Clients

Client ResourcesWelcome to our client resources section! Below you will find a collection of online resources that will provide you with the most up-to-date, evidence-based information regarding your pregnancy, labour and birth, postpartum and early parenting experience. We realize that there are a lot of information sources out there, and that it can be a challenge to find one that you trust. Here are the ones that we think will provide you with the quality information you need to make decisions about your care.

Association of Ontario Midwives (AOM)

The online home for midwifery resources in Ontario. The AOM offers evidence-based information handouts on a variety of topics related to pregnancy, labour and birth, postpartum and newborn care.

Best Start Resource Centre

An online resource for parents in Ontario providing information on prenatal health, breastfeeding, and early childhood development. Most resources can be downloaded free of change and are provided in a number of different languages including English, French and Arabic.

Caring for Kids

An online resource for parents developed by the Canadian Paediatric Society. Information topics range from pregnancy and early newborn care, to childhood and teen health.

College of Midwives of Ontario (CMO)

An online resource about the regulation of midwifery practice in Ontario. This site offers information regarding the midwifery scope of practice, standards of practice, legislation and regulation.

Hamilton Public Health

An online resource listing all public health clinics and services in the City of Hamilton supporting pregnancy, breastfeeding, parenting, smoking cessation, and sexual health.

LGBTQ Parenting Network

An online resource supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer parenting. The Network is a program of Sherbourne Health Centre (Toronto) providing research, training, resources, and community development across Ontario for families and health care professionals.  

McMaster University Medical Centre (Hamilton Health Sciences)

One of two obstetrical hospitals in Hamilton where clients of CMOH can choose to give birth. This site offers an overview of the labour and birth unit and a downloadable version of the Getting Ready for Childbirth and Your New Baby: A Guide for Expectant Mothers and their Families.

Motherisk

An online resource for clients providing up-to-date information on the safety of medications and other exposures during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Motherisk also offers a toll-free number to call to speak with a counsellor directly regarding a specific medication or exposure specific you may have questions about.

OMama

An online pregnancy and parenting resource providing accurate, evidence-informed information on pregnancy, birth and early parenting for Ontario families. OMama is also available for download as an app!

Society of Obstetricians and Gyaecolgists of Canada (SOGC)

An online resource developed by the SOGC providing accurate, up-to-date information on topics related to pregnancy and sexual health.  

St Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton

One of two obstetrical hospitals in Hamilton where clients of CMOH can choose to give birth. This site offers an in-depth look at the Women’s & Infants' program, including the Birthing unit, Breastfeeding and Newborn Assessment (BANA) clinic, and Mother Baby unit. Several videos available on this site offer you a first hand look at the services available to clients and families planning to deliver at St Joe’s.

Students at Community Midwives of Hamilton

Download a copy of our clinic handout about Students at Community Midwives of Hamilton.

Women’s Health Concerns Clinic (WHCC)

Information on our regional mental health referral service providing assessment, consultation and treatment for changes in mood related to pregnancy and the postpartum period.

Youth Pregnancy Care Pathway

An online resource tool to help explore and understand Hamilton-based resources available to pregnant and parenting youth.

Looking for more information?

We have a full library of books, DVDs and community resources available at our main clinic site for loan to clients. Please feel free to browse our selection the next time you are in the clinic. Our staff would be happy to help you sign out any resources you are interested in.