Call for moms-to-be

Paired with UFV nursing students to learn about experiences for patients

Mothers-to-be in the Fraser Valley are once again invited to help a UFV nursing student learn about pregnancy and childbirth from the patient’s perspective.

Women having their babies at Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Surrey Memorial, Ridge Meadows, Peace Arch, Langley Memorial or Royal Columbian hospitals are eligible for this program.

UFV nursing students have had the opportunity to shadow a pregnant woman through doctor visits, prenatal classes, labour and delivery, and the postnatal period through the program over the past two decades. The students complete this component of the program while they study the theory of maternity nursing and before they take clinical training in maternity wards.

The range of prenatal experiences the student may be involved with include a visit to the doctor, a prenatal class, providing support for the expectant parents during labour and delivery, and a visit afterwards.

For more information, or to volunteer, call UFV Health Sciences toll free at 1-888-504-7441.