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Resources

 

For answers to most of your questions about midwifery care, as well as links to easy to understand clinical information:

www.ontariomidwives.ca

 

For information about the College of Midwives of Ontario, which regulates the midwifery profession in Ontario:

www.cmo.on.ca

 

We hold privileges at Collingwood General and Marine Hospital

https://www.cgmh.on.ca/

 

Information about pregnancy, birth and the newborn:

http://www.omama.com/en/index.asp

Choosing a maternity caregiver in Ontario, as well as information for pre-conception, pregnancy, sexual health, birth, post-partum.

www.havingababy.co

Sexuality, sexual health, family planning, contraception

www.sexuandu.ca

 

Information for informed decision making

www.evidencebasedbirth.com

Prenatal classes (in person and online):

http://www.simcoemuskokahealth.org/Topics/PregnancyandBefore/prenatal-class

 

Clinical resources from the Association of Ontario Midwives

https://www.ontariomidwives.ca/client-handouts

Other helpful links

*We can claim no responsibility for information found on websites other than our own. If you have questions or concerns about midwifery-related information you find on the Internet, please discuss them with your midwife or care-provider.

 

Midwifery

Canadian Association of Midwives

International Confederation of Midwives

How to become a midwife in Ontario

Laurentian University

McMaster University

Ryerson University

International Midwifery Pre-Registration Programme

Six Nations Aboriginal Midwifery Training Program
 

Mental Health Support for Pregnancy and the Postpartum

Postpartum Support International

Help line 1-800-944-4773 (English and Spanish)

PSI online support meetings (free), weekly.

 

Mount Sinai Perinatal Mood Program

OTN sessions with a perinatal psychiatrist

Referrals can be made directly by midwife

Covered by OHIP

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit

Midland after baby group, 705-526-7804

Orillia after baby group, 705-325-2201 ext 3544

Collingwood after baby group, 705-444-5885 ext 223 or ext 238

Barrie after baby group, 705-345-9049

 

Mother Matters

An 8-week online support group  run by the Mental Health Program at Women’s College Hospital

 

Bounce Back

A free program run by CAMH to help tackle anxiety and depression

Online videos which provide practical tips

Telephone coaching and workbooks

1-866-345-0224

 

Mental Health Crisis Hotline

705-725-5044 or 1-888-893-8333

 

Local Resources

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit

New Parent Resource Guide

Ontario EarlyON Centres

Health Care Provider Organizations

Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Canada

Canadian Pediatric Society

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Public Health Agency of Canada

 

Health Organizations

Best Start: Ontario’s maternal, newborn and early childhood development resource centre

March of Dimes

About KidsHealthTrusted Answers from The Hospital for Sick Children

Caring For Kids

Canadian Women’s Health Network

Genetic Screening Ontario

Support for pregnancy and Infant Loss

https://pailnetwork.sunnybrook.ca/

 

 

Breastfeeding

La Leche League International

Dr. Jack Newman's breastfeeding clinic

Waterbirth

Waterbirth.org

Nutrition

Eat Right Ontario

Health Canada – Prenatal Nutrition

 

Newborn

Newborn Screening Information

National Organisation of Circumcision Information Resource Centres