Pregnancy Resources

Information for Current Clients

 

Acupunture

Victoria http://www.elementscentre.ca/
Victoria http://www.celinalyons.com/
Saanich Peninsula http://www.healthwithin.ca/
Western Communities Carolyn Drew http://www.energyhealth.ca/
http://heartandhandscommunity.ca/
Audrey Vandenbrink (Atlas Health Therapy)
Audrey Vandenbrink (Saanich Centre Chiropractic)
Stephanie Curran
Verena McCrae
Stillpoint Community Acupuncture ($20-$50)

 

Baby and Child Sleep Consultant

Smart Sleep Consulting

 

Breastfeeding

Carol Arndt, The Breastpump Lady, 250-812-7370
Dr. Jack Newman Breastfeeding Clinic Information Sheets
http://groups.lllc.ca/groups.php?prov=BC
http://newborns.stanford.edu/Breastfeeding/MaxProduction.html
http://www.bcwomens.ca/Services/PregnancyBirthNewborns/HospitalCare/Breastfeeding.htm
Expressed breastmilk storage guidelines
Nancy Mohrbacher (Lactation Consultant)'s Youtube channel

 

Childbirth Classes

http://www.motheringtouch.ca/
http://www.islandmother.com/
http://www.birthandbeyond.ca/
http://baileycounsellingtherapy.ca/mindfulness-as-childbirth-preparation/
http://www.viha.ca/children/pregnancy/local_prenatal_classes.htm
Hypnobirthing - Heather Minielly

 

Chiropractic

Dr. Misty Watson (Saanichton) (250)-652-9350
Dr. Jenny Armstrong (Western Communities) (250)-474-7741
Dr. Steven Wylie
Dr. Kate Brookfield

 

Chiropractic info for infants

Diaper change technique

 

Cord Blood Banking

Cord Blood Banking - Cord Blood Center

 

Doctors Accepting New Patients in Victoria

http://www.victoriamedicalsociety.org/

 

Emergency Childbirth Preparedness

Emergency Childbirth Preparedness

 

Evidence Based Birth Information

Blog

 

Hospital information (location, booking a tour, print a copy of admission form)

http://www.viha.ca/children/pregnancy/birth/hospitals/
http://www.viha.ca/children/pregnancy/birth/labour_and_birth.htm
http://oscarcanada.org/oscar-users/emr-resource/eform/eform-examples/bc-specific/viha-specific-forms/viha-vga-maternity-admission-form-rev.-march-2011/VIHA_us_and_vascular_lab.png/view

 

Doulas

http://www.doulasofvictoria.ca/
http://www.pennysimkin.com/
http://vancouverislanddoulas.blogspot.ca/
http://www.pomegranate-midwives.com/resources/midwifery-care/midwives-and-doulas/
http://www.vidadoulas.ca/childbirth-education/
http://www.asabee.ca/
Oak and Acorn
Rising Tide Doula Services
Helping Hands Doula Servies
Belly Buttons Doula Services
Tranquil Birth Solutions

 

Home Birth

Place of Birth Handbook
Birth Tub Rentals
Birth Tub Rentals 2
Tranquil Birth Solutions

 

Car Seat Clinics

Vancouver Island Car Seat Technicians

 

Immunization

Immunize BC

 

Massage Therapists

Alicia Connors
Amie McColl
Stephanie Gillett

 

Mental Health/Prenatal and Postpartum Mood

If you are in an emergency or crisis call 310-6789 (no area code needed) 24 hours a day to connect to a BC crisis line. Crisis Information

Traci McGee Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) http://www.tracimcgee.ca/
http://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/skills/coping-depression-pregnancy-postpartum
http://www.viha.ca/children/baby_and_you/moms_health/baby_blues.htm
http://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/publications/factsheets/postpartum
http://perinatal.anxietybc.com/
http://reproductivementalhealth.ca/
http://postpartum.org/
http://www.postpartumprogress.com/
http://www.victoria.cmha.bc.ca/get-informed/mental-health-information/postpartum-depression#helpyourself
Vanessa Bailey
Public Health Units

 

Nutrition, Health & the Environment

http://www.alkalinesisters.com/
http://www.diabetes.ca/diabetes-and-you/living-with-gestational-diabetes/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/healthy_living/nutrition/life_preconcpreg1.html
http://www.babycenter.ca/pregnancy/nutrition/diethealthypregnancy/
Dr. Natasha Montroy
Dr. Jane Reside
Dr. Alexis Blanks
Naturopathic Medicine - Pregnancy

 

Circumcision

Children's Health and Human Rights Partnership
Humourous video: "The REAL reason you're circumcised"

 

Optimal Fetal Positioning

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

 

