Edmonton Midwifery Cooperative Support People and Masking Update:

We are continuing to work at The Edmonton Midwifery Cooperative to keep our clients as protected and informed as possible. Due to current Public Health requirements we are not limiting support people in our clinic. We would ask that if you are not feeling well or have symptoms related to Covid-19 you either reschedule your appointment, request a phone appointment, or mask when in the clinic.

Referral Form:

Resources:

Métis Nation of Alberta – Health Programs

The Métis Nation of Alberta offers wonderful programming and resources for individuals and families including Dental, Mental Health, Cancer Support, Tobacco Reduction, and Opioid Awareness.

Dr. Jack Newman’s International Breastfeeding Centre
Empowers parents with up-to-date, real, practical chest/breastfeeding help.”

Evidence Based Birth
An online childbirth resource that informs, empowers and inspires expecting parents, to understand the latest, proven, evidence-based care practices. 

AOM Client Handouts:

Association for Safe Alternatives in Childbirth
ASAC believes parents have the right and the responsibility to make informed choices about childbirth and that a full range of options should be available to them – in the hospital, at home, in a birthing centre, and with professional caregivers of their choice.  They are particularly oriented toward midwifery, and are based in Edmonton, Alberta. ASAC offers a wealth of resources ranging from an on-site library and playgroup, to events, a blog and the Birth Issues magazine publication, and much more. 

Edmonton Babywearers Facebook Group
This is a group meant to give info and support centered around babywearing, for the Edmonton Area.

Edmonton LGBTQIA2S+ Pregnancy and Parenting Community
The Edmonton LGBTQIA2S+ Pregnancy and Parenting Group is an online space hosted by the Edmonton Midwifery Cooperative. It is a private group for queer/trans* folks and allies to build community and support one another, anywhere on their journey from conception to parenting.”

La Leche League Canada 
A not-for-profit organization that offers free support, in-person, by phone, online, and in informal local group meetings. Qualified volunteer Leaders will be there to support you by providing evidence-based information on breastfeeding and human milk. Visit their website to locate an upcoming meeting in your area, or to access other helpful resources. 

7 Swaddles 
This online resource includes videos and step-by-step instructions for a variety of swaddling techniques. Swaddling can be a useful strategy that may help your baby (and your family) sleep better. 

Doula Association of Edmonton
The Doula Association of Edmonton (DAE) was formed in 1994 for the purpose of advancing and promoting labour support as an option for childbearing families in Alberta. Individuals seeking the services of a doula can access the referral-service on their website.

Birthing and Breast or Chestfeeding Trans People and Allies
This group is intended for sharing information and experiences about pregnancy, birth and nursing amongst trans and genderfluid/gender neutral people anywhere on the gender spectrum, at any point in transition (or pre-transition). It is also for allies, especially health care providers, who want to support our community. We all share an interest in supporting trans people who are birthing and/or nursing our babies.”

Edmonton Midwifery Cooperative Community
This group is an online space hosted by the Edmonton Midwifery Cooperative. It aims to create community and to allow space for families who have received care from our midwives to support each other on their pregnancy and parenting journey.”

Vannessa Brown Photopraghy
Many thanks to Vannessa Brown Photography for allowing us to showcase their beautiful, local birth photographs on our site. Vannessa has photographed more than 80 birth stories at every hospital, at the birth center, in the operating room, in bedrooms, bathrooms, living rooms, and with every midwifery clinic.

Photographs that bring you back to the moments you thought you’d never forget.
-Vannessa Brown