Useful Web Links


Tiny Melyssa at one day old and born at 37 weeks gestation

Here you will find a listing of web links to related sites organized by category. The Ottawa Coalition for the Prevention of Low Birth Weight is not responsible for the content of the web sites listed below. The categories are:


Birthing Choices

Canadian Doulas
Looking for a Doula? What is a Doula? How can a Doula help me and my partner with our birthing decisions? Answers to all of these questions and much, much more.
The Perinatal Partnership Program of Eastern and Southeastern Ontario (PPPESO)
Promotion of optimum perinatal care of childbearing families in order to improve health and to achieve excellent perinatal health outcomes. The Program offers professional development tailored to meet the needs of perinatal care providers.

Parenting Choices

The Ottawa Rotary Home
Provides short term respite care in a warm and loving environment to families who have a child or children with a physical disability such as cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, or spina bifida. Additional programs include: overnight respite, regular planned relief, pre-school day program, multiple special needs, in house support, and adult respite.
Centretown Community Health Centre
Centretown Community Health Centre offers a variety of services to promote healthy families.
Ottawa Parent Resource Centre
Bridging the gap between parenting needs and the wide range of resources available. Information and support is provided to parents, caregivers, and professionals working with families.
Success By Six
Success By 6 is a community partnership dedicated to increasing awareness of and investment in early child development. The goal of Success By 6 is to offer all children a good start in life so that by the time they begin Grade One (age 6), they are physically, socially and emotionally healthy and ready to learn.

Health Matters

'Healthy Mothers - Healthy Babies: How to Prevent Low Birth Weight' conference
In May 2007, the Alberta Perinatal Health Program hosted the 'Healthy Mothers - Healthy Babies: How to Prevent Low Birth Weight' conference. A panel of experts attending the conference developed a consensus statement containing 22 recommendations as to how to address the issue of low birth weight.
Best Start
A provincial resource centre that seeks to enhance the capacity of service providers to implement effective health promotion programs for expectant and new parents (including both Mom and Dad), newborns and young children.
Canadian Prenatal Nutrition Program
Community Action Program for Childrens' Projects Directory offers a complete listing of CAPC Projects across the country.
City of Ottawa - Planning for a Healthy Baby
Follow the link for City Services, Health, Womens Health, Planning for a Healthy Baby. This site contains good health information for all family members and also has links to City of Ottawa programs and services including prenatal classes.

Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding Help
For all of your breastfeeding questions and concerns.
La Leche League International
Lots of great breastfeeding support, guidance and assistance. Locate your local La Leche branch....

Clothing & Equipment

Ever So Tiny -
Neo-Natal nurse approved soft cottony knit preemie clothes that fits a baby when graduating from the incubator to a cot. For 3 to 8lbs. babies. Also, the ultimate nursing pillow for twin breast feeding or cuddling one or two babies of all sizes.

Ottawa Cloth Diapers

Ottawa Cloth Diapers provides you with excellent diaper products, free cloth diaper information, home showroom, cloth diaper packages, a cloth diaper trial program for the local customers as well as many other baby products.  We serve the Ottawa and Gatineau region as well as all of Canada and the United Statesthrough our online store.  If you have any questions or need any information on our products, please do not hesitate to contact us.  We will be happy to answer your questions.

Multiple Births

Multiple Births Canada
Expecting twins, triplets, quadruplets, more? This Site is Canada's national organization for all things multiple birth. Researchers, healthcare professionals, doulas and others will find resource literature, support Networks or the local support Chapter in your area.

Multiple Births: Prenatal Education & Bereavement Support
Comprehensive Site for families expecting and/or with twins, triplets and more. Support articles for professionals. Includes bereavement support for those losing one, more or all of their multiple birth babies.


Other Resources


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