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Transitions Midwives work out of Ridge Meadows Hospital in Maple Ridge near the border of Pitt Meadows. The midwives also have privileges at Royal Columbian Hospital and at this time use them for certain high-risk births only.
Hospital packing list: A list of suggested items to collect and pack to bring to the hospital for delivery.
Ridge Meadows Hospital Tour
Place of Birth Handbook: BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) has developed this document to provide information for midwifery clients about place of birth options and to summarize the CMBC practices and policies for midwives regarding place of birth.
Home Birth Supplies List: To have collected prior to a planned home delivery.
This video put together by the Ontaio association of midwives provides good information about home birth as a choice.
Vaginal Birth After C-Section (VBAC)
Guideline for vaginal birth after previous cesarean section: from the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada.
VBAC Client Handout: from the Association of Ontario Midwives.
VBAC information from Evidence Based Birth.
Statement for vaginal birth after one previous low segment cesarean section: from the BC College of Nurses and Midwives.
High Blood Pressure and Pregnancy
Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy: client resource from the Association of Ontario Midwives.
Vitamin K: Perinatal services of BC recommendations regarding vitamin K injection shortly after birth.
Newborn Screening Test: Perinatal services of BC information sheet regarding a routine screening test offered to clients in- or out-of-hospital.
Erythromycin Eye Ointment: Canadian Pediatric Society position statement on an antibiotic ointment offered to babies shortly after birth.
CCHD screening test: Congenital heart defect screening test information. Midwives offer this test at home for home birthing clients and nurses offer it in the hospital for hospital birthing clients.
Group B Strep (GBS)
Group B Strep and Pregnancy: ACOG frequently asked questions.
Clinical Practice Guidelines and GBS: from the association of Ontario midwives.
Evidenced Based Birth (GBS )
When to Page your Midwife
When to page in labour by Transitions Midwifery.
When your Pregnancy Goes Past Your Due Date: client handout and information on postdates pregnancy from the Association of Ontario Midwives.
Third Stage Management
SOGC: active management of the 3rd stage of labour to prevent post-partum hemorrhage.
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