We are pleased to announce the opening of Uptown Midwives & Family Wellness, a satellite clinic extending the services of Midwifery Care - North Don River Valley to midtown Toronto.
Come drop in with your baby, meet new moms and get free breastfeeding advice from Debby Noar.
Enjoy a drink and snack during this 2 hour mid-day event.
Wednesday, Jan 23 - 11am-1pm
Wednesday, Feb 20th - 11am-1pm
New Sessions: Government-Funded Prenatal Classes for Orthodox Jewish Women
Sign up for one of two sessions:
Session 1: Mondays: Jan 21, Jan 28, Feb 4 & 11
Session 2: Mondays: March 4, 11, 18 & 25
Learn how to breastfeed! Sign up for a 2.5hr class:
Sunday, Jan 27 - 11am-1:30pm
Wednesday Feb 20 - 7-9:30pm
Sunday Feb 24 - 11am-1:30pm
$40 per person or $75 per couple/pair
Does your partner struggle with depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, spectrum disorder or any other mental-health issues? Join Anna Sherman, RP, in a confidential, supportive environment to gain skills and promote self-care.
The six week series begins February 21st @ Uptown Midwives & Family Wellness.
Sign up HERE.
Classes taught by Liliana Custodio, MSW @ Uptown Midwives
Tuesday February 19 - March 19, 2019 (7:00-9:30pm)
Tuesday May 7 - June 4, 2019 (7:00-9:30pm)
Location: Uptown Midwives & Family Wellness (3424 Bathurst St., North York, ON)
My anxiety around that process and not having had the extra time and attention from my first provider had left me feeling uninformed and scared. But the care I received from my midwives was just invaluable and I'm thankful I switched before giving birth!
What an exciting few weeks this has been!
Not only did we recently hold our official clinic open house, which gave us the chance to share our beautiful new space with many of our beloved families, friends and colleagues, we also performed the traditional Jewish practice of placing mezuzahs in our doorways.
Mezuzahs are comprised of a small piece of parchment placed within a permanent case and affixed to the inside edge of a doorframe. The parchment is inscribed with special spiritual scriptures from the Jewish bible (Torah) and sealed in a weather-proofed housing. It is believed that these holy scrolls provide a good omen for blessings, health and good fortune.
May Uptown Midwives & Family Wellness, and all those who pass through our doors grow to see an abundance of these blessings!
We have moved into our new clinic space at:
3424 Bathurst Street (just south of Wilson Ave.)
If you have an upcoming appointment booked with one of our midwives it will be held here.
For those of you experienced with renovations, big moves or even parenthood, you may personally recognize how even the best laid plans are often upended!
It's a scorcher out there, folks! And while 45C with the humidex is bad enough for the average person, those of you growing a human are hit especially hard on days like this. As midwives, we often get pages when the mercury passes 30 degrees with complaints of cranky uterine muscles, faintness and generalized discomfort. Here's a primer on keeping your cool when there's a heatwave afoot.
Your uterus, like any other muscle in your body, gets cranky and tired with use and will complain more loudly if you've been particularly active or are a little dehydrated. Unfortunately, the pains tend to be worse at night, just when you're trying to sleep.