Community Resources

Windsor Regional Hospital – Metropolitan Campus

1995 Lens Avenue, Windsor, ON, N8W 1L9

(519) 254-5577

 

At this time, Windsor Regional Hospital does not do tours. There is a virtual tour available on their website.

Erie Shores Health Care (formerly Leamington District Memorial Hospital)

194 Talbot Street W, Leamington, ON N8H 1N8

(519) 326-2373

 

If you plan on delivering at Erie Shores Health Care (Leamington hospital), you can contact (519) 326-2373, Ext.4131 and arrange to do a tour of the Family Birthing Centre.

Community Resources

Pre-pregnancy, Reproductive and Sexual Health


Health Before Pregnancy (for men & women) http://www.healthbeforepregnancy.ca/ SOGC – Contraception Planning Ontario https://www.itsaplan.ca/ SOGC – Information on the Menstrual Cycle https://www.yourperiod.ca/ SOGC – Sexual and Reproductive Health (including information and resources on STIs) https://www.sexandu.ca/




Prenatal Education and General Resources


GENERAL RESOURCES: Omama A website and a mobile application (app) that connects you to trusted, evidence-informed pregnancy, birth, and early parenting information focusing on resources in Ontario, Canada. http://www.omama.com/en/index.asp KEY messages for Ontario prenatal education https://www.ontarioprenataleducation.ca/ Spinning Babies Evidence-based site that includes information and videos on fetal positioning and turning breech babies, as well as other information on pregnancy, labour, and birth. https://spinningbabies.com/ Association of Ontario Midwives – Client Handouts on various topics: iron deficieny, pregnancy beyond 40, postpartum hemorrhage, newborn behaviour prelabour rupture of membranes, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (high blood pressure), jaundice, phototherapy, vaginal birth after Cesarean (VBAC) & when pregnancy goes past your due date. https://www.ontariomidwives.ca/client-handouts Best Start – Information and handouts on many different topics Topics include: abuse, alcohol, breastfeeding, caring for a baby, caring for young children, health before pregnancy, health and nutrition during pregnancy, mental health, poverty, teen pregnancy, smoking, and more https://resources.beststart.org/ https://resources.beststart.org/for-parents/ SOGC – Pregnancy Info https://www.pregnancyinfo.ca/ Prenatal Eductional class pre-recorded: Maternity Care Midwives Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQxlSOrlkzk8-qbErtA7sig VON ERIE ST CLAIR PRENATAL PROGRAM SERVING WINDSOR, CHATHAM & SARNIA https://vonwindsorprenatalblog.wordpress.com Windsor Essex Public Health Prenatal Classes https://www.wechu.org/classes-and-clinics/classes/prenatal-classes#:~:text=Our%20free%2C%202-hour%20prenatal,519-258-2146%20ext.




Prenatal Screening and Genetic Testing


Prenatal Screening Ontario – find information on the prenatal genetic screening and diagnostic options. https://prenatalscreeningontario.ca/en/pso/index.aspx Genetics Education Canada – Guide to understanding prenatal screening Scroll down the page and select prenatal guide for patients. Or, view the information in sections at the bottom of the page. https://geneticseducation.ca/public-resources/prenatal-and-preconception-genetics/guide-to-understanding-prenatal-screening-tests/ Genetics Education Canada – Knowledge Organization https://geneticseducation.ca/




Parenting


Canadian Pediatric Society – Caring for Kids – Information for Parents Topics include: Pregnancy & Babies Safety Learning Immunizations Illness Behaviour and parenting Healthy bodies – nutrition and lifestyle https://www.caringforkids.cps.ca/ Mount Sinai Parenting Centre Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7aKhPwmkYwBVz61tsBJ4Aw/videos




Smoking in Pregnancy and Smoking Cessation


Smokefree.gov smoking cessation website with information, advice and resources (including apps if you think that may be helpful) https://women.smokefree.gov/pregnancy-motherhood/quitting-while-pregnant/quit-for-two https://women.smokefree.gov/pregnancy-motherhood/smokefree-motherhood/stay-smokefree-after-baby https://women.smokefree.gov/quit-smoking/how-to-quit https://women.smokefree.gov/tools-tips/apps https://women.smokefree.gov/your-relationships/build-your-smokefree-team Link to a list of smoking cessation resources (online, telephone, and print), some specific for pregnant women and new mothers and some general resources https://www.nicotinedependenceclinic.com/en Smoker's Helpline - Canadian Cancer Society https://www.smokershelpline.ca/ On the road to quitting - Guide to becoming a non-smoker (Health Canada) https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/publications/healthy-living/road-quitting-guide-becoming-non-smoker.html Pregnets https://www.nicotinedependenceclinic.com/en/pregnets CAN-ADAPT https://www.nicotinedependenceclinic.com/English/CANADAPTT/Pages/Home.aspx STOP program https://www.nicotinedependenceclinic.com/English/stop/Pages/Home.aspx Smoking cessation website https://breakitoff.ca/




