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Pregnancy and Before

Barrie - Prenatal and Breastfeeding Help and Support

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has developed a list of community services for your information. It does not represent a complete listing of all available services. It is not intended as an endorsement of any individual or service. The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit does not assume responsibility for services provided by other organizations or service providers.

Prenatal Classes / Tours
Agency/Service Contact Information Description of Service
211 Community Connection Dial 211 or 1-866-743-7818

www.communityconnection.ca

Find local community programs and supports, i.e. prenatal education, doulas, lactation consultants, dietitians, First Nations, Metis, Inuit or Francophone services, 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Barrie & Community Family Health Team:

Prenatal Breastfeeding Class

705-721-0370

http://barriefht.ca/

Prenatal breastfeeding class 'Right From the Start', free of charge.
Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre:

Prenatal Registration/Tours 

705-728-9090 ext. 47160

www.rvh.on.ca

Prenatal hospital registration. Provides tour and information.
Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit:

Prenatal Classes

1-877-721-7520  www.simcoemuskokahealth.org Free in-person and online prenatal classes.
Medical Care

Contact your family doctor/nurse practioner or midwife for regular prenatal care.  If you do not have one, please see the supports below.

Agency/Service Contact Information Description of Service
Barrie & Community Family Health Team:

Prenatal & Well Baby Clinic        

705-721-0370 ext. 4 

www.barriefht.ca

Health care for pregnant women and their babies without a family doctor.
Barrie Midwives      705-727-7660

www.barriemidwives.com

Health care for pregnant women and their babies during the first six weeks after baby, including breastfeeding support.
Health Care Connect  1-800-445-1822

www.health.gov.on.ca

Help to find a family doctor or nurse practitioner. Services available by phone or online.
Telehealth

 

1-866-797-0000

www.ontario.ca

Free, confidential telephone service to get health advice or general health information from a registered nurse or nutrition advice or information from a registered dietitian. 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Community Services
Agency/Service Contact Information Description of Service
211 Community Connection Dial 211 or 1-866-743-7818 www.communityconnection.ca Find local community programs and supports, i.e. prenatal education, doulas, lactation consultants, dietitians, First Nations, Metis, Inuit or Francophone services, 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Barrie Native Friendship Centre: Healthy Babies Health Children 705-721-7689 ext. 215            

www.barrienfc.ca

Indigenous culturally based supports to Indigenous families. Working with families and their children with physical, mental, emotional and social issues including prenatal support and supports for children ages 0 to 6.
Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program: MotherCare

Barrie/Innisfil/Angus 705-733-3227 ext. 2160

https://www.facebook.com/simcoecountycapc

Provides support to pregnant women with low income or receiving social assistance.
CMHA Mental Health & Addiction Services of Simcoe County

1-888-893-8333

www.cmhastarttalking.ca

Full care system for those with addictions and mental health issues in Simcoe County /Muskoka District. Services available 24 hours, 7 days a week. Call to speak with a professionally trained mental health and addictions counselor.
CMHA Mental Health & Addiction Services of Simcoe County: Umbrella's Program

1-888-893-8333

www.cmhastarttalking.ca

Free confidential counseling, assessment, referral and support for women who are pregnant/newly parenting and struggling with their own or someone else's alcohol/substance use. 
County of Simcoe

1-800-263-3199

www.simcoe.ca

 Children Services, Community and Social Services, Ontario Works and Housing information/support.
Motherisk Helpline  1-877-439-2744

www.motherisk.org

Expert information on medications, herbal products, vitamins, infections, chemical exposures, occupational exposures, environmental exposures and medical conditions during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Motherisk Alcohol and Substance Use Helpline

1-877-327-4636

www.motherisk.org

Expert information on alcohol, nicotine and substance use during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Network 1-888-303-7245           

www.pailnetwork.ca

Support services to parents who have had a loss through ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, medical termination, stillbirth or newborn death.
Regional Sexual and Domestic Assault Treatment Centre 1-877-377-7438

www.osmh.on.ca

Prompt, confidential and individualized care and treatment. Also offering risk assessment, safety planning, referrals and follow up.
Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit: Healthy Babies Healthy Children 1-877-721-7520 www.simcoemuskokahealth.org For women and their families in the prenatal period, and families with children from birth until their transition to school. Program offers support in the home  to children and parents identified with difficulties to help with healthy pregnancy, feeding (including breastfeeding), nutrition education, healthy child development, baby care, safety, adjusting to parenthood, and more. Self-referral is encouraged.
Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit: Sexual Health

