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General Information Resources
Health Before Pregnancy. Ontario’s Best Start on-line resource.
The Babies Best Chance Website. A fairly good resource from the BC Ministry of Health – lots of information and links.
Pregnancy and Oral Care. Taking care of your teeth while you’re pregnant.
SOGC Pregnancy Info: evidence-based information on pregnancy and childbirth in Canada
Dealing with Nausea and Vomiting. Advice from the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada. .
Motherisk: advice on the risks of drugs, medications, and toxic exposures during pregnancy. Questions? Call their Hotline: 1-877-439-2744
Download the PAR Med X for Pregnancy. “PARmed-X for PREGNANCY is a guideline for health screening prior to participation in a prenatal fitness class or other exercise.”
Pregnets. Want to Quit Smoking? Check out this website.
“Having a Baby” Government of Canada Services: Links to Employment Insurance information on parental leave, tax information including benefits programs, registering your child, and more
Genetic Screening Perinatal Services BC
Pacific Centre for Reproductive Medicine. Options for private-pay genetic screening blood tests and ultrasound done between 8 and 12 weeks of pregnancy.
Nutrition and Exercise
Find a Food Bank HERE.
Healthiest Babies Possible: Access prenatal nutritional support. Self-referrals are welcome. Call 604 675 3982.
Healthy Eating for Pregnancy from Healthiest Families BC.
Chose Fish Low in Mercury from BC Health Files.
Folic Acid and Neural Tube Defects from BC Health Files.
Folic Acid from the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada.
Email a Health Link Dietician. For nutrition information for you and your baby.
I'm Pregnant: Should I Exercise?: Healthy Pregnancy BC
Exercise and Pregnancy Hotline from Motherisk; ask questions about exercise in pregnancy, whether your an amateur or athlete.
Pacific Postpartum Support Society or call 604-255-7999 Toll-Free 855-255-7999
Barb Komar, pregnancy, loss, postpartum counsellor 604.328.9258
Dr. Michal Regev, Registered Psychologist
Best Birth Clinic Birth Trauma Counsellor, 604-875-3281
Reproductive Mental Health. Support for women experiencing challenges related to the reproductive life cycle.