Welcome to Willow Community Midwives - Download our Welcome Package for clients here

Web Resources:

Pregnancy:

BC Prenatal Genetic Screening Program

Baby's Best Chance Parent's Handbook

Due Date Calculator plus the best time for prenatal genetic screening

Healthy Families BC

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Pocket Guide - Advice on Medication & Commonly Used Products

Healthy Eating for a Healthy Baby - Information Booklet on Nutrition in Pregnancy

Nausea: Tips to Help You Survive Handout

Diet for Nausea in Pregnancy

Motherisk - Info about exposures to medications and other substances in pregnancy and breastfeeding

AnxietyBC - tools for coping with anxiety in pregnancy

Here To Help - Anxiety Resources  Depression Resources  Substance Use Resources

Anxiety Workbook - for anxiety during pregnancy and after baby

Meditations for Pregnancy & Birth: 

http://learn.phsa.ca/audio/BodyScan.mp3

http://learn.phsa.ca/audio/HealingMeditation.mp3

http://learn.phsa.ca/audio/MindfulnessMeditation.mp3

http://learn.phsa.ca/audio/LovingKindnessMeditation.mp3

Multiple Births Canada

Twins, Triplets and More Resource Booklet

LGBTQ Pregnancy & Parenting

The Miles Circuit - When baby is occiput posterior at term

Optimal Fetal Positioning - Handout on helping baby into a good position for birth

Mocktails for Mom - Alcohol-free drink recipes

Eat Right for a Healthy Pregnancy - Menu Planner

Vegetarian Food Guide

Iron in Foods - HealthLink BC

Healthy Eating, Exercise & Weight Gain Before and During Pregnancy

The Sensible Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy

Eat Safely, Eat Well Food Safety During Pregnancy Booklet

Kegel Exercises for pelvic floor health

Comfort and Posture During Pregnancy

Pelvic Partnership British Website on Symphysis Pubis Pain in pregnancy aka Pelvic Girdle Pain

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Pregnancy

Preterm Labour Signs & Symptoms - booklet on what to watch for and when to call your midwife

Group B Strep - A test that will be offered at 35-37 weeks of pregnancy

Gestational Diabetes - A test that will be offered in early pregnancy or at 26-28 weeks

Stretch & Sweeps - A procedure offered at the end of pregnancy

Expecting to Quit - Smoking cessation resource

Creating a Smoke-Free Environment for Your Children - YouTube Video

Birth:

Evidence Based Birth

Planned Place of Birth Handbook - College of Midwives of BC

Choosing Home Birth - YouTube video from Ontario explains research on home birth safety

Home Birth Supply List for Willow Clients planning home birth

Optimal Birth BC

Best Birth Clinic - Info for those who have a breech baby at term or have had a previous caesarean birth

Holliday Tyson YouTube Prenatal Classes - If you can't take an in-person local prenatal class--3-part series

Doulas of North America

Hints to Help with Labour & Birth

Breastfeeding and Postpartum:

Breastfeeding Buddy App with tips, tools and videos

International Breastfeeding Centre - Dr Jack Newman - Breastfeeding Info

Breastfeeding Videos - IBC

Kellymom - Breastfeeding & Parenting

La Leche League - Breastfeeding Support

My Breastfeeding Guide Booklet

Breastfeeding Matters - Breastfeeding Booklet

Breastfeeding Your Baby - Guidelines for Nursing Mothers

BC Provincial Milk Bank - Donors provide breast milk for sick or tiny babies

Healing After Birth - Handout about taking care of yourself after baby

After Caesarean Birth - information sheet

Aches and Pains after Giving Birth Managing Your Pain and Self Medications

Postpartum Exercise - Handout about easing into gentle exercise after baby

Exercise After Vaginal Birth

Exercise After Caesarean Birth

Newborn:

For Your Newborn - Handout about tests and treatments available for your baby

Vitamin K A treatment that will be offered for your newborn

BC Newborn Screening Program A test that will be offered for your newborn

BC Newborn Hearing Screening Program

CCHD Cardiac Testing for Newborns A test offered for your newborn (starting 2018)

Normal Newborn Behaviour

Healthy and Safe Sleep Tips

Vitamin D for Babies and Toddlers

Circumcision for Boys - Canadian Pediatric Society Statement--not recommended for all boys

Baby's Second Night - What to expect

Healthy Families BC topics covering baby's first 12 months

Birth Control:

SexAndU

Options for Sexual Health

Indigenous Health:

Aboriginal Mental Health

Celebrating the Circle of Life - Emotional Health

Beginning Journey - First Nations Pregnancy Resource

Breastfeeding for the Health and Future of Our Nation

Honouring Our Babies - Safe Sleep for Babies

Community Resources

Doula Services:

Okanagan Doula 

Wellness Garden Doula Collective

Aboriginal Doula Program - Funding available for doula support

Prenatal Yoga:

Starlit Yoga

Classes:

Okanagan College Prenatal Series

Free Prenatal Breastfeeding Class

Breastfeeding:

Penticton Breastfeeding Cafe

Public Health Maternity Care - Public Health Nurses offer free breastfeeding support no matter the age of your child. They have quality breast pumps for short-term loan or longer-term rental.

Rentals:

TENS machine and Birth Pool Rentals

Car Seat Safety:

Penticton Fire Department

Community Support:

Baby Talk - Free Drop-In Parenting class for those with infants less than one year old

Boys & Girls Club - Positively Pregnant weekly drop-in (free), Community Kitchen meal preparation, Parenting classes, and much more!

Birthright of Penticton Society

South Okanagan Women In Need Society (SOWINS) - Support for those at risk of violence or abuse