In BC, new parents can take up to 12 months of maternity leave. If both parents choose to take leave, they can split it for up to 18 months and receive the same benefits. If you receive maternity care from a Family Doctor or Registered Midwife in BC, it is covered by the BC Medical Services Plan (MSP). You must have an active BC Medical Services card to be eligible for MSP coverage during pregnancy and after giving birth. To learn more about MSP coverage or maternity and parental leave in BC, explore our helpful resources and connect with your maternity provider. There is a lot to consider, so knowing your options early can be helpful.