VBAC.com is a privately funded website that has been providing information on VBAC and reducing the odds for a cesarean section since 1998.

VBAC.com provides childbearing women and maternity care professionals access to evidence-based resources, educational materials, and support for VBAC and cesarean prevention.

Visit their web site at:

This is a collection of fact sheets and information put out by the International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN) and other sources. Information includes how to prevent an unnecessary cesarean, Vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), how to find resources in your community, information about ICAN, and how to become a part of ICAN.

For more information:

The Association of Ontario Midwives is the professional organization representing midwives and the practice of midwifery in the province of Ontario.

The AOM:

  • Advocates for the professional interests of midwives and for the Ontario Model of Midwifery Care.
  • Provides public education and promotes midwifery as an integral part of the Ontario health care system.
  • Represents midwives to the Ministry of Health to maintain appropriate funding for midwifery services.
  • Provides ongoing peer support to all members, including educational and professional development.
  • Develops clinical and other practice guidelines and promotes midwifery research.
  • Administers a benefits package.
  • Negotiates and provides access to professional liability insurance for midwife members.
  • Is an active member in the Canadian Association of Midwives

Visit their web site at:


Address: 1108 Speers Road, Oakville, ON
Tel: 905.338.8004
Email: haltonmidwives@rogers.com

Registered Midwives are primary care providers. We provide comprehensive care for women throughout normal pregnancy, labour and birth and for both women and their babies for 6 weeks following the birth. Midwifery care is fully funded by the Ministry of Health. No referral is needed.

Address: 5805 Whittle Road, Suite 108, Mississauga, L4Z 2J1
Tel. 905-890-4914
Website: http://www.midwifery-care.com
Email: midwiferycare@mcphh.ca

Brewer Diet (Information regarding nutrition for pre-eclampsia)

Website: www.blueribbonbaby.org

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CHILDHOOD anaemia is a problem. Around the world, almost a quarter of under-fives suffer from it. And anaemia is not a trivial thing. A child’s development, both physical and mental, is stifled by a lack of iron. The reason is that, besides its well-known role in haemoglobin, the oxygen-transporting molecule in the blood, iron is also involved in many aspects of brain development…

Penny Simkin demonstrates why the baby’s umbilical cord should not be routinely clamped and cut immediately following birth.

Healthy newborns have better iron levels after four months if their umbilical cords aren’t clamped immediately, a new study suggests.

Traditionally, the umbilical cord was clamped early — between 10 seconds to one minute after birth — to prevent postpartum hemorrhage. But a review of research published in 2008 found no threats to women from delayed clamping.

Taking care of a small baby may seem awkward at first, but over time you will become more comfortable. As your baby grows, you will develop a special relationship. Spend lots of time with your newborn to get to know your baby.

Taking care of a small baby may seem awkward at first, but over time you will become more comfortable. As your baby grows, you will develop a special relationship. Spend lots of time with your newborn to get to know your baby.

Committed to strong, healthy children by affirming and valuing the bond between fathers and their children, Dad Central Ontario (formerly the Father Involvement Initiative – Ontario Network) works to provide relevant and well-crafted information for fathers and for individuals, agencies, and programs working with fathers.

Website: www.dadcentral.ca

You’ve come to the right place. This is a guy’s site – developed by fathers for fathers. We’ve been in your shoes. We all remember what it was like to be a new dad – overwhelming, confusing, intimidating, tiring, but also amazing and just really cool. We want to help you get to the cool part by answering your basic questions about babies, new moms and new dads.

Website: www.newdadmanual.ca









We are a patient centred clinic focused on helping mothers and babies with breastfeeding. Our goal is for you to meet your goal and have a successful breastfeeding experience.

