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Resources 2018-08-12T09:49:32+00:00

Local:

Salt Spring Island Community Services www.saltspringcommunityservices.ca

Family Place – 120 Park Drive 250-537-9176

“We support the healthy development of families prenatal to 6 years.”

Programmes:

  • Prenatal and Parenting workshops
  • Infant discussion groups
  • Stay and Play drop in
  • Mother Goose

Resources:

  • Food Security Program
  • Toy Library
  • Clothing Exchange

Public Health #1-137 Crofton Road 250-538-4880 *Located in the portable behind Lady Minto Hospital

Options for Sexual Health (OPT): Open Mondays 4:30-6:30pm, 134 McPhillips Ave, p 250-537-8786 to make an appointment or check out  https:www.facebook.com/optbc

ELF (Early Learning for Families): At all of the local public elementary schools

“Providing quality learning environments for adults and their young children, aged birth to 5, at no cost to families.  Qualified early childhood educators lead learning activities, including stories, music and art.”

Doula Collective: To check out a list of local doulas contact, Shannon Cowan, 250-653-4867, e-mail doulas@gmail.com, FB @saltspringdoula

 La Leche League Canada (Salt Spring Group) https://www.facebook.com/LLLCSSI

Pregnancy:

Aboriginal Women and Families: http://www.perinatalservicesbc.ca/Documents/Resources/Aboriginal/CircleOfLife/CircleOfLife.pdf

LGBT Resources:

http://www.lgbtqparentingconnection.ca/home.cfm

http://genesis-fertility.com/diagnostics-and-testing/same-sex-couples/

Up to date safety data for medications, herbs, supplements etc in pregnancy http://www.motherisk.org

Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy

http://sogc.org/publications/nausea-and-vomiting-during-pregnancy/

http://www.motherisk.org/women/morningSickness.jsp

General:

Healthy Pregnancy BC http://www.healthypregnancybc.ca

Women’s Health – has a section on pregnancy www.womenshealth.gov/Pregnancy/

World Health Organization – an international site with excellent information www.who.int/topics/pregnancy/en

http://www.bestchance.gov.bc.ca

http://www.babycenter.ca

Evidence Based Birth https://evidencebasedbirth.com/resources-for-parents/

Clinical Guidelines:

 Prenatal Genetic Screening http://www.perinatalservicesbc.ca/ScreeningPrograms/PrenatalGeneticScreening/default.htm

Post Dates, 41 weeks and Beyond.. will you ever have this baby? read me!! http://www.aom.on.ca/files/Health_Care_Professionals/Clinical_Practice_Guidelines/ppdfinal061813Avenir.pdf

Iron Deficiency http://www.aom.on.ca/files/Health_Care_Professionals/Clinical_Practice_Guidelines/Iron_deficiency_anemia-KT.pdf

Are you over 40 years old? http://www.aom.on.ca/files/Health_Care_Professionals/Clinical_Practice_Guidelines/PB40_Final.pdf

What you need to know about Hypertension http://www.aom.on.ca/files/Health_Care_Professionals/Clinical_Practice_Guidelines/HDPAvenir.pdf

Optimal fetal positioning: “Spinning Babies” http://spinningbabies.com

Birth Resources

Home Birth:

Home Birth Handbook http://cmbc.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/13.07-Place-of-Birth-Handbook.pdf

CMBC Statement on Home Birth http://www.cmbc.bc.ca/pdf.shtml?Registrants-Handbook-13-01-Statement-on-Home-Birth

BC Home Birth Demonstration Project – a review of safety and effectiveness www.cmaj.ca/cgi/content/full/166/3/315

Homebirth – a British site with good basic information www.homebirth.org.uk

Clinical Guidelines:

VBAC (Vaginal delivery after Caesarean) or TOLAC (Trial of Labour after Caesarean) http://www.aom.on.ca/files/Health_Care_Professionals/Clinical_Practice_Guidelines/vbac012513avenir.pdf

Postpartum Hemorrhage http://www.aom.on.ca/files/Health_Care_Professionals/Clinical_Practice_Guidelines/Life_after_PPH_FINAL.pdf

GBS screening: 

https://www.pregnancyinfo.ca/your-pregnancy/routine-tests/group-b-streptococcus-screening/

https://evidencebasedbirth.com/groupbstrep/

https://www.ontariomidwives.ca/gbs

https://appletreematernity.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Apple-Tree-GBS-Handout.pdf

https://www.acog.org/Patients/FAQs/Group-B-Strep-and-Pregnancy

3rd Stage Management http://www.jogc.com/article/S1701-2163(16)34329-8/pdf

Delayed Cord Clamping

http://www.jogc.com/article/S1701-2163(16)35268-9/pdf

https://sogc.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/gui328CPG1509E.pdf

http://www.who.int/elena/titles/cord_clamping/en/

http://www.who.int/nutrition/publications/guidelines/cord_clamping/en/

http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/148793/1/9789241508209_eng.pdf

Newborn Procedures

http://www.bbmidwifery.ca/uploads/1/1/6/3/11634103/11a_newborn_procedures.pdf

http://www.bcwomens.ca/our-services/labour-birth-post-birth-care/after-the-birth

BC Newborn Screen http://comoxvalleymidwifery.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/BCW585_NewbornScreening_2009.pdf

