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
All things Birth, Postpartum and Womens Health by the BADASS Birth Kweens (San Diego based but hella informative, honest, raw and hilarious)
(Penticton) Birth Cafe:
Offers a safe space for peer support! Call or check them out on Facebook for more details!
La Leche League Meet ups with Sandra Yates (she is SO lovely):
-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
Shayna at NuVista is our go to for all things pregnancy, postpartum and baby related!
Registered Therapeutic Counsellor
200-151 Front Street, Penticton
***She holds mother support groups, so you can meet other mothers, too!!!
Registered Clinical Counsellor
Has office space in Penticton and Summerland
*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!!!
Julie Gerhardt-Julie is a wizard in all things pelvic floor and cranio!!!
Organic Healing Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and Massage
Ron Nissam- 250-494-3413
Ogopogo Float-Julie and Devon are seriously amazing and Julie has lots of tips for floating while expecting!!
144 Chambers Place, Penticton
Christy Rebagliati-who is so totally awesome!!
Born to Birth- www.borntobirth.com
Allison Ward-RMT Pre/postnatal
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)
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.
Kimberly Health Centre
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.
Perinatal Social Worker:
Office: 250-492-4000 ext.2870
Physiotherapy (pelvic floor):
South Okanagan Physiotherapy Osoyoos
Pacific Postpartum Support Society
Postpartum Info (some m ay be USA based):
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.
Wildflower is trained in EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) and is a wonderful support for those who have experience miscarriage, abortion, or stillbirth.
Healthy Birth Choices-Prenatal Education
Jamesie Bray– Sleep Consultant
The Sleep Help Institute
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!!!
Info/supplies for Vaginal Steaming-Can be very healing! (USA based but Keli is awesome)
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)