Welcome to Midwifery Care North Shore

Congratulations on your pregnancy! Vera and her colleagues at Midwifery Care North Shore (MCNS) understand that growing your family can give rise to ecstatic joy, disbelief, a multitude of questions and much else. Pregnancy, birth and early postpartum is a transitional time and we as midwives feel privileged to use our professional knowledge, skills and connections to accompany women and their families on this journey.

Every woman and every birth is different. The care at MCNS is intended to be a partnership that meets the individual needs of each pregnant woman so that she may have a healthy and safe pregnancy, birth and postpartum. This personalized service includes home and hospital birth, water birth, as well as breastfeeding and early parenting support. We believe in informed decision making and actively involving women in their care.

Our services are paid for by BC Medical Services Plan and supported by Lions Gate Hospital’s maternity unit for North Vancouver and West Vancouver residents; although we are also able to offer care to women living in Vancouver, Burnaby, Bowen Island and the Sea to Sky Corridor who are prepared to travel.

Midwife Vera Berard RN, RM, MA (Midwifery) and colleagues welcome you to explore our website and to connect with us via any of the contact options available. Clicking on the highlighted colored words will bring up additional information.

Vera is currently booking…

Midwifery Care North Shore is currently booking clients that are due after January 10, 2018 and onward. Occasionally a spot becomes available in an earlier month – Regardless of due date – women interested in midwifery services are encouraged to ask – Telephone 604 984 6960 or email us here. Jazzmin Nagy, Vera’s office assistant will respond to your query.  Vera is away from Wednesday 6th September until Thursday 20th October 2017. She will be pleased to meet with new clients on her return. Zahra Khaddamy RM is covering the practice in her absence.

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Breastfeeding mammas – Mark Your Calendar

Breastfeeding mammas – mark your calendar  – Saturday, 30 September 2017
Plan to attend VCH fun annual celebration for breastfeeding babies and their families.  This free event is taking place at the Hope Center on St Andrew’s and 13th Street. It starts at 9.45am and ends at noon. RSVP is helpful for catering purposes.

For more information or to register contact:
Janice Sampson
– Tel 778 886 8024
– Email janice.sampson@vch.ca

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Spring 2017 – Past and Future Reflections….

There are countless ways that birthing women have touched my life and provided me with inspiration through my own trials. The end of 2016 and earlier part of this year brought challenges of a lost car and an injury. Both resolved with good endings and affirmed my belief in community and the importance of positive thinking. In the later challenge, an occupational hand therapist encouraged me to let go of fear and reframe injury pain to that of strengthening, healing sensations. Enabling me to persevere through uncomfortable exercises and over time, to notice improvement. My wonderful family and friends from near and far provided needed distraction. (more…)

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