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Having a Baby

Whether you’re a new parent, about to become a parent or just thinking about starting a family, the British Columbia Government offers a wide range of online information and services for you. This page will link you to these resources, as well as to some from the federal government and other related organizations.

Adoption Information on adoption
Early Childhood Development - Provincial Advisors Children need to be supported in their early years to get the best start in life and to reach their full potential. A key factor to ensuring that services provide the best possible environment to support this development is the coordination between government, community organizations and families. Provincial Advisors have the important role of creating these linkages to ensure services meet the needs of developing children.
Feeding Your Baby How to feed your baby
Health Toll-free Information Lines List of health toll-free information lines
HealthLinkBC HealthLink BC provides access to non-emergency health information and services in British Columbia. To use HealthLink BC resources, you can visit the website at, or call 8-1-1.
How to Order a Birth Certificate Information to help you register and order a birth certificates online, in person and by mail.
How to Register a Birth  Information on how to register a birth
Infant and Toddler Health Information on common parenting questions
Manage Post Partum Depression If you have the "baby blues" after childbirth, you're not alone—about half of women have a few days of mild depression after having a baby.
Medical Services Plan Information on the Medical Services Plan
Most Popular Baby Names in British Columbia Find the most popular and chosen names for babies in British Columbia.
Pregnancy Leave Information on a pregnant employee’s entitlement to unpaid leave and the length of the leave permitted.


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