COVID-19


College of Midwives of Ontario FAQ for Clients https://www.cmo.on.ca/covid-19-frequently-asked-questions-for-clients/
Evidence-Based Birth COVID-19 resource page https://evidencebasedbirth.com/covid19/




Drugs/Medications


MotherToBaby Source of evidence-based information on the safety of medications and other exposures during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. https://mothertobaby.org/




Grief, Pregnancy Loss, and Infant Loss


Online support and resource for information on grieving. https://refugeingrief.com/ International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies https://istss.org/public-resources/public-education-pamphlets.aspx Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Network https://pailnetwork.sunnybrook.ca/ Toll-Free: 888-303-7245 Bereaved Families Ontario https://bereavedfamilies.net/ Calgary based pregnancy and infant loss support centre Hotline you can call from anywhere https://www.pregnancyinfantlosssupportcentre.com/hotline




Mental Health and Addiction Services


ConnexOntario https://www.connexontario.ca/ Helpline: 1-866-531-2600 ConnexOntario provides free and confidential health services information for people experiencing problems with alcohol and drugs, mental illness and/or gambling. They are funded by the Government of Ontario. The system navigation and information service is live-answer 24/7, confidential, and free. ConnexOntario maintains a centralized, up-to-date, and accurate database of detailed drug, alcohol, problem gambling, and mental health treatment service information. This information includes: where the service is located how to access the service how long the wait to access the service may be
Canadian Mental Health Association – Mental Health Meter quiz https://cmha.ca/mental-health-meter Crisis Services Canada https://www.crisisservicescanada.ca/en/ Call 1.833.456.4566 Text 45645 Wellness and Emotional Support for Youth Online https://wesforyouthonline.ca/ Ages 13-24 Big White Wall https://www.bigwhitewall.com/?lang=en-ca Online mental health and wellbeing service Anxiety Canada https://www.anxietycanada.com/ Bounceback Ontario – free mental health programs https://bouncebackontario.ca/




Alcohol


FASD Ontario https://www.fasdinfotsaf.ca/en/ Source of accurate, up-to-date information on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders Canadian Centre for Substance Use and Addiciton https://www.ccsa.ca/ Alcohol Help Centre http://camh.alcoholhelpcenter.net/default.aspx




Breech Babies


Moxibustion for turning breech babies https://www.pregnancy.com.au/moxibustion-breech-presentation/ Spinning Babies – Information on Breech Position https://spinningbabies.com/learn-more/baby-positions/breech/




Diet and Nutrition


Canada Public Health – Information on Health in Pregnancy – Nutrition, Food Safety, and Depression https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/pregnancy.html Dietitians of Canada – Pregnancy Nutrition information https://www.unlockfood.ca/en/Articles/Pregnancy/ Dietitians of Canada – Infant Feeding Information https://www.unlockfood.ca/en/Articles/Infant-Feeding/ Canada Food Guide https://food-guide.canada.ca/en/




Circumcision


Canadian Paediatric Society's position statement on circumcision.
https://www.cps.ca/en/documents/position/circumcision
Health Link BC Circumcision Q&A https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-topics/hw142449 Prenatal Education & Family Wellness Centre – Infant Circumcision https://www.thefamilywellnesscentre.com/circumcision.html
CIRP – Circumcision Information and Resources A comprehensive, well-cited website with information and resources related to circumcision.
http://www.cirp.org/ Care of the Uncircumcised Penis http://www.cirp.org/pages/parents/peron1/ https://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/baby/bathing-skin-care/Pages/Care-for-an-Uncircumcised-Penis.aspx




LGBT2SQ Health


Rainbow Health Ontario – Find service providers and access resources and information on LGBT2SQ health https://www.rainbowhealthontario.ca/ Montreal-based website that provides resources for supporting and affirming gender creative kids within their families, schools and communities. https://gendercreativekids.ca/




Non-OHIP


Apply for OHIP https://www.ontario.ca/page/apply-ohip-and-get-health-card Association of Midwives of Ontario – Uninsured Clients https://www.ontariomidwives.ca/uninsured-clients




