The Hamilton Midwives

The Hamilton Midwives Midwives are health care providers who specialize in low risk pregnancy, labour, birth and postpartum. Providing comprehensive prenatal, labour, birth and postpartum care to families in Hamilton since 1994.

Operating as usual

Posted @withregram β€’ @midwivesofmississauga Many of you may have heard of the new movie on Netflix, "Pieces of a Woman."...
01/12/2021

Posted @withregram β€’ @midwivesofmississauga Many of you may have heard of the new movie on Netflix, "Pieces of a Woman." This film portrays the grieving process of a set of parents after their child dies following a homebirth. We think pregnant people, in general, should be cautious watching this film, and others like it, while currently pregnant. But if you do watch it, or hear Tom Power interviewing about it on CBC Q, we wanted to share this blog post from the Association of Ontario Midwives in response.

We do not pretend to be film experts, but as experts in healthy, normal pregnancies with nearly 30y of evidence to back us up, we DO feel confident in saying this film does not accurately portray homebirth here in Ontario. Please feel free to discuss with your midwives further if you have any related questions or concerns. πŸ’—

https://www.ontariomidwives.ca/reflecting-home-birth-ontario-following-netflix-release-pieces-woman

Ontario has declared a state of emergency and issued a stay-at-home order. Updates will be posted to our website shortly...
01/12/2021
Ontario issues stay-at-home order as COVID-19 models show province is at 'dangerous point' | CBC News

Ontario has declared a state of emergency and issued a stay-at-home order. Updates will be posted to our website shortly.
*STAY HOME unless going out for essentials. Send one household member to gather food, medication and necessary supplies and to put gas in the car if you can.
*Speak to your employer about working from home if possible.
*Gatherings now limited to 5 people out of doors - stay 2 meters apart. Wear a mask if you cannot physically distance and the meeting is essential.
*Do not gather indoors.
*Speak to your midwife if you are offered the Covid-19 vaccine for help with your informed decision making.
*No changes to your care at THM.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-covid-modelling-jan-12-1.5868797

If Ontarians don't significantly reduce their contact with other people during the COVID-19 pandemic, the province's health system will become overwhelmed and deaths will exceed first-wave totals before a vaccine has time to take effect, new projections suggest.

Posted @withregram β€’ @hypnobirthinghamilton Want to add a little more light, wonder and joy to these tough winter days? ...
01/10/2021

Posted @withregram β€’ @hypnobirthinghamilton Want to add a little more light, wonder and joy to these tough winter days? Claim 1.5 hours to attend an upcoming webinar! This Monday evening is 'How to Cope When the Days Feel Long', suitable for parents of kids of all ages and compatible with at-home learning. Registration closes at 5pm Monday, webinar starts at 7pm.
A great compliment is '10 Evidence-Based, Doable Ways to Support Your Mental Health', suitable for parents and non-parents alike! Kids aged 10+ are also welcome to participate. Upcoming dates are Sunday, Jan. 17th 1-2:30pm and Monday, Jan. 18th 7-8:30pm. Content is truly doable for all, and easy to weave into demanding days.
Sliding scale registration all the way to pro bono, so you're very welcome to attend in exchange for nothing more than your attentive presence.
Please spread the word -- everyone is having a tough time right now and community is what is going to get us through less scathed. πŸ’—

https://hypnobirthinghamilton.com/webinars-%26-wishes

And a special shout out to all the parents working hard through this pandemic balancing it all with virtual schooling to...
01/09/2021

And a special shout out to all the parents working hard through this pandemic balancing it all with virtual schooling too! Hang in there, we see you and you got this. ❀️

Posted @withregram β€’ @prenatalnutritionist Hands up πŸ™ŒπŸΌ for quick snacks during pregnancy!Quick, but ALSO energizing AND ...
01/09/2021

Posted @withregram β€’ @prenatalnutritionist Hands up πŸ™ŒπŸΌ for quick snacks during pregnancy!

Quick, but ALSO energizing AND nutrient-dense.

I love these easy options for preconception, pregnancy, and postpartum.

Photos from The Hamilton Midwives's post
01/09/2021

Photos from The Hamilton Midwives's post

To all those celebrating today, we hope your Christmas is merry and bright. But if this is more of a blue Christmas for ...
12/25/2020

To all those celebrating today, we hope your Christmas is merry and bright. But if this is more of a blue Christmas for you, hang in there. We stay apart now so that no one will be missing from the celebrations next year. Your midwives are thinking of you and wishing you and your family all the best. Stay safe.

