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Useful Resources for the COVID-19 Outbreak

Last Updated April 5, 2020

In the midst of the novel coronavirus outbreak, there is a tremendous amount of information swirling all around us. We are compiling the resources that we have found to be the most useful for women, parents, and families at this time. We hope that this is helpful and we will be updating this post periodically.

Alberta-specific resources

Alberta – Help in Tough Times
http://albertahealthservices.ca/amh/Page16759.aspx

Alberta Health Services COVID-19 information, including a self-screening tool
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/topics/Page16997.aspx

Physiotherapy Alberta telerehabilitation guide
https://www.physiotherapyalberta.ca/files/telerehabilitation_patient_information.pdf

Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators tele-rehabilitation guide
https://www.alliancept.org/download/11276

Vida Health & Wellness virtual appointments and telehealth
https://www.vidahealth.ca/telehealth-and-virtual-appointments/

Mental health and personal safety resources

Love is Respect – domestic violence, abusive relationships, personal safety
https://www.loveisrespect.org

How to Stay Sane While the World Falls Apart
https://medium.com/@starlingdavid/how-to-stay-sane-while-the-world-falls-apart-c2f44396766d

Support your kids during the COVID-19 pandemic
https://www.ualberta.ca/newtrail/featurestories/2020/march/support-your-kids-during-the-covid-19-pandemic

Tools for Managing Anxiety During COVID-19 – A video with tools and techniques from Amber Laing, the occupational therapist at Vida Health & Wellness
https://youtu.be/KYzTMbHEx_M

Pelvic Health Resources

Pop-Up School (affiliate link) – Information for people with pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and their healthcare providers.
https://pop-s-school.thinkific.com/?ref=43d1dd 

Motherhood Link: Preparing your core and pelvic floor for a strong birth and postpartum recovery strategies (c-section or vaginal delivery).
https://motherhoodlink.ca/preview-prenatal-pelvic-health-pelvic-floor-core-basics/

Pelvic Health Solutions Resource List – Another compilation of websites, videos, blogs, and more – all related to pelvic health
https://pelvichealthsolutions.ca/resources/

Breastfeeding Resources

CDC: Breastfeeding and COVID-19
https://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/breastfeeding-special-circumstances/maternal-or-infant-illnesses/covid-19-and-breastfeeding.html

UNICEF – COVID-19 information for parents (scroll down for breastfeeding)
https://www.unicef.org/stories/novel-coronavirus-outbreak-what-parents-should-know

Stanford Medicine breastfeeding videos and guides
https://med.stanford.edu/newborns/professional-education/breastfeeding.html

Therapeutic breast massage and hand expression
https://player.vimeo.com/video/65196007

Online Yoga Resources

Heart and Bones Yoga
https://www.heartandbonesyoga.com

Nosco Yoga – yin yoga, qi gong, meditation classes
https://www.noscoyoga.com/home-online/

Mindful Strength (yoga and strength training): Promo Code for 1 month free: PANDEMIC 
https://kathrynbruniyoung.com/courses/mindful-strength-membership/

Online Learning and Information Sharing

Pop-Up School (affiliate link) – Information for people with pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and their healthcare providers.
https://pop-s-school.thinkific.com/?ref=43d1dd 

Motherhood Link: Preparing your core and pelvic floor for a strong birth and postpartum recovery strategies (c-section or vaginal delivery).
https://motherhoodlink.ca/preview-prenatal-pelvic-health-pelvic-floor-core-basics/

Ehlers Danlos Society Videos & Webinars
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC652wu-mvi2ghwQN-is7LIQ

Online courses for women’s health, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and breastfeeding support (Check each provider for courses offered online. Some are switching their offerings to a virtual format, so check periodically for updates.)
Pelvic Health Solutions
Herman & Wallace
Medbridge
Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT)
Embodia Academy

Things to Do

Fitbod: Currently offering free bodyweight workouts
https://www.fitbod.me

Knitted Knockers: Learn to knit or crochet, and make breast prostheses for people who have had mastectomies
http://knittedknockerscanada.com/index.html
https://www.knittedknockers.org/

 

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