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Pregnancy, Before and After

Muskoka Help and Support

SMDHU and other community agencies may be limited in their ability to provide in person service delivery. Please check with each agency to determine which services are currently being offered and how best to access their 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.

Agency/Service Contact Information Description of Service
Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit: Prenatal Classes

1-877-721-7520

www.simcoemuskokahealth.org

Online prenatal classes.
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.
Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital: Birthing Prep Program - Prenatal Registration/Tours 705-327-9123

www.osmh.on.ca

Prenatal hospital registration. Provides tour and information.

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  811

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 Obstetrical Group

705-789-2355

www.mahc.ca


Health care for pregnant women. Referrals not necessary.
Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare: South Muskoka Prenatal Clinic

705-645-2223

fax: 705-645-2342

www.mahc.ca

Health care for pregnant women. Referrals not necessary.
Health Connect Ontario

 

811

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.

  

Agency/Service Contact Information Description of Service
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.
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 Muskoka

 

1.800.668.8555 Ext 3212

https://www.facebook.com/GreatBeginningsMuskoka/

Programs support pregnant people and parents of young children ages 0-3 years. Online services include Interactive groups, education sessions, virtual community kitchens, closed facebook groups, special events. Registration required.
District of Muskoka

705-645-2231

www.muskoka.on.ca

 
Muskoka Parry Sound Sexual Assault Services

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

https://www.mpssas.org/

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.
Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital: Warmline (705) 325-2201 ext 3667

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 1-888-303-7245           

www.pailnetwork.ca

 
Support services to parents who have had a loss through ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, medical termination, stillbirth or newborn death.
Pregnancy & Infant Loss Outreach of North Simcoe Muskoka

705-325-0505 ext. 209

https://hospiceorillia.ca/pilonsm/

Offers practical and emotional support for individuals who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss.
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 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.
Health Connect Ontario
811

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.
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.

  

Agency/Service Contact Information Description of Service
Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit: Online Breastfeeding Group http://smdhu.org/obgSMDHU Online Breastfeeding Support Group. Registration required.
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.

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.
Algonquin Family Health Team Lactation Clinic
705-789-5986

http://algonquinfht.ca/lactation-clinic/

Individual breastfeeding appointment with a Lactation Consultant.  Accepts non members.
Barrie & Community Family Health Team: Breastfeeding Services

705-721-0370 Option #4

www.barriefht.ca

Individual breastfeeding appointment with a Lactation Consultant. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday. Can self-refer.  Accepts non-members. 370 Bayview Drive, 3rd Floor, Barrie, ON  L4N 7L3
Cottage Country Family Health Team: Lactation Clinic

705-762-1274

ccfht.ca/programs-services/
Individual breastfeeding appointment with a Lactation Consultant. Accepts non members.
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

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.

North Muskoka Nurse Practitioner Led Clinic

705-224-6752

www.northmuskokanplc.com

NP Led Clinic patients only. 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. 
Health Connect Ontario
811

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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