Program – serves children from birth to 3 years who are at risk for or have a developmental delay. You can self-refer or seek a referral from your family doctor or other community health care worker.
  • Circumcision – information for parents provided by the CPS.
  • Newborn Sleep – information for parents provided by the CPS.
  • Safe Sleep – information on making the newborn sleep environment as safe as possible.

Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding

Lactation Consultants

Home Birth

Doulas

Childbirth Education

  • Nest – prenatal, postpartum & breastfeeding education provided by RNs.
  • Douglas College – provides full series and “prenatal in a day” classes.
  • Birth Transitions – offers weekly or weekend classes & private in-home classes.
  • MamaBear Holistic Care – prenatal, breastfeeding & CPR classes from a local RN and IBCLC.

Indigenous Programs

  • Spirit of the Children Society – offers services to families with indigenous children, including prenatal groups with Elder teachings and Cultural parenting groups and teaching.

Mental Health and Supports

Vaccines in Pregnancy

Nutrition, Exercise & Health

Body Work

  • Jessica Adaszynski – providing physiotherapy and pelvic health physiotherapy right out of our TCM office. You can also find more information about Jessica and Full Circle Physiotherapy Collective here.
  • Coast Therapy – physiotherapy & other allied care providers with multiple locations.
  • Playworks Physio – a physiotherapy clinic designed exclusively for children from 0-18 years of age.

Medications in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

  • MotherToBaby – provides evidence-based information on the safety of different medications and exposures in pregnancy.
  • Lactmed – a searchable database for medications and breastfeeding. They have an app as well.
  • InfantRisk Center – information & resources on safe medications for pregnancy & breastfeeding, run by Dr. Thomas Hale, an expert in the field.
  • Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Pocket Guide – lots of information for safe home treatments & safe medications for common discomforts of pregnancy.
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