Healthy Families BC
HealthyFamilies BC is the Province’s health promotion plan to encourage British Columbians to make healthier choices.
Power to Push
The goal of Power to Push is to provide up-to-date resources for pregnant women and their families in British Columbia (BC), encouraging them to know their options, advocate for their choices, and push for the safest and best birth possible. The campaign also offers research-based information and resources to maternity care providers across BC to help them support every woman’s childbirth choices.
UpToDate is an evidence-based, physician-authored clinical decision support resource which clinicians trust to make the right point-of-care decisions.
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 by nurturing excellence in health care, advocacy, education, research and support of its membership.
Mothers Naturally is a source for information about natural pregnancy and natural childbirth.
Childbirth Connection’s mission is to improve the quality and value of maternity care through consumer engagement and health system transformation. Childbirth Connection promotes safe, effective and satisfying evidence-based maternity care and is a voice for the needs and interests of childbearing families.
International Childbirth Educators Association
The International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA) is a professional organization that supports educators and health care professionals who believe in freedom to make decisions based on knowledge of alternatives in family-centered maternity and newborn care. For consumers they provide publications and resources.
Lamaze is a nonprofit organization that promotes a natural, healthy and safe approach to pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting. Knowing that pregnancy and childbirth can be demanding on a woman’s body and mind, Lamaze serves as a resource for information about what to expect and what choices are available during the childbearing years.
Penny Simkin, PT, is a physical therapist who has specialized in childbirth education and labor support since 1968. Her website has free videos, articles and other resources.
Orgasmic Birth encourages viewers examine their perceptions about childbirth and to consider issues that are crucial to the health and well-being of future generations.
Citizens for Midwifery
Citizens for Midwifery is a non-profit, volunteer, grassroots organization. Founded by several mothers in 1996, it is the only national consumer-based group promoting the Midwives Model of Care. Their website provides resources and advocacy tools.
Improving Birth Coalition
Free evidence based documents and resources.
Mother’s Advocate is dedicated to helping you have the healthiest, safest, most satisfying birth possible. While every birth is unique there is substantial evidence that points to ways you can improve your chances of having the best birth experience. This website offers free video clips and print materials that will educate and inform you on how to have the birth you want for you and your baby.
National Institue for Health and Care Excellence – Evidence Search
NICE evidence search provides access to selected and authoritative evidence in health, social care and public health.
NCT is a UK organization designed to support parents. They give them accurate, impartial information so that they can decide what’s best for their family, and they introduce them to a network of parents to gain practical and emotional support.
National Association of Certified Professional Midwives
The National Association of Certified Professional Midwives (NACPM) is the membership organization specifically representing Certified Professional Midwives (CPM) in the United States. Their website contains resources and research that may be of use to expecting parents.
Midwives Alliance North America – Research Page
MANA is committed to enabling transformative research, promoting an evidence-based midwifery model of care, addressing health disparities, and achieving optimal outcomes through normal physiologic birth and healthcare across the lifespan.
Human Rights in Childbirth
HRiC mission is to resolve and support the major human rights of pregnant women.
Cochrane’s vision is a world of improved health where decisions about health and health care are informed by high-quality, relevant and up-to-date synthesized research evidence.
Primal Health Research
Research databank for all studies exploring correlations between the primal period and health and personality traits later on in life.
Perinatal Services BC
Perinatal Services BC (PSBC) provides leadership, support, and coordination for the strategic planning of perinatal services in British Columbia and is the central source in the province for evidence-based perinatal information.
Evidence Based Birth
Evidence Based Birth provides current evidence based information in the hands of communities so they can make empowered choices.