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Local Birth Resources 

Note that these are not the ONLY resources in the community. I only post care providers I have personally worked with, or someone I trust has worked with.
If you would like to join my resource page, please reach out to connect.
* Birth Trauma Support Sensitive

Fertility, Prenatal and Birth support

Holistic Fertility Group
Fertile Way Wellness - Sabrina Souto, R.Ac, TCMD
Specializing in Fertility and Women’s Health
Alberta Reproductive Centre 
Regional Fertility and Women’s Endocrinology Clinic
Nest Integrative  Wellness
Alberta Association of Midwives
Apply for a Midwife in Alberta
Association for Safe Alternatives in Childbirth (ASAC)

AHS Pregnancy, labour, and post-pregnancy care team
24-hour pregnancy crisis line - 1-800-665-0570
Edmonton Twin Resources

Maternal/Paternal Mental Health Support

PSI directory for Edmonton and area
Penny Waller Ulme - R. Psych. Mind-Body-Life Wellness *
Pine Integrated Health Center - Counselling Psychologist *
Kristine Aanderson - Perinatal counsellor *
Evylin Chudyk - Beautiful Mind Psychology
Ask Therapy for Moms - Jennifer Summerfeldt *
Nest Integrative Wellness
Pacific Postpartum Support Society  *
Texting support from anywhere in Canada - from 11:00 am MST (10:00 am PDT) - 4:00 pm MST (3:00 PDT)  -
1-604-255-7999 

Postpartum support

Healthy Beginnings Hotline - 780-413-7990
Family Futures (Brand-New Mama & Managing Motherhood)
Nourish and Nurtured Postpartum support
College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta
(complaints and compliments)  *

Crisis support for immediate prenatal and postpartum
depression

If it is an emergency please dial 911 as soon as possible.
Crisis Support
There is also access through calling 211 for mental health
strategies and support.
24 hour pregnancy crisis line - 1-800-665-0570


Physiotherapy

PINE Integrated Health
(South Central Edmonton & Sherwood Park)
Leduc Physio -  (Leduc)
Nurture Health (Sherwood Park)
Leading Edge - Lindsay (St Albert)
Shift Physiotherapy (Kingsway/Mobile)
LA Physiotherapy (North Edmonton)




Community Websites/ Influencers
(Perinatal Education, Mental health, Postpartum Resources)


Kelly Mom
Evidence Based Birth
Postpartum progress website
Maternal Mental Health
Newmans Breastfeeding Clinic and Institute
The Bloom Foundation
The Blue Dot Project
Postpartum Support International *
Life of Dr Mom Blog
PostpartumDepression .Org
Penny Simpkins 3 Rs for labour

MamasteFit
The Tea on Birth Trauma *
Mamata Yoga
 

 

Chest feeding, breastfeeding and bottle feeling support

MilkBud Lactation

Park Lactation
Nest Integrative Wellness
PINE Integrated Health (Central/South Edmonton)
La Leche League 
Village Lactation (St Albert) 

Edmonton Breastfeeding

Book Recommendations

Birth Partner - Penny Simpkin

Reclaiming Childbirth as a Rite of Passage: Weaving Ancient Wisdom with Modern Knowledge - by Rachel Reed

Birthing Justice: Black Women, Pregnancy, and Childbirth - by Julia Oparah  Alicia Bonaparte 

Making more milk - Diana West and Lisa Marasco

Defining Your Own Success: Breastfeeding After Breast Reduction Surgery - Diana West

The first forty days - Heng Ou

The Fourth Trimester: A Postpartum Guide to Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions,

and Restoring Your Vitality - Kimberly Ann Johnson

This Isn't What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression - by Karen R. Kleiman (Author), Valerie Davis Raskin MD

Healing After Birth: Navigating Your Emotions After A Difficult Childbirth - Jennifer Summerfeldt*

Videos

Delayed cord clamping with Penny SimkinAssessing your Diastasis  Rectus Abdominis with Kim VopniBirth of Lemma Maria - Positive home birth video covering the stages of BirthCelebrating Mothers - Monet Nicole - positive birthing video highlighting various styles of birth and stages

The Breast crawl  - Baby coming to latch for the first time

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