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Labour Birth Guide – What do you think?

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

This Labour and Birth Guide was developed by a team of pregnant women, nurses, family doctors, midwives, and obstetricians at BC Women’s Hospital. Evaluation is underway and it may be revised in the future. We encourage you to use it and let us know what you and your care providers [...]

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Please vote for the Power to Push – Pregnancy Information Translation Project

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

The Power to Push Campaign (and Best Birth Clinic) is entered in the Aviva Community Fund competition. The qualifying round continues until Nov 25, 2013 and voting for the semi-final round is open from Dec 2nd through Dec 11th. Please vote EVERY DAY at https://www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf18936 to show your support for [...]

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Nicole’s VBAC Story

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Nicole was so excited to share this story with you that she sent it to us only two weeks after her baby was born. Wow! The VBAC Birth of Arrow Rose It all began on a Tuesday. At 41 + 1 weeks I was starting to worry that the babe [...]

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Christine’s VBAC Story

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

We loved reading Christine’s Birth Story and hope you will too.  Along with her birth story Christine sent this message, “I spent many a long hour devouring uplifting birth stories, sometimes into the wee hours of the night.  I’m thrilled to add mine to the pile of positive stories, and [...]

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Outcomes of the first two years of the Power to Push Campaign and Best Birth Clinic

Monday, April 8th, 2013

We’ve got very exciting news! We can’t believe it’s been two and a half years since we launched the Power to Push Campaign and Best Birth Clinic. We launched in September 2010, with the goal of encouraging pregnant women in BC to know all their options and take control of [...]

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Sarah’s Birth Story

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

We received this birth story from Sarah and are happy to be able to share it with you! Please read on… As my due date was approaching, I was getting really excited about having a baby (of course). I felt I had a lot of support from my care provider, South [...]

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Register now for our Champions for Change Workshop

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Nurses register now for our “Champions for Change – Nurses Driving Change for Normal Birth” Workshop. Highlights: The power of nurses paving the way for normal birth A new model for birth plans How to support and encourage mobility in labour Effective use of medications in labour Stop, look and [...]

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Pregnant women needed for online health information study

Monday, April 9th, 2012

University of British Columbia professor Dr. Michael Klein and his team of researchers are working to develop a tool to help women evaluate the childbirth information they find online. The researchers are looking for women who are approaching their first birth to attend a focus group to give feedback on [...]

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New Brochure: When labour starts… Early labour is a normal part of the birth process

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

We are so proud of our new patient handout “When labour starts… Early labour is a normal part of the birth process” that it’s going up on our fridge! If you are expecting, it should be up on yours too. We think it’s a great quick reference for labouring moms [...]

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Champions for Change Workshop: Nurses Driving Change for Normal Birth

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

  Nurses! This October, please join us for our “Champions for Change: Nurses Driving Change for Normal Birth” Workshop. What you’ll learn: Tools to bring change to your workplace and community How to support and encourage mobility in labour with an epidural How to get started with nursing research IA [...]

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