Links & Resources

Helpful resources outside of St. Jacobs Midwives.

Please scroll down and click on the section headings below to see a list of additional resources in each category:

1. PREGNANCY
Medication/Drug Exposure In Pregnancy:
Exercise & Nutrition:
  • Eatright: Easy-to-use nutrition information to help make healthier food choices easier. Contact on-line or speak directly to a Registered Dietician.
  • Spinning Babies: Reduce pain, increase comfort, and help babies into a good position.
Genetic Screening:
Mental Health:
2a. LABOUR - BIRTH

Water Birth Supplies: Birthing pool rental in Kitchener-Waterloo – contact Rebecca at Tummies to Toes.

2b. LABOUR - BIRTH: Birth Videos

The following links provide insight into various birth settings:

2d. LABOUR - BIRTH: Grand River Hospital

Grand River Hospital Childbirth Unit
What to expect when you have a baby at the hospital.

Grand River Hospital Childbirth Unit Tour
Watch a ‘virtual’ tour of the childbirth unit

Grand River Hospital Registration Forms
Download birth pre-registration forms, pre-anesthetic patient questionnaire.

3. PLACE OF BIRTH

Home Birth Study – 2015: Outcomes associated with planned place of birth among women with low-risk pregnancies.

For additional Place of Birth information, please see the Place of Birth section on this website.

4. INFANT FEEDING
Breastfeeding:

Dr. Jack Newman, Breastfeeding Specialist: Get your tough breastfeeding questions answered by a Canadian expert; great video clips.

Breastfeeding Support in Waterloo Region

Infact CanadaPromotion and support of breastfeeding and optimal infant feeding practices.

La Leche LeagueMother-to-mother breastfeeding support.

Lactation Consultant: Private lactation (breastfeeding) consultant services for women in Waterloo Region.

Infection Prevention: Important information from the CDC outlining steps for keeping breast pump kits clean.

Formula Feeding:

Safe Formula Feeding Public Health Brochure

5. BABY

Registering your Baby’s Birth

Canadian Paediatric Society

Immunizations / Vaccine Schedule (Ontario 2016)

Newborn Screening Fact Sheets: Information about newborn screening tests.

Car Seat Safety Information: The Kitchener branch of the Infant & Toddler Safety Association provides information on correct use of car seats.

Early Years Centres: Local drop-in support for new parents and babies/children.

Purple Crying: A new way to understand your baby’s crying.

The Wonder Weeks: Understand your baby’s mental “leaps” and when/why your baby may be fussy

6. POST PARTUM

Prenatal & Postpartum Anxiety & Depression: Help for mothers, partners and grandparents – Toronto Public Health.

Post Partum Mood Disorders

Mothers Matter: An on-line support group through Women’s College Hospital for  women with mood /adjustment challenges following the birth of their baby.

Post Partum Mood Disorders VideoThis video introduces the topic of postpartum mood disorders. Interviews with real mothers and their families make this an appealing resource for pregnant women and new mothers. 17 minutes.

7. COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Down Syndrome Society: Regional support for parents dealing with a possible diagnosis or positive diagnosis.

Early Years Centres: Local drop-in support for new parents and babies/children.

Momstown: An inter-active site for moms in Kitchener-Waterloo and area to connect for conversation, support and fun.

Yemaya Natural Products: A Canadian home-based business offering 100% natural handcrafted personal care products, including herbal bath and calendula ointment.

8. GOVERNING / ASSOCIATED BODIES

College of Midwives of Ontario
The regulating and governing body for midwives.
Tel: 416-327-0874
Fax: 416-327-8219
Email: admin@cmo.on.ca
Website: www.cmo.on.ca

Association of Ontario Midwives: Listing of all midwives and midwifery practices in Ontario. Videos and information about midwifery care, pregnancy and birth.

Grand River Hospital

Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada

9. PREGNANCY LOSS

Bereaved Families of Ontario (Kitchener-Waterloo & Area)
Support for those dealing with pregnancy loss and infertility, infant loss, grief.

Pregnancy And Infant Loss Network (PAIL)

Life after Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss: Groups for women, couples experiencing grief, recovery, trying again.

10. WOMEN'S HEALTH

Birth Control Information: Comparative information from the SOGC of family planning options.

Video: Post Partum Mood Disorders – Life With a New Baby video
This video introduces the topic of postpartum mood disorders. Interviews with real mothers and their families make this an appealing resource for pregnant women and new mothers. 17 minutes.

Pelvic Health (pelvic floor physiotherapy) or Pelvic Health Solutions: Evidence-based information for patients and health care practitioners for managing pelvic health concerns including pelvic pain, incontinence, constipation and prolapse.

Women’s Health Matters: Sunnybrook and Women’s College Health Sciences Centre and The Centre for Research in Women’s Health offer current information on pregnancy and childbirth.

Women’s Health Concerns ClinicProvides assessment, consultation, and treatment, for women 18-years-of-age or older who are experiencing physical and/or emotional symptoms related to the reproductive milestones (i.e. menstrual cycle, pregnancy/postpartum, and menopause). 

11. MIDWIFERY EDUCATION

For information about Midwifery Education, and these programs, please see our Midwifery Education page.

  • McMaster University Midwifery Education Program
  • Ryerson Midwifery Education Program
  • Laurentian Midwifery Education Program
  • Internationally Educated Midwives
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