Whether you are a mom with young children, a soon-to-be mom, or a first-time mom, we all want to know how to best take care of our children and ourselves during the COVID-19 pandemic here in Toronto. At InvigoPhysio, we have compiled a list of reliable, and Canadian COVID-19 resources for you and for your family.
If you have questions about prenatal care or postnatal recovery, remember that InvigoPhysio is still here to support you. Our clinic is open with some changes, and we offer virtual health to support you through our secure video platform. It is a great way to make sure you are on track with your rehab progress from the comfort of your home.
Please note: The below resources were most recently updated on June 28, 2022. Some of the below resources lead to external sites and in no way reflect the opinions of InvigoPhysio. These are only suggested resources: if you have medical concerns, or are seeking medical advice, we suggest connecting with your medical team. Connect with us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more specific pelvic health and prenatal and postnatal information.
COVID-19 Resources for Toronto Moms (and soon-to-be Moms)
Call if you develop symptoms of suspected COVID-19.
Toronto Public Health Hotline
Call if you have questions about COVID-19.
COVID-19 Fact Sheets from Toronto Public Health:
Plus here is advice from Canada Public Health (updated May 4, 2022) for mothers during COVID-19, including those who are pregnant, ready to give birth, and caring for newborns. This advice from Canada Public Health for mothers in Toronto and across Canada covering breastfeeding, visitors after your baby is born, and mental health is also available as a PDF.
Nutritional Advice from Dietitians of Canada
Nutrition is an important aspect of both prenatal and postpartum care. As we all navigate new ways to get groceries and nourish our families and loved ones while we social distance, Dietitians of Canada have advice and answers to common questions.
Find more nutritional advice for the general public from Dietitians of Canada.
Should I continue to breastfeed my baby if I have COVID-19 or suspect I have COVID-19?
As of April 6, 2020, and updated on August 10, 2021, the Canadian Paediatric Society still advises that new mothers with COVID-19 can still breastfeed their babies.
Exercising and pelvic floor health in the age of COVID-19
We know it can be difficult to stick to your exercise routine even during the best of times. It can be tougher now with all the changes in our routines. However, it is important to keep up with exercising during your pregnancy and postpartum recovery. While these resources below speak to a time before COVID-19 was announced as a global pandemic, they are still relevant and can help you with protecting your pelvic health while moving:
- Exercising During Pregnancy-Prenatal Exercise
- How to Support Your Pelvic Floor while Running
- How to Exercise After Your Pregnancy-Postpartum Exercise
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