Prenatal Education and General Resources
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.
KEY messages for Ontario prenatal education
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.
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.
Best Start – Information and handouts on many different topics
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
SOGC – Pregnancy Info
Prenatal Eductional class pre-recorded:
Maternity Care Midwives Youtube Channel
VON ERIE ST CLAIR PRENATAL PROGRAM SERVING WINDSOR, CHATHAM & SARNIA
Windsor Essex Public Health Prenatal Classes
Prenatal Screening and Genetic Testing
Prenatal Screening Ontario – find information on the prenatal genetic screening and diagnostic options.
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.
Genetics Education Canada – Knowledge Organization
Canadian Pediatric Society – Caring for Kids – Information for Parents
Pregnancy & Babies
Behaviour and parenting
Healthy bodies – nutrition and lifestyle
Mount Sinai Parenting Centre Youtube channel
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)
Link to a list of smoking cessation resources (online, telephone, and print), some specific for pregnant women and new mothers and some general resources
Smoker's Helpline - Canadian Cancer Society
On the road to quitting - Guide to becoming a non-smoker (Health Canada)
Smoking cessation website
College of Midwives of Ontario FAQ for Clients
Evidence-Based Birth COVID-19 resource page
Source of evidence-based information on the safety of medications and other exposures during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
Grief, Pregnancy Loss, and Infant Loss
Online support and resource for information on grieving.
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Network
Bereaved Families Ontario
Calgary based pregnancy and infant loss support centre
Hotline you can call from anywhere
Mental Health and Addiction Services
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
Crisis Services Canada
Wellness and Emotional Support for Youth Online
Big White Wall
Online mental health and wellbeing service
Bounceback Ontario – free mental health programs
Source of accurate, up-to-date information on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
Canadian Centre for Substance Use and Addiciton
Alcohol Help Centre
Moxibustion for turning breech babies
Spinning Babies – Information on Breech Position
Diet and Nutrition
Canada Public Health – Information on Health in Pregnancy – Nutrition, Food Safety, and Depression
Dietitians of Canada – Pregnancy Nutrition information
Dietitians of Canada – Infant Feeding Information
Canada Food Guide
Canadian Paediatric Society's position statement on circumcision.
Health Link BC Circumcision Q&A
Prenatal Education & Family Wellness Centre – Infant Circumcision
CIRP – Circumcision Information and Resources
A comprehensive, well-cited website with information and resources related to circumcision.
Care of the Uncircumcised Penis
Rainbow Health Ontario –
Find service providers and access resources and information on LGBT2SQ health
Montreal-based website that provides resources for supporting and affirming gender creative kids within their families, schools and communities.
Apply for OHIP
Association of Midwives of Ontario – Uninsured Clients
Windsor-Essex County Health Unit
Information on cannabis use including information for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers
Information on research that has been done regarding CBD oil during pregnancy and breastfeeding