There are many services and organizations in our community for expectant and new parents.
If you would like to submit a listing for a relevant service or organization, please contact us.
ADDICTIONS AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE COMMUNITY OUTREACH
For support with addiction, substance abuse, and mental illness, check out the resources on addictioncentre.com.
The pregnancy and postpartum journey is often a very challenging time. Please reach out if you are struggling. There is a community of support that really wants to help you succeed in your goals. Check out this link
for more information!
BABY GEAR AND MOMMY FASHION
Everything Baby and Everything Kids Store
Locally owned store that sells a little bit of everything when it comes to new parenthood, including brands and products that are not available in "regular" stores and hard to find in Northern BC. Including:
* Strollers, Joggers, and accessories by BOB, Britax, Thule, and Guzzie & Guss
* Car seats by Britax and Diono
* A variety of baby carriers, including brands like Ergo, Lillebaby, BabyBjorn, Deuter, Moby, Boba, Catbird Baby, and Beco
* A great assortment of nursing bras, including brands like Bravado, Momzelle, and Cake Lingere
* Diaper bags and accessories in popular brands like Jujube, Petunia Picklebottom, Skip Hop, and more!
* Maternity clothing
* Nursing clothing
* Children's clothing from Newborn to size 16
* Children's slippers, shoes, and boots in popular brands like Nooks, Robeez, Stride Rite, Bogs,Stonz, DC, and Jack & Lily
* Nursery furniture
* Cloth diapers and accessories by Kanga Care (Rumparooz), Bummis, AMP, Sweet Pea, and Bumkins
* A variety of products for feeding, bathing, and sleeping needs
* * * . . .and SO MUCH MORE! * * *
Super friendly, knowledgable staff! Welcoming store - Easy to find, directly across the highway from Spruceland Shopping Centre. Find out more on Facebook!
Store Hours: Open 9:30am to 5:30pm, Monday to Saturday. Closed Sundays.
Store Address: 102-770 Central Street East, Prince George, BC
Bump and Beyond
Providing individual and group Lactation Consultant services in Prince George and surrounding communities.
Sample of services will include prenatal breastfeeding group classes, postpartum home lactation consultations
and regular phone/text follow up, NICU transitions, and skype/facetime visits to outlying community families.
Sandra Payne RN BN IBCLC
or find me on Facebook
Providing individual and group Lactation Consultant services in Prince George and surrounding communities with
the following groups: The Prince George Breastfeeding Cafe, The Prince George Nursing Toddler Group and
the Breastfeeding Challenges group. Contact Jocelyn for more info!
or find me on Facebook
Prince George Breastfeeding Cafe
When: The third Thursday of every month, 1 to 3pm
Where: Art Space, above Books and Company, 1685 3rd Avenue
What to Expect: Whether you are an expectant mom, brand new mom, or a more seasoned mom,
we welcome you!
Enjoy a tea or coffee and come out to create relationships with other moms in your community.
Join us to discuss challenges or concerns, share triumphs, and swap "secrets" you have discovered
on your breastfeeding journey.
Who is Welcome: All breastfeeding moms and their babies, as well as expectant moms who would like
more information about breastfeeding.
The Prince George Breastfeeding Cafe strives to be a relaxed, non-judgmental, and informative place for
moms to find breastfeeding support.
We look forward to meeting all you fabulous moms, babies, and mamas to be!
Our goals are to:
1. Show that breastfeeding is normal
2. Inspire thought and conversation about breastfeeding
3. Encourage relationships among breastfeeding mamas
Prince George La Leche League Group
What: Come and join us in mother to mother breastfeeding support! Bring your breastfeeding questions, challenges, and triumphs, or come and just listen.
When: Meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm.
Where: YMCA, 2020 Massey Drive
Who is Welcome: Attendance is free of charge and open to all women in the community. Adults must bring a government issued photo ID to check in through the front desk, as this is a secure child care facility. Babies and small children are always welcome. Please consider bringing a nut-free snack to share with the group. We look forward to seeing you!
For contact information and up to date information on meeting dates, please visit:
Northern Health Breastfeeding Support Network
9:30 to 11:30
Northern Health Unit.
CEREBRAL PALSY INFORMATION
Cerebral Palsy Group is an online resource for anyone who has been affected by cerebral palsy, birth injuries, or brain injuries. This team was created to provide answers and all types of assistance needed to help improve the quality of life for loved ones and family members with cerebral palsy. Please check out this link
for more information.
CLOTH DIAPERING - SALES AND SERVICES
BB Butts Diapers
BB Butts Diapers manufactures and retails quality cloth diapers for families who are interested in
a convenient, fashionable option while working towards being eco friendly. Everything needed for
successful cloth diapering is available as well as some child centered clothing and toys.
