MIDWIVES OF MUSKOKA

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Association of Ontario Midwives
Ontario midwives are funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care so services are free to clients. Give birth at a hospital or at home and receive safe, skilled care from your midwife.

Best Start

Over the next few months, you and your baby will learn a lot about each other! As your newborn develops and grows, you will grow as a parent too. This information can help.


Car Seat Safety
According to Transport Canada, more than 2000 children between the ages of 1 and 4 years old are injured or killed in car collisions in Canada every year. Many injuries or deaths can be prevented with the right use of car seats and booster seats.

Caring for Kids
Information for Parents from Canada's Paediatricians.

College of Midwives of Ontario/CMO
The CMO protects the public by regulating the profession of midwifery in accordance with the Regulated Health Professionals Act and by setting the minimum standard of professional behaviour and clinical practice expected of Midwives in Ontario.

Dietary Support
The Dietitians of Canada website has good nutrition information (for example, iron content in various foods).  You can email or speak to a registered dietician on the phone for free in Ontario. Visit www.eatrightontario.ca for more information.

Friends of Muskoka Midwives
Friends of Muskoka Midwives aims to support Muskoka families in making informed birth and natural parenting choices through education, midwifery advocacy, and collaboration among birth professionals.

As a parent, you play an important role in the development of your baby’s brain. You are your baby’s most important connection to the world.  You interact daily with your baby. These interactions have a life-long effect on your baby’s ability to reach full potential.

This website will help you support your baby’s brain development.


HypnoBirthing Institute: The Marie Mongan Method
Click here to learn more about The Mongan Method and how hypnobirthing can help women trust their bodies to relax for a safe & healthy natural birth.

La Leche League Canada: Mother-to-Mother Breastfeeding
LLL Canada encourages, promotes and provides mother-to-mother breastfeeding support and educational opportunities as an important contribution to the health of children, families and society.

Laurentian University | MIDWIFERY
The Midwifery program reflects the philosophy of midwifery in Ontario and its focus on women's participation in their healthcare.

Mental Health Support
Distress Centres Ontario offer a listening ear for lonely, distressed or suicidal people, usually 24h a day, 7 days a week. There are service lines across the province.  The Mental Health Helpline provides information about mental health services in Ontario. Call 1-866-531-2600 for more information or visit: www.mentalhealthhelpline.ca
Even if you don’t live in Toronto, there are some great online resources from Toronto Public Health, including a video series with real families discussing their experience with postpartum depression.
Visit: http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=019379d85af02410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD

Midwifery Education Program - Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University
The Midwifery Education Program at McMaster University leads to a Bachelor of Health Sciences (B.H.Sc.) degree in Midwifery.

Midwifery as a Career - Ryerson University
Midwifery is a career that allows you to use your head, your hands, and your heart.

Midwifery in Ontario - Public Information - MOHLTC
A midwife is a primary caregiver, which means that she can provide all the care necessary for a healthy woman and her baby throughout pregnancy, birth and for six weeks afterward.

Motherisk: The Hospital for Sick Children
Research and counselling on reproductive risk or safety of drugs, chemicals and disease in pregnancy and lactation.

Newborn Screening Ontario
This video features three families whose baby had a screen positive result from the newborn screening test. Parents speak about their experience, the follow-up tests their baby needed and the outcome of the tests.

North Muskoka Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic
Welcome to the new North Muskoka Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic web site. Clinic is now open and accepting new patients. 

OMama by Better Outcomes and Network Registry Ontario

Download the free OMama App for Pregnancy, Labour, Birth, Postpartum and Parenting!  Get trusted, evidence-informed advice to support your pregnancy, birth and early parenting.  Set up your personal pregnancy profile.

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Ontario Early Years - Muskoka Family Focus & Children's Place
Ontario Early Years programs offer parents, caregivers, children and their families a warm and friendly spot to meet and share with one another. 

PARC has developed a variety of resources available to support the work of physical activity promoters across Ontario and working across the life span. The Active Pregnancy resource encourages physical activity during pregnancy and provides guidelines to ensure pregnant women are exercising safely. It includes sample poses and information on stretching, aerobic conditioning, and muscle conditioning.

Postpartum Mood Disorder On-Line Support Group
Women's College Hospital Mother Matters support group on-line forum.  Sign up today!

Public Health Agency of Canada
Mission:  To promote and protect the health of Canadians through leadership, partnership, innovation and action in public health.

Develop your reproductive life plan using this online tool from BestStart. Understand how to protect your ability to have children, think about when to have children and how to have the healthiest baby possible when you are ready. 


Returning to Work After Baby
A BestStart guide to decisions around early parenting.

Safe Food Handling
Food safety advice from Health Canada for pregnant women and other vulnerable populations.

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit 
The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is an accredited public health agency that offers a wide range of programs and public health services focused on promoting and protecting health, and preventing disease, disability and injury.  

Learn more about vaginal birth after cesarean and elective cesarean sections from BC Women's Hospital.

Waterbirth International
Waterbirth: Easier for Moms ~ Better for Babies!

Women's Health Matters
Get expert information based on your health priorities and life stage.