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


Prenatal Educational Classes: Expecting & Connecting Free in person one to one prenatal classes and/or Group prenatal class with a Registered Midwife and Lactation consultant apply on this web site to be apart of the Expecting & Connecting Group. Maternity Care Midwives Youtube Channel pre recorded prenatal classes with a registered midwife https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQxlSOrlkzk8-qbErtA7sig Windsor-Essex Health Unit https://www.wechu.org/pregnancy-and-parenting https://www.wechu.org/classes-and-clinics/classes/prenatal-classes Health Link BC https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/ VON Windsor Essex 4520 Rhodes Dr, Suite 400 Windsor, ON N8W 5C2 CA T: 519-254-4866 https://www.von.ca/en/service/prenatal-education City of Windsor – Connecting Families to the Community – Prenatal & Infant https://www.citywindsor.ca/residents/socialservices-/Childrens-Services/connecting-families-to-the-community/Pages/Prenatal-and-Infant.aspx General Resources http://www.omama.com/en/index.asp KEY messages for Ontario prenatal education https://www.ontarioprenataleducation.ca/ https://www.ontariomidwives.ca/client-handouts http://www.omama.com/en/index.asp https://www.pregnancyinfo.ca/




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


Ontario EarlyON Child and Family Centres email: EarlyON@citywindsor.ca https://www.citywindsor.ca/residents/socialservices-/Childrens-Services/EarlyON-Child-and-Family-Centres/Pages/EarlyON-Child-and-Family-Centres.aspx Windsor Ontario EarlyON Centres https://www.citywindsor.ca/residents/socialservices-/Childrens-Services/EarlyON-Child-and-Family-Centres/Pages/Windsor-Centre-Locations.aspx Essex County Ontario EarlyON Centres https://www.citywindsor.ca/residents/socialservices-/Childrens-Services/EarlyON-Child-and-Family-Centres/Pages/Essex-County-Centre-Locations.aspx Healthy Families Hotline – Windsor-Essex Health Unit https://www.wechu.org/pregnancy-and-parenting/healthy-families-hotline 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


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 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/ Ontario Public Health Self Assesment https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/




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/ 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 Phone/24 hour Crisis Telephone Line: 519.973.4435 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 – Free local access to couselling 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/ Windsor-Essex Mental Health Services https://www.eriestclairhealthline.ca/listServicesDetailed.aspx?id=10237®ion=WindsorEssex https://www.eriestclairhealthline.ca/listServices.aspx?id=10644 Windsor-Essex Health Unit – Mental Health Services https://www.wechu.org/mental-health/programs-and-services Mental Health Connections (Windsor and Leamington)
370 Erie Street East
Windsor, Ontario N9A 3X3 T: (519) 256-4854 https://mentalhealthconnections.ca/ Windsor Regional Hospital Mental Health https://www.wrh.on.ca/MentalHealth Mental Health Unit Manager: 519-254-5577, ext.33790 Program Director: Jonathan Foster
Jonathan.Foster@wrh.on.ca Community Crisis Centre within the Transitional Stability Centre (TSC) building Walk-in and telephone emergent and non-emergent mental health services/support 736-744 Ouellette Ave. 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 7 days/week Phone/24 hour Crisis Telephone Line: 519.973.4435 https://www.hdgh.org/crisis https://www.hdgh.org/transitionalstabilitycentre Canadian Mental Health Association – Windsor-Essex https://windsoressex.cmha.ca/ Family Services Windsor-Essex https://fswe.ca/ Counselling and other social support services Find Counselling in Windsor-Essex https://www.eriestclairhealthline.ca/listServicesDetailed.aspx?id=10232®ion=WindsorEssex




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/




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/




LGBT2SQ Health


Rainbow Health Ontario – Find service providers and access resources and information on LGBT2SQ health https://www.rainbowhealthontario.ca/ This 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/ The Society of Obstreticians and Gynecologist of Canada https://www.pregnancyinfo.ca/learn-more/ Government Of Canada https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-medication/cannabis/health-effects/before-during-pregnancy.html




Birth Tub Rental/Purchase


Birth Supplies Canada (for purchase) – search birth pool, you do not need to be a health care provider or ave an account to order https://www.midwiferysupplies.ca/




Breastfeeding


Lactation Consultant: Expecting and Connecting Free in home or clinic postpartum visits from a registered midwife and lactation consulatnat apply on this web page under resourses Windsor Essex Public Health https://www.wechu.org/ Government of Canada https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/health-promotion/childhood-adolescence/stages-childhood/infancy-birth-two-years/breastfeeding-infant-nutrition.html Best Start https://resources.beststart.org/product-category/resources/breastfeeding/ Online Prenatal Breastfeeding Class Internatal Breastfeeding Centre – Jack Newman https://ibconline.ca/online-prenatal-class/ Simply Breastfeeding From Day One – Cindy & Jana Online prenatal breastfeeding course. https://www.simplybreastfeeding.ca/p/simply-breastfeeding International Breastfeeding Centre – Jack Newman Get information on all topics breastfeeding and watch instructional videos https://ibconline.ca/ Le Leche League Canada Find information sheets, meetings, watch instructional videos and other resources in the Get Help section. https://www.lllc.ca/ Breastfeeding Support Information on many breastfeeding topics. https://breastfeeding.support/ Video – Attaching Your Baby At The Breast https://globalhealthmedia.org/portfolio-items/attaching-your-baby-at-the-breast/?portfolioID=10861 Video – Hand Expression of Breastmilk https://med.stanford.edu/newborns/professional-education/breastfeeding/hand-expressing-milk.html Video – From Bump to Breastfeeding https://vimeo.com/11692547 Twins/Multiples Video – Breastfeeding Twins Setting Up Your Space https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xcsw3aDXQS0 Video – Breastfeeding Twins Simultaneous Breastfeeding https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0zLu7dAUC4 Parents of Multiple Births Association Windsor http://www.pombawindsor.com/




Newborn Tests & Medications


Ontario Newborn Screens – including critical congenital heart defect screening (CCHD) https://www.newbornscreening.on.ca/en Newborn Screening Ontario Youtube Channel – watch educational videos about the newborn screening program in Ontario https://www.youtube.com/user/NBSOntario Vitamin K Canadian Pediatric Society: https://www.cps.ca/en/documents/position/vitamin-k-prophylaxis-in-newborns Erythromycin Ontario Government Factsheet on Opthalmia Neonatorum - http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/common/legislation/opth_neo/docs/opt_neo.pdf Canadian Pediatric Society https://www.cps.ca/en/documents/position/ophthalmia-neonatorum Hearing Screening Ontario Infant Hearing Program http://www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/english/earlychildhood/hearing/index.aspx https://infanthearingprogram.com/ Windsor Regional Hospital: https://www.wrh.on.ca/AudiologyServices Early Years Family Centre: https://connectwithus.ca/programs/ihp/




Newborn Conditions


Children’s First – publicly funded program for children with or at risk of developmental concerns. https://www.children-first.ca/infant-and-child-development/ Health Link BC Newborn Growth and Development https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-topics/hw42229 Canadian Pediatrics Soceity https://www.cps.ca/





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