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Maternity care

There are 11 maternity care units in Northern Health

They offer:

  • Labour and birth care for vaginal births and vaginal births after C-section (VBAC)
  • Obstetrical care for C-sections and surgical procedures
  • Postpartum and newborn care

Not all maternity care units are equipped to deliver all services noted. Talk with your maternity care provider (including family physician, registered midwife, or obstetrician for higher risk pregnancy) to support your individual labour and birth plan.

Doula support

If you are interested in including a doula (also called a birth coach) in your birth experience, learn about your options from Doula Services Association of BC. There is a grant program available for Indigenous families living in BC to access up to $1,000 of coverage for full spectrum doula support with each pregnancy. Learn more about Doulas for Aboriginal Families – BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC).

Planned maternity care available in Northern BC

Dawson Creek

Maternity care unit

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Fort St. John

Maternity care unit

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Hazelton

Maternity care unit

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Prince Rupert
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Smithers
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Vanderhoof

Maternity care unit

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