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. https://www.facebook.com/groups/pregnancyparentinghalton/
If you haven’t checked out your hospital’s site yet, look there for helpful info.
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
Joseph Brant Hospital: http://www.josephbranthospital.ca/en/programs-and-services/having-a-baby.asp
St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton: http://www.stjoes.ca/hospital-services/women-s-infants-/birthing-unit
William Osler Health System (Brampton): http://www.williamoslerhs.ca/patients-and-families/programs-services/women’s-and-children’s-services/women’s-services/preparing-for-your-birth
Halton Health Care’s Breastfeeding Clinics: https://www.haltonhealthcare.on.ca/programs-and-services/maternal-newborn-and-paediatrics/maternal-newborn/outpatient-services.html
NB: all hospitals in the area have post-discharge breastfeeding supports; inquire at the location where you give birth.
Public Health Units – regardless of where you deliver, you have access to your local health unit:
Telehealth Ontario: 1-866-797-0000 (24/7 breastfeeding advice)
Breastcrawling newborn: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW72pFFEIUo
Safe preparation of formula: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/nutrition/infant-nourisson/pif-ppn-recommandations-eng.php
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
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!