Address: 1C Conestoga Dr, Suite 300 Brampton, ON
Appointments: (888) 807-0650 or (289) 233-1957
Website: www.drbfc.net

LLL Canada encourages, promotes and provides mother-to-mother breastfeeding support and educational opportunities as an important contribution to the health of children, families and society.
Tel: 1-800-665-4324
Website: www.lllc.ca

The CLCA/ACCL is the national professional association representing International Board Certified Lactation Consultants in Canada. We are a registered non-profit organization run by volunteer board of directors in accordance with our by-laws.

Tel: 416- 223-4040
Website: www.clca-accl.ca

Offering support from other mothers about breastfeeding and parenting resources.

Tel: 905-825-6000

Breastfeeding Help Line

Tel: 905-791-7800 ext. 7474

Excellent, up to date, research based information about safety of prescription and over-the-counter drugs, herbal products, chemicals, chronic disease and infections during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Tel: 416-813-6780

Tel: 905-338-4131

Tel: 905-878-2383

Tel: 905-796-4129

Tel: 905-796-4129

Drop in groups in South Mississauga, North Mississauga and Brampton

Tel: 905-799-7700

Tel: 905-681-4840

Tel: 905- 813-3324

Tel: 905-848-7653

At Breastfeeding Inc., our aim is to empower parents by ensuring they receive the most up-to-date information to assist them with their breastfeeding baby. We strive to provide them this information through breastfeeding resources which include, but are not limited to, free information sheets, video clips, and articles. Some resources, such as books, protocols and videos can also be purchased through the website.

Tel: 416-498-0002
Website: www.drjacknewman.com

Have a baby? Pregnant? How are you feeling?

Isolated…Sad…Alone…Guilty….Depressed…Angry… Confused… Frustrated?Getting the support you need can make a difference:

Website: www.pmdinpeel.ca

The Western Ottawa Community Resources Centre (WOCRC) offers a variety of programs and services that can help support women and their families, including:

Website: www.communityresourcecentre.ca

Our Mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.

Website: www.lalecheleague.org

At Bereaved Families, we dedicate our work to bereavement support through self-help and mutual aid.

Website: www.bereavedfamilies.net

CAPPA is an international certification organization for Doulas, Childbirth Educators and Lactation Educators. Since our foundation in 1998, we have certified thousands of perinatal professionals. As one of the first and most comprehensive perinatal organizations in the world, CAPPA is respected for its longevity and its commitment to excellence in both education and unsurpassed student and member support.

Website: www.cappa.net

A Wife, A Mother of 4 sons, A Registered Nurse, A Registered Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), A Labour and Delivery Nurse, Child Birth Educator, A Breastfeeding Educator and Trainer, a friend, A support for mothers and babies

My Passion: Keeping mothers and babies together as much and as soon as possible, after birth; normalizing the processes of birth and Breastfeeding.

Attie Sandink RN.,IBCLC., Birth & Baby Needs Private Registered Lactation Consultant Lactation Trainer and Facilitator CAPPA Canada Lactation Educator and Trainer

1559 Centre Rd., R.R.#2 Hamilton, ON. L8N 2Z7
Tel: 905 689-3632
Mobile: 905 515-2664
Email: asandink@cogeco.ca

Website: www.birthandbabyneeds.com

Use this website to make informed decisions about feeding your baby.

Breastfeeding protects, and contributes to, an infant’s optimal health and well-being. Peel Public Health’s goal is to promote a Baby-FriendlyTMenvironment. We encourage mothers to breastfeed their children for the first two years and more, or for as long as they want.

Website: www.peelregion.ca/health/family-health/breastfeeding/

OUR SERVICE AREA: Servicing families in their home and in hospitals in the Halton Peel Region including: Mississauga, Brampton, Milton, Oakville, Burlington, Etobicoke and the Toronto area.


OUR SERVICES: Birth & Labour Doulas, Postpartum Doulas, Placenta Encapsulation, Infant Sleep Specialist, Night Doulas / Nanny, Childbirth Education Classes, Breast Feeding Support, and Natural Childbirth Support

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