Resources

We at Born Midwives have compiled these resources to assist you in your research and planning before, during and after your pregnancy. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or if you notice any of the links or videos aren’t working.

Client Information (aka the Binder)

 

General Information

How and When to Page

Privacy Statement

How Our Practice Works: Informed Choice Agreement

About Midwifery- College of Midwives

When Midwives have to Consult or Transfer Care to a Physician

Safe Medications in Pregnancy and While Breastfeeding Pocket-Guide

Herbals in Pregnancy- What’s Safe and What Isn’t

 

 

Forms

Exercise Readiness Assessment Form: Pregnancy

Hospital Registration Form: Please complete and return to you midwife by 24 weeks (for planned home and hospital births)

Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale- Please complete page 1 and bring to your midwife in early pregnancy

Fetal Kick Count Monitoring Form

 

 

Discomforts of Pregnancy

Nausea and Vomiting

Headaches- Alternatives to Tylenol

Round Ligament Pain and Belly Bands

Muscle Cramps (calf, foot)

 

 

Weight Gain, Diet and Nutrition, Exercise

Eat Right Ontario- Diet in Pregnancy

Fish and Omega Fatty Acids in Pregnancy

Nutrition in Pregnancy- Public Health

Alcohol Consumption in Pregnancy

Guide to Exercise in Pregnancy

Healthy Weight Gain in Pregnancy

Weight Gain Calculator

 

 

Mental Health

Mental Health in Pregnancy

Mood Disorders Association of Ontario

 

 

Common Tests In Pregnancy

Guide to Common Prenatal Tests

Ultrasounds

HIV Testing- SOGC

Genetic Screening for Your Baby

Non-Invasive Prenatal Genetic Screening (NIPT/NIPS)

Urine Tests in Pregnancy

Instructions for Fasting Blood Tests

Instructions for Midstream Urine Collection

Pap Testing- SOGC

Group B Streptococcus (GBS) AOM

GBS- SOGC

GBS- Dr. Aviva Romm

 

 

Prenatal Classes

Belly Buttons

Tummies to Toes

Conestoga College

Perfectly Natural – Hypnobirthing

Public Health– FREE ONLINE course

Me Breastfeed?

Growing Healthy Two-gether – Free Prenatal Classes

 

 

Choice of Birthplace and Birth Preparation

Hospital Birth General

What to Pack for the Hospital

Home Birth General

Homebirth Supplies and Considerations

Water Birth

Birth Pool Set-up Instructions

Normal Childbirth-SOGC

Common Assessments in Labour

Induction of Labour- When Your Pregnancy Goes Past Your Due Date

Pregnancy and Induction at and Beyond Age 40

 

 

Vaccinations in Pregnancy and While Breastfeeding

General Vaccination Information

Tdap and Whooping Cough Prevention

Vaccine Safety

National Vaccine Information Centre

 

 

Complications and Emergencies in Pregnancy and Childbirth

Preterm Labour

Preterm Labour Signs and Symptoms

High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy

Emergencies in Childbirth

 

 

 

 Post-partum:

What’s normal and when to page- Moms

What’s normal and when to page- Babies

Vitamin D for Your Baby

Normal Newborn Behaviour

Breastfeeding Your Baby

Formula Feeding Your Baby

Dr. Jack Newman Breastfeeding Clinic

La Leche League

Infant Feeding Action Coalition Canada

Breastfeeding Information Pamphlets and Resources (Best Start)

Biological Nursing (Laid back nursing)

Newborn Poop Chart

Free Baby Box and Infant Safety information

Professional Organizations

College of Midwives of Ontario
Association of Ontario Midwives
Canadian Association of Midwives
Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC)
Canadian Paediatric Society
Waterloo Public Health
Best Start
Langs Farm
Service Ontario– Register your baby’s birth
Healthy Babies, Healthy  Children

 

Other

Substance Use in Pregnancy

Cannabis Use in Pregnancy

Smoking Cessation Support

Quit Day- Smoking Cessation Support 

 

 

Healthcare Resources

Walk-in clinics

How to find a family doctor in Cambridge

Sexual Health

 

 

Social Assistance- Dial the 211 hotline (24/7) or visit the following websites

Application for Social Assistance

Cambridge Self-help Food-bank

Ontario Works

Childcare Subsidy

Kids Can Play

Listing of all Financial Aid Services in Waterloo Region

Family Counseling Centre of Cambridge and North Dumfries (Abuse Support)

Sexual Assault Support Centre

Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Regio

Lutherwood

Cambridge Family Early Years Center

 

Newcomers to Canada  

Immigration Waterloo Region – Belong

 Citizenship and Immigration Canada

YMCA Immigrant Services

 

Teens and Youth 

Pregnancy Resource Centre

Prenatal Classes for Youth – Free

Monica Place – Housing and support for pregnant and parenting youth age 12-24

VBAC

VBAC Decision Making Tool: “Thinking About VBAC: Deciding What’s Right for Me”

Association of Ontario Midwives VBAC Clinical Practice Guideline

Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada VBAC Clinical Practice Guideline

 

 

Loss and Bereavement 

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Network

The Coping Centre 

Bereavement Ontario Network

Hospice Waterloo Region

 

 

 

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