Atwell Blog


Understanding consent and the role that it plays in healthy sexual relationships is critical for partners of all ages, sexual orientations, and backgrounds. Clearly confirming that you have your partner’s consent before engaging in sexual activity together is crucial every single time, no matter what. Use the information below to ensure that you fully understand […]


Giving birth to a new baby is a life-changing experience, and as you begin to adjust to life as a mother, it’s natural to experience a spectrum of emotions. Negative feelings in the postpartum period are nothing to feel ashamed about. On the contrary, nearly one-quarter of all Canadian mothers who have recently given birth […]

HAMILTON, Ontario:  Atwell Centre: Pregnancy Support Options, a well-known southern Ontario Community Health Agency provides non-judgmental support to women and men exploring pregnancy options and other sexual health issues, will be hosting its 11th Annual Gala on November 9, 2023.  The event will take place in person at Carmen’s Banquet Centre in Hamilton and will […]

Unplanned Pregnancy

Did you know that 61% of Canadian women will face an unexpected pregnancy in their lifetime? That means that more than half of the women you encounter every single day have had or will have this shared experience. But that doesn’t make it any easier. If you suspect you may have become pregnant or have […]

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Society often portrays pregnancy as a time of joyful anticipation, but for many women and their partners, this portrayal doesn’t reflect reality. Being pregnant comes with a whole host of physical symptoms and emotional changes that can be unexpected and overwhelming, even during a planned pregnancy. With an unplanned pregnancy, there can be even more […]

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As young people grow up, they’ll face many decisions regarding relationships, sexuality, sexual behaviour, and gender identity. These decisions can impact their sexual health and well-being, which is why it’s crucial to receive sexual education. Comprehensive sexual health education can provide young people with honest and appropriate information and skills needed to help them take […]

HAMILTON, Ontario:  On May 6, 2023, Atwell Centre’s educational branch, S.H.A.R.E., will host its first-ever youth conference at Compass Point Bible Church in Burlington, Ontario.  The one-day conference will feature workshops that empower youth to understand the intrinsic value of themselves and others as well as provide opportunities for parents to explore how to talk […]

With the changing landscape in health care, more and more patients are receiving improved diagnostic tests like point-of-care ultrasounds. This ultrasound can diagnose an abdominal aortic aneurysm, pneumonia,  heart failure, or assess new pregnancies. Thanks to its speed and accurate testing, point-of-care ultrasound provides women with prompt and reliable ultrasound testing.  If you’re confused and […]

Post-Adoption Support

Even after it is finalized, adoption is an evolving experience with unique challenges. You don’t have to experience your emotions and challenges alone. Whether you’re a birth parent, adoptive parent, or adopted child, there are post-adoption support systems available to you.  Below, we’ll go over potential post-adoption support services that can help on your journey: […]