Midwives Association of British ColumbiaCollege of Midwives of British Columbia
BC Prenatal Genetic Screening Program
Counsyl Carrier Screen Test
Pre & Post Natal Health Professionals
Sacred Meridian Acupuncture Lixa Shibata R.Ac
Island Family Chiropractic, Dr. Misty Watson, DC
Flourish Naturopathic, Dr. Alexis Blanks, ND
Birth & Postpartum Doulas
Greater Victoria Doula Directory
Pacific Rim College, Holistic Doula Finder
Nest & Nurture Postpartum Support
VIDA Doulas Education Classes
LGBTQ Parenting Network
LGBTQIA2S Midwifery Care
Is it safe to use weed during pregnancy?
The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada warns against using cannabis while pregnant. Read more about what we know about using weed during pregnancy.
Articles & documents
After the Birth
Ensure you have plenty of help and support from family, friends or a postpartum doula, during your first days with your child. Give yourself time to regain your strength and bond with your baby.
Breastfeeding Inc. The World's Breastfeeding Resource
Keely Kastrukoff, RN, BScN, IBCLC, Lactation Consultant
La Leche League Saanich Peninsula, meets 1st Wednesday of the month.
Please call or email for meeting location details:
Baby Blues & Postpartum Depression
Up to 80% of women often experience “baby blues” during the first three to four days after birth. You may feel sad, cry for no apparent reason, feel very tired, or have poor concentration. These feelings are common and part of a normal experience for some women.
One in five women will experience sadness, anger, or anxiety that is more severe and longer-lasting than the baby blues. This is called post-partum depression. If you are feeling sad, anxious or overwhelmed for more than two weeks after the arrival of your baby, you may be experiencing post-partum depression. Talk to your midwife about getting help.
Pacific Post Partum Support Society
Heather Doidge-Sidhu, MA, RCC, CCC
Kate Borsato, MA, CCC Online Counselling Services
Traci McGee, MA, RCC, RMFT, by a referral
Local Family Community Resources
Peninsula Early Years Centre
A welcoming, nurturing space for families and caregivers with children ages 6 and under. Popular programs include Peninsula Babies, Peninsula Baby Talk, Peninsula EYC Family Drop-In, Mother Goose, Toddler Time
Her Way Home, Support for New Mothers with Substance Use Issues
Child, Youth & Family Community Health
Keely Kastrukoff, RN, Public Health Nurse
Families of Trans Gender or Two-Spirited Kids
Gender Creative Kids Canada