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Local Pregnancy & Childbirth Resources

Finding a Primary Careprovider-

Registered Midwifery Services:

Midwives Association of British Columbia - Find a midwife

Questions to Ask a Prospective Midwife

Unregistered Traditional Birth Attendants:

These women are hard to find and rarely advertise, but ask around at LLL meetings, ask doula's, childbirth educators, post questions on homebirth bulletin boards, etc. They ARE out there...

Gloria Lemay


Medical Doctors Available:

Physicians accepting new patients


Finding Doula Support-

Doulas of Victoria
American Pregnancy Association - Find a doula

Local Birth Place Options & Information-

Victoria General Hospital - (250) 727-4212
The Home Birth Association of B.C.

Waterbirth/Homebirth Supplies-

Mothering Touch Centre
Birth and Beyond Birth Pool Rentals
TENS Machine rental
Waterbirth Spa - B.C. Spa Rentals for Waterbirth
Mamma Goddess Birth Shop - Natural Products for Birthing Families & Professionals
Waterbirth & TENS Unit Rentals - Vancouver

Breastfeeding Resources-

La Leche League of Greater Victoria - (250) 727-4384
Breast Pump Rentals, Sales & Servicing (Carole Arndt) - (250) 812-7370
Mothering Touch Store - Medela breastpump sales and rentals
Breastfeeding Matters
Dr. Jennifer Wickens, M.D. offering breastfeeding medicine consultations. Women do not need a referral from their M.D. or Midwife. Call (250) 592-4532 to book an appointment.
Dr. Laura Spratt, M.D. & Lactation Consultant - women do need a referral by their GP or Midwife. Call (250) 592-6204 to book an appointment.

Cesarean Section Support-

Local cesarean section stats for Victoria (2004)

Postpartum Depression-

Contact your local public health unit
Traci McGee- Post Partum Support Counsellor (250) 885-6760 *funded by Q.A.; no cost to woman
Pacific Post Partum Support Society
The British Columbia Reproductive Mental Health Program


General Parenting Information-

BC NurseLine - 811
Poison Control Centre - 1-800-567-8911
Lending Library for pregnant and newly postpartum families
BC Traffic Safety Foundation - Child Safety Seats Info/Clinics- (1-877-247-5551)
SIDS Canada - (1-800-END-SIDS)
Allergy & Environmental Health - (250) 658-2027
Child Abuse Prevention & Counselling Society of Greater Victoria - (250) 385-6111
Greater Victoria Down Syndrome Society - (250) 479-7450
Parent Help Line - 1-888-603-9100
Parent Support Services - (250) 384-8042

New Family Food & Support-

Simple New-Mom Dinner Recipes
Thrifty Foods Online
Small Potatoes Urban Delivery (SPUD)


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phone: 250.889.2760
Victoria, BC, Canada

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