Resources for Pregnancy, Birth, and Infant Care


Pregnancy & Childbirth:

Spinning Babies

The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth

Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn by Penny Simkin

Birthing From Within by Pam England

Video- Organic Birth 

Tests, hospital policies, useful info regarding your choices and informed consent:

Birthing videos and stories

Newborn Care & Parenting

Dr. Sears- easy access to FAQ's for real life baby care questions

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by La Leche League International

The Baby Book by Dr. Sears

The Mother of All Baby Books by Ann Douglas

The Fussy Baby by Dr. Sears

Drop-in Programs for infants-toddlers


La Leche Leauge  Find a group, find a leader, buy the book, and easy access breastfeeding information

Dr. Jack Newman video tutorials and Canada specific information on breastfeeding

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by La Leche League International

Breastfeeding Made Simple: The 7 Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers by Nancy Mohrbacher

Dr. Jack Newman’s Guide To Breastfeeding by Dr. Newman

Lactation Consultant Shaz Taybei   1-604-340-6684

Antenatal colostrum collection 

Perineal Massage

Gentle Birth Method Vaginal stretch (By Partner)  

Sophie Kirkham How to do Perineal Massage  (By yourself)

Prenatal Classes

My Powerful Birth 


Birthing From Within 

Childbearing Society 

Wise Woman Way of Birth 

Douglas College Community Childbirth Classes 

Midwife Holliday Tyson Prenatal videos (3 parts)

Informed Consent & Education Resources

Midwifery Care

Advanced Maternal Age

Diagnosing Gestational Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes and Birth

Group B Strep

Suspected "Big Baby"

Home Birth Safety

Water Birth 

Antenatal colostrum collection 

Inducing Labor

Epidural Safety

Active Management for 3rd Stage (Pitocin for placenta birthing) 

Vitamin K

Erythromycin Eye Ointment

Labor Resources

Spinning Babies Three Sisters

Spinning Babies Abdominal Tuck

Miles Circuit

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