Vitamin K 

http://comoxvalleymidwifery.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/NBGuidelinesVitaminK121.pdf

https://www.cps.ca/en/documents/position/administration-vitamin-K-newborns

Eye Prophylaxis

http://www.perinatalservicesbc.ca/Documents/Guidelines-Standards/Newborn/NewbornEyeProphylaxis.pdf

https://evidencebasedbirth.com/is-erythromycin-eye-ointment-always-necessary-for-newborns/

Doulas

http://www.bcdoulas.org

DONA International – for information about doulas and to find a doula www.dona.org

Cesarean Birth

Maternity Center Association – “What Every Pregnant Woman Needs to Know About Cesarean Section,” www.maternitywise.org/cesareanbooklet/

BC Women’s Cesarean Task Force – a site about childbirth choices in BC, with video clips of women talking about their birth experiences www.powertopush.ca

BC Perinatal Health Program – a 2008 report on C-sections and ways of promoting a natural labour; a very detailed report with facts and statistics about C-sections, why they are on the rise, and what can be done to reduce their numbers www.perinatalservicesbc.ca/sites/bcrcp/files/Publications/CBTF_REPORT.pdf

International Cesarean Awareness Network – for information about Cesarean section and VBAC www.icon-online.org

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) www.vbac.com

General Birth Resources:

Choices in Childbirth www.choicesinchildbirth.org

Childbirth Connection – a good site with current research information www.childbirthconnection.org/article.asp?ClickedLink=194&ck=10218&area=2

Motherhood – an Australian site with a good short review of what normal labour and birth is like, and pain relief options www.motherhood.com.au/birth/

About.com Pregnancy and Childbirth – an American site with good information, well organized; includes everything you might want to know www.pregnancy.about.com/od/laborbirth/p/laborbasics.htm

Baby Centre – a British site with good information on a variety of subjects to do with labour and birth, mostly consistent with the Canadian system, although you will find some differences www.babycentre.co.uk/pregnancy/labourandbirth

Hypnobabies – a new approach to labour and birth, using self-hypnosis for relaxation www.hypnobabies.com

Water Birth:

Water birth international – comprehensive information on water birth www.waterbirth.org

Exercise and Nutrition

Best Start – Pregnancy Nutrition Booklet http://www.beststart.org/resources/nutrition/healthyeating/HealthyEatingForAHealthyBaby_Eng_fnl_212.pdf

BC Women’s Hospital information www.bcwomens.ca/Services/PregnancyBirthNewborns/Exerciseandpregnancy

Act Now BC www.actnowbc.gov.bc.ca/EN/pregnant_women/exercise_during_pregnancy/

Fit to Deliver www.fittodeliver.com

Canada’s Food Guide http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/food-guide-aliment/choose-choix/advice-conseil/women-femmes-eng.php

Healthy Pregnancy BC http://www.healthypregnancybc.ca

Postpartum and Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding

http://www.breastfeedinginc.ca

http://ibconline.ca/

Kellymom http://kellymom.com

Postpartum Depression

http://www.postpartum.org

http://www.iwk.nshealth.ca/themes/iwkhc/downloads/mmh-toolkit.pdf

Healthy Families BC  http://www.healthyfamiliesbc.ca/parenting

iVillage Pregnancy and Parenting www.ivillage.com/pregnancy-parenting

Best Start – a site with multilingual resources www.beststart.org

Newborn:

Baby’s Best Chance http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/library/publications/year/2013/bbc.pdf

Normal newborn behaviour http://www.aom.on.ca/files/Health_Care_Professionals/Clinical_Practice_Guidelines/Normal_Newborn_Behaviour_May_2014.pdf

Skin-to-Skin Care http://www.kangaroomothercare.com/birth-kmc.aspx

Canadian Pediatric Society – ‘caring for kids’ www.caringforkids.cps.ca

For Dads:
http://www.newdadmanual.ca

http://comoxvalleymidwifery.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Tough-Times-of-Labour.pdf

https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthlinkbc-files/child-development-birth-3-years

http://comoxvalleymidwifery.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/So-you-are-going-to-be-Father.pdf

For Siblings:

https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-topics/te6311

Professional Organizations

Midwives on Salt Spring have admitting privileges at Lady Minto Hospital http://www.viha.ca/finding_care/facilities/lady_minto_gulf_islands_hospital.htm

Victoria General Hospital Department of Midwives.

College of Midwives of BC http://cmbc.bc.ca

Midwives Association of BC http://www.bcmidwives.com

Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada http://sogc.org

Canadian Pediatric Society http://www.cps.ca/en/

Additional Resources

Cerebral Palsy resource http://www.cerebralpalsysymptoms.com/

Canadian Down Syndrome Society www.cdss.ca

Fertility

Fertility Choices: decision making tool about whether to have a baby now, or later, or never http://myfertilitychoices.com/

Sexuality and contraception:

Sexuality and U – an excellent Canadian site www.sexualityandu.ca

Options for health www.optionsforsexualhealth.org (or call 1-800-SEX-SENSE)

Women’s health – especially good for teens and young moms www.getthefacts.health.wa.au https://www.optionsforsexualhealth.org/