Resources (temp)

Informed Choice Agreement. Defines roles and responsibilities for both midwife and pregnant woman, Madawaska Valley Midwives

When does my midwife involve physicians in my care?

Standard on Consultation and Transfer of Care, College of Midwives of Ontario

Transfer of Care Handout for Client, Madawaska Valley Midwives

Ways to reach your midwife

How to Contact Your Midwife, Madawaska Valley Midwives

Paging your Midwife in Labour, Madawaska Valley Midwives

Common Reasons Midwives Get Paged, Madawaska Valley Midwives

Experiencing preterm labour or other concerns?

Am I Having Preterm Labour? Madawaska Valley Midwives

Call Your Midwife If… Madawaska Valley Midwives

Preterm Labour, Best Start

Unexpected Birth in a Hurry, Madawaska Valley Midwives

Your privacy

Privacy Statement, Madawaska Valley Midwives

Privacy Policy, Madawaska Valley Midwives

Student Involvement in Your Care, Madawaska Valley Midwives

Midwifery in Ontario

Midwifery Links

Association of Ontario Midwives

College of Midwives of Ontario

Canadian Association of Midwives

International Confederation of Midwives

Midwives Alliance of North America

Nutrition, Exercise and Weight Gain in Pregnancy

Weight Gain in Pregnancy, Madawaska Valley Midwives

Nutrition in Pregnancy, Healthy Canadians

Exercise in Pregnancy, Fit Pregnancy

Local Food Banks, Renfrew County Connections

Iron Requirements, Madawaska Valley Midwives

Herbs in Pregnancy, Aviva Romm MD

Body Changes and Discomforts of Pregnancy

Healthy Relationships, Assaulted Women’s Helpline

Sex in Pregnancy, Healthy Families, BC

Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy, The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada

Common Physical Discomforts of Pregnancy, The Mothers Program

Tips for Getting a Better Sleep, Madawaska Valley Midwives

Varicosities in Pregnancy, link to come Mater Mothers’ Hospital

Heartburn, Madawaska Valley Midwives

Twin Pregnancy, UBC Nursing

Twin Pregnancy, Multiple Births Canada

Birth Preparation

Labour support

Doulas of North America

Renfrew County Doulas

Pain in labour and coping

Pain in Labour, Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health

Pain in Labour, Today’s Parent Magazine

Comfort in Labour, Penny Simkin

Perineal Massage, Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health

Postdates pregnancy

When your pregnancy goes past your due date, Association of Ontario Midwives

Stimulating Labour, Madawaska Valley Midwives

Stimulating Labour, Stretch and Sweep, Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health

Acupressure, Mama Natural

Position of the baby

Optimal Fetal Positioning, Miles Circuit

Breech Birth, link to come, Coalition for Breech Birth

Breech Birth, Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Stages of labour

Stages of Labour Chart, Midwives Collective

Vaginal Birth After Caesarean Section (VBAC), Association of Ontario Midwives

Hypno Birthing

Empowered Birthing, link to come

Hypno Birthing, Hypno Babies

Mental Health

Here you will find a few links to information on depression as it relates to pregnancy and postpartum.

Specifically, for local mental health resources, please see the link below to Renfrew County Health Unit and please consider talking to your midwife.

Depression in Pregnancy, link to come

What is Postpartum Depression (PPD)?, Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health

What is Postpartum Depression (PPD)?, Canadian Mental Health Association

Mental Health, Renfrew County Health Unit

Depression Workbook, BestStart

Edinburgh Postpartum Depression Scale, Madawaska Valley Midwives

Prenatal Education

Prenatal Classes, Renfrew County District Health Unit

Prenatal Classes, Renfrey County Doulas

Prenatal Groups Throughout Renfrew County, CRC Renfrew County

Empowered Birthing, link to come

Complications of Pregnancy

Below is information on just a few complications. If you have ANY concerns, please talk to your midwife.

Breech Birth, Omama

Gestational Diabetes, Omama

Hypertension in Pregnancy, Association of Ontario Midwives

Iron Deficiency Anemia, Association of Ontario Midwives

Identifying Preterm Labour, Beststart

Fetal Kick Counts for Reduced Fetal Movement, Omama

Ontario Association of Midwives, In Due Time

Tests During Pregnancy

Routine Prenatal Testing (rubella, HIV, hepatitis), The MotHERS Program

Genetic Screening, Prenatal Screening Ontario

Ultrasound in Pregnancy

Rh Factor and Pregnancy

Group B Streptococcus (note: 8 mb .pdf file), Ontario Midwives

Choice of Birthplace

Birthplace options, Ontario Midwives

Pictograms of homebirth statistics, first pregnancy? (PDF) Ontario Midwives

Pictograms of homebirth statistics, already given birth? (PDF) Ontario Midwives

Home Birth Supply List, Madawaska Valley Midwives

Water Birth, American College of Nurse-Midwives

Hospital Birth, Pembroke Hospital

Safety of Homebirth (PDF)


Birth Registration and Birth Certificate Application, Province of Ontario

Edinburgh Postpartum Depression Scale, Madawaska Valley Midwives

Student Evaluation Form, Madawaska Valley Midwives


New Mom

Postpartum care for moms

Post-cesarean section recovery

Peri-care information: perineum care postpartum

Pelvic floor strengthening exercises, Baby Centre

Life after postpartum hemhorrage, Association of Ontario Midwives

Not what we planned, a video about postpartum hemorrhage

Contraception methods booklet

New Baby

Birth registration, Province of Ontario

Newborn Screening

Normal newborn behavior, Ontario Midwives

Understanding your baby’s crying, CHEO

Tummy time,

Tummy time, Today’s Parent

Sids, Baby’s Breath Canada

Safe sleeping

Co-sleeping, Kelly Mom

Thinking about circumcision? Decision tree. Healthlink, B.C.

Care of intact penis, Today’s Parent

Intact care

Vaccines, Ontario

Baby wearing, Baby Wearing International

Canadian Premature Babies Foundation

Infant Feeding


Breastfeeding is priceless, Coalition for Improving Maternity Services

Telehealth Breastfeeding Support Services

International Breastfeeding Centre

Breastfeeding Chart, Best Start (6 mb)

Breastfeeding Buddies, Renfrew County

Breastfeeding Supports in Renfrew County

Formula Feeding

Formula: What you need to know (8 mb)

Understanding Infant Formulas,

Safe Formula Feeding, World Health Organization

Community Resources and Beyond

Renfrew County and District Health Unit

Young parent support program, Columbus House, Pembroke

Community Resource Centre, Renfrew County

EarlyON Child and Family Centres in Renfrew County

The Mothers Program, Renfrew County


Champlain Maternal Newborn Regional Program

Parenting From Within

LGBTQ Parenting

LGBTQ Parenting network

OMama is a joint project brought to you by the Better Outcomes Registry and Network (BORN Ontario), a program of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)

PFLAG Renfrew County

LGBTQ community resources