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Are you thinking of starting a family or expecting a baby?
Are you a new parent or a parent of young children?
We are here to help!

Please call 519-258-2146 ext. 1350 if you have any questions, want to learn more,
or to sign up for one of our programs and services listed below.


pregnant women

Health Before Pregnancy

If there’s a baby in your future, it’s important to plan for it. The choices you make before pregnancy can affect your baby’s health – as well as your own. Find out what you can do now for a healthy start in your future pregnancy.

Health Before Pregnancy: Take the Time to Ask These Nine

It’s important to have a discussion with your doctor if you’re thinking about getting pregnant. To have the healthiest pregnancy and healthiest baby possible, take the time to discuss these nine questions with your doctor.

Building Block for Better Babies

A program for pregnant moms and moms with young babies offered in-person and/or online.  Covers: nutrition for mom and baby, and parenting topics.

Healthy Babies Healthy Children

A home visiting program for pregnant mothers and families with children from birth until entry to school. Helps families learn about how to connect with your child, and how to support baby’s growth and development.

Healthy Families Hotline

A Public Health Nurse can answer your questions on nutrition, weight gain, smoking cessation, alcohol use, etc. during pregnancy. The hotline is available 8:30an to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday at 519-258-2146 ext. 1350.

Nurse Practitioner

Our Nurse Practitioner provides regular prenatal and postnatal care for women and care for infants and children up to six years who do not have a health care provider. Please call to make an appointment

Prenatal Breastfeeding Classes

A 2 hour virtual or in-person class designed to prepare new parents for breastfeeding. This class is offered monthly.

Yomingo (Online Prenatal Education Program)

A free online prenatal course that you complete at your own pace. This program offers you excellent resources for everything about pregnancy, birth and beyond. Self-register.

Breastfeeding support

One-on-one breastfeeding support provided by a Public Health Nurse or Lactation consultant. Support is available in-person, by phone or video conferencing.

Healthy Babies Healthy Children

A home visiting program for pregnant mothers and families with children from birth until entry to school. Helps families learn about healthy pregnancy, how to connect with your baby, and how to support baby’s growth and development.

Healthy Families Hotline

A Public Health Nurse can answer your questions on breastfeeding, infant feeding, newborn care, sleep, postpartum depression, and more. The hotline is available 8:30an to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday at 519-258-2146 ext. 1350.

Legacy For Children

It’s a place for new moms to bond with their baby, learn how to support their growth and development, and connect with other moms.

Nurse Practitioner

Our Nurse Practitioner provides regular prenatal and postnatal care for women and care for infants and children up to six years who do not have a health care provider. Please call to make an appointment.

Prenatal Classes

A 2 hour virtual or in-person class designed to prepare new parents for breastfeeding. This class is offered monthly.

Breastfeeding support

One-on-one breastfeeding support provided by a Public Health Nurse or Lactation consultant. Support is available in-person, by phone or video conferencing.

Healthy Babies Healthy Children

A home visiting program for pregnant mothers and families with children from birth until entry to school. Helps families learn about how to connect with your child, and how to support baby’s growth and development.

Healthy Families Hotline

A Public Health Nurse can answer your questions on parenting, feeding your child, growth and development, toilet learning, discipline, mental health and more. The hotline is available 8:30an to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday at 519-258-2146 ext. 1350.

Nurse Practitioner

Our Nurse Practitioner provides regular prenatal and postnatal care for women and care for infants and children up to six years who do not have a health care provider. Please call to make an appointment.

Triple P

A parenting program that offers information, support and practical answers to every day parenting concern.

Health Connect Ontario

Health Connect Ontario provides free and confidential health advice and breastfeeding support available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 1-866-797-0000.

Infant Risk Center

Infant Risk Center is a US based website that provides information about medications while pregnant or breastfeeding.

Looksee Checklist

The Looksee Checklist monitors a child’s development from 1 month to 6 years of age and provides tips to help them grow.

OMama

OMama is a website that connects women and families in Ontario to trusted pregnancy, birth and early parenting information.

Ontario 211

Visit 211ontario.ca or dial 211 from your phone. Information and referrals to community and social services available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Phone service is available in more than 150 languages.

Ontario’s Maternal Newborn and Early Child Development Resource Centre

Resources in multiple languages for parents, future parents and families.

Ontario Poison Centre

Visit ontariopoisoncentre.ca or call 1-800-268-9017. Expert poison advice about common poison exposures such as medicine, plants and industrial chemicals. They can provide you with poison prevention information and educational materials.

Tips for New Parents

A resource designed to give new parents some basic information about your new baby, and resources in the community and online.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 12:08pm