The following is a list of resources that you may find useful if you are planning on having a baby in Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes or Northumberland County.

Pregnancy Care

Northumberland Hills Hospital
Labour and Delivery: 905-372-6811, ext 4109

Ross Memorial Hospital
Labour and Delivery: 705-328-6118

Haliburton Highlands Health Services
All care at this hospital is provided by physicians from the Haliburton Highlands Family Health Team.
Hospital Phone Number: 705-457-1392

Midwifery Services of Haliburton-Bancroft
187 Highland, Haliburton, ON, K0M 1S0

Community Care Midwives
Main Office: 221 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa, ON, L1G 4T1
Satellite Office: Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg
Staff privileges at Northumberland Hills Hospital and Lakeridge Health Oshawa

Kawartha Community Midwives
295 Stewart Street, Peterborough, ON, K9J 3N2
Staff privileges at Peterborough Regional Health Centre

New Life Midwives
147 Queen Street, Bowmanville, ON L1C 1M7
Staff priveleges at Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg and Lakeridge Health Corporation in Oshawa

Prental Tours of Labour and Delivery

Northumberland Hills Hospital

To book a tour call: 905-372-6811, ext 4122
It is recommended that expectant parents-to-be book a tour approximately four to six weeks in advance of their baby's expected date of birth. Tours last approximately 30 minutes in length and are designed to provide basic prenatal health teaching and an overview of NHH Maternal Child services. Paper work necessary for labour and delivery is also completed at this point, to eliminate the need to do it on the day of delivery, and all participants receive a detailed brochure to take home with further information.

Ross Memorial Hospital

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.

Preparing for Baby Booklet - Ross Memorial Hospital [PDF]
Caring for Mom and Baby Booklet - Ross Memorial Hospital [PDF]

Prenatal Programs and Classes

Haliburton, Kawartha and Pine Ridge District Health Unit

Prenatal Program eClass Information

Access to reliable, accurate information on pregnancy, labour and birth, and caring for your newborn – all in a web-based, mobile-friendly format. InJoy eClasses* provide you access to: resources, videos, fun quizzes, learning activities, helpful web links (including local support services), downloadable information sheets and a parents’ toolbox loaded with interactive features. To register, email or call 1-866-888-4577, ext. 5003

EarlyON Child and Family Centres

Search for a Centre Near You

EarlyON Centres are a place for children up to the age of six and their parents and caregivers to take part in programs and activities together. They bring together in one location information about children's services and programs in the community. If you have questions about your child's development, or want to know how to get information or services for your child aged 0-6 in your area contact your local centre.

Breastfeeding Resources

Breastfeeding Basics Booklet [PDF]

The Conscious Body - Massage Therapy & Wellness Center 905-493-6100
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.

Postpartum Programs and Classes

Healthy Babies, Healthy Children

Program Information

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.

Haliburton Victoria Brock Ontario Early Years Centre 705-324-7900

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.

Northumberland Ontario Early Years Centre

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.

Additional Resources

Smoke Free Resources

Haliburton, Kawartha and Pine Ridge District Health Unit

Smoke Free Information

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. 

Postpartum Mood Disorder Resources

Postpartum Mood Disorder 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.

Four County Crisis Community Mental Health Crisis Response Program (24 Hour)

705-745-6484 or 1-866-995-9933

Nutrition Information and Workshops

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.

Immunization Information

Immunization Information

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.