There are so many good and informative websites out there that it’s hard to choose among them.  Many of the links listed below will be of interest to pregnant women and families everywhere.   There are also many links with information specifically for residents of British Columbia, Canada, and even more specifically to the Fraser Valley area.

Remember to read all information on ‘popular’ websites critically xo


Client Resources

41 weeks and Beyond.. will you ever have this baby? read me!!

VBAC (Vaginal delivery after Caesarean) or TOLAC (Trial of Labour after Caesarean)

Iron Deficiency

Are you over 40 years old?

What you need to know about Hypertension

Normal new born behaviour

Postpartum Hemmorage


Other GREAT resources!

Healthy Families BC

The Fraser Health Authority – – information on everything to do with pregnancy, labour, birth, baby, breastfeeding.  Register for Best Beginnings.

Healthy Pregnancy BC

Baby’s Best Chance

Best Start – Pregnancy Nutrition Booklet

Choices in Childbirth

Canadian Pediatric Society – ‘caring for kids’

Childbirth Connection – a good site with current research information

Women’s Health – has a section on pregnancy

iVillage Pregnancy and Parenting

Best Start – a site with multilingual resources

World Health Organization – an international site with excellent information

Fathers of Newborn Babies

Great resource for Aboriginal Women and Families

Fertility Choices: decision making tool about whether to have a baby now, or later, or never

LGBT Resources

Exercise and pregnancy

BC Women’s Hospital information
Act Now BC  
Fit to Deliver  

Canada’s Food Guide

Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy


Prenatal Genetic Screening

Find therapists and psychologists in your area

Complementary Therapies

Evoke Wellness Centre

Pacific Life Chiropractic

Prenatal Classes

Lamaze International – another good all round site

Prenatal Yoga

Optimal fetal positioning

Spinning Babies

Motherhood – an Australian site with a good short review of what normal labour and birth is like, and pain relief options Pregnancy and Childbirth – an American site with good information, well organized; includes everything you might want to know  
Baby Centre – a British site with good information on a variety of subjects to do with labour and birth, mostly consistent with the Canadian system, although you will find some differences    
BC Women’s Cesarean Task Force – a site about childbirth choices in BC, with video clips of women talking about their birth experiences  
Hypnobabies – a new approach to labour and birth, using self-hypnosis for relaxation  


DONA International – for information about doulas and to find a doula

Water birth

Water birth international – comprehensive information on water birth  

Water birth information – general information  

Home Birth

Home Birth Handbook

CMBC Statement on Home Birth

BC Homebirth Demonstration Project – a review of safety and effectiveness  
Homebirth – a British site with good basic information     
Cesarean Birth
Maternity Center Association – “What Every Pregnant Woman Needs to Know About Cesarean Section,”
BC Women’s Cesarean Task Force – a site about childbirth choices in BC, with video clips of women talking about their birth experiences  
BC Perinatal Health Program – a 2008 report on C-sections and ways of promoting a natural labour; a very detailed report with facts and statistics about C-sections, why they are on the rise, and what can be done to reduce their numbers 

International Cesarean Awareness Network – for information about Cesarean section and VBAC  
Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)   


Dr. Jack Newman


Postpartum Depression

Fraser Valley Child Development Centre

College of Midwives of BC

Midwives Association of BC

Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada

Canadian Pediatric Society

BC Prenatal Genetic Screening Program – the screens and tests you will be offered in pregnancy  
Cerebralpalsy resource
Canadian Down Syndrome Society  
Sexuality and contraception
Sexuality and U – an excellent Canadian site
Options for health    (or call 1-800-SEX-SENSE)
Women’s health – especially good for teens and young mums

Fun Sites

For families living in Abbotsford, here is a website with info about all of the services offered through Abbotsford Community Services – everything from prenatal classes to mum and baby drop-in groups, to post-partum support groups to dad groups.  Check it out!   


Mark FerrisResources