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.    

FPSC has announced funding for maternity care in vulnerable communities across BC, strengthening the commitment to family doctors who deliver and care for newborns. Providing sustainable local care can be a challenge in small and remote communities where resources are limited. This new funding will complement existing maternity initiatives around the province and ensure that patients can continue to receive maternity care close to home.

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

Fraser Health

Langley maternity care >

Interior Health

South Okanagan Similkameen maternity care >
Thompson Region maternity care >

Island Health

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

Vancouver Coastal Health

Vancouver maternity care >