resources for you and your family.


The resources listed here can help you find information, services, activities, and even where to buy toys or maternity clothes!


Baby's Best Chance (PDF)

A manual developed by a team of experts that provides information for parents with babies aged 0-6 months

 
Canadian Pediatric Society

A parenting resource supported by Canadian pediatricians

 
Good Mother Project

A supportive organization for parents with the aim to share stories and to remind parents that even when parenting is difficult you are not alone

 
Healthy Families BC

A resource for families that covers a wide range of topics developed by a team of health care providers

 
Poison Control

24 hour phone line: 604-682-5050 or 1-800-567-8911

 
Public Health Agency of Canada

A federal government website that provide parents with information about current recommendations and guidelines

 
PURPLE Crying

A website that outlines why babies cry and how parents can support their babies during this time

 
Toddlers First Steps (PDF)

A manual developed by a team of experts that provides information for parents with children aged 6-36 months

Baby's Best Chance (PDF)

A manual developed by a team of experts that provides information for parents with babies aged 0-6 months, including breastfeeding information

 
BC Women's Hospital

A specialized maternity care hospital. They have a donor breast milk bank and lactation consultants

 
Healthy Families BC

A resource for families that covers a wide range of topics developed by a team of health care providers that includes informative information about breastfeeding including videos

 
Kelly Mom

An international resource that provides breastfeeding information and support

 
La Leche League

A supportive international organization that promotes breastfeeding. Information about local groups can be found here

 
Mother Risk

A Canadian website outlining foods, medications, drugs, and chemicals that are safe (or not) while pregnant or breastfeeding

 
Public Health Agency of Canada

A federal government website that provide parents with information about current recommendations and guidelines about breastfeeding and infant nutrition

BC Centre for Disease Control

 
BC Nurse Line

811 (call 24 hours/day)

 
BC Women's Hospital

 
Best Birth Clinic

For information and consultations about having a vaginal birth as oppose to a c-section

 
Healthy Families BC

A BC website developed by health care professionals providing a wide range of information and videos including pregnancy, childbirth, and caring for babies and children

 
Public Health Agency of Canada

A national resource providing a wide range of information regarding healthy living

Pacific Postpartum Support Society

An organization aimed to support women seeking information, resources, and support regarding Postpartum Depression

 
Good Mother Project

An online resource aimed to support mothers aiming to demonstrate that parenting can be challenging and that being a mother can be tough

Healthy Families BC

A resource for families that provides detailed information related to pregnancy and what to expect

 
Baby's Best Chance (PDF)

An online book that provides information regarding pregnancy, labour and babies from 0-6 months

 
Mother Risk

A comprehensive website that provides information regarding medications, drugs and alcohol, and chemicals and the risk they may pose on women and their babies while pregnant and breastfeeding

 
Pregnancy Passport (PDF)

Pregnancy passport is a booklet aiming to provide a resource to document information related to the pregnancy

 
Perinatal Services BC

An organization supporting and leading health care providers working in maternity care. Also provides some information about what to expect during pregnancy and the Pregnancy Passport (see above)

BC Centre for Disease Control

Provincial organization providing information regarding safe foods to eat during pregnancy

 
Mother Risk

A comprehensive website that provides information regarding medications, drugs and alcohol, and chemicals and the risk they may pose on women and their babies while pregnant and breastfeeding

 
Poison Control

24 hour phone line: 604-682-5050 or 1-800-567-8911

 
Public Health Agency of Canada

A National resource providing a wide range of information regarding healthy eating

 
Public Health Agency of Canada

A National resource providing a wide range of information regarding safe foods to eat during pregnancy

 
Wee Nourish

A registered dietitian offering workshops and consultation

Baby's Best Chance (PDF)

An online book that provides information regarding pregnancy, labour and babies from 0-6 months

 
Best Birth Clinic

For information and consultations about having a vaginal birth as oppose to a c-section

 
Healthy Families BC

A resource for families that provides detailed information related to childbirth and what to expect

 
Pregnancy Passport (PDF)

Pregnancy passport is a booklet aiming to provide a resource to document information related to the pregnancy

Canadian Birth Products

Supplier of birth products

Canadian Blood Services

Public cord blood bank in BC

Vancouver Coastal Health

List of community health centres within the Vancouver Coastal Health region

Doula Information

Doulas of North America (DONA) is a well respected international doula association. Doulas who are members of DONA have met the highest global certification standards for doulas. The website can also be used to find a doula in your area.

