Essential Information For Your First Appointment

College of Midwives of Ontario: About Midwifery
Informed Choice


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

Dr. Matthew Robinson, Medical Director, THP COVID-19 Vaccination Program, offers information in the following videos:

BORN Ontario – Should pregnant people get the Covid-19 Vaccine?
Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health (PCMCH) – I am pregnant or breastfeeding – should I get the COVID vaccine? (Last updated Jan.25, 2022)
Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) – Statement on COVID Vaccination in Pregnancy
Video: McMaster University – COVID Variants and Vaccines
How does a mRNA (Pfizer, Moderna) vaccine work?
How does a Viral Vector (AstraZeneca, Johnson+Johnson) vaccine work?
Pandemic Pregnancy Guide on Instagram
How to book your vaccine appointment:

    • Region of Peel Booking System
    • Call your local pharmacy
    • *If you do not have an OHIP card, please email your midwives so we can help you access the vaccine

Mental Health and Parenting Support

Ask your midwife about a referral to one-Link
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

Mariah’s Prenatal Classes
BridgeWay Prenatal programs (including HealthyStart, Teen Prenatal Supper Club, CarSeat Safety, Prenatal Classes, Infant CPR and more)
Region of Peel Virtual 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
Keep Calm Hypnobirthing
Graceful Birth
Mother Matters: Prenatal Classes
Birthing While Black (free online course)

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


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

Antenatal Colostrum Collection


Ontario Early Years Centres
Caring for Your Baby and Yourself – Trillium Health Partners Videos
Region of Peel – Baby’s First Year
Region of Peel – Children and Parenting
24 Hour Cribside Assistance – New “Dad” Manual
Bridgeway Family Centre Dad Central
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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