Contact Michelle Racher for more information.
Dukes of Diaper Service
"Our mission is to provide a cost effective, healthy, natural, and environmentally friendly alternative
for diapering our children. Every week we drop off clean diapers right to your door, pick up your used
diapers and wash them for you. We are perfect for people who want the convenience of disposable
diapering with all of the benefits of cloth diapering."
- Free pick-up and delivery
- Gift certificates available
- Save if you buy 6 month or 1 year packages
- We accept a variety of payment options
***How exciting for our community to have this option now! Cloth diaper services help parents experience
the many benefits of cloth diapering, while leaving the cleaning and maintenance of the diapers
to the professionals.
PG Diaper Service
PG Diaper Service is an environmentally friendly alternative to wasteful plastic diapers. Every day 4 million diapers head to our landfills in Canada and lay to rot for another 500 years before decomposing. We aim to offset that damage by bringing another option to the limited choices in diapering your baby. Providing everything you need to cloth diaper your baby with weekly deliveries of fresh clean diapers anywhere in Prince George. PG Diaper Service is an accredited diaper service through The Real Diaper Association, a North American nonprofit society that regulates, sets and provides the highest industry standards guaranteeing a safe effective and 100% clean. If you’ve always wanted to cloth diaper but didn’t want to invest in or wash your own, a diaper service is perfect for you. PG Diaper Service also washes privately owned diapers, diaper stripping (for pre loved or smelly diapers), and laundry service. All is to door with free delivery. Check them out at www.pgdiaperservice.ca. Or on facebook https://www.facebook.com/princegeorgediaperservice/.
Everything Baby and Everything Kids Store
Sells a variety of cloth diapers and diapering accessories, including brands like Rumparooz, AMP, Bummis, and Bumkins. Check out their listing at the top of this webpage to find out more information about their great business!
Aboriginal Infant Development Program
AIDP outreach is a free home visiting program for all families with children birth to three years of age.
We Support early identification of needs and early intervention for children and families while respecting
cultural practices and beliefs.
- Developmental assessments: DAYC-2, ASQ & ASQ Social Emotional, providing activities to support
- each child’s stage of development.
- Referrals to community resources (ie. therapists, Aboriginal Headstart Preschool & counselling etc).
- Support with parenting skills and programs (ie. goal setting).
- Information about infant mental health (ie. attachment) and emotional well being of the family.
- Breastfeeding support and healthy family choices.
- Assist families in accessing health, social, community services and ministry support
- Group Infant Massage sessions (IAIM). These sessions are offered free of charge for pre-crawling infants.
- Infant massage promotes bonding and attachment, brain development and helps with disrupted sleep and easing colic.
Please contact us: AIDP Outreach Services
Email: [email protected]
AimHi Infant Development Programme
The Infant Development Programme is a home-visiting programme serving children with families
from 0 to 3 years who may be looking for extra support. AimHi's Infant Development consultants have
knowledge and experience in all areas of development.
Participation is voluntary, at no cost to families. Families can refer themselves or be referred by another
professional. Visits are usually once or twice monthly in the family home at an agreed-upon time by
the family and the consultant.
AimHi Infant Massage and Toddler Playgroup
Come and enjoy the infant massage group or the parent-participating playtime for children up to age 3.
When: Tuesday evenings, 6 to 8 pm.
Where: The AimHi building at 950 Kerry Street.
Canines With Class
Judi Dowson is a licensed presenter of two programs - Dogs & Storks and Dog & Baby Connection.
These are both to help new parents integrate dogs into the family. Too often people feel they must relinquish
their family dog to a shelter "because we are having a baby." Bite prevention is the key mandate of these
programs. Expectant parents can also be supplied with a package of what to do in preparation before the
baby is born.
Judi has certification and licenses for a variety of programs. Her rates are very reasonable.
These presentations are about 1.5 hours long and can be done privately or for a group of parents, which
reduces the fee considerably. Contact Judi for more information!
Judi Dowson, ABCDT
Are you interested in learning how learning real, medical hypnosis techniques can help you have
a calm, peaceful, and sometimes even pain-free birth experience? As well as a relaxing, more comfortable
pregnancy. Contact Chelsea or visit her website for more information and register for an upcoming
session of classes!
Fresh Deliveries Hypnobabies
Cranio Sacral Therapy
Craniosacral therapy (CST) that can be applied to infants who’ve experienced head trauma and injuries. It’s also effective for an array of other common problems that babies may experience, including nursing and feeding problems, colic, teething issues, and more. Call for more information!
