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

Pregnancy Care

McMaster University Health Centre
Labor Assessment Unit: 905-521-5050
1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8N 3Z5

Maternity Centre of Hamilton
100 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8P 1H6

St. Joseph's Health Care System
Labor and Delivery Assessment Area: 905-522-1155, ext. 33314
50 Charlton Avenue East, Hamilton, ON, L8N 4A6

Community Midwives of Hamilton
356 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8P 1K2
Staff privileges at McMaster University Health Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care System

Access Midwives
38 King Street West, Stoney Creek, ON, L8G 1H6
Staff privileges at McMaster University Health Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care System

The Hamilton Midwives
189 Hughson Street South, Hamilton, ON, L8N 2B6
Staff privileges at McMaster University Health Centre and St Joseph's Health Care System

Burlington and Area Midwives
4332 New Street, Burlington, ON, L7L 1T5
Staff privileges at St. Joseph's Health Care System, Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, and Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital

Mountain Midwifery Care
Suite 409, 849 Upper Wentworth Street, Hamilton, ON, L9A 5H4 (Beside Lime Ridge Mall)
Staff privileges at St. Joseph's Health Care System and McMaster University Health Centre

Prenatal Resources

Health Connections - Hamilton Public Health


Health Connections is a phone line staffed by Public Health Nurses from 8:30am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday. Staff may answer questions regarding preconception, pregnancy, infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. They may also help connect you with community resources.

Prenatal Classes - Hamilton Public Health

Class Information 905-546-3591

These group prenatal classes, taught by Public Health Nurses, are offered at various times and locations throughout Hamilton. Topics covered in these classes include; baby's growth and development, nutrition for mom, changes during pregnancy, preterm labor, physical activity, labor and delivery, breastfeeding, infant safety, and community resources. There are specialized classes available for young adults, single moms, and couples. Please call for more information and to register.

Hamilton Prenatal Nutrition Project - Hamilton Public Health

Program Information 905-546-3550

The Hamilton Prenatal Nutrition Project holds 9 weekly prenatal groups throughout the city of Hamilton. At these groups you can learn about eating well and having a healthy pregnancy, meet other moms-to-be, get support from a Public Health Dietitian or Nurse, and be connected to other community resources. Please follow the link above or call for information about the drop-in program in your community.

Postpartum Resources

Breastfeeding Clinic - Hamilton Public Health

Clinic Information or 905-546-3550

Hamilton Public Health provides breastfeeding support in your home by appointment. There is a Lactation Consultant on call by phone Monday to Friday 8:30-4:30. We are also on Facebook at HealthyFamiliesHamilton.

Healthy Babies, Healthy Children Postpartum Program - Hamilton Public Health

Program Information 905-546-3550

Receive a telephone call from a Public Health Nurse within 48-hours of going home from hospital with a newborn. Families are also offered a home visit by a Public Health Nurse for assessment, education, support and linking with community resources. Initial referrals are made in the hospital with mom's consent prior to discharge. Please call if you would like to make a self-referral following discharge.

EarlyON Child and Family Centres

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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.

Village Mommy 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

Healthy Families Hamilton- Hamilton Public Health

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Talk to Registered Nurses and Registered Dietitians about topics related to pregnancy and parenting children from 0-6 years, including:

  • Breastfeeding
  • Child Safety
  • Growth and Development
  • Healthy eating
  • Positive parenting
  • Postpartum depression
  • Preparing for a healthy pregnancy
  • Programs and services

Quit Smoking Clinic - Hamilton Public Health

Clinic Information 905-540-5566

This clinic offers free, confidential and non-judgmental service. Appointments are 30 minutes in length. Counseling includes assessment, lifestyle change counseling, withdrawal management, and referrals. Priority is given to pregnant women, young families, people living in poverty, persons with mental illness, and those without a family physician. Please call for more information and to book an appointment.

Car Seat and Booster Seat Safety - Hamilton Public Health

Program Information 905-546-3550

Free Car Seat Inspection clinics for residents of Hamilton. Certified Car Seat Technicians can teach individuals and families how to use a car seat correctly. Car Seat clinics are held indoors during the week, evenings and weekends in various locations throughout the City of Hamilton.