Resources for Expecting Parents!
I’ll keep on adding to your village, but this is a great place to start.
Vania Sukola, BASc, RP
Vania is a therapist who specializes in maternal and postpartum mental health, with a focus on trauma. Vania works from a holistic and client-centered model and mainly uses Feminist Therapy to support you with the transition of becoming a parent. Located in the Junction and available for home visits.
Ohana Wellness Clinic
Are you interested in learning Infant Massage for your baby? Join Sarah Nottingham, RMT as she teaches Moms and Dads how to give a relaxing massage to their baby. Infant Massage is a beneficial tool for promoting improved sleep, aiding digestion, promoting weight gain and enhancing bonding. This comprehensive workshop will leave you feeling comfortable and confident when massaging your baby.
Dr. Katherine Angus will tailor your treatments to get you moving and feeling your best. She provides prenatal care (webster technique!) and postpartum care, as well as treating babies who may have difficulty latching or post birth torticollis.
Kinessence Massage Therapy
Lisa Chang offers incredible wisdom and info as she massages you. She provides deep tissue massage and relaxation, as she maps out your body to find the sweet spots you needed care for, and didn’t even know! Her foot massages are heavenly!
Getting around the city with a stroller?
TTC elevators serve 35 of the system’s 69 stations. These elevators are specially designed for people using wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, other mobility devices or with baby strollers. The TTC also operates and maintains escalators throughout the subway system.
Here are some other things to check out.
Books I Recommend
Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth – Ina May Gaskin
The Mother of all Baby Books – Ann Douglas
The Birth Partner – Penny Simkin
The Baby Book – Dr. William Sears
Pregnancy and Birth
“MumNet is a volunteer non-profit organization with more than 25 years’ experience helping Toronto moms face the challenges of motherhood by fostering their emotional, mental, and physical well-being in a mutually supportive, community-based group environment.”
“If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, Evidence Based Birth® gives you a starting point to find evidence about your options during childbirth, and a way to start conversations with your healthcare providers about those options.”
“Most women can have a safe VBAC, a vaginal birth after a cesarean. This website provides childbearing women and maternity care professionals evidence-based information, resources, and support for VBAC and cesarean prevention.”
“AskDrSears.com is intended to help parents become better-informed consumers of health care. The information presented in this site gives general advice on parenting and health care. Always consult your doctor for your individual needs.”