Community Resources

 

Acupuncture/Herbs:
Blair Edwards is our Go-To man! For all things fertility, pregnancy and postpartum!!! Check him out at http://www.pentictonacupuncture.ca/

Aboriginal/First Nations/Metis Families:
*Doula Grants: http://bcaafc.com/index.php/initiatives/doula-support-program

Addictions resources for Pregnant Women:  www.drugrehab.com/guides/pregnancy/ www.drugrehab.com/addiction/alcohol/ 

All things Birth, Postpartum and Womens Health by the BADASS Birth Kweens (San Diego based but hella informative, honest, raw and hilarious)
http://birthkweens.com/

Belly Binding:
www.belliesinc.com

(Penticton) Birth Cafe:
Offers a safe space for peer support! Call or check them out on Facebook for more details!
250-460-2515
250-462-7218

Breastfeeding Support:
https://www.lllc.ca/lllc-pentictonsummerland 
La Leche League Meet ups with Sandra Yates (she is SO lovely):
250-494-1894
sandra.yates@lllc.ca
-3rd Tuesday of every month in Penticton in the Cannery Unit 137D 10am-12pm
-4th Tuesday of every month in Summerland at the PublicLibrary 9533 Main St 6-8pm (snacks provided)
*These meet-ups are by donation to Sandra

Chiropractics:
Shayna at NuVista is our go to for all things pregnancy, postpartum and baby related!
https://www.nuvistachiropractic.com/ 

Counsellor:
Katherine Aucoin
Registered Therapeutic Counsellor
200-151 Front Street, Penticton
katherine@blossomingmothercounselling.com
www.blossomingmothercounselling.com
***She holds mother support groups, so you can meet other mothers, too!!! 

Stefanie Iverson
Registered Clinical Counsellor
Has office space in Penticton and Summerland
southokanagancounselling@gmail.com
www.southokanagancounselling.com
250-487-9119
*Stefanie does free consults so you can see if she is the right fit for you! 
**She also holds six week Postpartum Peer Support Groups that are drop in based!!!

Cranio-sacral Therapy:
Julie Gerhardt-Julie is a wizard in all things pelvic floor and cranio!!!
juliegerhardt@teuls.net

Organic Healing Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and Massage
Stacey Lafortune
250-274-3164

Current Birth Info/Statistics:
www.evidencebasedbirth.com 
www.kellymom.com

Family-Centred Hangouts:
Time Flies Cafe- For parents with small children!! Grab a latte and hang out while your bitties play!
http://www.timefliesindoorplay.com/  

Feldenkrais Practitioner:
Ron Nissam- 250-494-3413

Float-tank:
Ogopogo Float-Julie and Devon are seriously amazing and Julie has lots of tips for floating while expecting!!
250-488-2930
144 Chambers Place, Penticton

Formula Feeding:
www.fearlessformulafeeder.com

www.medium.com/@xoxoadrienne/why-choosing-to-formula-feed-was-the-best-decision-i-made-as-a-new-mom-9b220803ea4f

Hybrid Feeding:
www.balancedbreastfeeding.com/hybrid

Hypnobirthing:
Christy Rebagliati-who is so totally awesome!!
Born to Birth- www.borntobirth.com
250-808-6321

Massage:
Allison Ward-RMT Pre/postnatal
778-378-5282

Carrie Allen
She is badass and is very well versed in expectant bodies as she is a Labour and Delivery Nurse!!!!
778-214-7838 (call or text)
carrielynallen@gmail.com

Miles Circuit:
Another wicked free resource. This 90min (three positions) circuit can help ease low back pain, help get babe in a more optimal position and is just overall good to practice during the third trimester.
www.milescircuit.com

Milk Bank:
OK Breastfeeding
www.okanaganbreasdtfeeding.org
250-460-2515

Naturopath:
Jese Weins
778-476-2550

Kimberly Health Centre
Megan Kimberly
250-486-7588

Osteopathy:
Elaine Sauve is THE best! She is absolutely worth the drive to West Kelowna or Kelowna!! She is very well versed in all things pregnancy, postpartum and baby related.
http://rutlandphysio.ca/welcome-our-new-osteopathic-practioner/ 
https://www.proactivephysiotherapy.ca/

Perinatal Social Worker:
Shannon Taylor
Office: 250-492-4000 ext.2870
Cell:250-809-6201

Physiotherapy (pelvic floor):
Jennifer Gabrys
250-493-2612
www.pentictonwomenshealthphysiotherapy.com

Julie Gerhardt
juliegerhardt@teuls.net

Leslie Spohr
250-493-7343

Placenta Encapsulation:
Courtney Mollins-Bidlake
250-462-8593/cfmollinsbidlake@gmail.com

Postpartum Support:
Pacific Postpartum Support Society
www.postpartum.org
1-855-255-7999

Postpartum Info (some m ay be USA based):
www.postpartumprogress.org

Pregnancy Loss:
Now I Lay me Down to Sleep
-is an organization of professional volunteer photographers that will take photos of remembrance if you experience the loss of your earth angel at birth. 
www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org

www.peaceafterpregnancyloss.com
Wildflower is trained in EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) and is a wonderful support for those who have experience miscarriage, abortion,  or stillbirth.

Prenatal e-Classes:
Healthy Birth Choices-Prenatal Education
www.healthybirthchoices.com

Sleep Help/Info:
Jamesie Bray Sleep Consultant
250-487-4667

The Sleep Help Institute
https://www.sleephelp.org/pregnancy-sleep-help/

https://www.tuck.com/
Sleep and Pregnancy
A Parent’s Guide to Kids’ Sleep Habits
Are Some Bedding Products Better for Pregnancy?

Spinning Babies:
For breech babes and beyond. This website is AMAZING. Loads of free info/techniques that can benefit all birthing bodies. Gail Tulley is a serious Birth Kween!!!
www.spinningbabies.com

Info/supplies for Vaginal Steaming-Can be very healing! (USA based but Keli is awesome)
http://steamychick.com/ 

Yoga:
The WG offers Prenatal and Mom/Baby Yoga through Tash’s lovely space Starlit Yoga. www.starlityoga.com  
Monday Prenatal 6:30-7:45pm drop in
Tuesday Mom and Baby 10-11am (pre-reg with Ray)
Friday Prenatal 5:30-7pm (8 week session, but drop ins welcome-space permitting)