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Handouts and Health Resources

Diabetes


Diabetes Definition and Diagnosis

  • Are you at risk? Questionnaire
    • A quick tool for helping you assess your risk of diabetes. It also describes the symptoms and diagnostic tests for diabetes.
  • Diabetes Fact Sheet
    • Explains the different types, complications, risk factors, symptoms, prevention, and treatment of diabetes.
  • Prediabetes Fact Sheet
    • A guide that defines prediabetes, describes risk factors of type 2 diabetes, and suggests lifestyle changes.
  • Type 2 Diabetes: the basics
    • A resource that describes the basics of type 2 diabetes including risk factors, getting support, complications, and management.
General Tips Diet & Nutrition
  • Alcohol
    • Describes drinking recommendations, risks associated with drinking, and steps for reducing risks while drinking.
  • Basic Carbohydrate Counting
    • A step-by-step guide to carbohydrate counting.
  • Eating Away from Home
    • Provides consideration when eating away from home, solutions to common challenges, and tips for making wise food choices.
  • Glycemic Index (GI) Food Guide
    • A comprehensive list of common low, medium, and high glycemic index foods.
  • Handy Portion Guide
    • A quick guide that explains how you can use your hands to estimate appropriate portions.
Physical Activity
  • Benefits of Physical Activity
    • A printable resource that describes the benefits of physical activity, getting motivated, identifying barriers, and overcoming challenges.
  • Physical Activity Fact Sheet
    • Describes the importance of exercise, how to stay safe when exercising, and how to maintain your momentum.
  • Planning for Regular Physical Activity
    • A resource to help you prepare for physical activity. It contains a sample walking plan, explores the pros and cons of inactivity, and gives a step-by-step approach to developing an exercise plan.
  • Introductory Resistance Program
    • Describes the guidelines for resistance training and 12 different exercises you can try.
  • Resistance Exercise Guidelines
    • Describes the guidelines for resistance training and 12 different exercises you can try. Additional exercises are also included.
  • Maintaining Aerobic Exercise
    • Contains a sample aerobic exercise plan, a guide to making SMART goals, and how to stay motivated.
Foot Care




Drug and Alcohol Use


Alcohol Use

  • Alcohol and Older Adults
    • Explains how aging can make drinking alcohol risker and describes recommended drinking limits for adults over the age of 65.
  • Alcohol and the Immune System
    • Lists 4 things you should know about how drinking alcohol can affect the immune system and your health.
  • Knowing your Limits with Alcohol
    • A practical guide to assessing your drinking. This teaches you how to count your drinks, identify risky drinking, outlines low-risk alcohol drinking guidelines, and provides tips on drinking less.
  • Have FOMO?
    • A graphic that describes the low-risk drinking guidelines.
  • Youth Alcohol Intoxication
    • Describes how youth alcohol intoxication can be an emergency and what we can do to help prevent it.
Cannabis Use




Nutrition and Active Living


Active Living

  • Canada's Physical Activity Guide
    • A handbook that is designed to explain the importance of physical activity and help you to build it into your routines at home, at school, at work, at play and on the way.
Nutrition Personalizing Your Plate to Include Foods from Other Cultures
  • Asian Indian Cuisine
    • A resource that describes how you can personalize your plate to include Asian Indian cuisine.
  • Chinese Cuisine
    • A resource that describes how you can personalize your plate to include Chinese cuisine.
  • Filipino Cuisine
    • A resource that describes how you can personalize your plate to include Filipino cuisine.
  • Latin American
    • A resource that describes how you can personalize your plate to include Latin American cuisine.
  • Middle Eastern Cuisine
    • A resource that describes how you can personalize your plate to include Middle Eastern cuisine.




