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Useful Resources



For general information about pregnancy:

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada Pregnancy Information:
https://www.pregnancyinfo.ca/


For useful pregnancy information, and information about local supports during pregnancy and the postpartum period: 


The Middlesex London Health Unit:
https://www.healthunit.com/pregnancy


For prenatal classes: 
https://www.healthunit.com/preparing-for-parenthood-class
http://www.rebirthwellness.ca/
https://www.shefoundhealth.ca/store


For information on prenatal screening (screening for Down Syndrome):


North York General Hospital Genetic Services:
https://www.nygh.on.ca/areas-care/maternal-newborn-and-paediatric-care/pregnancy-and-birth/guide-pregnancy-and-birth/during-pregnancy/genetic-services


For useful tips on improving sleep habits: 

Handout from the Centre for Clinical Interventions:
https://cci.health.wa.gov.au/~/media/CCI/Mental%20Health%20Professionals/Sleep/Sleep%20-%20Information%20Sheets/Sleep%20Information%20Sheet%20-%2004%20-%20Sleep%20Hygiene.pdf



For constipation:

Over-the-counter medications can be helpful for constipation in pregnancy, which is very common. It is especially useful to have it at home for use after delivery.  For most patients, we recommend polyethylene glycol 3350 (or PEG 3350). It has many different names, depending on the brand (Restoralax, Clearlax, etc). If is a white powder that can be mixed into any drink, and it has no texture or flavour. It is safe for parent and for baby in pregnancy and while breastfeeding.  Follow the instructions for the starting dose, then adjust it over time to meet your needs. Talk to Dr. Valiulis or Dr. Wright if this is ineffective, or if you have further questions or concerns. 
 
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