General Pregnancy Information
Baby’s Best Chance, BC: Comprehensive & accessible information (& videos) on pregnancy, birth, babies, and toddlers.
Childbirth Connection: Evidence-based support for minimizing interventions during pregnancy and labour & delivery.
Having a Baby: Pregnancy & childbirth information from the Canadian Association of Midwives
Right from the Start: Vancouver Island Health Authority perinatal public health outreach
OMama: Up-to-date information from the Better Outcomes Registry and Network (BORN Ontario)
Pregnancy Info: Up-to-date information from the SOGC (Society of Obstetricians & Gynecologists Canada)
Canadian Obstetric Guidelines
Home Birth Research
Home Birth Safety: Association of Ontario Midwives
Nutrition, Weight Gain, and Gestational Diabetes
Nausea and Vomiting
Safety of Drugs/Medications in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding
Prenatal Bloodwork and Lab Results
Miscarriage & Pregnancy Loss
Optimal Fetal Positioning
Breech Babies, VBAC, and Caesarean Section
Local Breastfeeding Support
Carol Arndt, The Breastpump Lady, 250-812-7370
Alison Ranger, Medela breast pumps, 250-479-9413
Postpartum Blues, Anxiety, and Depression
Local child-focused websites
Birthing from Within prenatal classes with Island Mother
Upcoming dates for 18:
Sunday 9:30 – 4:30: TBA
Pre-registration required via Island Mother.
Meet 8 doulas in one night! Doulas improve outcomes & help you and your partner through this momentous experience. Here’s a chance to ‘date’ 8 doulas and find the one who is right for you!
Upcoming dates for 2018: June 19th, October 25th
This is a free event, open to all pregnant women & their partners. Registration with The Midwives Collective is required by phone or email.
Aspiring Midwives Night
Considering a career in Midwifery? Join us for an informal discussion and learn more about becoming a midwife!
Bring your questions for a panel of midwives and student-midwives
Free; registration requested by phone or email.
Home Birth Information Night
Bring your questions & curiosity. Midwives will be on-hand to show-off our home birth equipment and answer any questions you might have. All current clients welcome.
Acupressure for Labour with Celina Lyons, R.Ac L.Ac
Learn invaluable information on using acupressure points to help women prepare for labour, use as natural pain relief during labour, and to assist with after pains and establish breast feeding postnatally.
Free; registration with Celina is required by phone or email as space is limited:
250-896-6332 or email email@example.com .
The Midwives Collective is proud to feature the artwork of local
artists (most of them mothers) in our clinic.
Our clinic is accessible, child-friendly, and community-focused. We are located in central Victoria, just past the intersection of Cook & Yates.
We regularly host evening events and workshops, focusing on the journey from pregnancy into parenthood. (See our upcoming events in resources.)
We have on-site parking and are well served by public transit. Our building offers a Lifelabs and a Rexall pharmacy, as well as its own café, and is fully wheelchair & stroller accessible.
We look forward to hearing from you, and supporting you through pregnancy, birth, and the early postpartum.