Hospital Birth 

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. 

 

Pre-registration packages for the hospital  can be picked up from the office, or from the Labour and Delivery unit at Ridge Meadows Hospital. Pregnant persons can also attend the registration desk in the main lobby of the hospital for more information.

Hospital packing list: A list of suggested items to collect  and pack to bring to the hospital for delivery.

Ridge Meadows Hospital Tour

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)

Information Booklet: from BC Women's Hospital Power to Push organization. This information pamphlet is for people who are currently pregnant and have had a cesarean birth in the past.

VBAC Client Handout: from the Association of Ontario Midwives. 

Guideline for vaginal birth after one previous low segment cesarean section: from the College of Midwives of BC. A guideline for the management of VBAC deliveries. 

High Blood Pressure and Pregnancy

Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy: client resource from the Association of Ontario Midwives.

Newborn Procedures

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) 

GBS Visual tool:  helps provide easy to understand information on GBS screening and management options. 

GBS client handout.

When to Page your Midwife

When to page in labour by Transitions Midwifery.

Postdates Management

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. 

Other Resources 

Doulas

A doula is someone who provides non-medical support to women and their families during labour and childbirth, and also the postpartum period.

Local Doulas

Chiropractors and Massage

Pregnancy often comes along with aches and pains. Trained Chiropractors and Registered Massage Therapists can help with this. They can also help prepare your body for birth. 

 

Local Chiropractors and RMT

Pelvic floor physiotherapy 

The pelvic floor is so important! Pregnancy and delivery can damage the pelvic floor. Specialized Physiotherapists can help re-strengthen the pelvic floor helping to prevent prolapse and incontinence. 

Local Pelvic Floor Physio

(604) 466-5541

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