Resources

Each clinic has a lending library with books and videos that you can borrow throughout your pregnancy.

Essential Information For Your First Appointment

College of Midwives of Ontario: About Midwifery
Consultation and Transfer of Care
Informed Choice

Choice of Birth Place

Home Birth Fact Sheet
Decision tool – choosing the birthplace for you
Choosing Home Birth

Research on Home Birth

Outcomes associated with planned home and planned hospital births
Outcomes Associated with Planned Home and Planned Hospital Birth in Low Risk Women Attended by Midwives in Ontario Canada
Outcomes of planned home birth with registered midwives versus planned hospital birth with midwife or physician

Pregnancy

Healthy Ways to Improve Iron Intake
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Pocket Guide

Prenatal Screening

A Guide to Prenatal Screening
Noninvasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT)
IPS Ultrasound Lab List

Depression, Anxiety and Mood Disorders in Pregnancy

Trillium Women’s Reproductive Mental Health Program
Peel Mood Disorder Program
Mother Matters: Women’s College mother’s program

Anatomy Ultrasound

Community Ultrasound Labs – Brampton, Georgetown, Milton
Community Ultrasound Lab List – Mississauga

Screening for Gestational Diabetes

Recommendations from Reasearch (Cochrane Review) Screening for GDM
Gestational Diabetes Screening: Making an Informed Choice

Prenatal Classes & Doula Resources

Region of Peel Prenatal Classes
Region of Peel – Teen Prenatal
Halton Region Prenatal Classes
William Osler Prenatal Classes

Eleanor’s Prenatal Classes – Small, informal classes with a strong midwifery focus.
Call to register: 905-866-8651 or email ebroadley@mcphh.ca

Midwife Holliday Tyson, RM Youtube Prenatal Videos (Part 1 -3)

Doulas of North America (DONA) International – http://dona.org/mothers/
Association of Ontario Doulas – http://ontariodoulas.org/

Shawn Gallagher – ChildBirthJoy Prenatal Hypnosis

Womb: Birthing from Within Prenatal Classes
Lifetime of Love: Hypnobirthing Classes
Beautiful Bellies Doula Care
Erin Mills Optimum Health-Prenatal and hypnobirthing classes
Keep Calm Hypnobirthing
Graceful Birth
Mother Matters: Prenatal Classes

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)

Making an Informed Choice VBAC
An Unnecessary cut: How the C-Section Became America’s Most Common Major Surgery

Cord Blood Banking

Donate Cord Blood to A Public Bank

This service is available at: Brampton Civic Hospital – William Osler Health System

Labour and Birth

How to do Perineal Massage

Water Birth Tubs

Beautiful Bellies Doula Care
Waterbirth Solutions

Inquire about tub rentals at Midwifery Care of Peel & Halton Hills.

Postpartum

Babies 2nd Night
Postpartum Info From Your Midwife – Baby
Postpartum Info From Your Midwife – Mom
Pelvic Health Physiotherapy
Postpartum Homeopathic Remedies

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Log Example
Breastfeeding Services – Central West
Breastfeeding Services – Peel Region
Trillium Breastfeeding & Pumping Community Resources

Parenthood

Ontario Early Years Centres
Caring for Your Baby and Yourself – Trillium Health Partners Videos
Caring for Your Newborn – Halton Hills
Region of Peel – Baby’s First Year
Region of Peel – Just for Dads
24 Hour Cribside Assistance – New “Dad” Manual

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