Resources

Essential Information For Your First Appointment

College of Midwives of Ontario: About Midwifery
Informed Choice

Pregnancy

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Pocket Guide
Iron Deficiency Anemia and You – Association of Ontario Midwives
Guide to Iron Supplements – Association of Ontario Midwives
Pregnant during Ramadan
Mariah’s Prenatal Class Videos

Prenatal Genetic Screening

To learn more about genetic prenatal screening, including a list of ultrasound labs that are accredited to provide the ~11-13week NT Ultrasound, visit Prenatal Screening Ontario.

COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

Mental Health and Parenting Support

Peel Mood Disorder Program
Women’s College Mother Matters Program

Self-directed cognitive behavioural therapy workbooks for perinatal anxiety and perinatal depression.

Free online support groups (mental health/anxiety/depression, Black parents, Desi parents, special needs children, Queer + Trans parents, NICU parents and many other groups!)

Bounce Back Ontario – free, guided program (telephone, videos, etc.)

La Leche League Mississauga – support for breast/chest-feeding parents

Bridgeway – lots of free programs for parents, and parents/kids

Prenatal Classes and Doulas

Region of Peel Prenatal Classes
Region of Peel – Teen Prenatal
Region of Peel eLearning Prenatal Classes
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
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

Labour and Birth

How to do Perineal Massage

Water Birth Tubs

Waterbirth Solutions

Postpartum

Pelvic Health Physiotherapy
How to Register Your Baby and Hearing Screening Follow-up and Milestones
Is This Normal? For birthing parent and baby, including warning signs and when to page.
Printable Diaper and Feeding Log

Breastfeeding

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

International Breastfeeding Centre

Parenthood

Ontario Early Years Centres
Caring for Your Baby and Yourself – Trillium Health Partners Videos
Region of Peel – Baby’s First Year
Region of Peel – Just for Dads
24 Hour Cribside Assistance – New “Dad” Manual
Bridgeway Family Centre
CANImmunize app – digital vaccination app (digital version of the “yellow” vaccination card)

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

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