Honouring Indigenous Women's and Family's Pregnancy Journeys- Recorded Presentation
A presentation of PSBCs new Indigenous Perinatal Practice Resource by Lucy Barney, Statlimx Nation, RN, BSN, MSN
This resource supports improved perinatal care, created by aunties, mothers, grandmothers, sisters and daughters.
Date of Presentation: July 29, 2021
"The perinatal period—the period of pregnancy through labour and delivery and the early weeks after birth—is a sensitive time for all women and pregnant individuals. However, it is particularly challenging for Indigenous Peoples for whom discrimina- tion, racism, dehumanizing interactions, and a loss of autonomy in the healthcare system are everyday experiences.(1)
This guide will raise awareness of these challenges and will assist healthcare providers to ensure clinical perinatal care is respectful and safe. Practice shifts must be undertaken at both the individual and organizational levels, in collaboration with Indigenous Peoples, recognizing and respecting their cultural needs, preferences and priorities." PSBC 2021
Link to recorded presentation Passcode = 463765
Many thanks to Lucy for sharing her wisdom with us.
Prenatal Breastfeeding Classes (Virtual) - no further classes planned in the immediate future
A Personalized Start to Your Feeding Journey is a new approach to prenatal breastfeeding classes. BCLCA has designed a curriculum and format to support families in meeting their own goals. This on-line prenatal breastfeeding series, consisting of 3 sessions, is a place where pregnant parents will have a chance to explore values, wishes and questions related to feeding in a safe, small group setting, guided by two international board certified lactation consultants (IBCLCs). Next series is for parents in the Lower Mainland and starts April 11 at 3 p.m. The format is virtual and consists of 3 sessions, future sessions to be held in other regions across B.C.
The full series will cost just 15 $CAD and with registration each participant will get:
Parents are invited to have their support person attend.
Participants will need the ability to download Zoom on your device and have a stable internet connection.
Cancelling registration will generate a credit and is available up to one week before the first session.
Questions about the program? Contact us.
Ongoing events for BCLCA members:
BCLCA Member’s Café - no cost for BCLCA Members!
This is a forum where members can:
-discuss topics that matter to members using our free, on-line, accessible computer platform
-connect around successes, challenges, issues, and opportunities, across the province
-decide how BCLCA can move forward issues
Notice for the events can be found via the BCLCA newsletter and the closed, members only Facebook group
(please email us if you have not already joined the FB group).
The cafés will be offered via computer using the online platform Zoom
If you have not yet used this platform, please download the software for free here.
We are always looking for topics of interest and members willing to co-lead a discussion.
All members are invited to email Tina Revai, President, their ideas and suggestions.