Pregnancy Resources

Blogs/Websites

Ottawa Childbirth Education Association

As you prepare for the arrival of your baby you likely have a ton of questions and want to prepare as much as possible. The Ottawa Childbirth Education Association can help you to feel really well prepared before & after your baby is welcomed into your family with a range of classes including:

 

  • Prenatal
  • Prenatal for parents expecting multiples
  • Comfort measures
  • Bringing Baby Home
  • CPR
  • Grandparents class (to bridge the generational gap)
  • Infant & Toddler Sleep
  • Infant Massage
  • And NICU Doula Services

Pregnancy Info - Society of Obstetrician's and Gynecologists of Canada

This comprehensive website brought to us by The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada covers a wealth of information on the journey from pre-conception all the way to the postpartum period.

Spinning Babies

Spinning babies offers information about steps pregnant women can take to increase the likelihood of an easier birth by improving fetal positioning. You can do these daily activities to help your little one into an optimum position.

Videos

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Podcasts

Birthful Podcast

This podcast looks through two lenses: 1) that of new parents & their experiences and 2) bringing information to us from pregnancy, birth & postpartum experts. 1) It aims at building your trust of your own parenting instincts and 2) it brings you great, evidenced-based information so that you can be informed!

Breastfeeding Resources

Blogs/Websites

Ottawa Breastfeeds

Ottawa Breastfeeds was created to help provide Ottawa and regional families with easy access to information about the many sources of breastfeeding support. It also serves to enhance a breastfeeding friendly community by providing breastfeeding curriculum for teachers, information for businesses to support breastfeeding mothers, and information for breastfeeding mothers regarding a supportive workplace.

Kelly Mom

This website is a culmination of evidence-based information on breastfeeding and parenting created by Kelly Bonyata, mother to three children and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).

International Breastfeeding Centre

This is the official website for the Newman Breastfeeding Clinic which provides reliable and well-researched information based on 34 years of Dr. Jack Newman’s leadership, experience and our evidence-based practice.  They offer real, practical breastfeeding help.

Videos

Laid Back Nursing

In this video, you can learn about the benefits of baby-led latching or laid back nursing. This method of breastfeeding initiation has been found to be much easier on both mom & baby and allows for a much more intuitive process to occur.

Dr. Jack Newman's Visual Guide to Breastfeeding

This video helps mothers to understand techniques and the importance of breastfeeding by cutting through some of the contradictory information that often makes breastfeeding so confusing and difficult.

Podcasts

The Badass Breastfeeding Podcast

This is a weekly podcast dedicated to busting breastfeeding myths and providing reliable breastfeeding information to help people reach their breastfeeding goals.

Postpartum Resources

Blogs/Websites

WomanWyse Postpartum Doula

Ileana Grgic of WomanWyse is a postpartum doula and one of our community partners. She provides support to families as they transition to life with a new baby in their lives through in-home support services. You can also find her in the community facilitating events to support families in a number of other ways.

eMentalHealth - Postpartum Depression

e-MentalHealth has pulled together some amazing information + a list of great resources both local to Ottawa & in the form of books and online resources… all in one place!

Infant Sleep Education

Three Infant Sleep Educators in the Ottawa area banded together to bring us this website filled with easy to find information on normal newborn (and toddler) sleep patterns for expectant and new parents.

Videos

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Podcasts

The Transition into Parenthood

In this podcast episode, you’ll be walked through 8 stages that can be expected by couples as they transition into being a parenting duo. This is fantastic information to help you feel more prepared, or to better deal with, this very transformative time in your lives together as a growing family.