Immunization


General Information

Specific Vaccines




Sexual Health


Sexual Activity

LGBTTQ+
  • Understanding Bisexuality On Its Own Terms
    • A resource that reviews some recent studies that explore attitudes towards bisexuals as well as some of the challenges faced by bisexuals in their intimate relationships.
  • Understanding Asexuality
    • Describes how asexuality is defined, how common it is, and how it is understood and experienced by individuals who self-identify as asexual.
  • Playing by the Rules
    • Examined the emergence of gender typed behaviour and attitudes among young children. The topics discussed in the document include gender-typed preferences among young children, gender-typed behaviour and parental attitudes, shyness and aggression, and gender-typed selection of toys and activities.
  • Beyond Male and Female
    • A document that explores some of the different ways that trans people experience and define their gender and sexual identities.
STIs
  • HIV Basics
    • A resource that describes what HIV is, how HIV can be passed, and how HIV can be treated.
  • Chlamydia Testing
    • Explores the attitudes and beliefs of young people towards chlamydia testing and discusses some common misconceptions and fears that prevent them from seeking testing and treatment.
  • Immunize Canada’s HPV poster
    • A poster that briefly describes what HPV is and what you can do to protect yourself.




Arthritis


Arthritis Types

  • About Osteoarthritis
    • A comprehensive guide that describes what osteoarthritis is, the early signs, strategies for self-management, and possible treatments.
  • Osteoarthritis Patient Journey
    • Use this document to learn about the various steps in the osteoarthritis patient experience. Not all steps will apply to everyone, but this can help you learn more about what you might expect and how to effectively manage your osteoarthritis.
  • About Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • A comprehensive guide that describes what rheumatoid arthritis is, the early signs, strategies for self-management, and possible treatments.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient Journey
    • A document that will help you better understand how to manage your symptoms related to rheumatoid arthritis, practice self-management techniques, and inform your follow up appointments with your healthcare provider.
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis Patient Journey
    • Use this document to learn about the various steps in the ankylosing spondylitis patient experience. It will help you better understand how to manage your symptoms, practice self-management techniques, and inform your follow up appointments with your healthcare provider.
  • Psoriatic Arthritis Patient Journey
    • A document that will help you better understand how to manage your symptoms related to psoriatic arthritis, practice self-management techniques, and inform your follow up appointments with your healthcare provider.
  • Psoriatic Arthritis Infographic
    • An infographic that describes the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and self-management strategies of psoriatic arthritis.
Symptoms and Risks
  • Joint Symptom Tracker
    • A checklist for joint pain symptoms. If you answered YES to many of these questions you might want to make an appointment to talk to your health-care provider.
  • Daily Symptom Tracker
    • A printable tool for you and your healthcare provider to spot patterns and help manage your care.
  • Arthritis Goal Tracker
    • A printable goal tracker to write down your treatment goals. You can keep the goal tracker in a visible place (such as on your fridge door) so you can be reminded of your goals and can track your progress more easily.
Medications
  • Biologics and Biosimilars
    • Describes treatments available for inflammatory arthritis, what biologics are, what biosimilars are, how these drugs work, and the safety of these drugs.
  • Biosimilars FAQ
    • Provides answers to frequently asked questions about biologics and biosimilars.
Medical Cannabis
  • Medical Cannabis and Arthritis
    • A comprehensive resource that provides you with reliable, evidence-based information about medical cannabis to help you make informed choices about your arthritis care.
Navigating Your Healthcare
  • Navigating your Healthcare
