About Us

The Birth Network was formed when members of Doula Care and other birth professionals with whom they worked, identified a need for an organization which included all professionals working with birthing women. We aim to improve the quality of care of birthing women in the Fraser Valley by offering opportunity to share information and resources, as well as support and networking amongst our members.

Fraser Valley Birth Network is a personal and professional development organization for birth professionals. We aim to foster connections between complimentary professionals, to provide a comfortable environment for sharing common career and social concerns and to offer self-development opportunities. We also endeavor to improve our community by empowering parents to build healthy families through informed choice.

The FVBN supports the Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative, a wellness model of maternity care issued by the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services(CIMS), a group of individuals and national organizations with concern for the care and well-being of mothers, babies, and families.

Structure

The Birth Network is a non-partisan, non-religious, non-affiliated group. We are not exclusive to any educational or certifying body and value each member’s experience and background. As with any inclusive group, our network includes people with various opinions and philosophies and any such statements expressed by any of our members should not be considered representative or endorsed by our organization or its general membership. We invite you to gather information, opinions and evidence to make the decisions that are right for you, your practice and the families you serve. We encourage informed choice within our community and within our group.

Members

Our members include:

  • Doulas
  • Baby Boutique Owners
  • Doula Instructors
  • Birth Photographers
  • Breastfeeding Consultants
  • Childbirth Educators
  • Chiropractors
  • Massage Therapists
  • Midwives
  • Naturopathic Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners
  • Yoga Instructors