Myron Bedford, RMT, SMT(cc), BSc
Active Balance Massage Therapy Prince George
LOCALLY CRAFTED MOM & BABY GOODIES
Baby and Children Hair Accessories
Handmade no slip hair clips, that are perfect for a little girl with very fine or little hair, as they won't slip
or fall out. Sandra also creates a variety of other goodies. Contact her for more information!
K.C. Mae Maternity Photo Wear
A Canadian online boutique offering a hand-selected line of maternity gowns and accessories to photograph your bump, beautifully. Whether your vision is a private studio shoot, an industrial urban feel or a scenic outdoor family affair, we hope you'll enjoy browsing our collection of gowns and accessories.
Stylish. Affordable. Shipped to your door.
Find us on Facebook or:
One-Of-A-Kind Modern Creations
Tammy creates wonderful quality accessories for families with little ones, including bibs, diaper totes,
and nursing covers. They are all made from top quality fabrics in a variety of designs, are completely
machine-washable, and crafted-to-last. She can custom make something to your specifications, and has
gift sets available as well. Order straight from her website, or check TC Creations of Facebook for
her latest selection!
***Did you know that midwifery care is covered by your BC Medical Services Plan? Midwives are highly trained
specialists in pregnancy, labour, and the first six weeks postpartum.
New Beginnings Midwifery
Judy DeFreitas, B.MW, RM
Emily Rigney, B.MW, RM
Vanessa Kay, B.MW, RM
Please visit our webpage for more information or to request care.
203-1257 4th Avenue, Prince George, BC
West Hill Midwifery
Sarah Hilbert-West, B.MW, RM
Jessica Buckingham, RM
Please call or visit our webpage for more information or to request care.
PARENTING SUPPORT & EDUCATION
***The following services are offered through Parent Support Services of BC, a non-profit, volunteer-based
society and registered charity founded in 1974.
Active Parenting Canada
- Active Parenting Canada programs empower families by providing parents with the skills to help
- their children survive and thrive in our changing world. Active Parenting has programs for parents of babies to teens.
- Active Parenting programs are available on an ongoing basis at locations throughout Prince George.
- All programs are offered free of cost, and childminding and transportation assistance are available at some locations.
Parent Support Services of BC
Creating a world where children and their families are nurtured, valued, and safe
A non-profit organization that offers a variety of support services for a wide range of parenting issues
The Village: Parent Resource Registry
A current list of relevant resources for parents and caregivers, updated monthly.
PARENTS OF MULTIPLES
PG Parents of Twins and Triplets Association (PGPOTTA)
- Support from a network of parents who have "been there"
- Family events: holiday parties and other social activities
- Discount card to many local sponsors
- Private Facebook group
- Easy online membership form
- and more
Charla Anderson PCD(DONA), PES
Nurturing Mothers PG
Certified Postpartum Doula and Birth Doula
PBi-Trained Placenta Encapsulation Specialist250-640-1952
Email: [email protected]
For more information about placenta encapsulation and the services I offer, please find me on Facebook
Hands On Healing Holistic Therapies--Placenta Encapsulation
IPPA-Trained Placenta Encapsulation Specialist
Placenta Encapsulation has many benefits, some which include lessening postpartum depression, increasing milk supply, speeding healing, decreasing bleeding, helping with pain, and bonding with baby.
Research is showing more and more how incredible the placenta really is.
Your body grew it, why not use it to help you after birth?
For more information about placenta encapsulation and the services I offer, please find me on Facebook.
PRE AND POSTNATAL MATERNAL HEALTH
Dr. Travis Morgan
Providing pre and postnatal chiropractic assessment and treatment.
Prince George Family Chiropractic
3320 Massey Dr.
Prince George, BC
Dr. Kira Lewis, ND
Specializing in women's health and hormones.
306 1811 Victoria Street, Prince George
Micah Yoder, Registered Acupuncturist
300 1811 Victoria Street, Prince George
Samantha Peppard, Registered Acupuncturist
Providing pre and postnatal acupuncture as well as Moxibustion.
Prince George Acupuncture
Suite 109, 1811 Victoria Street
Prince George, BC
Kaile Richards, RMT
Kaile is a Registered Massage Therapist who has been practicing since 2012. She is an advocate for preventative medicine, and encourages her patients through their rehabilitation process with up-to-date health care information and a customized, ongoing treatment plan.
Prince George Family Chiropractic
3320 Massey Dr.
Prince George, BC
Henna Pregnancy Art
Henna is a wonderful way to celebrate your pregnancy and your growing belly and is a time for you
to relax and be pampered! There are countless, beautiful designs to choose from, or create your own!
Belly Henna can be done privately or is a great addition to baby showers for the mother-to-be as well as
guests in attendance, and only adds to the joyous atmosphere of the celebration. It also creates a beautiful
addition to pregnancy photography to have for years to come!
