Births

Pro-choice protestors outside Kelowna’s courthouse on June 26, 2022 following the overturn of a 1973 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that unduly restrictive state regulations on abortion are unconstitutional (Brittany Webster - Black Press)

Dueling protests hit downtown Kelowna Sunday following Roe v. Wade reversal

Both pro-life and pro-choice protestors made their voices heard

 

Parents Danielle Yole, Josh Dargan and their baby Leo who was delivered on Pender Island three-weeks earlier than expected. (BCEHS photo)

B.C. paramedics think fast to deliver surprise baby on Pender Island

Little baby Leo had a ‘picture perfect’ and unique birth on Jan. 22, 2022

 

White Rock Mayor Darryl Walker said a Safe Surrey Coalition tweet disrespects hard work by mothers and expecting mothers to avert a temporary closure of Peace Arch Hospital’s maternity ward. File photo

White Rock mayor blasts tweet claiming McCallum averted maternity ward closure

Darryl Walker credits political pressure applied by mothers’ group

 

Expectant mother Jenny Bray said her carefully made birth plans are now up in the air, after Fraser Health announced on Friday that it will close Peace Arch Hospital’s maternity department for three months, beginning Jan. 28. The ministry of health said women will be diverted to Langley Memorial Hospital for delivery instead. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Fraser Health decision to close Peace Arch Hospital maternity widely criticized

Expectant mother, Jenny Bray, among many left to find alternative solution

Expectant mother Jenny Bray said her carefully made birth plans are now up in the air, after Fraser Health announced on Friday that it will close Peace Arch Hospital’s maternity department for three months, beginning Jan. 28. The ministry of health said women will be diverted to Langley Memorial Hospital for delivery instead. (Aaron Hinks photo)
A South Surrey-White Rock moms’ group plans respectful protests for this Thursday and Saturday across 16 Avenue from Peace Arch Hospital in response to a Fraser Health decision to close the maternity unit temporarily. File photo

Peace Arch Hospital protests planned over maternity ‘diversion’

South Surrey-White Rock moms’ group fears closure of unit may not be temporary

A South Surrey-White Rock moms’ group plans respectful protests for this Thursday and Saturday across 16 Avenue from Peace Arch Hospital in response to a Fraser Health decision to close the maternity unit temporarily. File photo
Peace Arch Hospital (File photo)

Peace Arch Hospital maternity ward closure jeopardizes safety, advocate says

Fraser Health said ward to be closed for three months

Peace Arch Hospital (File photo)
White Rock firefighters (left to right) Scott Pearson, Capt. Cordell Fulton, Cory McKinnon and Bira Bindra say they were happy to be there there in time to assist in delivering a premature baby girl in a Columbia Avenue residence on Jan. 11. Alex Browne photo

White Rock fire crew helps mom deliver baby at home on the floor

Emergency call for early birth welcomes city’s newest resident

White Rock firefighters (left to right) Scott Pearson, Capt. Cordell Fulton, Cory McKinnon and Bira Bindra say they were happy to be there there in time to assist in delivering a premature baby girl in a Columbia Avenue residence on Jan. 11. Alex Browne photo
Rylie Jayne Aplin was born in an ambulance, on the highway, between Nanaimo and Parksville Nov. 19, as there was heavy traffic due to formation of a sinkhole. (Submitted photo)

Baby born in Island Highway traffic due to flood-caused sinkhole near Nanaimo

Rylie Jayne Aplin’s parents were stuck in traffic due to a sinkhole in Lantzville

Rylie Jayne Aplin was born in an ambulance, on the highway, between Nanaimo and Parksville Nov. 19, as there was heavy traffic due to formation of a sinkhole. (Submitted photo)
FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2011, file photo, a doctor examines a pregnant woman at the district women’s hospital, in Allahabad, in India’s most populous state of Uttar Pradesh. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh, File)

Online tool helps break misconceptions around future pregnancies after a C-section

B.C. has Canada’s highest C-section rate at 37 per cent

FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2011, file photo, a doctor examines a pregnant woman at the district women’s hospital, in Allahabad, in India’s most populous state of Uttar Pradesh. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh, File)
Chad, son Daxton, daughter Trinity and wife Shanel pose for a photo at DeMille’s Farm Market where Trinity was born in the early morning hours of on Aug. 3, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

