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Postpartum and baby care

After you deliver your baby we can offer you:

  • Education and assistance with breastfeeding and infant feeding
  • Resources and help for women experiencing postpartum depression or difficulty with postpartum adjustment
  • Parenting information
  • Enhanced services and follow up for women and families who need additional support

If you have any questions, contact the primary and community care interprofessional team in your area.

Helpful services for pregnant women and their families:

  • Baby’s Best Chance Parents’ Handbook of Pregnancy and Baby Care — Baby's Best Chance is a guide to having a healthy pregnancy and giving your baby a good start in life.
  • Breastfeeding: Tobacco, alcohol, and drugs — If you are breastfeeding, many substances that you eat, drink, inhale, or inject end up in your breast milk and may harm your baby.
  • Canadian Paediatric Society — The Canadian Paediatric Society is the national association of paediatricians, committed to working together to advance the health of children and youth.
  • Child Health BC — Child Health BC, an initiative of BC Children's Hospital, is dedicated to ensuring the one million children and youth in BC have access to a consistent and high standard of health care.
  • HealthLink BC - Infant and toddler health — Visit this site for answers to common parenting questions.
  • Healthy Families BC – Pregnancy and parenting — This comprehensive provincial website gives your child the best chance for a healthy life.
  • Healthy weights for women — This website gives important information for women about nutrition and weight gain during pregnancy.
  • ImmunizeBC — Visit this website to find answers to all of your questions about immunization.
  • Penny Simkin — Penny Simkin, PT, is a physical therapist who has specialized in childbirth education and labour support since 1968. She has prepared over 11,000 women, couples, and siblings for childbirth and is the author of many books and articles on birth.
  • Pregnancy passport — The Pregnancy Passport includes information for expectant mothers relating to your needs throughout pregnancy, birth and after your baby is born.
  • The healthy pregnancy guide – Public Health Agency of Canada — Provides expectant women with accurate information to help them make good decisions about how to take care of themselves before, during and after their pregnancy.