RESOURCES

Pregnancy

Great Info for when you first become pregnant

Baby’s Best Chance

Healthy eating for a healthy pregnancy

The Sensible Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy

Safe Food Handling For Pregnant Women

Iron Deficiency and You

Iron Supplements List

How to survive morning sickness

Common Discomforts of Pregnancy

Bleeding in Pregnancy

Understanding Ultrasounds

The MotHERS Program

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Understanding Genetic Screening in Pregnancy

Genetic Screening Decision Aid

Genetic Screening Information

If you Screen Positive - Genetic Screening

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Screening for Gestational Diabetes - Why Should you?

Blood Sugar Instability and Gestational Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes 

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Once you are 28 weeks pregnant - Being aware of Fetal Movement

Fetal Movement Counting

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The Tdap Vaccine - What is the Evidence?

Q & A on Tdap Vaccination Against Pertussis (Whooping Cough) During Pregnancy

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Screening for Group B Strep - What is it?

Group B Strep

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Why we take your blood pressure in Pregnancy

Hypertension and Pregnancy

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Thinking about trying to have a vaginal delivery after a previous c-section

Thinking about VBAC

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What is Post-dates and why we talk about it

When your pregnancy goes past your due date

The Evidence on going past your Due Date

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When your waters break before you go into labour

Premature Rupture of Membranes

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Effects of Cannabis on Fertility, Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Risks of Cannabis on Fertility, Pregnancy, Breastfeeding and Parenting

SOGC Information on Cannabis Use in Pregnancy


Labour and Birth

What is a doula and why we recommend them

Evidence on doulas

Doulas of Nanaimo

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Why Choose a Home Birth

Homebirth - a safe option for low risk women

New collaborative statement from the SOGC on Planned Home Birth

A beautiful local homebirth - video

A waterbirth at home

Birth Pool Options in Nanaimo

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Getting Ready to Give Birth

Helping the Body Prepare for Labour Handout

Acupuncture for Cervical Ripening

Pathway to a Healthy Birth

Hormonal Physiology of Chlidbirth

Preparing for an Intact Perineum

Perineal Stretching

Get Baby into the best position for birth - Optimal Fetal Positioning

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40 or Older and Giving Birth for the first time - What the research says

40 Yrs Old or Older giving birth for the first time

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When you think labour has begun

When to call your Midwife in Labour

What is your mucus plug and what is its function

Timing Contractions

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Strategies for Coping with the pains of labour

Understanding and Coping with Labour

Affirmations & Visualizations for Birth

Evidence on Eating & Drinking in Labour

How to provide Comfort in labour - for the birth partner

How to provide labour support - for the birth partner

Evidence on Waterbirth

Water Immersion for Pain Relief in Labour

TENS Machine Use in Labour

Positions during Labor and their Effects on Pain Relief

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Pharmacological Pain Management

Nitrous Oxide Use in Labour

Epidurals

IV / IM Opioids in labour

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3rd Stage / Delivering your Placenta

Delivering your placenta and the 3rd stage of labour

What is a a postpartum hemorrhage and how to recover from one if you have had one

Postpartum

Postpartum Care of the Mother

New Mother Care Handout

The MotHERS Program

20 Stress Busters for New Mothers

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Recovering from A Cesarean Birth

Recovery from A Cesarean Birth

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Pelvic Floor Health ~ Nanaimo Practitioners

Elevate Physiotherapy

3 Cedars Wellness Collective

Pinpoint Physio

Island Optimal

Symphony Rehab

Brickyard Physio

Tapestry Integrative Health

South Nanaimo Wellness Centre

Pelvic Floor Health ~ Ladysmith Practitioners

Active Solutions Health & Sport