GENETIC SCREENING IN BC
Screening and testing for genetic disorders is available for all pregnant women. The tests are optional and time sensitive, so be informed early and talk to your partner about how they feel.
BABY'S BEST CHANCE
BC has a free online resource for expecting parents. Read up about pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Lire en français
Midwives work closely with doulas. Check out the Kootenay Doula Group website below. If you or your partner self identify as aboriginal please click here to find out how to apply for The Doulas for Aboriginal Families Grant Program
PLACE OF BIRTH HANDBOOK
Whether you are planning a hospital birth or home birth, we are here to help you prepare and understand how we put your safety first. The College of Midwives of BC has a handbook explaining midwifery support in either setting.
From baby's first latch, to night time feeding, midwives understand the basics and complexities of breastfeeding. If you choose to breastfeed your baby, midwives and nurses are trained to provide you with the support to make sure your baby latches well so that you have a positive experience of feeding your baby. Check out the link below for excellent information on the International Breastfeeding Centre website.