Midwifery Care

POSTPARTUM & PARENTING

PLUM CLIENTS

Please refer to the CARE OF MOTHER & BABY IN EARLY POSTPARTUM section for helpful handouts and links to assist you and your family in the first few weeks. You will also find the information about the BC Early Hearing Program and the screening locations for the Comox Valley and BC there, as well as the link to Vital Statistics BC to register your baby’s birth online.

CARE OF MOTHER & BABY IN EARLY POSTPARTUM

Normal Newborn Behavior –  A Guide from Ontario Midwives (pdf)
Normal Newborn Stooling – A Guide from Perinatal Services BC
Four Easy Post Partum Exercises for New Mothers
Caring For Your Baby and Yourself
20 Stress Busters for New Mothers
A Notice For Visitors– This notice can be put on the front door alerting visitors that there is a new baby in the house
BC Early Hearing Program
Testing Locations for BC Early Hearing Program
Vital Statistics BC – Online Birth Registration

HEALTH & DEVELOPMENTAL RESOURCES

Baby’s Best Chance – pdf
Healthy Children – Island Health
Healthy Families BC
Healthlink.bc
The Canadian Paediatric Society
Caring for Kids – The Canadian Paediatric Society

POST PARTUM & PARENTING RESOURCES
ANXIETY & POST PARTUM DEPRESSION

Pacific Post Partum Support Society – Resources & support for New Mothers & Partners
Perinatal Anxiety BC – for New Mothers
Bounce Back – Canadian Mental Health Association
Beyond Blue, Australia
Here to Help – Online screening for depression, anxiety, mood disorders
Centre for Clinical Interventions – Resources for consumers, mental health practioners and doctors

BABY WEARING

Babywearing International
Strollers, Baby Carriers & Infant Stress
The Baby Wearer.com – Instructions, reviews & product comparison
Baby Wearing – Pictoral instructions

CIRCUMCISION & CARE OF THE UNCIRCUMCISED PENIS

Care of the Uncircumcised Penis – HealthLinkBC
Circumcision Information & Care of Circumcised and Uncircumcised Penis – Caring For Kids: The Canadian Paediatrics Society
Circumcision Position Statement – Caring For Kids: The Canadian Paediatrics Society
Child Circumcision: An Elephant in the Hospital – a tutorial of the social and medical history of circumcision by Ryan McAllister, PhD

COLIC

Colic – HealthLinkBC
Colicky baby? – Here’s a surprising remedy

CO-SLEEPING & BED SHARING

Dr. James McKenna – Co-sleeping research at the Mother-Baby Behavioural Sleep Lab at the University of Notre Dame.
The Natural Child Project – Dr. James McKenna library
Safe Sleeping for Babies – Healthlink BC
Additional Bedsharing Literature – Appendix B, pages 20-21 (pdf)
Infant Sleep Information Source (ISIS online)

DIAPERING

Cloth Diapering – everything you need to know
Happy Island Diapers – Nanaimo-based diaper service with Comox Valley service

FIRST AID

*Not meant to replace seeking immediate medical care in an emergency
Healthlink.bc – Call 8-1-1 from anywhere in British Columbia to speak with a nurse 24/7
How to Treat a Choking Baby – St. John’s Ambulance UK
How to Give a Baby CPR – St. John’s Ambulance UK
Canadian Red Cross – offering Emergency Child Care First Aid & CPR classes

HEALING BIRTH TRAMA

Solace for Mothers – Healing Birth Trauma

IMMUNIZATIONS

BC Centre for Disease Control
Immunize BC
BC’s Immunization Program Manual
MMR Decision Aid
Safety of Vaccines Used for Routine Immunization of US Children: A Systematic Review

JAUNDICE

Jaundice – BC Women’s Hospital
Jaundice – Caring for Kids: The Canadian Paediatrics Society

PARENTING WEBSITES

Dr. Sears – Breastfeeding & Parenting
Parenting Simply
Kelly Mom – Breastfeeding & Parenting
Seattle Doc Mom – A blog by Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson. A mom, a paediatrician, and her insights about keeping your kids healthy

PELVIC FLOOR HEALTH

The Hab-it website and DVD – Made by a physiotherapist to restore pelvic floor and supporting muscles.
Comox Physiotherapy – Shannon Lawrence, Physiotherapist
Squats for Pelvic Floor
Kegel Exercises– a “How To” Guide from Baby Center USA

SWADDLING

Hip-Healthy Swaddling

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