Did you know Midwives are skilled practioners who provide prenatal care, support during labour and birth and 6 weeks after the birth for mom and baby. Midwives listen, observe, educate, guide and care.

View FAQ

Community Resources

Most people have some questions about their pregnancy and developing baby, here is a selection of Key resources and services about health before and during pregnancy, and in the first few weeks following delivery and some sites of general interests.

Midwifery Organizations

The Association of Ontario Midwives
Visit Site aom.ca
The Association of Ontario Midwives is the professional organization representing the practice of midwifery and midwives. The Association promotes and advocates for midwifery as an integral part of the Ontario health care system.

College of Midwives of Ontario
Visit Site cmo.on.ca
The profession of midwifery in Ontario is self-regulated and governed by the College of Midwives of Ontario. The primary responsibility of the College is protection of the public, specifically women who give birth and their babies to whom its members provide care.

Birth India
Visit Site birthindia.org
A Non profit organization helping women to choose the births they want and providing support for women and their families prior to, during and post the birth.

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Inc.
Visit Site breastfeedinginc.ca
Our aim is to empower parents by ensuring they receive the most up-to-date information to assist them with their breastfeeding baby. The creators of our resources, Dr. Jack Newman and lactation consultant Edith Kernerman have both spoken internationally at lactation medicine conferences, have created numerous resources for both health care professionals and for patients and collectively seen tens of thousands of babies over the years. At Breastfeeding Inc, we are here to make available all the information that parents – both new and experienced – need to make breastfeeding their baby an easy and wonderful experience.

International Breastfeeding Centre (Toronto)
Visit Site nbci.ca
IBC is composed of three departments: the Newman Breastfeeding Clinic, the Centre for Breastfeeding Education, and the Centre for Breastfeeding Studies. On this site you will find a multitude of information sheets, videos and resources all related to breastfeeding.

Education & Support

Penny Simpkin
Visit Site pennysimkin.com
Penny Simkin, P.T. – Author, Doula, Childbirth Educator, Birth Counselor
She is a physical therapist who has specialized in childbirth education and labour support since 1968

Doulas
Visit Site doulacare.ca
Doulas provide emotional and physical support for women during the childbirth process, and fostering a positive, informed birth experience

Pregnancy Care Centre – Infant Food Bank
Visit Site pregnancycarecentreofsudbury
If you are finding yourself pregnant, feel alone, don’t know where to turn? Well this is a step on the right path. We’re more than just diapers. We are an ear to listen, a heart to love and a voice to speak words of direction and kindness.

Health & Saftey

Mother Risk
Visit Site motherrisk.org
Guide to safety of products and medication when pregnant

Sudbury & District Health Unit
Visit Site sdhu.com
The SDHU is committed to improving health and reducing social inequities in health through evidence-informed practice. This site offers information on various health and safety related topics, ongoing education, and the development of innovative programs and services.

Best Start: Ontario’s Maternal Newborn and Early Child Development Resource Centre
Visit Site beststart.org
Supports service providers across the province of Ontario working on health promotion initiatives to enhance the health of expectant and new parents, newborns and young children.
Smokers Helpline

Transport Canada – Car Seat Safety
Visit Site tc.gc.ca
Often we will get questions about how to set up a car seat or adjusting your babies straps, visiting this website will offer information to make sure baby rides safe!
Visit Site smokershelpline.ca
Want to quit smoking, smokers helpline has information to help.

Infants

Infant Hearing Program
Visit Site health.gov.on.ca
Find information regarding your infants hearing and testing procedures

Newborn Screening Ontario
Visit Site newbornscreening.on.ca
Great site to visit if you have questions about the Newborn Screen test that your midwife or hospital does when your baby of born or shortly after.

Hospitals & Health Centers

Health Sciences North
Visit Site hsnsudbury.ca
Up to date information on the Family Child, Labour Delivery and Postpartum programs at the hospital (Formerly known as Sudbury Regional Hospital) You can also take a “virtual tour” by clicking on the link.

Shkagamik-Kwe Health Centre
Visit Site skhc.ca
Shkagamik-Kwe Health Centre (SKHC) is an Aboriginal Health Access Centre (AHAC)