There are many Canadian-based research that analyzes the records of low-risk births attended by midwives at home and in hospital.


Hand Expression videos

Breastfeeding Videos

Milk Bank

Resources and Support groups

The Baby Book by William Sears, MD and Martha Sears, RN.
The Midwifery Option: A Canadian Guide to the Birth Experience by Miranda Hawkins & Sarah Knox
Pregnancy & Birth: The Best Evidence by Theresa Pittman & Joyce Barrett
Birthing From Within by Pam England
Ina May’s Guide to Pregnancy & Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin
The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer
Gentle Birth Choices by Barbara Harper
Active Birth by Janet Balaskas
Rediscovering Birth by Sheila Kitzinger
The New Pregnancy & Childbirth by Sheila Kitzinger
A Good Birth, A Safe Birth By Diana Korte & Roberta Scaer
Dr Jack Newman’s Guide to Breastfeeding By Newman, Jack
The Breastfeeding Answer Book by the La Leche League
The Pregnancy Book by William & Martha Sears
The Breastfeeding Book by William & Martha Sears


Minor Discomforts pregnancy – FULL


Birth Supply List – Home and Hospital

Coping with Early Labour techniques

Erythromycin Eye Ointment

Group B Strep (GBS)

GBS – Evidence based birth 


Suggested Complementary Remedies

Third Stage of Labour – Placenta

Vitamin K

Origins Midwifery Store Items

DATE FRUIT STUDIES and the Effects of labour

Effects of date fruit (Phoenix dactylifera L.) on labor and delivery outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis – BMC Pregnancy Childbirth, 2020

  • “Date can reduce the duration of active phase and improve the bishop score”

Effects of date fruit consumption on labour and vaginal delivery in Tabuk, KSA. – Journal of Taibah Univ Med Sci, 2018

  • “The present study showed a promising effect of (rutab) date fruit consumption on the duration of the stages of labour”

Effect of Dates in Late Pregnancy on the Duration of Labor in Nulliparous Women. – Iran J Nurs Midwifery Res, 2017

  • “Consuming dates in late pregnancy was effective in decreasing length of labor processes and reduced the need of oxytocin for labor acceleration.”

The Effect of Late Pregnancy Consumption of Date Fruit on Cervical Ripening in Nulliparous Women. – Journal of Midwifery and reproductive health, 2014

  • “Mean cervical dilatation was higher in women consuming date fruit, compared to the non-consuming group. Since date fruit is full of energy and nutrients, it is recommended for pregnant women to help with cervical ripening, particularly in the last weeks of gestation”

The effect of late pregnancy consumption of date fruit on labour and delivery. – Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2011

  • “Consumption of date fruit in the last 4 weeks before labour significantly reduced the need for induction and augmentation of labour, and produced a more favourable, but non-significant, delivery outcome”


When your pregnancy goes pasts your due date – AOM


Breastfeeding – Please see breastfeeding resource section

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