This book has information to support Indigenous women, to prepare for pregnancy, to have a healthy pregnancy, and to welcome a new life into your family. It shares cultural knowledge from Elders, community members, and First Nations care givers. It also provides medical information. At the end of each chapter there is a page where you can make notes about your pregnancy and about your thoughts and plans. Read more....
This Aboriginal Pregnancy Passport is for your sacred journey through pregnancy, birth and baby’s early weeks. This may or may not be your first baby . Women share many similar experiences and needs.
Each journey is different and that’s OK.
This passport tells about experiences and needs. It also tells about important things to think about or do.
Women expecting a baby can access a new Pregnancy Passport to help them have a healthy pregnancy, track their progress, and prepare for their baby.
Our Special Journey: Pregnancy Passport is a booklet developed by Perinatal Services BC in partnership with the Ministry of Health and health authorities and is a companion to Baby's Best Chance: Parents' Handbook of Pregnancy and Baby Care.
The Pregnancy Passport includes:
The Pregnancy Passport has been distributed to doctors, midwives, and local health units across BC and can be ordered by health care providers through the Perinatal Services BC website at www.perinatalservicesbc.ca.
Women are encouraged to ask their health care provider for a Pregnancy Passport.
An Aboriginal Pregnancy Passport is also available.