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.


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MCNS Team Update

We are happy to reiterate that Vera and team continue to welcome clients into a partnership of care, despite now needing to live with COVID pandemic processes, as a part of daily life. We are currently welcoming clients looking for midwifery services that are due from December 2020 onwards.

Please look at our update below this one, to find information about MCNS COVID processes. Remember as BC moves into Phase 3 of our COVID pandemic that we need to all remain mindful of how we are feeling; isolating when we feel unwell, continuing with sanitizing our hands, physically distancing and wearing our masks when we are in crowded spaces inside or outside.

We are delighted to have Erika Mitchell RM join MCNS team to work-share with Vera Berard RM. She will be joining MCNS team in September 2020.

From the fall onwards, Liz Bodner RM will be working more on the Sunshine Coast and providing occasional locum services on the North Shore.

We are also thrilled to share some other practice news since our last update. In the fall last year, during BC’s annual breastfeeding week celebration (1-7 October, 2020), when Vera was in South Africa. North Vancouver City’s Mayor, Linda Buchanan, presented Bean-around-the-World-Cafe-on-5th-Street and Quayside Village Co-housing, a North Vancouver City Baby Feeding Welcome Sign in rainbow colours, to display on the outside of the building. This signage is recognition of the Café, Quayside Village and MCNS inclusive support of new families and their breastfeeding babies. (more…)

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Welcoming Change in March 2020

Liz Bodner RM
MCNS team consists of midwives who are passionate about birth and family-centred care. Liz Bodner RM is now work-sharing with Vera Berard RM.

Charlotte Dahle is moving to Alberta. She is appreciated for the services that she recently provided and is wished well, as she continues her life’s adventures.

Besides years of midwifery experience, Liz brings a current and fresh view to MCNS clients, as she is returning to work from being on maternity leave with her firstborn son.

We aim to provide warm and respectful care that responds to each person’s individual needs.

Vera Berard RM
Midwives Liz Bodner and Vera Berard welcome you! We are booking new clients from June 2020 onwards…

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