1-877-721-7520 www.simcoemuskokahealth.org

Confidential sexual health counseling.
Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit: Tobacco Cessation 1-877-721-7520

www.simcoemuskokahealth.org

One-on-one support for those thinking about reducing or quitting smoking.
Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions
1-800-461-4236            

www.familyconnexions.ca

Information, support and services to protect children and strengthen families.
Smokers' Helpline  1-877-513-5333

www.smokershelpline.ca

Free and confidential one-to-one support with a trained Quit Coach.
Telehealth  1-866-797-0000

www.ontario.ca

Free, confidential telephone service to get health advice or general health information from a registered nurse or nutrition advice or information from a registered dietitian. 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Walk-In Counselling Clinic1-888-726-2503

www.cfssc.ca

Provides free single session counselling on a drop in basis and quick access to support for individuals, couples and families. No pre-registration is required.
Breastfeeding Services
Agency/Service Contact Information Description of Service
211 Community Connection Dial 211 or 1-866-743-7818

www.communityconnection.ca

Find local community programs and supports, i.e. prenatal education, doulas, lactation consultants, dietitians, First Nations, Metis, Inuit or Francophone services, 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Barrie & Community Family Health Team:

Breastfeeding Services

705-721-0370 Option #4 

www.barriefht.ca

Individual breastfeeding appointment with a Lactation Consultant. Monday - Friday.  Can self-refer. Accepts non-members. 5 Quarry Ridge Road Suite 304, Barrie, ON L4M 7G1
Barrie Midwives 705-727-7660

www.barriemidwives.com

Midwifery practice clients only.

Health care for pregnant women and their babies during the first six weeks after baby, including breastfeeding support.
Barrie Native Friendship Centre:

Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program 

705-721-7689 ext. 215

www.barrienfc.ca

Indigenous culturally based supports to Indigenous families. Working with families and their children with physical, mental, emotional and social issues including prenatal support and supports for children ages 0 to 6.
International Breastfeeding Centre ($)     www.nbci.ca Online breastfeeding information, answers breastfeeding questions by email and individual appointments at the clinic for a fee.
La Leche League 1-800-665-4324

www.lllc.ca

Experienced mother-to-mother breastfeeding information, support and encouragement through trained volunteer leaders. Services by phone consultations or monthly group meetings.
Motherisk Helpline  1-877-439-2744

www.motherisk.org

Expert information on medications, herbal products, vitamins, infections, chemical exposures, occupational exposures, environmental exposures and medical conditions during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit:

Breastfeeding Place

1-877-721-7520

www.simcoemuskokahealth.org

Weekly drop-in group for mom-to-mom support, as well as an opportunity to ask questions and receive support from a public health nurse about breastfeeding, infant and child health, developmental stages, and parenting. Wednesdays 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the EarlyON Child and Family Centre,129 Ferris Lane.
Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit:

Health Connection

1-877-721-7520

www.simcoemuskokahealth.org

Free, confidential health information and advice at your fingertips. Breastfeeding telephone support provided by a Health Connection Nurse Monday to Friday 8:30am- 4:30pm.
Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit:

Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program

1-877-721-7520 www.simcoemuskokahealth.org For women and their families in the prenatal period, and families with children from birth until their transition to school. Program offers support in the home  to children and parents identified with difficulties to help with healthy pregnancy, feeding (including breastfeeding), nutrition education, healthy child development, baby care, safety, adjusting to parenthood, and more. Self-referral is encouraged
Telehealth 24/7 Breastfeeding Supports 1-866-797-0000

www.ontario.ca

Free, confidential telephone service to get health advice or general health information from a registered nurse or nutrition advice or information from a registered dietitian. 24 hours, 7 days a week.

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