Perinatal Services BC
Perinatal Services BC (PSBC) is an agency of the Provincial Health Services whose mission is to optimize the health of mothers and babies during and after pregnancy across British Columbia. Perinatal Services BC works in collaboration with health authorities, professional organizations and care providers and other key stakeholders in achieving our initiatives.
Consultation, Education and Reporting of Information
In support of the programís mission, the PSBC provides consultation and education for health professionals across the province who provide care for mothers and babies. The program also collects information on all deliveries and births in British Columbia for the purpose of evaluating birth outcomes in the province.
Provincial Resource Development
PSBC has developed maternal and newborn guidelines that recommend best practices for care using a multidisciplinary approach. Guidelines for clinical care and a number of resources for women and families have been developed and may be viewed on the Perinatal Services BC website www.perinatalservicesbc.ca
The Ministry of Health, Healthy Women, Children and Youth Secretariat produces a number of parent resources that provide easy-to-read, evidence-based and practical information for families in BC. These resources may be accessed from the Best Chance website at www.bestchance.gov.bc.ca