The following is a list of resources that you may find useful if you are planning on having a baby in the Halton Region.

Pregnancy Care

Georgetown Hospital - Halton Healthcare Services

www.haltonhealthcare.com
Labour and Delivery: 905-873-0111 ext. 8245
1 Princess Anne Drive, Georgetown, ON, L7G 2B8

Milton District Hospital - Halton Healthcare Services

www.haltonhealthcare.com
Labour and Delivery: 905-878-2383, ext. 7030
7030 Derry Road, Milton, ON, L9T 7H6

Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital - Halton Healthcare Services

www.haltonhealthcare.com
Maternal and Child Unit: 905-338-4688
3001 Hospital Gate, Oakville, ON, L6M 0L8

Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital

www.jbmh.com
Maternal and Child Unit: 905-632-3737
1230 North Shore Boulevard, Burlington, ON, L7S 1W7

Burlington and Area Midwives

www.burlingtonmidwives.com
905-592-2905
info@burlingtonmidwives.com
4332 New Street, Burlington, ON, L7L 1T5
Staff privileges at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital (Hamilton).

Community Midwives of Halton

www.communitymidwivesofhalton.com
905-338-8004
midwivesofhalton@gmail.com
3075 Hospital Gate, Suite 322, Oakville, ON, L6M4H8
Staff privileges at Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital

Prenatal Tours

Georgetown Hospital - Halton Healthcare Services

To book a tour call: 905-873-0111, ext. 8245
Prenatal tours are held regularly to provide you and your partner with an opportunity to see the area of the hospital where you will be with your baby and to have your questions answered.

Milton District Hospital - Halton Healthcare Services

To book a tour call: 905-878-2383, ext. 7030
Prenatal tours are held regularly to provide you and your partner with an opportunity to see the area of the hospital where you will be with your baby and to have your questions answered.

Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital - Halton Healthcare Services

To book a tour call: 905-338-4662
Prenatal tours are held regularly to provide you and your partner with an opportunity to see the area of the hospital where you will be with your baby and to have your questions answered.

Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital

To book a tour call: 905-681-4881
Department are held the last Saturday of each month. You will have a guided tour and get predelivery information from a registered nurse (RN).

Prenatal Resources

Baby and Parent Information Line - Halton Region Health Department

905-825-6000 or 311

A Public Health Nurse will be able to answer your questions about breastfeeding, pregnancy, or concerns about your child or yourself.

Healthiest Babies Possible Prenatal Program - Halton Region Health Department

Program Information 905-825-6000

This free program involves 5 sessions that cover topics about pregnancy, birth, and parenting. Classes are led by a Public Health Nurse and are available at numerous locations in the Halton Region . Follow the link above for more information and to register online. You may also register by calling the Baby and Parent Information Line.

Online Prenatal Program - Halton Region Health Department

Program Information 905-825-6000

The online prenatal program is a free prenatal education program to help pregnant women and their partners prepare for childbirth and the transition to parenthood. Follow the link above for more information and to register online. You may also register by calling the Baby and Parent Information Line.

Childbirth Prenatal Classes - Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital

Class Information 905-681-4881

A fabulous opportunity to find out exactly what to expect when you arrive at a Birthing Unit; learn coping strategies for labour & breastfeeding; understand your options; and what to expect in those important first days at home with your baby! Classes cost $175 per couple and are offered in two different formats to fit your needs. Call for more information and to register.

Prenatal Breastfeeding Class - Halton Region Health Department

Class Information 905-825-6000

A free 2-hour class, targeted to pregnant women, taught by a Certified Lactation Consultant and/or Public Health Nurse and made possible by Halton Region and the Halton Baby Friendly Initiative Coalition. You will learn the importance of breastfeeding, how to get breastfeeding off to a good start, the management of breastfeeding, how to prevent common breastfeeding challenges, and how to build a strong support system. Follow the link above to register online or call the Baby and Parent Information Line.

Prenatal Breastfeeding Class - Milton District Hospital

Class Information 905-878-2383, ext 7610

The Halton Healthcare Service offers breastfeeding workshops twice per month at Milton District Hospital. Classes are two hours in length and are limited to 6 couples per session. Topics covered include; latch and position, getting started, common chalenes, maximizing milk production, and more. The cost is $45 per couple. Call for more information and to register.

Halton Prenatal Nutrition Program - Halton Region Health Department

Program Information 905-825-6000

The HPNP is a free year round program that hosts weekly sessions that discuss various topics. HPNP aims to improve the health of moms and their babies. Extra support is provided to those facing challenging life circumstances. No preregistration is required. Follow the link above for more information, schedules, times, and locations. You may also call the Baby and Parent Information Line for more information.

Prenatal Car Seat Class - Halton Region Health Department

Class Information 905-825-6000

Learn about the stages of child passenger safety from infant seats to booster seats. Learn safe installation and use of car seats as your baby grows. Includes a car seat inspection at the end of the class by a Certified Car Seat Technician. Follow the above link for more information and to register online. You may also register by calling the Baby and Parent Information Line.

