Pregnancy, Birth, Postpartum

Prenatal Classes

The Sooke Family Resource Society offers a 6-week prenatal class for $100, and free outreach services for pregnant women who may have extra needs in pregnancy. See the website for more details: http://www.sfrs.ca/family-services/prenatal/

Midwives

There is one registered midwife in Sooke, Uta Herold at Sooke Midwifery, on the corner of Townsend and Sooke Roads.

The next closest midwifery practice is the Arbutus Midwives (Beth Smit and Lyanne Quirt), on Jacklin Road in Langford, 250-590-9610.

Doulas

Allie Cortens, 778-425-4271, allie@circleofthesundoula.com

Bailee Heavenor, 250-881-5956, bheavenor@gmail.com

Crystal Herie778-679-4476, crystal@devoteddoula.ca

Jackie Tabone, 250-642-6010, blissful.gardens@live.ca

Birth Photography

Work of Heart Photography – Erin Topelko, 250-661-1152.

Breastfeeding Support

There is currently a Sooke Breastfeeding Support group meeting monthly for moms to support each other in breastfeeding. Provides information about local breastfeeding resources and help, a library of breastfeeding books and pamphlets, etc. Facebook group.

Teresa Norquay is a breastfeeding counsellor – she can be reached at the Sooke Family Resource Centre at 250-642-5152 or tnorquay@sfrs.ca, or on her cell phone at 250-216-7313.

The Sooke Public Health nurses are also willing to help with breastfeeding. The Public Health Unit is located in the CASA building at 6672 Wadams Way, and their phone number is 250-642-5464.

La Leche League – the nearest group is currently in the Westshore and meets monthly, led by Pam Martin (p2j2@shaw.ca). In Victoria, there is an evening meeting on the third Thursday of every month – email Ruth McAllister (ruth.mcall@gmail.com).

Babywearing Support

There is a group of moms who meet once or twice a month in Sooke and share babywearing resources. They can be contacted via the Victoria Babywearers group on Facebook.

Welcome Wagon

Call Jackie Tabone at 250-642-6010 to arrange a new baby visit.

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