    • A document that will help you understand how the healthcare system works, how to interact with healthcare professionals, how to get the most out of your medical appointments, medications for arthritis, funding your healthcare costs, and how to advocate for yourself.
  • Appointment Checklist
    • An appointment checklist that outlines a few action items you can do a few weeks before, a few days before, the day before, and immediately after the appointment.
  • Post-Appointment Record
    • A printable post-appointment record you can fill out to keep track of what you learned at the appointment, changes to medications, referrals to another healthcare professional, referrals for tests, and recommendations.
  • Understanding Your Coverage Options
    • Provides information on the public health insurance plan, private group insurance plans, and individual/family health plans.
  • Additional Sources of Medical Coverage
    • Contains a list of additional medical coverage sources.
  • Key Questions for your Healthcare Professional
    • A list of questions you can consider asking your healthcare provider. Not every question will apply to every appointment or type of healthcare professional.
Chronic Pain and Fatigue
  • Managing Chronic Pain
    • A comprehensive guide that provides background information about managed versus unmanaged pain, strategies and techniques to improve your pain, and a list of medications to help manage arthritis pain.
  • Overcoming Fatigue
    • Contains information to help you find ways to minimize fatigue and get back to active living. The topics discussed include balancing your activities, sleep, physical activity and exercise, diet, dealing with depression, and chronic pain management.
  • Activity Diary
    • A printable diary designed to help you keep track of activities. It can be difficult to measure how much energy you use on different activities during the day, so it may be useful to track your activities and create a picture to help you see connections with your fatigue.
  • Sleep Diary
    • A printable diary that can be completed on a regular basis over time to help you to identify steps that you can take to improve your sleep.
  • Fatigue Quiz
    • A quiz to help you understand your level of fatigue and how well prepared you are to deal with it.
  • Sources of Fatigue
    • A document that outlines the main sources of fatigue.
  • Fatigue Tip Sheet
    • A concise list of tips that might help with your fatigue.
Surgery
  • Preparing for Surgery Checklist
    • A checklist to help ensure you’re ready in the months and weeks leading up to your surgery. It contains action items for the months before surgery, weeks before surgery, 24 hours before surgery, and what to pack in your hospital bag.
  • Should I Consider Joint Surgery?
    • A resource that will help you talk to your doctor about when surgery might be appropriate as well as the risks and benefits involved.
  • What to Expect from Surgery
    • Describes the different types of surgeries, surgery processes, and possible complications.
  • What to Do After Surgery
    • A guide that describes what to do after surgery regarding return to daily activity, pain management, and incision care.
  • Long-Term Functioning After Surgery
    • Describes how you can optimize long-term functioning after surgery.
Arthritis and Work
  • Arthritis and Work
    • A document that describes the challenges of working with arthritis, strategies to overcome these challenges, disclosing your condition, and your rights at work.
  • Accommodations for People with Arthritis
    • A resource that lists possible accommodation options for employees with arthritis. Not everyone with arthritis will require workplace accommodations, but for those who do, having support can significantly improve employment outcomes and reduce job disruptions.
  • Employment Rights & Responsibilities
    • A resource for employers to help understand their obligations under relevant legislation to ensure an inclusive and productive workforce.
  • Considering Whether to Start a Conversation about Arthritis at Work
    • A tool to help employees think through the communication process and identifies issues for employees to consider when making a decision about whether to communicate any health needs at work.
  • Planning your Conversation about Arthritis at Work
    • A tool to help employees start a dialogue about their workplace needs as they relate to arthritis. It contains key questions for you to think about beforehand and a sample script.
