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Pregnancy and Before

Collingwood - 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.

 

 

Click here for more information and resources related to pregnancy and breastfeeding, or contact Health Connection by calling 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.
Collingwood General and Marine Hospital: Prenatal Registration/Classes/Tours

705-444-8656
www.cgmh.on.ca

Prenatal hospital registration. Provides prenatal class and tour.
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
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.

Midwives Nottawasaga:

Collingwood Clinic

705-446-2511

www.midwivesnottawasaga.org

Health care for pregnant women and their babies during the first six weeks after baby, including breastfeeding support. 
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.
Chippewas of Rama First Nation Health Centre: Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program 705-325-3611

First Nations Health Centre clients only.

A voucher & education program for prenatal and breastfeeding moms.

Chippewas of Rama First Nation Health Centre: Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program  705-325-3611

First Nations Health Centre clients only.

A comprehensive program from prenatal education, through to healthy newborn/healthy child.

CMHA Mental Health & Addiction Services of Simcoe County:  Crisis Services 

 

1-888-893-8333

www.cmhastarttalking.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.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. 
Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program: MotherCare 

705-445-9770 ext. 5230

https://www.facebook.com/simcoecountycapc

Provides support to pregnant women with low income or receiving social assistance.
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.
North Simcoe Muskoka Walk-In Counselling Clinic

1-888-726-2503

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.
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 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.
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 Ontario
1-877-797-0000

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.
Chippewas of Rama First Nation Health Centre: Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program

705-325-3611

www.mnjikaning.ca

First Nations Health Centre clients only.

A comprehensive program from prenatal education, through to healthy newborn/healthy child.

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.

Midwives Nottawasaga:

Collingwood Clinic

705-446-2511

www.midwivesnottawasaga.org

Midwifery practice clients only.

Health care for pregnant women and their babies during the first six weeks after baby, including breastfeeding 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.
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 10:30 am to 12:00 pm at the Collingwood EarlyON Child and Family Centre, 250A Peel Street.
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 Ontario 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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