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Initial Appointment

OVERVIEW OF RESOURCES

Below outlines links to various important resources we encourage you to review after your initial appointment with your Midwife. If you would like to return to these resources later either scan the QR code on your "Initial Appointment Postcard" or visit www.midlandmidwives.ca/initialappointment.

*Note these resources are provided for educational purposes only. We do not endorse any specific resource. Information provided here is not intended to replace direct care and health advice provided by your Midwife. If you have any specific questions about you or your baby's health, please consult your Midwife.

Please click the links below to open PDF or web page.

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HOW TO REACH US

Information on how to book or change an appointment, and how to reach us for non-urgent and urgent concerns.

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WHEN TO PAGE IN PREGNANCY

Discusses a variety of scenarios you may encounter and when to page your Midwife during your pregnancy.

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PRENATAL GENETIC SCREENING IN ONTARIO

Prenatal genetic screening is a way for you to find out the chance that your baby has or does not have trisomy 21 or trisomy 18.

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PRENATAL TESTING OPTIONS (<14wks)

In your first trimester of pregnancy, you may be able to choose from the following tests at the link below.

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HARMONY PRENATAL TEST

The Harmony Prenatal Test is a new type of test that analyzes the DNA in a sample of your blood to determine the risk of trisomy 21, 18 and 13.

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NAUSEA & VOMITING IN PREGNANCY

One or all or any combination of these comfort measures can be tried to find the most effective relief for you

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LOW DOSE ASPIRIN IN PREGNANCY

*Only applicable to those who were recommended to take aspirin by their midwives.

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DECIDING HOW TO GIVE BIRTH AFTER A C-SECTION

A list of local community programs that offer food and baby items to those in needs.

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O'MAMA APP

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

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