  • Taking Care of your Body at Work
    • Describes strategies for overcoming some of the most common at-work issues faced by people with arthritis (sitting, using a computer, standing, lifting, and driving).
  • Arthritis and Work Checklist
    • A series of checklists that will help make arthritis and persistent musculoskeletal disorders a regular conversation topic between employers, employees and their health-care providers.
Mental Health
  • Mental Health and Well-Being
    • A comprehensive guide that explains the link between arthritis and mental health, how to take action against stress, how to take care of your mental health, and what to do if you need support.
  • Mental Health Self-Assessment
    • Contains a mental health self-assessment quiz. Looking after your mind is just important as looking after your body, because factors such as stress can impact how you experience arthritis pain.
  • Understanding the Mental Healthcare Field
    • A resource that can help you understand different approaches to addressing mental illness through access to mental healthcare and promoting your mental wellness or wellbeing.
  • Food and Mood Tracker
    • A printable document that helps you track hours of sleep, food and water intake, overall mood, exercise, and medications.
  • Emotional Event Worksheet
    • A worksheet that helps you slow down and process an emotional event.
  • Thinking Realistically Worksheet
    • A guide that teaches you how to recognize your depressive thoughts and how they trigger a low mood, challenge depressive thoughts and replace them with realistic ones, and practice realistic thinking.
Self-Management
  • Daily Living
    • Contains tips for many aspects of daily living (choosing footwear, tools and devices, splints and braces, driving, sitting, standing, lifting, getting intimate, and staying in touch).
  • Staying Active
    • A guide that describes the benefits of physical activity and types of exercises that you can try.
  • Eating Well
    • A resource to help you make healthy nutrition choices about what, when and how you eat, giving your body the fuel and building blocks you need to stay active and feeling good.
  • Top 10 Exercises
    • A list of 10 exercises with descriptions and images.
  • Low Load Activities for Osteoarthritis
    • A list of activities that put less weight load on your joints, such as: cycling, walking with walking poles, Tai Chi, yoga, Pilates, and water-based activities like aqua fit, swimming, or pool walking.
  • Modifying Activities for Osteoarthritis
    • A document that contains a list of activities that may increase your pain and tips on how you can modify them.
  • Infoline FAQ
    • A list of frequently asked questions about arthritis.
Arthritis Rehabilitation and Education Program
  • Joint Protection for Hips and Knees
    • Contains suggestions to maximize your energy and protect your joints while you are active. Topics include sitting, stairs, footwear, maintaining a healthy weight, driving, staying physically active, and helpful devices.
  • Joint Protection for your Hands
    • A document with strategies to protect your hands. These strategies will help reduce joint stress and pain, reduce potential for deformity, and make daily activities easier.
  • Healthy Eating and Nutrition for Arthritis
    • A concise resource that outlines strategies for healthy eating.
  • Focused Breathing Exercise
    • Contains instructions for a focused breathing exercise for relaxation.
  • Choosing Footwear
    • Describes what you should look for in a shoe, consumer tips, and brands and types that you can consider.
  • Cold Therapy
    • Explains how you can use cold therapy to help reduce pain, inflammation, and swelling. It may be especially helpful during a flare when you have hot, swollen joints.
  • Heat Therapy
    • Describes how you can use heat therapy to help relax muscles and stimulate circulation, and thereby decrease pain. It may be helpful to apply heat before doing stretching exercises, as it warms the muscles and helps them stretch.
Childhood Arthritis
  • You, Your Child & Arthritis
    • A comprehensive resource for families of children with juvenile arthritis. This guide provides the information parents/caregivers need to understand their child’s disease and to feel comfortable caring for them.




