Resources

For doulas and prenatal classes, please consult your midwife for recommendations that would be best suited for you.

Midwifery and Obstetrics Information

College of Midwives of BC
Midwifery Association of BC
Canadian Association of Midwives
International Confederation of Midwives
Perinatal Services BC
BC Reproductive Mental Health Program
Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada
UBC Midwifery Program
Association of Ontario Midwives – Client Handouts
Due Date Calculator
Childbirth Connection
Baby’s Best ChanceHandbook to Pregnancy and Baby Care
Midwifery Today Magazine

Hospitals and Labs

Royal Columbian Hospital –
Maternity

Life Labs

Prenatal Screening

BC Prenatal Screening Program
PCRM
Olive Prenatal Screening
Dynacare
Life Labs

Resources For First Nations

Urban Native Youth Association
BC Indigenous Patient Liaison
Aboriginal Infant Development Program
Aboriginal Mother Centre
Spirit of the Children Society
First Nations Health Authority

Medication, Drug, and Chemical Exposure In Pregnancy

Motherisk

Diet and Nutrition

Canada Food Guide
Folic Acid
HealthLink BC Healthy Eating in Pregnancy
First Nations Canada Food Guide
Mercury in Fish
Prenatal Fish Consumption Guidelines
Vegan Pregnancy

Prenatal and Postpartum Fitness

Fit 4 Two
Bare Fit and Pregnant
Form Body Lab Pilates
Barre Fitness
Full Circle Studio Yoga & Pilates
Open Door Yoga
Green Room Yoga
Fit4Two Aquafit
Swimming and Water Activities

Travelling During Pregnancy

Government of Canada
Centres for Disease Control and Prevention Zika Virus and Pregnancy
Safe Travel During Pregnancy

Home Birth and Birth Supplies

College of Midwives of BC Statement on Home Birth
Home Birth Demonstration Project BC
Birth Pool Rental New Spirit
Birth Pool Rental Blue Moon
Birth Pool Rental Tummy to Mummy
Water Birth Supplies Birth Supplies Canada
Canadian Birth Products

Cesarean Birth and VBAC

VBAC.com
International Cesarean Awareness Network
BCWH Power to Push
BCWH Best Birth Clinic
Family Centered Cesarean

Natural Pharmacies

Gaia Garden Herbal Dispensary
Finlandia Natural Pharmacy

Mental Health

Anxiety BC
Pacific Postpartum Support Society
Family Services of Greater Vancouver some free programs
BC Reproductive Mental Health Program BCWH
BC Association of Registered Clinical Counsellors
Share Family & Community Services, Coquitlam

Women’s Health and Maternity Care

Health Link BC
BC Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health
BC Cancer Agency Cervical Screening Program
Canadian Women’s Health Network
Women’s Health Matters
Our Bodies Ourselves
Mother & Child Health
BC College of Physicians & Surgeons

LGBTQ2IA Health and Support

Transgender Health Information Program
Catherine White Holman Wellness Centre Wellness services for trans and gender diverse people
Qmunity Queer Resource Centre
Queer and Trans Pregnancy and Parenting Group Strathcona Facebook Group

Sex and Relationships

Options for Sexual Health
Smart Sex Resource
UBC Sexual Medicine Program for sexual pain and other sex dysfunction
Sex During Pregnancy Info

Resources for Low Income and Single-Parent Families

Welfare Resource Guide
Kiwassa Neighbourhood House
Covenant House BC
Sheway-A Community Program for Women and Children

Fertility and Conception

Genesis Fertility Clinic
Pacific Centre for Reproductive Medicine
UBC Fertility Centre
Olive Fertility Centre
Acubalance TCM Clinic
Yinstill Reproductive Wellness
Taking Charge of Your Fertility Book and Resources
Can-Am Cryoservices

Pregnancy Loss

Pacific Post Partum Support Society
Well Woman Counselling
Brief Encounters

Abortion

Elizabeth Bagshaw Clinic
Everywoman’s Health Clinic
Willow Women’s Clinic

Anti-Violence Resources

WAVAW Rape Crisis Centre
Battered Women’s Support Services
Vancouver Rape Relief & Women’s Shelter

Baby Names

Baby name Wizard
Baby Name Guidesearch by meaning or origin
BC Vital Statsmost popular names in BC

Babies and Parenting

Healthy Families BC
Healthy Swaddling Video Link
Ask Dr. Sears
Best Start: Ontario’s Maternal, Newborn and Early Child Development Resource Centre
Canadian Institute of Child Health
Fussy Baby
Parent Support BC
Caring For Kids
Canadian Down Syndrome Society
Lower Mainland Down Syndrome Society
BC Centre of Abiity
Parenting Styles Article
Kelly Mom Parenting
Mothering Magazine
Weblog for dads
Brain Child
Westcoast Resource Centre
Urban Mommies Online Baby Resource
Gender Spectrum Family

Breastfeeding

International Breastfeeding Centre
Breastfeeding Videos
Kellymom: Breastfeeding & Parenting
La Leche League
Breastfeeding Online
Vancouver Breastfeeding Clinic
BC Lactation Consultant Association Find a Lactation Consultant
North Shore Lactation Consulting
Mommy’s Milk Lactation Consultant
Dallas Parsons Lactation Consultant
BC Women’s Milk Bank
BC Women’s Breastfeeding Clinic & Milk Bank
Dr. Jack Newman
Dr.Newman Breastfeeding Videos
Breastmilk Hand Expression
Breastfeeding After Reduction

Postpartum Support

Pacific Postpartum Support Society
Mother Me Postpartum Doulas
Doula Services Association
Mama Renew and Mothers Unfolding
The Smiling Mask
Postpartum Support International
Fussy Baby

Immunization

National Advisory Committee on Immunization
World Health Organization
Vaccine Choice Canada
Immunize BC

Mom and Baby Drop ins

Tri-Cities Moms Group
Share Family & Community Services
New Westminister Family Place
Westcoast Family Centres

Research

Pub Med
Cochrane Database