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Choices in Birth

Helping expectant mothers and their families learn more about the childbirth options available to them.

Best Birth Consultation Clinic

A new, first-in-BC clinic is helping expectant mothers and their families learn more about the childbirth options available to them. Women now have access to more support, counseling and information to help them make optimal choices for childbirth.

The Best Birth Clinic provides free consultations to women on the risks and benefits of their different birth options. Pregnant women who are considering vaginal birth after caesarean section (VBAC) or wish to discuss options for a Breech delivery, can have their questions answered and connect with health professionals with expertise in supporting women's choices in maternity care.

The Best Birth Clinic is a consultant clinic, and does not replace a women's regular prenatal medical care with her physician or midwife.

Choices in Childbirth Counselling

Women seeking counselling to discuss post-birth trauma can schedule an appointment with a clinical counsellor by calling our clinic to make an appointment.

These clinics came about as a result of the Power to Push, a public education campaign conceived at BC Women's.  

You can also follow Power to Push via 

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BC Women's is a "teaching hospital" and we are involved in providing clinical education and experience for students in the health professions.

Many of our clinicians are actively involved in research that helps us provide the best possible care for you and your loved ones.

Best Birth Clinic:  For consultations regarding VBAC or Breech Birth options, we accept referrals from a doctor or midwife only.

Referrals can be made for women who:

- have had a previous caesarean birth and are at least 12 weeks into their current pregnancy
- Women who are carrying a breech baby at least 34 weeks gestation

Please bring your BC Care Card and Photo ID to your appointment. 
We are a scent-free clinic - please do not use scented products such as cologne/perfume, lotions, hair products when you come to the clinic in order to protect those patients/staff who are sensitive to these.
Our Team

You may meet the following health care professionals during your appointment:

Registration & Scheduling Clerk - qualified Nursing Unit Clerk

Obstetricians - doctors specializing in Obstetrics & Gynecology

Clinical Counsellor - certified counsellor 

Research Staff - approved by WHRI and/or CFRI



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