In addition to the resources below you may also be interested in the list of books and DVDs that are in our lending library. They are at the bottom of the list of links.

COVID Resources
Perinatal Mental Health Resources in the Waterloo Region

Public Health information for Travelers entering Canada
How to self isolate
Travelers entering Canada Government of Canada 

Information about Grand River Hospital

Prenatal Resources

Information about Midwifery Care

Midwifery Education Program

Childbirth Education



Postpartum Resources

Health & Well Being

Alternative Health Practitioners

Family Resources

Violence against women

Facebook Groups

There is a Facebook group for Blue Heron Moms to join. It is called Blue Heron Moms and Babies.  You do have to be a Facebook user to participate. It is set up to allow any member of the group to add a new member.

There is also a group set up for Dads called Uptown Dads.

Please note that these pages are not monitored by the midwives or administration at Blue Heron. They are group pages set up by parents for parents.

Books and DVDs

The following is a list of books and DVDs that are excellent choices to prepare you for pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and early parenting. All of these are available to borrow from our Resource Lending Library if you are one of our clients. The majority of these books we have ordered from Words Worth Books, many of these are always in stock on their shelves.

Pregnancy and Birth Preparation:

  • Active Birth by Janet Balaskas

  • Birth Partner by Penny Simkin

  • Birthing From Within by Pam England

  • Business of Being Born by Ricki Lake (DVD)

  • Childbirth Wisdom by Judith Goldsmith

  • Comfort Measures for Childbirth by Penny Simkin

  • Complete Book of Pregnancy & Childbirth by Sheila Kitzinger

  • Gentle Birth Choices by Barbara Harper (Book and DVD)

  • Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering by Sarah Buckley

  • Heart & Hands by Elizabeth Davis

  • Hypnobirthing by Marie Morgan

  • I’m Pregnant by Lesley Regan

  • Immaculate Deception by Suzanne Arms

  • Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin

  • More Business of Being Born by Ricki Lake (DVD)

  • Mother of All Pregnancy Books by Ann Douglas

  • Natural Born Babies by Lorri Walker (DVD)

  • Natural Pregnancy Book by Aviva Jill Romm

  • Organic Birth by Debra Pascali-Bonaro (DVD)

  • Orgasmic Birth by Debra Pascali-Bonaro (DVD)

  • Our Bodies Ourselves: Pregnancy & Birth by The Boston Women’s Health Collective

  • Relaxation, Rhythm, Ritual by Penny Simkin (DVD)

  • Special Delivery by Rahima Baldwin

  • Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin

  • Your Best Birth by Ricki Lake

  • Your Pregnancy Month by Month by Peter Saunders

Exercise and Health:

  • Becoming Vegetarian by Melina & Davis

  • Belly Dance Prenatal Fitness by World Dance NY (DVD)

  • Homeopathy for Pregnancy, Birth, and Baby’s First Year by Miranda Castro

  • Pilates: Pre & Post Natal by Karen Toth

  • Postnatal Rescue by Erin O’Brien (DVD)

  • Postnatal Yoga by Gaiam (DVD)

  • Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom by Christiane Northrup

  • Yoga for Pregnancy by Sandra Jordan


  • BestFeeding by Mary Renfrew

  • Breastfeeding Matters by Best Start, a government publication

  • Dr. Jack Newman Visual Guide to Breastfeeding by Dr. Jack Newman (DVD)

  • Guide to Breastfeeding by Dr. Jack Newman

Early Parenting:

  • 25 Things Every New Mother Should Know by Dr. Sears

  • After the Baby’s Birth by Robin Lim

  • Baby Book by Dr. Sears

  • Baby Owner’s Games by Lynn Rosen

  • Baby Owner’s Manual by Louis Borgenicht

  • Being With Babies by Wendy McCarty

  • Beyond the Sling by Mayim, Bialik

  • Breeder by Ariel Gore

  • Crouching Father, Hidden Toddler by C. W. Nevius

  • Father’s First Steps by Dr. Sears

  • Mind of your Newborn Baby by David Chamberlain

  • Mongoose Diaries by Erin Noteboom

  • No-Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Pantley