LGBTQIA2S Pregnancy and Birth Resources

Queer and transgender clients have specific needs when it comes to pregnancy care, birthing, and nursing or feeding their babies. These resources, blogs, articles and groups are a starting point in knowledge sharing, community building and client support – it will be updated periodically.



Trans and Queer Pregnancy and Parenting Group (Strathcona Midwifery Collective, Vancouver)

BC Council for Families, has LGBTQ parenting tip sheets and queer family resources

Rainbow Families Meet Up

The LGBTQ Parenting Network - Toronto based queer parenting resources

Trans healthcare resource list by Serious Play Films: Resources for TGNC people curious about fertility and pregnancy, as well as resources for midwives, doulas, and other healthcare professionals

Fertility/Family Planning:

Reproductive Options for Trans People

Reproductive Options for Trans Women

A collection of videos designed for fertility specialists

“Choosing Children” Legal Pamphlet by barbara findlay’s law office


Trans Pregnancy Project: Articles, studies, and other resources for trans people and health practitioners.

Birth for Everybody: A group of North American midwives working on inclusivity.


"A Womb of Their Own" by, Cyn Lubow

"Transgender Parents" by, Remy Huberdeau

Feeding options:

The Protocols for Induced Lactation: A Guide for Maximizing Breastmilk Production

Trevor Macdonald’s blog: breastfeeding and parenting from a transgender perspective

Trans Women and Breastfeeding: A Personal Interview

Queer Parenting Blogs and Books:

The Remedy: Queer and Trans Voices on Healthcare, by Zena Sharman

Decolonizing P@renting, A Zine by & for Queer Parents of Color, by Se’mana Thompson

And Baby Makes More: Known Donors, Queer Parents, and Our Unexpected Families, by Susan Goldberg and Chloe Brushwood

Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines, by Gumbs, Martens, and Williams

Gays with Kids

Where’s the Mother?: Stories from a Transgender Dad, by Trevor Macdonald

Facebook Groups:

The Other Box: Parenthood: for parents and future parents who identify as “Other” in any way

Queer and Trans Pregnancy and Parenting Group

Birthing and Breast or Chestfeeding Trans People and Allies

Research articles:

Transmasculine individuals’ experiences with lactation, chestfeeding, and gender identity: a qualitative study

The Association of Ontario Midwives. Tip sheet – providing care to trans men and all “transmasculine spectrum”. Available here.

Ellis S, Wojnar D, Pettinato M. Conception, Pregnancy, and Birth Experiences of Male and Gender Variant Gestational Parents: It’s How We Could Have a Family. Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health. Available here

Obedin-Maliver J, Makadon H. Transgender Men and Pregnancy. Obstetric Medicine. Available from:

Wolfe-Roubatis E, Spatz D. Transgender Men and Lactation: What Nurses Need To Know. Available from:

Midwifery Statements:

  • Canadian Midwifery Regulators Council – position statement on the use of gender inclusive language. Available here.
  • Canadian Association of Midwives – statement on gender inclusivity and human rights. Available here.
  • Midwives Association of BC – diversity, equity and inclusion statement. Available here.