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 February 2018 and onward. Women interested should fill out our intake form and indicate your preferred time to meet with Vera. 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 within 1 – 2 business days.  MCNS returning clients get preference, Vera loves journeying with women again.

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Welcoming 2018

Living is about spiraling back to beginnings and endings. Leaves falling and buds growing.

I thank all that have touched my heart and ‘wish everyone a year of transformative delight… a quiet house and a calm world, beginning in your heart …’   Love these words brought to my attention by a colleague Kelly Hayes RM, taken from author Sarah Ban Breathnach.   I trust they are ‘wonderful to read and hold close to enwrap you in a hug and a hush…’  I like thinking of 2018 as ‘a fresh start.  A new chapter in life waiting to be written.  New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved.  Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery…

I am ‘carving out a quiet interlude for myself in which to dream’ and agree with Sarah that ‘only dreams give birth to change’.  Women give birth to babies that make change in today’s world more necessary than ever.  Yours in trust and peace ~ Vera

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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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