Fetal Movement "Kick Counting"

http://americanpregnancy.org/while-pregnant/kick-counts/

 

Pelvic Floor Health

https://wholewoman.com/index.html
http://bcphysio.org/jodi-ganton
http://www.physiotherapyvictoria.ca/womens-health/
http://www.shelbournephysio.ca/content/womens_health
http://www.parkwayphysiotherapy.ca/Women-s-Health-Issues/Pelvic-Floor-Health/a~4050/article.html

 

Public Health

Babies Best Chance http://www.bestchance.gov.bc.ca/tools-and-resources/video/#/babys-best-chance-chapter-1
http://www.gov.bc.ca/h1n1/keyfacts/index.html
http://www.marchofdimes.ca/
http://www.viha.ca/prevention_services/public_health_nursing.html
Right From The Start - Prenatal Registration

 

Information on Medications and Substances in Pregnancy

http://www.motherrisk.org/

Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy Helpline - 1-800-436-8477 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.
For information on "morning sickness" and how to treat it.

Alcohol and Substance Use Helpline - 1-877-327-4636 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in each of Canada's time zones.
For information about the fetal effects of alcohol, nicotine and drugs like marijuana, cocaine and ecstasy.

Exercise in Pregnancy Helpline - 1-866-937-7678 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.
For recommendations on how to exercise safely during pregnancy, and after delivery while you are breastfeeding your baby.

HIV and HIV Treatment in Pregnancy - 1-888-246-5840 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.
For information about the possible effects of HIV and HIV treatment during pregnancy.

 

Pregnancy and Parent Resources

http://www.mothering.com/
http://www.askdrsears.com/
http://www.kidsinvictoria.com/
http://www.hipmama.com/
http://www.childbirthconnection.org/
http://www.mamacampaign.org/
http://www.skinsight.com/diseaseGroups/pregnancy.htm
Young Parents Support Network
Best Babies

 

Placenta Encapsulation

http://www.oakandacorn.ca/placenta-encapsulation-doula/
http://throughbirth.com/
http://www.birthingyourwayvictoria.com/placenta-encapsulation-victoria/

 

Pregnancy Loss and Miscarriage

Alison Whiteman – Victoria Hospice
250-370-8868
6 funded sessions
3-4 wk wait

Vanessa Bailey

Linda Lang, RCC Previously funded through VIHA, but no longer funded, $90/hr, may be able to access private funding (a local mom maintains a small fund.) (250) 592-9034

Joss Hurtig-Mitchell, RCC
Does not specialize in grief but does a lot of work around birth trauma
$105/hr - sliding scale
Email: counsellor@josshurtigmitchell.ca
Phone: 250.415.9650
2587 Empire St. I

Sarah Nakatsuka, Grief counselor
http://sarahnakatsuka.com/transitionspregnancy-infant-loss/

Empty Arms, Healing Hearts
Parent-led support group, meets monthly
Empty Arms, Healing Hearts Facbook
Coordinator: Charlene Chambers

Full spectrum doula who specializes in pregnancy and infant loss
charlene_chambers@hotmail.com
250-889-0652

http://www.october15.ca/support/resources/
Little Spirits Garden
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Network

 

Prenatal Bloodwork and Lab Results

Life Labs appointment services https://booking.lifelabs.com/LLBooking/default.aspx/
My E-health (lab results) http://www.myehealth.ca/
Lab Tests Online (understanding results) http://labtestsonline.org/

 

Prenatal Screening

http://www.lifelabs.com/files/ontario_qra_files/patient_instructions/01_fasting_instructions.pdf

 

LifeLabs Fasting Instructions

http://www.bcprenatalscreening.ca/

 

Sexual Health

http://islandsexualhealth.org/
http://www.sexualityandu.ca/
http://www.viwomensclinic.ca/

 

Smoking Cessation

http://www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthtopics/content.asp?hwid=tn7379
http://www.pregnets.org/
https://www.quitnow.ca/
http://www.motherisk.org/prof/updatesDetail.jsp?content_id=975

 

TENS Rentals

http://www.birthingyourwayvictoria.com/tens-machine-rental-victoria/
http://www.motheringtouch.ca/rentals/elle-tens/
http://www.birthsmart.ca/

 

VBAC

http://www.vbac.com/
http://optimalbirthbc.ca/
http://www.powertopush.ca/about/campaign-purpose/
http://hotmamafit.com/saanich/

 

Yoga/Fitness

http://helgabeeryoga.com/
http://www.hemma.ca/
http://www.motheringtouch.ca/
Pre and Postnatal Yoga
http://www.motheringtouch.ca/

Other

College of Midwives of BC
Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada Clinical Practice Guidelines
Canadian Pediatric Society
http://www.bcmidwives.com/
http://www.bcphp.ca/