Hypertension


  • Managing your Blood Pressure Brochure
    • Understand your numbers, advice for buying a blood pressure monitor and for home blood pressure monitoring, and how to have a low salt diet.
  • Hypertension Canada: Understanding and Managing Your Blood Pressure
    • A comprehensive guide that describes what hypertension is, signs of an emergency, when and why home monitoring is important, how to measure your blood pressure, hypertension prevention tips, hypertension control tips, healthy eating for a healthy blood pressure, and medications for managing high blood pressure.
  • Blood Pressure Log
    • Contains a printable log for recording your home blood pressure measurements.
  • Blood Pressure Measurement
    • A guide that describes how you can measure your own blood pressure, when to take the readings, and what device you can use.
  • 2020-22 Guidelines Booklet
    • A practical guide informed by the Hypertension Canada Guidelines for the prevention, diagnosis, risk assessment, and treatment of hypertension.
  • Blood Pressure Action Plan
    • Contains a list of healthy habits you can make to keep your blood pressure in the healthy range.




Cancer


Fact Sheets for Common Cancers:

  • Breast Cancer
    • Describes the risk factors, prevention, screening, signs and symptoms, and treatments of breast cancer.
  • Cervical Cancer
    • Describes the risk factors, prevention, screening, signs and symptoms, and treatments of cervical cancer.
  • Colorectal Cancer
    • Describes the risk factors, prevention, screening, signs and symptoms, and treatments of colorectal cancer.
  • Lung Cancer
    • Describes the risk factors, prevention, screening, signs and symptoms, and treatments of lung cancer.
  • Ovarian Cancer
    • Describes the risk factors, prevention, early detection, signs and symptoms, and treatments of ovarian cancer.
  • Prostate Cancer
    • Describes the risk factors, prevention, screening, signs and symptoms, and treatments of prostate cancer.
  • Skin Cancer
    • Describes the risk factors, prevention, early detection, signs and symptoms, and treatments of skin cancer.
  • Testicular Cancer
    • Describes the risk factors, prevention, early detection, signs and symptoms, and treatments of testicular cancer.
Guide to Healthy Living
  • Physical Health
    • A guide to healthy eating, physical activity, and sleeping well for individuals living with cancer.
  • Emotional Health
    • A resource to help you understand your emotions, cope with your feelings, and talk to your loved ones.
  • Sexual Health and Intimacy
    • A guide that describes common sexual health problems, how to get help, and tips for talking with your partner.
Managing Symptoms, Side Effects & Well-Being
  • Anxiety
    • A guide for patients, family, friends or caregivers who have anxiety before, during or after cancer treatment. It identifies causes of cancer-related anxiety and provides tips to alleviate the anxiety.
  • Bone Health
    • Provides some tips to help keep your bones healthy and strong during cancer treatments.
  • Bowel Function - Prostate Cancer
    • A guide for men who have had treatment for prostate cancer. It describes potential problems after treatment and strategies for helping diarrhea and constipation.
  • Constipation
    • A guide for people who have constipation before, during or after cancer treatment. It describes the causes of cancer-related constipation and what can be done to manage the constipation.
  • Depression
    • A resource that explores the symptoms, causes, and tips to help cancer-related depression.
  • Diarrhea
    • A guide for people who have diarrhea before, during or after cancer treatment. The resource will help you understand causes of diarrhea and how to manage it.
  • Dyspnea (Shortness of Breath)
    • Describes what happens during shortness of breath, causes of it, tips for managing it, and when you should talk to your healthcare team.
  • Exercise
    • Contains tips to help start an exercise routine, types of exercises to choose from, and strategies to exercise safely.
  • Fatigue
    • A guide that will help you understand causes of cancer-related fatigue and what can be done to manage it.
  • Fever
    • Provides information on how to measure your temperature accurately.
  • Hand-Foot Syndrome
    • Describes what hand-foot syndrome is, how to prevent it, and how to reduce the symptoms of it.




Respiratory - Asthma & COPD


Asthma

  • Red and Yellow Flags
    • A checklist that describes asthma related symptoms that you should be alert for and when you need to speak to your healthcare provider.
  • Diagnosis
    • A booklet that provides accurate information about the signs and symptoms of asthma, how asthma is diagnosed, and answers to frequently asked questions.
  • Triggers
    • A resource that helps you identify things in your environment that might trigger your asthma and ways you can avoid them.
  • Allergies
    • Describes how allergies and asthma are often related, how allergies are diagnosed, and treatments available for allergies.
  • Asthma and Influenza
    • A brochure that provides key facts about influenza, the effects of influenza on individuals with asthma, and how you can minimize your risk of contracting influenza.
  • Living Well with Asthma as an Older Adult
    • A booklet designed for older adults to best understand asthma and ask the right questions to get the best care possible. The booklet discusses the signs and symptoms of asthma, how asthma is different in older adults, diagnosis, treatments, and how to live with asthma.
  • Sara’s Ready - Preparing for the September Asthma Peak
    • Contains information about how you can help your child be ready for the September Asthma Peak. The Asthma Society of Canada encourages you to follow 10 tips to ensure your child has a safe return to school.
  • Walking a Good Walk with Asthma
    • An educational workbook that will help you learn about asthma, reducing your triggers, and medication to control your asthma. This workbook has been designed for First Nations community members and has information specifically relevant to these communities.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • What is COPD?
    • A resource that describes the signs and symptoms, causes, and diagnosis of COPD.
  • COPD and Treatment
    • Contains suggestions on how you can build a COPD team, quit smoking, and learn about different types of treatments for COPD.
  • Surgery
    • Describes different types of surgeries that may be recommended by your doctor.
  • Triggers and Flare-ups
    • A guide that contains tips for avoiding triggers, avoiding flare-ups, and breathing exercises that can help shortness of breath.
  • COPD and Physical Activity
    • A guide that provides tips for a successful exercise plan and different exercise ideas for various muscle groups. Talk to your doctor about the type of exercise program that would be best for you and how to use your medications before, during and after exercise.
  • COPD and Daily Life
    • Contains considerations to think about regarding building your own meal plan, intimacy, and advance care planning.
  • COPD Checklist
    • A checklist that can help you keep track of everything related to COPD.