Apple Blossom Families

Doula and Birth Photographer

Jill Colpitts
Average Father

Resource providing support and education for fathers and families

 
Yoyo Mama

Provides infromation on events, services, and programs throughout the lower mainland

 
BC Children's Directory

A directory of local businesses offering products and services that are geared to supporting families and young children

 
Modern Mama

Offers information on local events and services for families and mothers

 
Vancouver Mom

Offers information on local events and services for families and mothers

Acumamas

Doulas who also specialize in acupressure during pregnancy and labour

 
Soma Studio

Acuprncture and traditional Chinese therapy

Multiple Births Canada

National organization aiming to support families with multiples

 
North Shore Parents of Multiples

Local organization supporting parents of multiples

 
Twins Triplets and More (PDF)

Locally made and maintained document specializing in pregnancy and childbirth for families expecting multiples

Fit 4 Two Prenatal Fitness

Fitness classes for new and expecting mothers. Women who take Preparing for Parenting classes will receive a FREE fitness/yoga class pass from Fit 4 Two® at the North Vancouver location (a $15 value)

 
Jumping Bean Kids

Offers a variety of programs and services including physo and speech therapy, baby movement classes, yoga and family yoga, music classes, birthday parties and more

 
Jump Gymnastics

Offers gymnastics for babies and children from 6 months of age

 
Movies for Mommies

Shows different movies (for parents) and different theaters where babies and small children are welcome

 
North Shore Music Together

Parent participation music classes for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers on the North Shore

 
Vancouver (West Side) Music Together

Parent participation music classes for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in Vancouver

 
Vancouver Coastal Health

List of community health centers within the Vancouver Coastal Health region as they offer weekly and free parent infant drop in classes

 
Singing Babies

Friendly, fun community & private classes teaching basic American Sign Language to help families lessen frustration and communicate effectively before babies can speak. Classes are held year-round.

 
Soma Studio

Baby massage classes

Fit 4 Two Prenatal Fitness

Fitness classes for new and expecting mothers. Women who take Preparing for Parenting classes will receive a FREE fitness/yoga class pass from Fit 4 Two® at the North Vancouver location (a $15 value)

 
Semperviva Yoga

Prenatal yoga classes for pregnant women

 
Flow Physiotherapy

I'm a physiotherapist and yoga therapist that focuses on maternal and infant health. Using yoga, meditation and bodywork I help women connect to their pelvic area during pregnancy to heal pregnancy aches and pains, to assist with labour and birth and to heal and connect with their little one after birth.

 
Pelvienne Wellness Inc

Pelvic wellness services and supplies for pre and post childbirth

BC Centre for Disease Control

Provincial organization providing information regarding immunizations and the BC immunization schedule

 
Healthy Canadians

National organization providing information regarding immunizations

Soma Studio

Massage therapy for pregnant women

Oh Sew Baby

Luxurious and affordable baby carriers sewn in Canada. Oh Sew Baby is passionate about creating safe and affordable carriers. They specialize in woven wraps (starting at $70) and ring slings (starting at $50) made from a variety of fabrics including linen, cotton and silk. Baby wearing is a simple and convenient way to keep your baby close, and research has shown that babies who are worn cry less!

 
Yaya Baby Boutique & Education

Located in North Vancouver and online, Yaya Baby sells supplies for babies and families - picky mom approved

Apple Blossom Families

Doula and Birth Photographer

Anna Alexander Photography

Anna is a newborn and family photographer. Her greatest passions - one for children and another one for making things - combined to create natural and truthful photos of the most beautiful period of any childhood with the special love touch of crocheted, knitted and hand-sewed things.

Flow Physiotherapy

I'm a physiotherapist and yoga therapist that focuses on maternal and infant health. Using yoga, meditation and bodywork I help women connect to their pelvic area during pregnancy to heal pregnancy aches and pains, to assist with labour and birth and to heal and connect with their little one after birth.