Resources

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
  • 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

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

Home Birth

Doulas

  • Doula Services Association – information on doulas, as well as a referral service to hook you up with local doulas
  • Doulamatch – a referral service to hook you up with local 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

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

Nutrition & Exercise

Body Work

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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