Maternity Care

Maternity patients who do not have a family doctor (or whose family doctor does not provide obstetrical care) can experience significant barriers in accessing consistent care during their pregnancy. Recognizing that women need clear, barrier-free, culturally safe access to care throughout all stages of pregnancy, many divisions of family practice have worked together with local stakeholders to create solutions—including resources, websites, clinics, and referral systems.

Many of these projects to improve maternity care in BC are supported by the Shared Care Committee, which has developed a maternity spread network to support an Interprofessional Collaborative (IPC) Approach to care. Shared Care’s Maternity Toolkit comprises key learnings, tips, and insights from one community’s journey to IPC, and serves as an important resource for divisions who are considering embarking on maternity initiatives.    

Please see the links below for more information about division maternity care projects, resources, and initiatives.

Fraser Health

Burnaby >
Langley >
Mission >

Interior Health

South Okanagan Similkameen >
Thompson Region >

Island Health

Campbell River and District >
Comox Valley >
Cowichan Valley >
Nanaimo >

Vancouver Coastal Health

Vancouver >