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!!

http://www.aom.on.ca/files/Health_Care_Professionals/Clinical_Practice_Guidelines/ppdfinal061813Avenir.pdf

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

http://www.aom.on.ca/files/Health_Care_Professionals/Clinical_Practice_Guidelines/vbac012513avenir.pdf

Iron Deficiency

http://www.aom.on.ca/files/Health_Care_Professionals/Clinical_Practice_Guidelines/Iron_deficiency_anemia-KT.pdf

Are you over 40 years old?

http://www.aom.on.ca/files/Health_Care_Professionals/Clinical_Practice_Guidelines/PB40_Final.pdf

What you need to know about Hypertension

http://www.aom.on.ca/files/Health_Care_Professionals/Clinical_Practice_Guidelines/HDPAvenir.pdf

Normal new born behaviour

http://www.aom.on.ca/files/Health_Care_Professionals/Clinical_Practice_Guidelines/Normal_Newborn_Behaviour_May_2014.pdf

Postpartum Hemmorage

http://www.aom.on.ca/files/Health_Care_Professionals/Clinical_Practice_Guidelines/Life_after_PPH_FINAL.pdf

 

Other GREAT resources!

Healthy Families BC

http://www.healthyfamiliesbc.ca/home/articles/topic/pregnancy-birth

http://www.healthyfamiliesbc.ca/parenting

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

http://www.fraserhealth.ca/your_health/best-beginnings/

Healthy Pregnancy BC

http://www.healthypregnancybc.ca

Baby’s Best Chance

http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/library/publications/year/2013/bbc.pdf

Best Start – Pregnancy Nutrition Booklet

http://www.beststart.org/resources/nutrition/healthyeating/HealthyEatingForAHealthyBaby_Eng_fnl_212.pdf

Choices in Childbirth

www.choicesinchildbirth.org

Canadian Pediatric Society – ‘caring for kids’

www.caringforkids.cps.ca

Childbirth Connection – a good site with current research information

www.childbirthconnection.org/article.asp?ClickedLink=194&ck=10218&area=2

Women’s Health – has a section on pregnancy

www.womenshealth.gov/Pregnancy/

iVillage Pregnancy and Parenting

www.ivillage.com/pregnancy-parenting

Best Start – a site with multilingual resources

www.beststart.org

World Health Organization – an international site with excellent information

www.who.int/topics/pregnancy/en

Fathers of Newborn Babies

http://www.newdadmanual.ca/

Great resource for Aboriginal Women and Families

http://www.perinatalservicesbc.ca/Documents/Resources/Aboriginal/CircleOfLife/CircleOfLife.pdf

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

http://myfertilitychoices.com/

LGBT Resources

http://www.lgbtqparentingconnection.ca/home.cfm

http://genesis-fertility.com/diagnostics-and-testing/same-sex-couples/

Exercise and pregnancy

http://www.healthypregnancybc.ca/page205.htm

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

Canada’s Food Guide

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/food-guide-aliment/choose-choix/advice-conseil/women-femmes-eng.php

Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy

http://sogc.org/publications/nausea-and-vomiting-during-pregnancy/

Motherisk

http://www.motherisk.org/women/index.jsp

Prenatal Genetic Screening

http://www.perinatalservicesbc.ca/ScreeningPrograms/PrenatalGeneticScreening/default.htm

Find therapists and psychologists in your area

https://www.theravive.com/

Complementary Therapies

Evoke Wellness Centre

http://www.evokewellnesscentre.com

Pacific Life Chiropractic

http://www.pacificlifechiropractic.com

Prenatal Classes

http://www.douglas.bc.ca/programs/continuing-education/programs-courses/perinatal/p_labour.html

Lamaze International – another good all round site

www.lamaze.org

Prenatal Yoga

http://www.breatheintobeing.org

Optimal fetal positioning

http://www.homebirth.org.uk/ofp.htm

Spinning Babies

http://spinningbabies.com

Motherhood – an Australian site with a good short review of what normal labour and birth is like, and pain relief options
About.com 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  
 

Doulas

http://www.bcdoulas.org

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

www.dona.org

Water birth

Water birth international – comprehensive information on water birth  
 

Water birth information – general information  

Home Birth

Home Birth Handbook

http://cmbc.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/13.07-Place-of-Birth-Handbook.pdf

CMBC Statement on Home Birth

http://www.cmbc.bc.ca/pdf.shtml?Registrants-Handbook-13-01-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)   
Breastfeeding

 

Dr. Jack Newman

http://www.breastfeedinginc.ca

Kellymom

http://kellymom.com

Postpartum Depression

http://www.postpartum.org

Fraser Valley Child Development Centre

http://www.fvcdc.org/index.php/services/mission

College of Midwives of BC

http://cmbc.bc.ca

Midwives Association of BC

http://www.bcmidwives.com

Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada

http://sogc.org

Canadian Pediatric Society

http://www.cps.ca/en/

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   www.sexualityandu.ca
Options for health   www.optionsforsexualhealth.org    (or call 1-800-SEX-SENSE)
Women’s health – especially good for teens and young mums    www.getthefacts.health.wa.au

Fun Sites

www.pregnancy.com

www.pregnancy.org

www.pregnancy.about.com

www.babycenter.com

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!   

 

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