Community Midwives of Kingston

Postpartum: the fourth trimester

Here Comes Baby: A video series for new and soon-to-be parents (Ottawa Parenting)
Register your child's birth (Service Ontario)
Motherhood: what to expect in the early days
Postpartum F.A.Q.
When and Where to Get Help - For Parents of Newborn
A Note to Postpartum Guests
When to Page Your Midwife

Postpartum Pandemic Resources

Breastfeeding Resources

Photo by Lindsay Foster Photography

Local Supports

Kingston Breastfeeding Connection DropIn
Kingston Breastfeeding Connection website
La Leche League Kingston Facebook
KFL&A/Napanee Public Health Breastfeeding Clinics
Queen's Family Medicine Breastfeeding DropIn
KCHC- BetterBeginnings Peer Support
Breastfeeding Resources in Our Community (KFL&A)
Rebel Mama - Medela Breast Pump Rentals & Lactation Consultant
Breast Pumps to Rent or Buy in Kingston

Online Resources

24/7 Bilingual Online Breastfeeding Service
Breastfeeding: Starting Out Right
Breastfeeding Cartoon (La Leche League)
Breastfeeding Videos for Mothers: Early Days, Positions, Milk Expression, etc (Global Health Media)
Breastfeeding: Getting Started (with videos) & Learning to Breastfeed (KFL&A Public Health)
Australian Breastfeeding Association 
Breastfeeding Matters- Best Start Guide to Breastfeeding (francais) (arabic) (espanol) (chinese) (farsi)

My Breastfeeding Guide - Best Start (available in many languages)
La Leche League International  Evidenced-Based Breastfeeding and Parenting website
Expressing and Storing Breastmilk (Best Start)
Hand Expressing Colostrum (video)
Breastfeeding After A Reduction (BFAR)
Alcohol and Breastfeeding
  Depression or other negative emotions during milk let-down (D-MER)
Breastfeeding your Late Preterm Baby (francais(multiple languages)
Breastfeeding your Early Preterm Baby (francais) (multiple languages)
Rogers Hixon Ontario Human Milk Bank


Postpartum Adjustment Resources

BounceBack (free online program)
Coping with Anxiety During Pregnancy and Following the Birth: (Self-Management Guide for Women)
Managing Depression: A self-help skills resource for women living with depression in pregnancy, after delivery and beyond (Beststart)
Life with a new baby is not always what you expect (Beststart) (francais) (chinese)
When sadness follows childbirth: Postpartum Depression (CWHN)
Edinburgh Postpartum Depression Scale Screening Tool

Mother Matters: an online support group for postpartum mood and adjustment concerns
Parent Mental Health (Perinatal Mood Disorders & Resources) - KFL&A
Your Guide to Postpartum Health & Caring for Your Baby
Postpartum Anxiety Group

Self Care and Recovery

New mother care: early weeks postpartum & what to expect (BC midwives advice)
Caesarean recovery (c-section) BC midwives advice
Postpartum recovery (SOGC)
After your cesarean birth (Univ of Washington)
BabyCentre Cesarean Recovery
Factors in Postpartum Recovery (Penny Simkin)
Recovering from Postpartum Hemorrhage/PPH (AOM) (francais) (espanol) (chinese) (arabic) (farsi)
Not what we planned: two stories of birth and postpartum hemorrhage (AOM video)
Pelvic Floor Health (Childbirth Connection)
Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy (K-Town Physio Downtown &West End)
Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy (Cassie Dionne @ Taylored Training)
Brittany Church (@ Kingston Pelvic Health)
Kelsey Valentine (@ Forever Young Chiro)
Homeopathic Remedies (for postpartum care)

The Newborn

Normal Newborn Behaviour (francais) (espanol) (chinese) (arabic) (farsi)
Nipissing District Development Screen (Months 1 & 2)
Nutrition for Healthy Term Infants: Recommendations Birth to 6 months (Health Canada)
Vit D supplementation (CPS)
Vitamin K for newborns (Evidence Based Birth)
Introducing Solid Food to your Baby (KFLAPH)
Newborn Screening Program & brochure & Critical Congenital Heart Disease Screening (CCHD) 
Jaundice in newborns (CPS) (Guidelines for providers) & What is Jaundice?

Photo by Lindsay Foster Photography

Can Your Baby Hear?
Bathing your baby (Parenting in Ottawa video)
Preventing and Treating Your Baby's Flat Head & Preventing 
Flat Heads & Positional Plagiocephaly
Communication Milestones (KFL&A Public Health)
Parenting Babies & Toddlers (KFL&A Public Health)
Parenting Your Baby E-mail Program (KFL&A Public Health)
Caring for Kids - website for parents from Canada's paediatricians
Care of the intact penis
Circumcision (Canadian Paediatric Society)
Circumcision: The Whole Story (Video)
Dr. G. Baran Circumcision Information
Dr. David O'Brien (Belleville) 613-967-9688
Napanee Family Physicians (Dr. Daniel Glatt) - Circumcision Clinic
KGH NICU Care: Parent guide
New Dad website
Delayed Cord Clamping
Car Seat Safety
Car Seat Installation Clinics Kingston (Seats for Kids)
Car Seat Safety (MTO)
Keep Kids Safe (Rear-Facing Car Seats)

Infant Sleep

The Safe Sleep Seven for safer bedsharing from LaLecheLeague
Sleep Safety from Attachment Parenting Int.
Caring for Your Baby at Night
Infant Sleep Information Source (ISIS) Resources:
Normal Infant Sleep (Infant Sleep Information Source/ISIS)
Where Babies Sleep (ISIS)
Using a Sling for Daytime Sleep (ISIS)
Sleep training (ISIS)
Safe Sleep (Health Canada)
Sleep Well, Sleep Safe: A booklet for parents (Beststart)
Crib Safety (Health Canada)

Sexual Health

Post Baby Hanky Panky: Keeping the Spark Alive
Birth Control (contraception) (SOGC) & Birth Control After Childbirth (KFL&A)
Taking Charge of Your Fertility
KFL&A Sexual Health Clinic
Resource list of sexual health books
When can we have sex again after birth (NHS video)