Ontario Midwives
12/23/2020

Ontario Midwives

β€œI’ve considered giving birth at home but… WHAT ABOUT PAIN RELIEF?”

Midwives are skilled in providing comfort measures to support you in labour. Giving birth at home does not mean you are without pain relief options. Learn more in our home birth FAQ!

https://www.ontariomidwives.ca/home-birth-FAQ

12/19/2020

Dear clients: As Hamilton moves into lockdown on Monday, there will be no changes to your care with THM. We want to thank you for working with us to keep you, your babies, and our staff and midwives safe during the pandemic. Let's continue to take care of each other as we get through this difficult time. With love from your midwives.

With the holiday season begun, we want to remind everyone of the ongoing Public Health recommendations for this year:* T...
12/11/2020

With the holiday season begun, we want to remind everyone of the ongoing Public Health recommendations for this year:

* Trips outside of the home should only be for essential reasons (work, school, groceries/pharmacy, health care, assisting vulnerable individuals or exercise and physical activity).

* Restrict close contacts to your household members only and essential supports. Those that live alone may join with another household for support.

* Indoor organized public events and social gatherings should only be with members of the same household. Virtual gatherings or events are the safest way to visit or recognize occasions with people outside your household.

* Work remotely, where possible.

* Wear a mask or face covering when around others from another household, out in public places, or outdoors when unable to stay physically distant.

* Wash your hands often.

* If you have any COVID-19 symptoms or are not feeling well, stay isolated at home and get tested for COVID-19.

COVID-19 isn't taking any breaks over the holidays and neither can we in our efforts! We know this holiday season is going to be really different for a lot of us (we feel disappointed too!), but let's stay strong with making good decisions, staying safe and looking forward to a healthy 2021!

Wishing a happy and healthy Hanukkah to you and your family.
12/10/2020

Wishing a happy and healthy Hanukkah to you and your family.

Your midwives are safe people to talk to if you are experiencing violence. There are lots of resources available so plea...
12/06/2020

Your midwives are safe people to talk to if you are experiencing violence. There are lots of resources available so please don’t suffer in silence.

On Dec. 6, 1989, 14 women were horrifically killed at Ecole Polytechnique Institute simply #becausetheywerewomen. On this National Day of Remembrance, take a moment to pay your respects to these victims and remember that we can all help end #violenceagainstwomen #myactionsmatter

We will be restarting our monthly Birth Options info night for clients in January 2021 via Zoom. Ask us how to participa...
12/01/2020

We will be restarting our monthly Birth Options info night for clients in January 2021 via Zoom. Ask us how to participate!

β€œI’m considering a home birth but… what happens if things don’t go as planned?”

Most healthy people have healthy pregnancies and uncomplicated births. However, sometimes birth does not go as planned and midwives are prepared for this.

Learn more: https://www.ontariomidwives.ca/what-happens-if-things-dont-go-planned

It’s time to think about how we can celebrate safely with our loved ones this year. Let’s share the love and keep the ge...
12/01/2020

It’s time to think about how we can celebrate safely with our loved ones this year. Let’s share the love and keep the germs to ourselves.

As we begin to prepare for the holiday season, Ontario is providing preliminary advice on how to safely celebrate this year and protect your loved ones. Learn more: https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/59338/celebrate-the-holiday-season-safely

A new website will be launched in the coming weeks to provide more direct and up-to-date advice to further support Ontarians as they plan for a safe holiday season.

In honour of #givingtuesday, we again are accepting donations to our bursary for Indigenous midwifery students. For thos...
11/30/2020

In honour of #givingtuesday, we again are accepting donations to our bursary for Indigenous midwifery students.
For those that wish to contribute:
Please make cheques payable to:
Ryerson University Advancement
in the memo line put: The Hamilton Midwives Bursary for Indigenous Students
mail to (or hand deliver to THM and we will send it on):
Ryerson University Advancement
c/o Melanie McRae
350 Victoria St,
Toronto, Ont
M5B 2K3
FOR A TAX RECEIPT you must attach your full name and address.
By credit card: (tax receipt is emailed right away)
https://secure.supportryerson.ca/registrant/DonationPage.aspx?eventid=211139&langpref=en-CA&Referrer=https%3a%2f%2fwww.ryerson.ca%2fgiving%2f&_ga=2.157903923.842647741.1594061438-933432977.1589376418
In the "Direct your Donation" section, use the drop down menu to choose "direct my gift" then on the next line type "The Hamilton Midwives Bursary for Indigenous Students"

