Information Pamphlets

Optimal Birth develops information pamphlets about options for childbirth.

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) in BC
Women who have had a previous cesarean birth often have questions about their next birth. Our brochure explains risks and benefits of vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) in British Columbia.

When Labour Starts
Early labour is a normal part of the birthing process. Our brochure explains what early labour is, what you can expect, what to do, and when you should call your doctor or midwife and go to the hospital.

I want a Healthy Vaginal Birth
If you are planning to have a vaginal birth, you should be aware of ways to increase your chances of having a healthy and positive birth experience. This pamphlet highlights information about prenatal care to improve the likelihood of a healthy vaginal birth.

Having an Epidural
This pamphlet highlights information about managing pain during labour and specifically, information on epidural use.