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.
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.
BounceBack® is a free skill-building program managed by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). It is designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression and anxiety, stress or worry. Delivered over the phone with a coach and through online videos, you will get access to tools that will support you on your path to mental wellness.
Learn how to position and support your baby for a good latch, from Sick Kids Hospital.
Car Seat Safety
Caring for Kids
Information for Parents from Canada's Paediatricians.
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.
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.
This book was developed by the SOGC, Best Start Resource Centre and the Canadian Paediatric Society. This comprehensive prenatal resource is designed to meet the information needs of couples planning a pregnancy, pregnant women and new parents.
This guide was developed by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and will provide women with accurate information to help them make good decisions about how to take care of themselves before, during and after their pregnancy.
Where you decide to have your baby is your choice. About 34% of midwifery clients in Muskoka plan a home birth. When discussing home birth, your midwife will provide you with research-based information.
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.
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.
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.
Newborn Screening Ontario
Learn the ins and outs of newborn screening in Ontario including what to expect as a parent and more.
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.
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.
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.