For BC Health Practitioners

Optimal Birth BC positively influences practice change among maternity care providers and managers in BC by offering them relevant, objective and evidence-based resources.

Information Pamphlets

Optimal Birth BC develops information pamphlets to assist caregivers in their efforts to inform women and their families about their choices in childbirth.

You can order our high quality tri-fold pamphlets by contacting us, or by filling out this online order form.

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) in BC
Describes risks and benefits of vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) using statistics from BC over the past 10 years.

When Labour Starts
Explains what early labour is, what women can expect, what they should do, and when they should call their doctor or midwife and go to the hospital.

I want a Healthy Vaginal Birth
Highlights information about prenatal care to improve the likelihood of a healthy vaginal birth and positive birth experience.

Having an Epidural
Provides information about managing pain during labour and epidural use.


BC College of Midwives
Find out more about the scope of practice for midwives in BC.

Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
Clinical guidelines for obstetrical care.

Perinatal Services BC
Online quarterly reports in perinatal health and maternity care, and guidelines for obstetric care practice.

Other Resources

Optimal Birth BC provides key literature and obstetrical policy and protocols in BC.