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Pregnancy, Before and After

North Simcoe 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.
Georgian Bay General Hospital: Tours  705-526-1300 ext. 5051 www.gbgh.on.ca Provides tour and information.
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
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  811

www.health.gov.on.ca

Help to find a family doctor or nurse practitioner. Services available by phone or online.

Midland Midwives By The Bay

1-855-527-4154

www.midlandmidwives.ca

Health care for pregnant women and their babies during the first six weeks after baby, including breastfeeding support. 
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.

Canadian Mental Health Association Simcoe County

1-888-893-8333

www.cmhastarttalking.ca

Full care system for those with addictions and mental health issues 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.

Canadian Mental Health Association Simcoe County: Umbrellas Treatment Program

(705) 526-0393 ext. 1424

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 Simcoe County

1 877-803-3227 Ext 2236

https://www.facebook.com/simcoecountycapc

Provides support to pregnant women with low income or receiving social assistance.
County of Simcoe

1-800-263-3199

www.simcoe.ca

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

705-725-1140

www.hospicesimcoe.ca

Supports different forms of pregnancy and infant loss through bereavement groups, workshops and one to one peer support.
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

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 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.
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.

North Simcoe Family Health Team - Well Baby Clinic

705-526-7804 Ext 203

https://nsfht.ca/well-baby-2/

Open to all community members. Provides care for infants from birth to 2 years of age.  Monitors infant’s growth and development, collaborates with your primary care provider and provides referrals to community programs and early intervention treatment services.  May see a Nurse, Dietitian, Social Worker, Nurse Practitioner.
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.
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
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. 

Midland Midwives By The Bay: Breastfeeding and Newborn Clinic

705-527-4154

www.midlandmidwives.ca


 

All individuals in North Simcoe - do not need to be client of Midwives by the Bay. Lactation Consultant support by appointment only Monday-Friday (excluding Tuesdays). Provide assessment and treatment plans on infant feeding, neonatal jaundice and well-mom and baby care.

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.

Mama Tribe- Online sessions

705-527-4154 x7218
1-855-527-4154 x7218

 


Online peer support group for expecting or new mamas who are feeding babies.  Provides an opportunity to take part in open discussions on various social, developmental and educational topics in a caring, non-judgmental, mother to mother support environment and to listen to a guest speaker twice per month. Provides support and advice on parenting and feeding from Registered Nurse, Registered Midwife and Lactation Consultant

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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