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Barrie - Prenatal and Breastfeeding Services

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.

 

Click here for more information and resources related to pregnancy and breastfeeding, or contact Health Connection by calling 705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520 Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., by email or connect with us wherever you are on Facebook or Twitter.

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

705-721-7520 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

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. 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.
Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program:

MotherCare

Barrie/Innisfil/Angus 705-733-3227 ext. 2236  

https://www.facebook.com/simcoecountycapc

MotherCare is a weekly drop-in program that provides information and support to pregnant individuals who are low-income, teen/young parents or are new to Canada.
County of Simcoe

 

1-800-263-3199

www.simcoe.ca

Children Services, Community and Social Services, Ontario Works and Housing information/support.
Young Parent Resource Program  

Barrie/Innisfil/Angus 705-733-3227 ext. 2236  

www.catulpa.on.ca

Support, resources and parenting programs for individuals that are 23 years of age and under that are pregnant or parenting.
Personal 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.barrienativefriendshipcentre.com

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. This program allows for cultural access.
CMHA Mental Health & Addiction Services of Simcoe County:  Crisis Services  1-888-893-8333

www.cmha-mhassc.ca

Telephone crisis line for youth and adults experiencing a personal crisis 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.cmha-mhassc.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. 
Eat Right Ontario 1-877-510-5102

www.eatrightontario.ca

Information and advice on nutrition and healthy eating. Registered dietitian available by phone or online.
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 1-888-301-7276

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 705-721-7520  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: Car Seat Clinics 705-721-7520  1-877-721-7520 www.simcoemuskokahealth.org Support/instruction to correctly install infant car seat. 
Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit: Sexual Health

705-721-7520  1-877-721-7520 www.simcoemuskokahealth.org

Confidential sexual health counseling.
Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit: Tobacco Cessation 705-721-7520  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. 24 hours, 7 days a week.
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

www.barriefht.ca

By appointment to assist with challenges in starting or continuing breastfeeding. Lactation Consultant available Monday, Thursday, Fridays and every other Tuesday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.,  Public Health Nurse available every other Tuesdays 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 370 Bayview Drive, 3rd Floor.  Accepts non-members.
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.barrienativefriendshipcentre.com

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. This program allows for cultural access.
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

705-721-7520  or 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 Barrie Ontario Early Years Center (OEYC), 129 Ferris Lane.
Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit:

Health Connection

705-721-7520  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

705-721-7520  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 from a registered nurse 24 hours, 7 days a week for all new & expectant moms who have questions related to breastfeeding their child. For complex situations lactation experts available.

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