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Healthy Pregnancy Resources

Below are some helpful resources to review during your pregnancy. For each resource simply click on the image to go to the corresponding link or document.

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit Pregnancy Information
In-person and online prenatal classes available - Book classes here
Public Health Agency of Canada
To access the "Healthy Pregnancy" website click the image above
The MotHERS Program
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An excellent website for information for mother's health education, research and screening
Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada
Pregnancy information website for the SOGC
A Sensible Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy - Government of Canada
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You can download the Sensible Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy by clicking the image above or you can go to their website here
Women’s College Hospital Mother Matters Program
An online support group for women with mood/adjustment challenges after the birth of their baby
Labour and Delivery Classes
Barrie Native Friendship Centre
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A 2-hour class on Labour and Delivery including a tour of the obstetrical unit and patient rooms at the G&M is provided on a monthly basis. The class is held the last Monday of each month, at 7pm. To register, please contact Central Booking at 444-8656 (between 7am and 3pm).
Above is a link to the Barrie Native Friendship Centre. Please see their helpful resources and services  that benefit families and the community.
Kegel Exercises
Above is a guide from the G&M Hospital on how to preform kegel exercises and the benefits associated with them.
OMama Phone App
An app that can be downloaded to your mobile device from your App store created by BORN Ontario, including many excellent resources from trusted Ontario and Canadian organizations as you track your progress week by week.

Fetal Movement Counts

A helpful video on normal movements of your baby

Pregnancy Loss

Unfortunately, not all pregnancies end with a positive outcome.  If you have suffered a miscarriage or stillbirth, the following resources may be helpful to you:
Hospice Simcoe - Ended Beginnings Program
A program providing peer support, bereavement groups, legacy creation and educational workshops for any individual experiencing the loss of a pregnancy or death of an infant in Simcoe County. 
Click the image to download the PDF.
PAIL Network
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Pregnancy and Infant Loss Network

1-888-303-7245 (PAIL)

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit - Pregnancy and Infant Loss
Click the image above to download the Pregnancy and Infant Loss  PDF 
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