Having a Baby
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​We provide specialized programs, services and resources designed to meet the needs of you and your newborn baby.


Breastfeeding is the healthiest way to feed your baby. There are many benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and baby. Visit our breastfeeding page to learn more.

Choosing your health-care team

In BC, a doctor or a midwife can provide health care for you during your pregnancy, birth and afterwards.  Doulas can provide additional support. Find out more about your health-care team options.

Healthy From The Start

Your health can affect your baby's health. Healthy From The Start will help you have a healthy pregnancy and baby.

Instructional videos

Whether you're planning to become a parent or are in week 28 of your pregnancy, it’s nice to have resources available to answer your questions.

Watching these videos is a good way to learn everything you need to know about pregnancy and getting ready for your baby's arrival.

Prenatal nutrition

Your nutritional health, before and during pregnancy, influences the health of your developing baby.  Eating well, and taking a daily multivitamin, gives you the nutrients you need to feel your best, and it gives your baby the nutrients he or she needs to grow and develop. Visit our prenatal nutrition page for more information.

Prenatal services

Information to help you during your pregnancy and in preparation for the birth of your baby. Visit our prenatal services page for more information.

Take a tour

Take a virtual maternity tour for an overview of our maternity services so you know what to expect when you come to the hospital.

What to expect

Our aim is to support you and your family through a safe and satisfying pregnancy, birth and postpartum experience. 

New baby package

After the birth of your baby a public health nurse will contact you to see how you, your family & your baby are doing and offer you a New Baby Package either by mail or electronically.

Baby blues, depression & anxiety

During pregnancy and after the birth or adoption of your baby, you may feel happy and excited. It is normal for new parents to have lots of different feelings and emotions, including the " baby blues". Learn about "baby blues", depression and anxiety.


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