Many women benefit from additional forms of care to help them have a happy and healthy pregnancy, birth and post-partum period.

Doulas (Labour Support Persons):

Some women and their partners choose to have a doula (labour support person) also attend their labour and birth, to provide emotional and physical support. Doula services are not covered by MSP; a professional doula charges anywhere from $300 to $800, depending on her skills and experience.

Doula Services Association – locate a birth or postpartum doula

Some women find that chiropractic care during their pregnancy keeps them pain-free and more energetic, as well as helping them prepare for a straightforward labour and birth. Some chiropractors specialize in caring for the pregnant and post-partum woman:

Café of Life Chiropractic, Port Moody – professional chiropractic care for pregnant women, newborns, children and families.