LINKS & Resources

The information and the links provided here are for educational purposes only. Parent and parents-to-be are encouraged to obtain relevant information, to discuss their options with their health care providers and to make safe and informed choices. Best wishes on your pregnancy and postpartum journey!

LOCAL LINKS

Sarnia-Lambton is a growing community, with many terrific organizations and programs out there. Check out below some local links that families and individuals in our community might find useful.

Please note that this is not an exhaustive link of all local services.
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PDF's & Documents
St Clair Child & Youth - Postpartum Adjustment Services

Social Services Network of Sarnia-Lambton

Breast/Chest Pump Rentals in Sarnia-Lambton

CDC Proper Storage and Preparation of Breastmilk

 

resources

Here you will find info and links to organizations and information that can be helpful to you during pregnancy, as you are planning the type of birth you want, and as you are navigating being a newly-postpartum parent.

Pregnancy & Childbirth Organizations:
  • Evidence Based Birth has a mission to improve birth outcomes worldwide by promoting evidence based birth practices among consumers and clinicians. Highest-quality research is written as short practice bulletins, which can be used by consumers, childbirth educators and doulas.
     

  • Childbirth Connection is a trustworthy resource for up-to-date evidence-based information on planning for pregnancy, labour and birth, and the postpartum period. Highly recommend the Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing report.
     

  • Lamaze for Parents provides a wealth of information and resources for parents during pregnancy, as they are preparing for birth, and after baby arrives. Sign up for their Giving Birth with Confidence blog, access their video library and take advantage of multiple other resources.
     

  • Plus-Size Birth provides information, support and encouragement about healthy experiences for pregnant people of all sizes. 
     

  • Spinning Babies is an approach to optimize the physical relationship between the bodies of the birth person and the baby to ease the discomforts of pregnancy and enhance the birth experience.
     

  • Midwives Alliance of North America has the goal to unify and strengthen the profession of midwifery, thereby improving the quality of health care for women, babies, and communities. Find information and resources about midwifery and homebirth here.
     

  • Association of Ontario Midwives provides general information on Ontario midwives, including where to find a midwife, clinical guidelines, ways to support midwifery and recent news. The site includes information translated into Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, French, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu.

Cesarean and VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean):
  • VBAC.com provides childbearing people and maternity care professionals access to evidence-based resources, educational materials, and support for VBAC and cesarean prevention
     

  • VBACfacts.com provides education on VBAC for those interested in learning more about them

 

Breast / chest feeding:​
  • Droplet provides information, advice and encouragement for the best start initiating breast/chest feeding in the first hour and days after birth. Informative videos in English and Spanish.
     

  • Infant Risk Center undergoes research, and provides education and public service through a hotline and publications pertaining to over-the-counter and prescription medication safety for pregnant and breast/chest feeding people.
     

  • Kellymom provides expert support, tips and evidence-based information on breast/chest feeding, sleep and parenting.
     

  • La Leche League provides peer support for breast/chest feeding at meetings, by phone, by email, on Facebook and through publications.
     

  • LactMed Drugs and Lactation Database is a fully-referenced and peer-reviewed database of drugs and other chemicals to which those who are breast/chest feeding may be exposed. It includes information on the levels of such substances in milk and infant blood, and the possible adverse effects in the nursing infant, along with suggested alternatives.

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