Postpartum Resources

Baby and Parent Information Line - Halton Region Health Department

905-825-6000 or 311

A Public Health Nurse will be able to answer your questions about breastfeeding, pregnancy, or concerns about your child or yourself. This line is staffed by a Public Health Nurse, Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Sundays from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Warm Line - Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital

905-681-4831

This is a 24 hour phone support line for infant feeding and postpartum concerns. It is staffed by a registered nurse and is available to families who have delivered at the hospital.

Healthy Babies Healthy Children - Halton Regional Health Department

Program Information 905-825-6000

Healthy Babies Healthy Children is free, voluntary, confidential program for expectant parents and families with young children up to age 3. The focus for the program is on promoting healthy child development. Families are provided with information and support, and connected to programs in the community that support parents. If you have any questions or wish to participate in the program call the Baby and Parent Information Line.

Calling New Parents Drop-In Programs - Halton Regional Health Department

Program Information 905-825-6000

These programs are an excellent opportunity to get out of the house for a few hours and meet other new parents. The groups are led by a Public Health Nurse and cover such topics as parenting, sleeping and crying, feeding your baby and infant health. It is free and there is no registration required. Follow the above link or call the Baby and Parent Information Line for more information, program schedules, and locations.

Breastfeeding Clinic - Milton District Hospital

Clinic Information 905-878-2383, ext. 7610

The Milton District Hospital's Breastfeeding Clinic, is available for breastfeeding advice and assistance to expectant mothers considering breastfeeding and mothers who give birth at Georgetown or Milton District Hospital. The clinic is staffed by a certified Lactation Consultant. Please call for more information, to make an appointment or to speak with the Lactation Consultant.

Breastfeeding Support Clinic - Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital

Clinic Information 905-338-4131

The Breastfeeding Support Clinic is available for breastfeeding advice and assistance to expectant mothers considering breastfeeding and mothers who give birth at OTMH. The clinic is staffed with Certified Lactation Consultants. The Breastfeeding Clinic is open Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and closed Sunday. Call to make an appointment.

Breastfeeding Clinic - Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital

Clinic Information 905-681-4840

This clinic, staffed by a certified lactation consultant, is open six days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The clinic is closed on Mondays. If you wish to see a lactation consultant during your stay at the hospital, just let your nurse know. Call for more information or if you wish to make an appointment after you are discharged from hospital.

Peer Telephone Support for Breastfeeding - Halton Regional Health Department

Program Information 905-825-6000

The Halton Breastfeeding Connection is a volunteer program that provides mother to-mother telephone support for breastfeeding mothers. Call to register to have an experienced volunteer mother connect directly with you to help guide you through your breastfeeding questions and challenges.

The Ontario Early Years Centres

Burlington 905-632-9377
Halton 905-876-1244, ext. 210
Oakville 905-849-6366

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.

Postpartum Support Group

Group Information 905-849-6366

Do you have a child, newborn to 2 years? Are you feeling sad, lonely, angry, depressed or overwhelmed? Are you having trouble coping? If so, you may be experiencing post-partum mood disorder (PMD). You are not alone - help is available. Come and meet other moms who are having similar experiences, learn about PMD and what you can do to help yourself and your family. Light refreshments and childcare are available. Call for more information and to register.

New Parent Workshop

Course Registration 905-469-9325

A 3 hour, non-certificate workshop for new parents and grandparents focusing on accident and injury prevention, first aid, choking and CPR techniques used on newborns, infants and young children. Learn essential emergency skills with lots of hands-on active practice time. The cost of the course is $45. It is currently offered in Oakville, Milton, and Georgetown.

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

Stop Smoking Clinic - Halton Region Health Department

Clinic Information 905-825-6000, ext. 7887

At the Stop Smoking Clinic a health professional will help you assess your lifestyle, understand why you smoke, set a quit date and choose a personalized method of quitting free of charge. Clinic counselling is by appointment only and usually involves 3 - 8 visits, 30 minutes each. The Stop Smoking Clinic offers free nicotine replacement therapy (patch, gum, inhaler, lozenges) for eligible tobacco users. Clinic sites are available throughout Halton Region. Call to make an appointment.

Butt Out Smoking Cessation Program - Halton Health Services

Program Information 905-338-4691

The Butt Out program is specifically designed for smokers who want to quit. The program consists of seven weekly sessions that build on the skill and information needed to develop a comprehensive individualized quit plan and provide support for smokers as they go through the quitting process. There is no cost associated with the program. Group sessions are available at all three sites of Halton Healthcare Services. Please call for dates and locations of the next available session.

Telecare Burlington Distress Line

905-681-1488

Telecare Burlington is a non-profit, all volunteer organization providing 24 hour, confidential, call in service to those in need of a little kindness and compassion.

Oakville Distress Centre

905-849-4541

Oakville Distress Centre supports people in our community to better cope with crisis, loneliness, and emotional stress. The confidential support line is available 24 hours a day.

COAST - Crisis Outreach and Support Team Halton

Program Information 1-877-825-9011

This confidential crisis line is available 24 hours a day. COAST is a mobile crisis team made up of Crisis Workers who can assist in a mental health-related crisis situation. The program is a col