Cannabis


Windsor-Essex County Health Unit Information on cannabis use including information for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers https://www.wechu.org/your-health/cannabis-your-questions-answered CBD Clinicals Information on research that has been done regarding CBD oil during pregnancy and breastfeeding https://cbdclinicals.com/category/cbd-for-pregnancy/





Online Resources

Pre-pregnancy, Reproductive and Sexual Health


Health Before Pregnancy (for men & women) http://www.healthbeforepregnancy.ca/ SOGC – Contraception Planning Ontario https://www.itsaplan.ca/ SOGC – Information on the Menstrual Cycle https://www.yourperiod.ca/ SOGC – Sexual and Reproductive Health (including information and resources on STIs) https://www.sexandu.ca/




Prenatal Education and General Resources


GENERAL RESOURCES: Omama A website and a mobile application (app) that connects you to trusted, evidence-informed pregnancy, birth, and early parenting information focusing on resources in Ontario, Canada. http://www.omama.com/en/index.asp KEY messages for Ontario prenatal education https://www.ontarioprenataleducation.ca/ Spinning Babies Evidence-based site that includes information and videos on fetal positioning and turning breech babies, as well as other information on pregnancy, labour, and birth. https://spinningbabies.com/ Association of Ontario Midwives – Client Handouts on various topics: iron deficieny, pregnancy beyond 40, postpartum hemorrhage, newborn behaviour prelabour rupture of membranes, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (high blood pressure), jaundice, phototherapy, vaginal birth after Cesarean (VBAC) & when pregnancy goes past your due date. https://www.ontariomidwives.ca/client-handouts Best Start – Information and handouts on many different topics Topics include: abuse, alcohol, breastfeeding, caring for a baby, caring for young children, health before pregnancy, health and nutrition during pregnancy, mental health, poverty, teen pregnancy, smoking, and more https://resources.beststart.org/ https://resources.beststart.org/for-parents/ SOGC – Pregnancy Info https://www.pregnancyinfo.ca/ Prenatal Eductional class pre-recorded: Maternity Care Midwives Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQxlSOrlkzk8-qbErtA7sig VON ERIE ST CLAIR PRENATAL PROGRAM SERVING WINDSOR, CHATHAM & SARNIA https://vonwindsorprenatalblog.wordpress.com Windsor Essex Public Health Prenatal Classes https://www.wechu.org/classes-and-clinics/classes/prenatal-classes#:~:text=Our%20free%2C%202-hour%20prenatal,519-258-2146%20ext.




Prenatal Screening and Genetic Testing


Prenatal Screening Ontario – find information on the prenatal genetic screening and diagnostic options. https://prenatalscreeningontario.ca/en/pso/index.aspx Genetics Education Canada – Guide to understanding prenatal screening Scroll down the page and select prenatal guide for patients. Or, view the information in sections at the bottom of the page. https://geneticseducation.ca/public-resources/prenatal-and-preconception-genetics/guide-to-understanding-prenatal-screening-tests/ Genetics Education Canada – Knowledge Organization https://geneticseducation.ca/




Parenting


Canadian Pediatric Society – Caring for Kids – Information for Parents Topics include: Pregnancy & Babies Safety Learning Immunizations Illness Behaviour and parenting Healthy bodies – nutrition and lifestyle https://www.caringforkids.cps.ca/ Mount Sinai Parenting Centre Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7aKhPwmkYwBVz61tsBJ4Aw/videos




Smoking in Pregnancy and Smoking Cessation


Smokefree.gov smoking cessation website with information, advice and resources (including apps if you think that may be helpful) https://women.smokefree.gov/pregnancy-motherhood/quitting-while-pregnant/quit-for-two https://women.smokefree.gov/pregnancy-motherhood/smokefree-motherhood/stay-smokefree-after-baby https://women.smokefree.gov/quit-smoking/how-to-quit https://women.smokefree.gov/tools-tips/apps https://women.smokefree.gov/your-relationships/build-your-smokefree-team Link to a list of smoking cessation resources (online, telephone, and print), some specific for pregnant women and new mothers and some general resources https://www.nicotinedependenceclinic.com/en Smoker's Helpline - Canadian Cancer Society https://www.smokershelpline.ca/ On the road to quitting - Guide to becoming a non-smoker (Health Canada) https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/publications/healthy-living/road-quitting-guide-becoming-non-smoker.html Pregnets https://www.nicotinedependenceclinic.com/en/pregnets CAN-ADAPT https://www.nicotinedependenceclinic.com/English/CANADAPTT/Pages/Home.aspx STOP program https://www.nicotinedependenceclinic.com/English/stop/Pages/Home.aspx Smoking cessation website https://breakitoff.ca/




