Best Birth Clinic helps expectant mothers make important childbirth decisions

April 27 2017 2:02pm
Our specialists, innovative research and the latest technology keep BC Women's at the forefront of maternity care. Women experiencing the highest risk pregnancies in BC are cared for at BC Women's, and over 7,000 babies are born at BC Women’s annually. Visit the BC Women's Hospital Birthing Program.

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The rate of cesarean section births in BC has risen a remarkable 30% in recent years. This despite the fact that they can expose women and their babies to health risks they do not face with vaginal birth.

The Best Birth Clinic is the first clinic of its type in BC to offer free consultations to pregnant mothers on the risks and benefits of different birth options.




BC Women's is a major provider of maternity care services. We believe that we should be champions of natural birth, which is the preferred option for a majority of women," said Dr. Jan Christilaw, president of BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre. "The Best Birth Clinic is here to help women who face difficult decisions during their pregnancies."

The clinic is part of an interactive public education campaign called Power to Push. This
educational site dispels birthing myths, and offers a forum where women can connect with other women about their birthing experiences.

"We know that people are having conversations about pregnancy via social media," said Dr. Dale Steele, an obstetrician at the clinic. "If we can join in and positively influence some of those conversations with reliable and expert knowledge, then that will be really exciting!

Visit the BC Women's Hospital Best Birth Clinic.


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