Essential Information For Your First Appointment

College of Midwives of Ontario: About Midwifery
Uninsured Clients
Initial Interview Video

Third Trimester Package

Preparing for Delivery
Perineal Massage
Home Birth Supplies / Packing for Hospital Birth
Early vs. Active Labour
Public Cord Blood Donation 
Car Seat Safety

Newborn Testing (after 24 hours)
Newborn Screening Ontario – Types of Screening
Jaundice (AOM)

Getting to Know Baby
Normal Newborn Behaviour
Feeding Cues
Signs Feeding is Going Well
Babies 2nd Night
Postpartum Info From Your Midwife – Baby
Safe Sleeping

Postpartum Info From Your Midwife – Mom
Perineal Tears During Childbirth
Pelvic Health Physiotherapy
Postpartum Homeopathic Remedies
Postpartum Depression Self Assessment

Ontario Newborn Birth Registration

Pregnancy & Postpartum

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Pocket Guide
Healthy Babies Healthy Children
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Pregnancy/Childbirth/Postpartum Information
Fetal Kick Counts
Guide to Healthy Eating
Iron Deficiency Anemia & You
Immunization in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding
Gestational Diabetes Canada
AOM GBS in Pregnancy
SOGC GBS in Pregnancy 
Breech Birth & External Cephalic Version
Ontario Human Rights Commission: Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Government of Canada: EI Maternity and Parental Benefits
Indigenous Prenatal Resources

Prenatal Screening

Prenatal Screening
eFTS Ultrasound Lab List
Folic Acid & Neural Tube Defects

Choice of Birthplace

Home Birth Fact Sheet
Decision tool – choosing the birthplace for you
Choosing Home Birth
Home Birth Equipment
AOM: Choice of Birthplace for Your First Baby
AOM: Choice of Birthplace for Second & Subsequent Babies

Research on Home Birth

Outcomes associated with planned home and planned hospital births
Outcomes of planned home birth with registered midwives versus planned hospital birth with midwife or physician
Maternal & perinatal outcomes by planned place of birth among women with low risk pregnancies in high-income countries

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)

Making an Informed Choice VBAC
Deciding How to Give Birth After a Cesarean Section

Water Birth

AOM Water Birth Options
Evidence for Water Birth
The Benefits of Water For Birth

Water Birth Tubs

Beautiful Bellies Doula Care
Water Birth Solutions
Pool & TENS Machine Rental

Prenatal Classes & Doula Services 

William Osler Prenatal Classes
Midwife Holliday Tyson, RM Youtube Prenatal Videos (Part 1 -3)
Doulas of North America (DONA) International
Association of Ontario Doulas
Shawn Gallagher – ChildBirthJoy Prenatal Hypnosis
Womb: Birthing from Within Prenatal Classes
Beautiful Bellies Doula Care
Keep Calm Hypnobirthing
Graceful Birth
Mother Matters: Prenatal Classes
Spinning Babies
Ontario Prenatal Education

Feeding Your Baby

Breastfeeding Services – Central West
International Breastfeeding Centre
Infact Canada
La Leche League Resources
Formula Feeding
Baby Friendly Initiative Guide to Bottlefeeding

Pregnancy Loss

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Network
Pregnancy After Loss Support (PALS)
Baby’s Breath

Depression, Anxiety & Mood Disorders in Pregnancy

Mother Matters: Women’s College mother’s program
Mood Disorders Association of Ontario
BridgeWay Family Centre – Postpartum Mood Disorder Peer Support Group

Tobacco and Cannabis Use

Smokers Helpline
Resource to Help Quit Smoking
Cannabis Before or During Pregnancy

Domestic Violence Resources & Support

211 Ontario
Shelter Safe
Government of Canada Resources
Victim Services of Peel
Hope 24/7
Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies Resources
OMama Intimate Partner Violence Resources Ontario
Women’s Shelters Canada

Midwifery Related Links

Association of Ontario Midwives
College of Midwives of Ontario
Canadian Association of Midwives
Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
Canadian Pediatric Society
Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health

The naming of any organization, product or therapy, does not imply endorsement from Midwives of Brampton and Halton Hills. This information is provided for reference purposes only.

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