For more information about Henna or to book a time, please contact:
Cassandra LaTrace, Henna Artist
PRENATAL EDUCATION CLASSES
Birthing From Within Childbirth Classes
Birthing From Within childbirth classes are unlike any other.
- Based on the popular book by Pam England,
- Innovative approach is inspiring, engaging, and fun.
- For expectant parents seeking useful information, practical tools, and a thoughtful exploration of pregnancy, birth, and parenting.
- Welcomes parents birthing in hospital or at home and with a physician or a midwife.
- Feature lively group discussion, role-plays, creative exercises and hands-on practice.
- Teaches a range of pain-coping approaches and labor support practices, helping mothers build confidence and a positive mindset for coping while partners gain new tools for their unique support role.
- Continue the learning at home with our pain-coping practice CD.
- Fathers and birth partners benefit from additional support and resources in a special extra session just for them.
Each birth is unique. A Birthing From Within prenatal class provides resources to help you work towards the
experience you envision while preparing you for the full spectrum of birth.
Gain new tools and insight as you explore different paths of birth, coping with the intensity of labour, and navigating the unexpected.
Classes extend beyond birth to explore postpartum healing and adjustment, as well newborn care and parenting.
Each session is limited to 8 couples, building a sense of community and ensuring a personalized approach.
There is a new session of classes starting every other month.
Feel welcome to contact Cindy for more information.
Instructor: Cindy Black, CD(DONA)
DONA-Certified Birth Doula and Certified Birthing From Within Instructor
Prenatal Classes - Presented through Northern Health
It's so important to feel informed about your choices and what to expect as your baby's birth nears!
These classes are offered in the hope that prenatal education will be easily accessible to all families
in our community. The dedicated instructors are pleased to offer a thorough curriculum that covers
things that expectant parents hope to learn about before their baby's arrival.
Where? Northern Interior Health Unit auditorium
How long? 6 consecutive weeks on either
When? Tuesday or Wednesday evenings.
***There is also a single, full day class held on a Saturday which covers most of the curriculum in a
condensed format. Attendees of the Saturday class are asked to attend 1 evening class during the week which
covers the breastfeeding portion.
***There are also early pregnancy classes twice a month on Monday evenings.
Please email for more information and for a class outline.
These classes are taught according to the Douglas College's curriculum which is based on the Lamaze program.
To register, please contact:
PRENATAL & POSTPARTUM FITNESS CLASSES
Angelika McKinley is a Certified Yoga Teacher, a Certified Fitness Instructor,
and a Pre & Postnatal Fitness Specialist. She was certified by "Fit 4 Two" in Vancouver
and the classes she teaches are safe for the expecting mom and her baby.
Yoga is one of the BEST things you can do to keep fit and prevent pains in the lower back and other aches
and pains in the body. There are countless health benefits and the practice of yoga will help smoothen
the entire pregnancy and childbirth.
Chinook Yoga offers a variety of yoga classes that may be of interest to expectant and new moms,
including Yoga for Fertility, Prenatal Yoga, Mom & Baby Yoga, Preschool Yoga, and more.
For information about times and descriptions of classes, please visit the website or
call and leave a message.
Pelvic Floor/Core ~ Group Lessons at Phoenix Physiotherapy Clinic
Whether you have had issues for years and are just finding time to take care of yourself, or if you have just given birth
and have developed a more acute condition, it is time to let us help you get back to your life!
Learn how to:
- Remap your pelvic floor
- Teach your pelvic floor appropriate tone
- Learn stamina and power building exercises
- Activate your core
- Start to integrate your pelvic floor & core into functional activities
Pelvic floor group exercises generally start up once a month and last 5 weeks, 1 class per week.
Call 250-562-8248 for more info!
"If you need to be uplifted and feel joyful, just go take Sufey's class. She will make you laugh,
and dance, and breathe." --Liza Patino, Peru
Guided by drumbeats, song, dance and spirit, Sufey's prenatal classes are a celebration of the Divine Feminine.
As an E-RYT 500 (experienced registered yoga teacher at the 500 hour level)
and RPYT (registered prenatal yoga teacher), she has 10+ years of experience in liberated teaching and movement.
She currently leads 200 hour, 500 hour, and specialty yoga teacher trainings (including prenatal!)
around the world. Connect to body, mind, spirit and sisterhood on a journey into Love.
Hands On Healing Holistic Therapies--Prenatal Massage
Registered Shiatsu Therapist
A relaxing massage for the Mom to be using a pillow that allows her to lay face down giving access to release
points in the hips and lower back. Come pamper yourself and ease some tension.
60 Mins - $70, 90 Mins - $110