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Muskoka - 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., be 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.

Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare

Huntsville District Memorial Hospital: Prenatal Registration/ Tours
705-789-0022 ext 2262

www.mahc.ca

Prenatal hospital registration. Provides tour and information.

Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare

South Muskoka Memorial Hospital: Prenatal Registration/ Tour
705-645-4404 ext 3272

www.mahc.ca

Prenatal hospital registration. Provides tour and information.
Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital: Prenatal Registration/Tours ($) 705-327-9123

www.osmh.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
Prenatal classes free of charge for expectant parents in their last trimester of pregnancy
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 of Muskoka

705-645-4011

www.midwivesofmuskoka.com


Health care for pregnant women and their babies during the first six weeks after baby, including breastfeeding support.
Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare Huntsville District Memorial Hospital: Huntsville Obstetrical Group

705-789-2311 ext: 2261

www.mahc.ca


Health care for pregnant women. Referrals can be made through a family doctor, nurse practitioner or self-referral.
Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare South Muskoka Memorial Hospital:  Prenatal Clinic 705-645-4404 ext. 3272

www.mahc.ca

 Health care for pregnant women. Referrals can be made through a family doctor or self-referral.
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: 

Great Beginnings

Gravenhurst/Bracebridge 705-645-3155 ext. 3241

Huntsville  705-645-3155 ext. 3242

www.thefamilyhelpnetwork.ca

Free, informal, drop-in for pregnant women and new mothers with babies up to 6 months.  Participants receive support and information to promote a healthy pregnancy, breastfeeding, pre and postnatal nutrition and community resources.  In addition, free milk, nutritious foods, and prenatal vitamins are provided.
District of Muskoka

 

1-800-461-4210

www.muskoka.on.ca

Children Services, Community and Social Services, Ontario Works, and Housing information/support.

  

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.
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.
Motherisk Morning Sickness Helpline  1-800-436-8477

www.motherisk.org

Expert information on morning sickness during pregnancy.

Muskoka-Parry Sound Community Mental Health Services:  Crisis Services

1-888-893-8333

www.mpscmhs.on.ca

Telephone crisis line for youth and adults experiencing a personal crisis 24 hours, 7 days a week. Call to speak with a professionally trained mental health and addictions counselor.
Muskoka Parry Sound Sexual Assault Services

1-800-461-2929 (24 hour crisis helpline)

1-877-406-1268 or text 705-774-0671 Mon-Fri, 8:30a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

www.daphnewymn.com

Offers a Women's Sexual Assault helpline 24/7 and various sexual assault services including referral, advocacy, counselling, crisis concerns, drop-in programs, accompaniment services.

Muskoka Postpartum Peer Support Group

705-644-4146

www.muskokapostpartumsupport.com

In person or on-line. Peer support on postpartum adjustment, postpartum depression and postpartum mood disorders.  This group does not provide any medical services. 
Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital 705-327-9123  

www.osmh.on.ca

Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital patients only.

24-hour telephone advice for new parents up to three weeks after the birth of their baby. 
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:

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:

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.
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 Connexion

 1-800-680-4426

www.familyconnexions.ca

 Children’s mental health, alternatives for youth and youth justice programs, and child welfare (children’s aid) services.
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.
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 of Muskoka  705-645-4011

www.midwivesofmuskoka.com

Health care for pregnant women and their babies during the first six weeks after baby, including breastfeeding support. Lactation Consultant available on site. Will see non-registered clients.
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.
Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare Huntsville District Memorial Hospital: Breastfeeding Support Clinic 705-789-2311 ext 2261

www.mahc.ca

Lactation consultant by appointment.
Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare South Muskoka Memorial Hospital 705 -645-4400 x 3272

www.mahc.ca

Breastfeeding support, teaching and referral available 24/7 over the phone and in person.
Muskoka Family Focus:

Baby Talk

705-645-3027

www.muskokafamilyfocus.com

Weekly drop-in group for mom-to-mom support. Program supported once per month by a public health nurse to ask questions and receive support about breastfeeding, infant and child health, developmental stages and parenting. For times and locations contact Muskoka Family Focus. 

North Muskoka Nurse Practitioner Led Clinic

705-224-6572

www.northmuskokanplc.com

Nurse practitioner/lactation consultant by appointment.

Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital:

Breastfeeding Clinic 

705-325-2201 ext. 3573

www.osmh.on.ca

Lactation consultant by appointment. 
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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