Resources

general resources

MotherRisk

www.motherrisk.com

This website offer lots of good resources about health in pregnancy. Especially of note is the information and support regarding morning sickness and hyperemesis. It includes on the site various helplines you can access:

1-877-327-4636 – Alcohol/Substance Use
1-800-436-8477 – Morning Sickness
1-877-439-2744 – Motherisk Helpline
416-813-6780 – Motherisk Helpline


Interactive Tool from Embryo to Baby in 9 Months:

www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthtopics/content.asp?hwid=tn10283

You can use this tool to discover the amazing changes that happen during a pregnancy. Get a close-up peek at the early embryo. See how much a growing fetus changes every few weeks. Read about what’s new every month.

You’ll also find links to helpful information about testing, healthy pregnancy choices, premature birth, and labour and delivery.


Due Date Calculator:

www.sogc.org/publications-resources/due-date-calculator/

Want to know when your baby will be born? Give the SOGC pregnancy due date calculator a try!

nutrition in pregnancy

Fit N Healthy Nutrition

www.fitnhealthynutrition.com

An innovative, natural health, membership site, offering both free and paid for services.


Gestational Weight Gain Guidelines

www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/nutrition/prenatal/ewba-mbsa-eng.php

Poor dietary habits, inactivity, and being under- or overweight can negatively affect maternal and fetal health. Counselling during the time preceding a pregnancy – the preconception period – or between pregnancies can help a woman improve her eating and physical activity habits. These changes can have a positive and lasting effect on the health of the mother and her baby.


Online Pregnancy Weight Gain Calculator

www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/nutrition/prenatal/bmi/index-eng.php

The Pregnancy Weight Gain Calculator will help you determine the recommended weight gain that will promote a healthy pregnancy.


My Food Guide Servings Tracker for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women

www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/nutrition/prenatal/index-eng.php

A woman’s nutritional and overall health, before and during pregnancy, influences the health of her developing baby.

Eating well, combined with taking a daily multivitamin, can give a woman the nutrients she needs to feel good, have energy, and support a healthy pregnancy.


pregnancy

The Pink Kit Self-Pregnancy Preparation

www.thepinkkit.com

The Pink Kit Package is the only comprehensive childbirth preparation resource that focuses entirely on BIRTH SKILLS for both you as a mother-to-be and the father-to-be (friend or relative).

This resource is designed for absolutely ALL expectant parents as a skills-based tool to prepare for childbirth.


Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn Prenatal Education and Support

Wendy Muir:
250-768-2562
wendy.small.wonders@gmail.com


Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering

www.sarahbuckley.com/

On this site, Dr Sarah J Buckley, trained family physician/GP, mother of four, and author of Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering gives you the best medical information in easy to understand language, so that you can be informed, supported, nourished and inspired as you embark on your extraordinary journey, bringing new life into the world.


HypnoBirthing Childbirth Education Classes – The Mongan Method

Born To Birth Maternity & Wellness

Contact – Christy Phillips
250-448-9008
christy@borntobirth.ca
www.borntobirth.ca

HypnoBirthing® Classes – Lesley Crowe
250-801-8899
lesley@blossomyoga.ca


Childbirth Connection

www.childbirthconnection.org

With so much information out there on pregnancy and childbirth, it’s hard to know what to trust. But it’s important to become informed, because the care you receive during this time can have a big impact on your health, your baby’s health and your overall satisfaction.


One World Birth

www.oneworldbirth.net

One World Birth is a free online video resource for birth professionals, activists and parents who want to keep their finger on the pulse of birth around the globe today. The world’s birth experts discuss the latest thinking & research in short, bite-sized video clips that are based around a central theme each month


Optimal Birth BC

www.optimalbirthbc.ca

This site offers childbearing women and maternity care providers access to evidence-based information about birth in BC. Optimal Birth develops and shares evidence reviews and presents BC-specific data on obstetric practices that are associated with cesarean birth.

Know your birth options in BC: http://www.powertopush.ca/birth-options/types-of-birth/


Genetic Screening Information

http://www.perinatalservicesbc.ca/our-services/screening-programs/prenatal-genetic-screening-program

Prenatal genetic screening can tell a pregnant woman her chance of having a baby with Down syndrome, trisomy 18, or an open neural tube defect. It is offered free of charge as a choice to all pregnant women with MSP coverage in BC.

breastfeeding & postpartum

Breastfeeding Inc.

http://www.breastfeedinginc.ca/

Created by Dr Jack Newman and lactation consultant Edith Kernerman, Breastfeeding Inc. aims is to empower parents by ensuring they receive the most up-to-date information to assist them with their breastfeeding baby.


Breastfeeding Center

Rutland Health Center
155 Gray Rd Rutland

By appointment Tuesday and Friday 9-12. Call 250-868-7730 to make an appointment and to get breast feeding support over the phone 7 days a week including holidays.


Healthy Child Healthy World

www.healthychild.org
Our Mission: We ignite the movement that empowers parents to protect children from harmful chemicals.


Baby’s Best Chance

www.bestchance.gov.bc.ca/tools-and-resources/key-resources/index.html

Questions about pregnancy or parenting? Find tips, tools & more to help you raise a healthy family.


Infant Sleep Information

www.isisonline.org.uk/

This website presents research evidence about biologically normal sleep for human babies. We discuss how infant sleep may vary due to cultural behaviours and expectations such as what babies are fed, where they sleep, and how we interpret their needs.