Resources for expectant & new parents

Materials and resources that you might find helpful.

Giving birth is one of the most monumental experiences in your life. In addition to the information on this website, we have compiled some additional materials that you might find helpful after you deliver your baby.

As a new or expectant parent, we know you have many questions about how to stay healthy and how to care for your baby. We have compiled a list of resources you might find useful. Please note that inclusion on this list does not indicate endorsement or guarantee by St. Paul’s Hospital Pregnancy, Birthing and Newborn Centre.

At any time, if you have questions about your baby’s health, call the HealthLink BC Nurses Line at 8-1-1. If your baby is in medical distress, has stopped breathing or is unresponsive, call 9-1-1 immediately.

  • Feeding your baby

    There are many options to ensure your baby is receiving all the nutrition they need.

  • Prenatal classes

    Our prenatal classes provide you with the information you need to give birth confidently and make informed decisions about your care.

  • Reproductive mental health

    The Reproductive Mental Health Program at St. Paul’s Hospital serves people with mental health concerns related to pregnancy, postpartum or other reproductive cycles.

  • Bereavement supports

    As part of our perinatal loss program, we provide initial grief counselling to families and help set up a grief support program for them once they go home.