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Pregnancy

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.
 
 

Nutrition

  • Find a Food Bank HERE.

Mental Health:

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.

Depression: Coping with depression 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.

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Safety from Abuse:

LGBTQIA2S Resources:

  • QMUNITY: BC's Queer, Trans, and Two-Spirit Resource Centre.

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Indigenous Resources:

Vancouver Aboriginal Child & Family Services Society.

Fraser Valley Aboriginal Child and Family Services. 

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. 

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