VIDEO: Shuswap couple pull off Highway 1 in Salmon Arm to give birth to child

Father guided over phone through early morning delivery of daughter

Chad, son Daxton, daughter Trinity and wife Shanel pose for a photo at DeMille’s Farm Market where Trinity was born in the early morning hours of on Aug. 3, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Maternity patients are being asking to avoid Peace Arch Hospital July 8-19 if they need labour and delivery services. (Tracy Holmes photo)

White Rock’s Peace Arch Hospital to divert maternity patients

Health authority says temporary measure is in response to ‘gap in pediatric coverage’ July 8-19

Maternity patients are being asking to avoid Peace Arch Hospital July 8-19 if they need labour and delivery services. (Tracy Holmes photo)
A general view of the premature infant ward where are the nine babies at the maternity ward of the private clinic of Ain Borja in Casablanca, Morocco. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)

Nonuplets: Woman from Mali gives birth to 9 babies

The mother, 25-year-old Halima Cisse, gave birth to the babies by cesarean section on Tuesday

A general view of the premature infant ward where are the nine babies at the maternity ward of the private clinic of Ain Borja in Casablanca, Morocco. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)
A doctor performs an ultrasound scan on a pregnant woman at a hospital in Chicago on Aug. 7, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Teresa Crawford

Study co-author says planned C-sections may be less risky for some moms and babies

C-sections carry their own risks, including infection, blood clots, pain and a long recovery period

A doctor performs an ultrasound scan on a pregnant woman at a hospital in Chicago on Aug. 7, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Teresa Crawford
Blake Cann, Melissa Jones and Blake Jr. (bottom right) welcomed their newest family member, Paisley Sandra-Lynn Cann in the back of an ambulance on the side of Highway 19A after a harrowing drive down-Island from Port McNeill in the early hours of 2021. Photo courtesy Cann family

Expectant B.C. mom dodges branches, elk and an empty gas tank to deliver New Year’s baby

Harrowing ordeal for couple ends in joy on the side of highway north of Campbell River

Blake Cann, Melissa Jones and Blake Jr. (bottom right) welcomed their newest family member, Paisley Sandra-Lynn Cann in the back of an ambulance on the side of Highway 19A after a harrowing drive down-Island from Port McNeill in the early hours of 2021. Photo courtesy Cann family
Joaquin Primo Soller was the first baby of 2021 at Peace Arch Hospital, arriving just after 5 a.m. on Jan. 1. (Contributed photo)

White Rock’s first baby of 2021 ‘everything we hoped for’

Robert and Arlene Soller welcomed son Joaquin Primo at 5:16 a.m. Jan. 1

Joaquin Primo Soller was the first baby of 2021 at Peace Arch Hospital, arriving just after 5 a.m. on Jan. 1. (Contributed photo)
A Vernon mom was rushed to Vancouver with her unborn child after her water broke two days after Christmas, and 11 weeks too early. (Contributed)

Okanagan mom rushed to Lower Mainland hospital with unborn baby

Just two days after Christmas, the mother to be’s water broke, but she’s not due until March 20

A Vernon mom was rushed to Vancouver with her unborn child after her water broke two days after Christmas, and 11 weeks too early. (Contributed)
Jennifer Johnson with her daughter, Teen. (Zoë Ducklow)

B.C. mom delivers north Island’s first home birth baby in 30 years

Midwives have made home birth possible again, and COVID-19 is making them more appealing than ever

Jennifer Johnson with her daughter, Teen. (Zoë Ducklow)
Elise Estrada in video posted to YouTube.

Reincarnation, baby! Surrey singer and husband celebrate ‘miracle’ pregnancy

‘I (said) to Adam, ‘I really think this is your brother reincarnated,’ Elise Estrada says

Elise Estrada in video posted to YouTube.
Frédérique Gagnon holds baby Loki shortly after giving birth to him on her in-law’s driveway in Port Coquitlam. (Contributed photo)

Lower Mainland woman gives birth on in-laws’ driveway

Frédérique Gagnon new son is appropriately named after Norse trickster god

Frédérique Gagnon holds baby Loki shortly after giving birth to him on her in-law’s driveway in Port Coquitlam. (Contributed photo)
Michelle Hunter tested positive for COVID-19 three days before her due date. (Submitted)

Pregnant B.C. woman catches COVID-19 days before giving birth

Michelle Hunter said the ordeal was like a horror movie

Michelle Hunter tested positive for COVID-19 three days before her due date. (Submitted)
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