Student Resources

THANK YOU for being a part of Oakville Family Birth’s prenatal classes! It’s a sincere honour to play a small part in your journey.

Here are some of the resources we’ve discussed and some extras, too.


If you’re on Facebook please join our group if you like! We’re friendly, resourceful, non-judgmental and non-spammy. PPHR cover August 2017 (2)https://www.facebook.com/groups/pregnancyparentinghalton/ 

Hospital Info:

If you haven’t checked out your hospital’s site yet, look there for helpful info.

Halton Healthcare: https://www.haltonhealthcare.on.ca/programs-and-services/maternal-newborn-and-paediatrics/maternal-newborn.html 

Oakville Trafalgar Hospital: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSSqHNbL1YU&feature=youtu.be

Milton District Hospital: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqmobYTY_Mw

Trillium Health Partners:  https://trilliumhealthpartners.ca/patientservices/womens/Having-Your-Baby/Pages/default.aspx

Credit Valley Hospital: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL66F4516E2E4198AE

Trillium (Mississauga Hospital):  https://trilliumhealthpartners.ca/patientservices/womens/Having-Your-Baby/Pages/Having-your-baby-at-the-Mississauga-Hospital-site.aspx 

Joseph Brant Hospital: http://www.josephbranthospital.ca/en/programs-and-services/having-a-baby.asp 

McMaster Hospital: http://www.hamiltonhealthsciences.ca/documents/Patient%20Education/GettingReadyForChildbirth-lw.pdf

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton: http://www.stjoes.ca/hospital-services/women-s-infants-/birthing-unit

Brampton Civic Hospital: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ptRdclOGr8

Mount Sinai Hospital: https://www.mountsinai.on.ca/patients/having-a-baby-at-mount-sinai

Feeding:

All hospitals in the area have post-discharge breastfeeding supports; inquire at the location where you give birth.

Halton Health Care’s Breastfeeding Clinics:
https://www.haltonhealthcare.on.ca/programs-and-services/maternal-newborn-and-paediatrics/maternal-newborn/outpatient-services.html

Peel Region’s Breastfeeding Clinics:
https://www.peelregion.ca/health/family-health/breastfeeding/resources/index.htm

St Joseph’s Hamilton – Breastfeeding and Newborn Assessment Unit: https://www.stjoes.ca/health-services/women-s-infants-/breastfeeding-newborn-assessment-clinic

McMaster Hospital Newborn Assessment Post-Discharge (NAP) Clinic: 905-521-2100 ext. 76347

Public Health Units – regardless of where you deliver, you have access to your local health unit: 
Halton: http://www.halton.ca/cms/One.aspx?portalId=8310&pageId=10794
Peel: https://www.peelregion.ca/health/family-health/breastfeeding/ 
Hamilton: https://www.hamilton.ca/public-health/clinics-services/breastfeeding-clinics-supports

International Breastfeeding Centre http://ibconline.ca/ …videos are particularly helpful http://ibconline.ca/breastfeeding-videos-2/

Telehealth Ontario: 1-866-797-0000 (24/7 breastfeeding advice)

Breastcrawling newborn: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW72pFFEIUo 

Paced bottle feeding: 
https://www.facebook.com/ColumbusBirthandParenting/videos/vb.118146981537089/1404274802924294/?type=2&theater

Safe preparation of powdered formula: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/nutrition/infant-nourisson/pif-ppn-recommandations-eng.php

Maternal Mental Health 

Peel Region has an excellent website on postpartum mood disorders: https://www.pmdinpeel.ca/

There are some great local resources around maternal mental health in this blog post I wrote: https://oakvillefamilybirth.com/2016/09/08/postpartum-depression-and-other-perinatal-mood-disorders/?iframe=true&theme_preview=true

Parenting Support

Oakville Parent-Child Centre https://www.op-cc.ca/ 

Milton Community Resource Centre: https://mcrc.on.ca/earlyon/

Mississauga: Bridgeway Family Centre: https://bridgewaycentre.ca/programs-services/

Burlington Reach Out Centre for Kids: https://rockonline.ca/earlyonandfamilycentre/

Hamilton EarlyON centres: https://www.hamilton.ca/social-services/early-years-and-child-care-services/earlyon-child-and-family-centres-locations


If there are any additional resources or contacts that would be helpful to you, don’t hesitate to ask.

Wishing you all the best with the remainder of your pregnancy and a great and healthy birth experience!