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North Simcoe - 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.
Georgian Bay General Hospital: Prenatal Registration/Tours  705-526-1300 ext. 5051 www.gbgh.on.ca Prenatal hospital registration. Provides tour and information.
North Simcoe Family Health Team: Prenatal Class  705-526-7804 ext. 203 www.nsfht.ca Prenatal classes, free of charge.
Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital: Birthing Prep Program - 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

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 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.
Midwives Nottawasaga 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.
Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program:

MotherCare

Midland/Penetang 705-526-2151

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.
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.

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. 
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.
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 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 1-877-797-0000

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.
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. 

CHIGAMIK Drop-in Breastfeeding Clinic

705-527-4154   1-855-527-4154

www.chigamik.ca/programs/family-care

Registered Nurse and Lactation Consultant.


Every Wed 12:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. Drop in.  Any age and stage baby welcomed .
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.
 Mama Tribe705-527-4154 x254
1-855-527-4154 x254

www.chigamik.ca/programs/family-care


In partnership with Chigamik Community Health centre, the Mama Tribe is a weekly drop in group for mothers who are feeding babies. Our peer leaders are trained in breastfeeding support to help with questions and share insight and guidance. A Public Health Nurse is available monthly to answer questions and guest speakers are also invited to share their expertise related to early parenthood.

MamaTribe is held each Wednesday,  12-2pm,  at Chigamik Community Health Centre in the Community Room. 
Midwives Nottawasaga  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.
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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