In honour of #givingtuesday, we again are accepting donations to our bursary for Indigenous midwifery students. For thos...
11/30/2020
I just supported Ryerson University

In honour of #givingtuesday, we again are accepting donations to our bursary for Indigenous midwifery students.

For those that wish to contribute:

Please make cheques payable to:
Ryerson University Advancement
in the memo line put: The Hamilton Midwives Bursary for Indigenous Students

mail to (or hand deliver to THM and we will send it on):
Ryerson University Advancement
c/o Melanie McRae
350 Victoria St,
Toronto, Ont
M5B 2K3

FOR A TAX RECEIPT you must attach your full name and address.

By credit card: (tax receipt is emailed right away)

https://secure.supportryerson.ca/registrant/DonationPage.aspx?eventid=211139&langpref=en-CA&Referrer=https%3a%2f%2fwww.ryerson.ca%2fgiving%2f&_ga=2.157903923.842647741.1594061438-933432977.1589376418

In the "Direct your Donation" section, use the drop down menu to choose "direct my gift" then on the next line type "The Hamilton Midwives Bursary for Indigenous Students"

Please join me in supporting Ryerson University . It is a great way to make a difference.

11/25/2020

Time for the annual THM Holiday Hygiene Drive!
please bring new/unused toiletries (body wash, tampons/pads, etc) for donation!

Wishing everyone a safe and happy Festival of Lights!  Celebrate safely with virtual get togethers with friends and fami...
11/14/2020

Wishing everyone a safe and happy Festival of Lights! Celebrate safely with virtual get togethers with friends and family.

If you’re interested in participating, use your phone camera to scan the QR code (black square bottom right corner) and ...
11/02/2020

If you’re interested in participating, use your phone camera to scan the QR code (black square bottom right corner) and it will take you right to the survey.

10/31/2020

Lastly, thank you to all the midwives for having some fun.
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10/31/2020

Winner of the voter appreciation prize:

Tahnee Pate!!
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10/31/2020

Most innovative pumpkin:
Catherine Bush!
(very terrifying!)
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10/31/2020

Honorable mention for best comments:
Shannon Taylor!

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10/31/2020

Winner for most popular pumpkin: the Cairns family!
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Here’s the littlest pumpkins in the patch....getting amazing care in the Special Care Nursery at St Joe’s!
10/31/2020

Here’s the littlest pumpkins in the patch....getting amazing care in the Special Care Nursery at St Joe’s!

Happy Halloween eve from the special care nursery. We celebrated with bees, pumpkins, princesses and many more!

Thank you to our talented photographer, Christina Macaluso, and the care team at the special care nursery for ensuring a very special 1st Halloween for our smallest patients.

Featured in the first photo is mom Christine and her princess, Mirijana! πŸŽƒ

Congrats Maureen, what a great costume!!!
10/31/2020

Congrats Maureen, what a great costume!!!

And the winner of the St. Joe's Halloween #ShareYourScare costume contest is Maureen McKellar, from the Labour and Delivery department as Winifred from Hocus Pocus πŸ§™ Thanks to everyone who participated and voted.

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10/30/2020

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THM Pumpkin Carving Contest is here! Our midwives have been hard at work - please help one of them win a little prize by liking or commenting on your favourite one.

You can win a prize too!

You will be entered to win by commenting or liking your favourite pumpkin. Each person will be entered once so multiple likes on multiple pumpkins is lovely but won’t increase your entries.
The winning voter will be selected by random draw on Saturday at 4pm and will be notified by us here on Facebook. Stay tuned to see which midwife carved the best pumpkin!

10/29/2020

Tomorrow morning voting opens!!
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10/29/2020
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10/28/2020
10/28/2020

Don’t forget to check back here on Friday for some Halloween fun!
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Address

600-25 Charlton Avenue East
Hamilton, ON
L8N 1Y2

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 16:00

Telephone

905-527-8919

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