Resources

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.

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

BC Perinatal Health Program (BCPHP) Guidelines

Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC) guidelines

College of Midwives of British Columbia (CMBC) guidelines

Home Birth Research

Midwifery Association of North America’s Critical Appraisal of the Literature

CMBC Place of Brith Handbook

Nutrition, Weight Gain, and Gestational Diabetes

Health Canada prenatal nutrition guidelines

BC Perinatal Health website: healthy eating and weight gain in pregnancy

Gestational Diabetes information sheet

Food Safety in Pregnancy (BC Centre for Disease Control)

Nausea and Vomiting

Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC)

Safety of Drugs/Medications in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

Motherisk, Sick Children’s Hospital Toronto

OTIS, Organization of Teratology Information Specialists

LactMed

Center for Disease Control & Prevention: Treating for Two

Genetic Screening

BC Prenatal Genetic Screening Program

Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit

Ultrasound

BC Women’s information on Nuchal Transulency and Detailed 2nd Trimester ultrasound

Prenatal Bloodwork and Lab Results

Life Labs appointment services

My E-health (lab results)

Lab Tests Online (understanding results)

Miscarriage & Pregnancy Loss

Little Spirits Garden

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Network

October 15th: Resource List

Prenatal Education

Mothering Touch

Birthing from Within with Island Mother

Camosun College Prenatal and Parenting classes

Victoria Independent Doula Alliance (VIDA)

Doulas

Doulas Organization of North America (DONA): Why use a doula?

Doulas of Victoria

VIDA Doulas

Nesting Doulas Collective

Optimal Fetal Positioning

Spinning babies

Best positions for baby

Breech Babies, VBAC, and Caesarean Section

Power to Push, BC Womens & Children’s Hospital

Upcoming Events

 

Birthing from Within prenatal classes with Island Mother

Upcoming dates for 18:

Sunday 9:30 – 4:30:   TBA

 Pre-registration required via Island Mother.

Doula Speed-Dating

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.

Past Events:

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  ocean@celinalyons.com .

Featured Artist

 

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.