COVID-19


College of Midwives of Ontario FAQ for Clients https://www.cmo.on.ca/covid-19-frequently-asked-questions-for-clients/
Evidence-Based Birth COVID-19 resource page https://evidencebasedbirth.com/covid19/




Drugs/Medications


MotherToBaby Source of evidence-based information on the safety of medications and other exposures during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. https://mothertobaby.org/




Grief, Pregnancy Loss, and Infant Loss


Online support and resource for information on grieving. https://refugeingrief.com/ International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies https://istss.org/public-resources/public-education-pamphlets.aspx Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Network https://pailnetwork.sunnybrook.ca/ Toll-Free: 888-303-7245 Bereaved Families Ontario https://bereavedfamilies.net/ Calgary based pregnancy and infant loss support centre Hotline you can call from anywhere https://www.pregnancyinfantlosssupportcentre.com/hotline




Mental Health and Addiction Services


ConnexOntario https://www.connexontario.ca/ Helpline: 1-866-531-2600 ConnexOntario provides free and confidential health services information for people experiencing problems with alcohol and drugs, mental illness and/or gambling. They are funded by the Government of Ontario. The system navigation and information service is live-answer 24/7, confidential, and free. ConnexOntario maintains a centralized, up-to-date, and accurate database of detailed drug, alcohol, problem gambling, and mental health treatment service information. This information includes: where the service is located how to access the service how long the wait to access the service may be
Canadian Mental Health Association – Mental Health Meter quiz https://cmha.ca/mental-health-meter Crisis Services Canada https://www.crisisservicescanada.ca/en/ Call 1.833.456.4566 Text 45645 Wellness and Emotional Support for Youth Online https://wesforyouthonline.ca/ Ages 13-24 Big White Wall https://www.bigwhitewall.com/?lang=en-ca Online mental health and wellbeing service Anxiety Canada https://www.anxietycanada.com/ Bounceback Ontario – free mental health programs https://bouncebackontario.ca/




Alcohol


FASD Ontario https://www.fasdinfotsaf.ca/en/ Source of accurate, up-to-date information on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders Canadian Centre for Substance Use and Addiciton https://www.ccsa.ca/ Alcohol Help Centre http://camh.alcoholhelpcenter.net/default.aspx




Breech Babies


Moxibustion for turning breech babies https://www.pregnancy.com.au/moxibustion-breech-presentation/ Spinning Babies – Information on Breech Position https://spinningbabies.com/learn-more/baby-positions/breech/




Diet and Nutrition


Canada Public Health – Information on Health in Pregnancy – Nutrition, Food Safety, and Depression https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/pregnancy.html Dietitians of Canada – Pregnancy Nutrition information https://www.unlockfood.ca/en/Articles/Pregnancy/ Dietitians of Canada – Infant Feeding Information https://www.unlockfood.ca/en/Articles/Infant-Feeding/ Canada Food Guide https://food-guide.canada.ca/en/




Circumcision


Canadian Paediatric Society's position statement on circumcision.
https://www.cps.ca/en/documents/position/circumcision
Health Link BC Circumcision Q&A https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-topics/hw142449 Prenatal Education & Family Wellness Centre – Infant Circumcision https://www.thefamilywellnesscentre.com/circumcision.html
CIRP – Circumcision Information and Resources A comprehensive, well-cited website with information and resources related to circumcision.
http://www.cirp.org/ Care of the Uncircumcised Penis http://www.cirp.org/pages/parents/peron1/ https://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/baby/bathing-skin-care/Pages/Care-for-an-Uncircumcised-Penis.aspx




LGBT2SQ Health


Rainbow Health Ontario – Find service providers and access resources and information on LGBT2SQ health https://www.rainbowhealthontario.ca/ Montreal-based website that provides resources for supporting and affirming gender creative kids within their families, schools and communities. https://gendercreativekids.ca/




Non-OHIP


Apply for OHIP https://www.ontario.ca/page/apply-ohip-and-get-health-card Association of Midwives of Ontario – Uninsured Clients https://www.ontariomidwives.ca/uninsured-clients




Cannabis


Windsor-Essex County Health Unit Information on cannabis use including information for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers https://www.wechu.org/your-health/cannabis-your-questions-answered CBD Clinicals Information on research that has been done regarding CBD oil during pregnancy and breastfeeding https://cbdclinicals.com/category/cbd-for-pregnancy/





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