COVID-19


Vaccine

  • COVID Vaccine Questions and Answers
    • A document created to give information and answer frequently asked questions about the vaccine and its distribution.
  • Vaccination in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding
    • An information tool that can be used to help make an informed decision about the COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  • Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines
    • An information sheet that provides basic information on the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines (who can receive the vaccine, ingredients of the vaccine, how it is administered, side-effects, safety measures, and more).
  • Comparison of Available Vaccines
    • Contains basic information on COVID-19 and a chart which compares the ingredients in different vaccines (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and AstraZeneca).
Prevention, Self-Monitoring, and Self-Isolating




Pregnancy and Baby Health


Prenatal/Pregnancy

  • Healthy Pregnancy Guide
    • A comprehensive guide that provides information on how you can take care of yourself before, during and after your pregnancy. Topics in the guide include prenatal nutrition, folic acid, alcohol and pregnancy, physical activity and pregnancy, smoking and pregnancy, oral health, and emotional health.
  • Health Before Pregnancy
    • A resource that describes how to make a reproductive life plan, how to live a healthy lifestyle and protect your fertility, and the importance of seeing a healthcare provider before pregnancy.
  • Routine Prenatal Care
    • Contains information about the goals of prenatal care and what to expect during your routine prenatal care visits.
  • Physical Changes During Pregnancy
    • A document that describes normal physical changes during pregnancy, how you can cope with normal pregnancy-related physical changes, and unusual changes that you should alert for.
  • Healthy Eating and Weight Gain
    • Describes tips for healthy eating and weight gain during pregnancy. This information sheet contains a brief list of foods to avoid during pregnancy.
  • Active Living
    • A guide that describes the benefits of physical activity during pregnancy, ideas for exercise, and activities that should be avoided during pregnancy.
  • Alcohol
    • A resource that explains that the safest choice is to drink no alcohol during pregnancy and suggests asking for help if you want to quit drinking.
  • Smoking
    • An information sheet that recommends stopping smoking before pregnancy. It also describes resources that can help you quit smoking and strategies to provide a smoke-free home for your baby.
  • Medications and Drugs
    • Describes the importance of discussing medications that you are taking with your healthcare provider, the harmful effects of taking recreational drugs during pregnancy, and the resources available if you want to quit using recreational drugs.
  • Safety During Pregnancy
    • Contains tips for reducing exposure to certain chemicals and pollutants during your pregnancy, making safe travel plans, using seatbelts and airbags properly, and making your workplace more comfortable.
  • Abuse
    • A resource that describes the forms of abuse within intimate relationships and how you can ask for help if you are being abused.
  • Mental Health
    • Describes how you can take care of your own mental health and signs that may indicate when it is important to reach out for help.
  • Pregnancy and Infant Loss
    • A resource that provides information about what to do in case of a miscarriage or stillbirth and how a healthcare provider can support you.
  • Click here for more resources on routine tests, pregnancy topics, preparing for delivery, and special considerations.
Labour
  • Preterm Labour
    • Provides information about risk factors, signs, assessments, and treatments for preterm labour.
  • Labour Progress
    • A resource that describes how you can prepare for labour, watch for early signs of labour in the last few weeks of your pregnancy, and the stages of labour.
  • Labour Support
    • Describes how having a support person or a group of support people with you during your labor and birth can make it easier and more enjoyable. This resource also lists comfort measures that may help during labour.
  • Interventions in Labour
    • Outlines the different assessments and interventions that may be needed during your labour and birth. The topics discussed include blood tests, intravenous line, how your baby’s heart rate will be monitored during labour, and interventions for inducing labour.
