OMama is a website and a mobile application (app) that connects you to trusted, evidence-informed pregnancy, birth, and early parenting information (focusing on resources in Ontario, Canada).

Use the website or app to:

Set up a personal pregnancy profile
Track your pregnancy, birth, and early parenting week by week
Find trusted information at every stage – where and when you need it
See the size of your growing baby
Connect with programs, resources, and caregivers
Get expert advice and tips
Search a glossary of terms relevant to you

Website:  www.omama.com

Funded by the Government of Ontario, the Better Outcomes Registry & Network (BORN) is Ontario’s prescribed perinatal, newborn and child registry with the role of facilitating quality care for families across the province. BORN collects, interprets, shares and rigorously protects high-quality data essential to making Ontario one of the safest places in the world to have a baby.

website: www.bornontario.ca

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: [email protected]

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: 101-2227 South Millway Dr Mississauga, L5L3R6
Tel. 905-569-9995
Website: www.midwivesofmississauga.ca/

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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.

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