The following is a list of resources that you may find useful if you are planning on having a baby in Haldimand or Norfolk County.

Pregnancy Care

Norfolk General Hospital

www.ngh.on.ca
519-426-0130
365 West Street, Simcoe, ON, N3Y 1T7

Midwives of East Erie

midwiveseasterie@rogers.com

Hospital privileges at Brantford General Hospital, Niagara Health System St. Catharines Hospital Site, and Norfolk General Hospital

Simcoe Site:
519-426-6525
220 Victoria Street, Simcoe, ON, N3Y 4K2

Dunnville Site:
905-701-7428
340 Lock Street West, Dunnville, ON, N1A 1V5

Prenatal Tours

Norfolk General Hospital

Tour Information 519-426-0130, ext. 1205

Moms and families are invited to arrange for a tour of the Obstetrical Unit. Tours are generally held on a monthly basis. Please call to book a tour.

Prenatal Resources

Preparation for Birth and Parenting Classes - Haldimand and Norfolk Health Unit

Class Information
Simcoe - 519-426-6170
Caledonia - 905-318-5367

Classes include the stages of labour, relaxation and breathing techniques, other comfort measures, medical interventions, pain relief, issues around safety and infant care, parenting, and breastfeeding. All classes are lead by a Public Health Nurse. Classes are available in Simcoe and Caledonia. Please register early as classes fill quickly.

Mother Care Clinics - Haldimand and Norfolk Health Unit

Clinic Information
Langton - 519-875-4485, ext. 1851
Simcoe - 519-426-6170, ext. 3246

A Nurse Practitioner (NP) is available to provide prenatal and postnatal care to specific populations who are experiencing difficulty accessing early, adequate, and consistent care. The Mothers’ Care Clinic offers prenatal and postnatal services to women of lower socioeconomic status including Low German speaking and teen mothers who reside in Haldimand or Norfolk County. No OHIP card is required. Services are self-referred. Call for more information.

Healthy Babies, Healthy Children - Haldimand Norfolk Health Unit

Program Information
Simcoe - 519-426-6170
Caledonia - 905-318-5367

The Healthy Babies, Healthy Children (HBHC) program targets children ages zero to six years and is funded through the Ontario Government. Available free of charge to all families in Ontario, Healthy Babies, Healthy Children can become involved before or after the birth of a child. Services for the program will be provided by Public Health Nurses and Family Home Visitors. Families can receive support in a number of areas including; breastfeeding, nutrition, child safety, parenting, and many more. Call for more information.

Postpartum Resources

Well Baby/Breastfeeding Drop-In - Haldimand Norfolk Health Unit

Program Information

The Drop-In is staffed by Public Health Nurses and Ontario Early Years Staff. Public Health Nurses are knowledgeable about breastfeeding, infant feeding, infant/child growth and development, and resources available within the community. Ontario Early Years staff can provide information on parenting and community resources. Together they provide both formal and informal support. Drop-in programs are offered in Caledonia, Dunnville, Simcoe, and Delhi. Follow the link above for more information.

Breastfeeding Support - Haldimand Norfolk Health Unit

Simcoe - 519-426-6170
Caledonia - 905-318-5367

Breastfeeding support is offered over the phone. If needed a home visit may be arranged.

Postpartum Depression Support Group - Haldimand Norfolk Health Unit

Program Information 519-426-6170, ext. 3367

Life with a new baby is not always what you expect. Four out of five new moms will have postpartum blues. The sadness can continue in one out of five mothers. A postpartum depression support group is now available in Norfolk County. Come out and talk to other parents. Follow the link above or call for more information.

The Ontario Early Years Centres

Haldimand and Norfolk 519-429-2875
Erie-Lincoln 905-834-9071, ext. 238

The Ontario Early Years 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. The Ontario Early Years Centres also 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.

Village Mommy

VillageMommy.com is a free service with a mission to bring the supportive village feel back to modern motherhood. The service help moms find other moms within walking distance who have babies/kids the same age as them. Peer support is proven to help moms' mental health and even improves outcomes for babies!

Additional Resources

Smoke Free Resources - Haldimand Norfolk Health Unit

Further Information

The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit has various resources on quitting smoking such as video’s, quit kits, audio tapes, pamphlets, computer programs, books and more. Follow the link above for more information.

Questions on Healthy Eating? - Haldimand Norfolk Health Unit

519-426-6170 or 905-318-6623

Call to speak to a Public Health Dietitian.

Car Seat Clinics - Haldimand Norfolk Health Unit

Clinic Information

The Haldimand Norfolk Health Unit in partnership with a number of local agencies offers car seat clinics and workshops throughout the year. Follow the link above for more information on the next clinic in your area.

Crisis Line - CAMHS Haldimand & Norfolk

1-866-487-2278

A 24-Hour Mental Health Crisis Line providing mental health crisis services and support to individuals 16 years of age and older. Experienced mental health professionals respond to telephone crisis calls and when appropriate provide face-to-face mental health assessments and short-term crisis counseling. Emotional support is provided for those persons in need - similar to a distress line. Persons do not need to be diagnosed with a mental health issue.