  • Pain Medications in Labour
    • A resource that describes the pain medications available for labour as well as their risks and benefits.
  • Caesarean Birth
    • An information sheet that discusses when a cesarean birth may be needed, risks associated with a caesarean birth, how to reduce your chances of needing a caesarean birth, how to prepare for a caesarean birth, and what to expect during recovery.
  • Vaginal Birth After Caesarean
    • Provides information about the risks and benefits of having a vaginal birth instead of a repeat caesarean birth and what to expect if you choose to have a vaginal birth after a caesarean birth.
  • Breech Birth
    • A document that describes what breech position is and possible options for you and your baby (vaginal birth, caesarean birth, turning a breech baby head down before labour starts).
After Delivery
  • Newborn Care
    • Describes the medications that are given to all babies shortly after birth, what conditions your baby will be screened for after 24 hours of life, and how you can take care of your newborn.
  • Newborn Safety
    • A guide that explains how you can provide a safe sleeping environment for you baby, calm and settle your baby, use a rear-facing car seat, protect your baby from falls, protect your baby at bath time from drowning, protect your baby from choking, and more.
  • Breastfeeding
    • A resource that describes the benefits of breastfeeding and resources that can provide breastfeeding support and information.
  • Recovery After Birth
    • Describes the normal changes that your body undergoes after giving birth, some discomfort or concerns that you may experience, and when you should contact your healthcare provider.
  • Transition to Parenthood
    • Contains tips on how you can prepare for parenting during pregnancy, build a support network before your baby is born, and take care of yourself physically and emotionally.
Breastfeeding
  • What to Look for When Breastfeeding
    • An information sheet that lists signs of good feedings and signs of poor feedings.
  • Weaning
    • Describes mother-led weaning, baby-led weaning, and situations when you should postpone weaning.
  • Waking a Sleepy Baby
    • A resource that suggests ways you can stimulate your baby’s senses to wake your baby up for feeding.
  • Tongue Tied
    • Describes the symptoms you may notice if your baby has tongue tie and different treatment options (frenotomy, frenuloplasty, tongue exercises, and “wait and see” approach).
  • Survival Guide for the First Two Weeks
    • A breastfeeding moms’ survival guide for the first two weeks that contains important tips for new mothers.
  • Storage and Handling of Breastmilk
    • An information sheet that describes how to store milk (at room temperature, in a refrigerator, and in a freezer), thaw breastmilk, and how to transport your breastmilk.
  • Sore Nipples
    • A guide that explains how to position your baby during feeding, strategies for latch-on, and treatments to remedy sore nipples.
  • Positioning Latch-on Mother Led
    • Describes the steps to mother-led latching and how to check your latch-on.
  • Positioning Latch-on Baby Led
    • Describes the steps to baby-led latching.
  • Plugged Ducts and Mastitis
    • A fact sheet that describes the signs, symptoms, and remedies of plugged ducts, plugged nipple pores, and mastitis.
  • Increasing Supply
    • Describes tips on increasing your breast milk supply including having more breast stimulation, using a breast pump, caring for yourself, keeping records, and seeking help when needed.
  • I Wish I Knew
    • A document with a list of advice from moms who have successfully breastfed their babies.
  • Hunger Cues
    • A list of infant hunger cues that indicate your baby may be ready for breastfeeding.
  • How to Dry up Milk Supply
    • Contains recommendations for reducing the discomfort of engorgement and assisting with reduction or “drying up” the milk supply.
  • Hands-on Pumping
    • Explains the steps in a hands on pumping routine.
  • Hand Expression of Breastmilk
    • Explains the steps in a hands expression routine. Hand expression is a handy skill to have when you need to empty your breasts and your baby is temporarily unable to breastfeed.
  • Engorgement
    • Describes steps you can take to prevent engorgement and what you can do if you have moderate or extreme engorgement.
Important Milestones for Your Child




Safety and Injuries


Exercises