General Information and Resources
Evidence Based Birth: a reliable online childbirth resource with lots of information on pregnancy and birth. Rebecca Dekker (MD) covers topics such as GBS treatment options, vitamin K for newborns, and more.
SOGC Pregnancy Info: evidence-based information on pregnancy and childbirth from the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada.
Baby's Best Chance Website: A resource from the BC Ministry of Health – lots of information and links.
Best Beginnings Registration: a public health program that provides resources and support to pregnant people, new parents, babies and children. Register to get connected.
Mother to Baby: advice on the risks of drugs, herbals, medications, and toxic exposures during pregnancy.
Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy: Advice from the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada.
Smoking cessation information: Helpful resources for those wishing to quit smoking during pregnancy.
Tdap Vaccination: Frequently asked questions and answers about the Tdap Vaccination in pregnancy.
Iron Deficiency Anemia: information on Iron deficiency in pregnancy and recommendations for treatment from the Association of Ontario Midwives.
Advanced Maternal Age: information for people pregnant over 40 years old.
Prenatal Genetic Screening
Perinatal Services of BC: provides information an available genetic screening options including SIPS, IPS, NIPT, and more.
NIPT testing information: Funded testing for high risk pregnancies and self pay options available.
Invitae NIPT testing: A most coast effective NIPT option collected at the clinic.
Perinatal Services patient decision aid tool.
Find a Food Bank HERE.
The Sensible Guide to Healthy Pregnancy: from the government of Canada.
Healthy Eating for Pregnancy: from Healthiest Families BC.
Chose Fish Low in Mercury: from BC Health Files.
Folic Acid and Neural Tube Defects: from BC Health Files.
Be Loved Nutrition: Nutritional Consulting.
Exercise in Pregnancy: information from Health links BC.
Epic Yoga: prenatal exercise classes.
Pacific Postpartum Support Society: Call or text support at 604-255-7999. Call Toll-Free at 855-255-7999
The Perinatal Mental Health Collective: An online team of mental health therapists across Canada, specializing in perinatal mental health.
Anxiety: Coping with Anxiety during pregnancy and following the birth. BC cognitive behaviour therapy-based self-management guide for clients.
Well Within Counselling: Dr. Paula Jocobs is a registered nurse, clinical counselor and has doctorate in psychology. She is located in Abbotsford with a focus on pre/postnatal mental health, trauma, loss, parenting, and families.
RoseAnne Timbrell: Registered Clinical Counselor in Maple Ridge.
Meghan Wallace: Registered Clinical Counselor in Maple Ridge.
Nicole Chambers Counselling: Located in Maple Ridge specializing in Children/Youth, pre/postnatal mental health, birth trauma and loss in Maple Ridge.
Reproductive Mental Health: Support for people experiencing challenges related to the reproductive life cycle.
The Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Center of BC: Website or 1-800-784-2433.
Safety from Abuse:
Sexual Violence Support Centre (SALAL): Crisis Line 604-255-6344
QMUNITY: BC's Queer, Trans, and Two-Spirit Resource Centre.
LGBTQIA2S Pregnancy and Birth Resources: from the Midwives Association of BC
Fraser River Indigenous Society. Provides information, support, referral services, informal education in traditional teachings and a strong cultural environment that encourages a sense of belonging. Located in Maple Ridge.
Immigrant and Refugee Resources:
Immigrant and Refugee Care: from the Association of BC Midwives.
Newcomer Resources: from the Association of BC Midwives.