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Ontario Resources

Smoke Free Resources

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.

Exercise and Pregnancy Helpline

1-866-937-7678
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.

EatRight Ontario Helpline

EatRightOntario.ca

1-877-510-5102
Call to speak with a registered dietitian for free.

La Leche League Canada

www.lllc.ca
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.

Metis Nation of Ontario, Healthy Babies, Healthy Children

www.metisnation.org
The MNO Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program, funded by the provincial government is a prevention/intervention strategy for families with children aged 0-6.  It includes preparation for parenting, prenatal and postnatal care. The goal is to assist all Aboriginal families in providing an environment for the healthy development of children through home visits, service coordination and referrals. The program, which provides support for children at risk, is voluntary and open to any Aboriginal family who requests the service.

MOTHERRISK

MotherRisk.org
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

Telehealth Ontario

Public Information
1-866-797-0000
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

Public Information
1-800-445-1822
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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Doulas in Ontario

A doula is someone who provides non-clinical support and care to a woman (and her partner) during childbirth and the postpartum period. To find a doula in your area please search the registries on the sites below.

Ontario Doulas: http://ontariodoulas.org/
DONA International: http://www.dona.org/
CAPPA: http://www.cappa.net/