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To book a tour call: 905-372-6811, ext 4122
To book an antenatal clinic appointment call: 705-324-61111, ext 4215
Prenatal tours of the labour and delivery department are done as a part of an Antenatal Clinic. The clinic appointments are one hour in length and focus on your stay, options for pain relief, community resources and handouts. At the end of your appointment, you will enjoy a tour of our unit. Best of all, the appointment is for YOU; it's tailored to your needs, concerns and questions.
The Health Unit offers a free series of four classes for later pregnancy (more than 20 weeks). Expectant mothers and their partners will receive information on labour and delivery, breastfeeding and preparation for parenthood. Contact your local Health Unit office for more information and to register early in your pregnancy.
Offers free parent education classes at many locations throught the region. Call for class times, locations, and to register.
Offers free parent education classes at many locations throught the region. Call your local centre for class times, locations, and to register.
The Health Unit offers a free, three-hour class designed to provide information, tips, and support on breastfeeding for expectant parents. Contact your local Health Unit office for more information and to register.
103 Mary Street W. 2nd & 3rd Floor Whitby, ON
Offering prenatal and postpartum massage therapy, childbirth classes, doula services, placenta encapsulation, birth pool rentals and monthly positive birth and parenting groups. Services offered in York Region, Durham Region, Northumberland and Peterborough.
Family Health nurses from the Health Unit call all new moms within 48 hours of being discharged from the hospital and offer to make a home visit. Nurses can help with feeding issues, breastfeeding problems, and any other concerns new parents may have. The nurse can also discuss the needs of the family and help make arrangements for them to access additional support services. As well as the nurses, family home visitors from the Health Unit can visit some families and provide information, teach parenting skills and show families how to use community services. Call your local health unit office for more information.
Offers many programs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and parents. There are many locations throughout the region and most programs are free. Call for class times, locations, and to register.
Offers many programs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and parents. There are many locations throughout the region and most programs are free. Call your local centre for class times, locations, and to register.
The Health Unit offers many resources and programs to help you become and remain smoke free. Call your local health unit office for more information.
For more information about Postpartum Mood Disorders, contact your local health unit office and ask to speak with a Family Health Nurse in the Healthy Babies, Healthy Children program.
705-745-6484 or 1-866-9933
The Registered Dietitian in the Family Health Department provides services for parents of infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Workshops and presentations are conducted at a variety of community-based programs. Workshop topics include making baby food, introducing solid food, healthy eating for children aged one to five years and picky eaters. For information and to register for workshops contact your local health unit office.
The Family Health Dietitian in the Port Hope office is also available to provide phone consultation to members of the public. Please call the HKPR District Health Unit toll-free at 1-866-888-4577 and ask to speak to the Family Health Dietitian.
The Health Unit can provide information on the importance of immunization. To learn more contact the HKPR District Health Unit toll-free at 1-866-888-4577.
The MotHERS Program Smoking Information
The MotHERS Program website provides information on the risks of smoking during pregnancy. As well, it provides links to provincial and national programs for smoking cessation.
The Exercise & Pregnancy Helpline is a free service offering information to any pregnant or pre-pregnant woman who has questions related to exercise during pregnancy. This includes athletes, active women and those who want to begin an exercise routine during pregnancy. It is serviced by Sport CARE physicians, physiotherapists and athletic therapists and affiliated with Motherisk at the Hospital for Sick Children.
Call to speak with a registered dietitian for free.
La Leche League Canada encourages, promotes and provides mother-to-mother breastfeeding support and educational opportunities as an important contribution to the health of children, families and society. They run local information and support groups in many communities throughout Canada.
This program and website, run through Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto, is an excellent resource for information on what is safe when you are pregnant and breastfeeding.
1-877-439-2744 Motherisk Helpline
1-877-327-4636 Alcohol and Substance
1-800-436-8477 Morning Sickness
1-888-246-5840 HIV and HIV Treatment
Call to speak to a registered nurse for information about health related concerns. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Health Care Connect will refer Ontarians without a family health care provider to a family doctor or a nurse practitioner in their community who is accepting new patients.
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