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

Pregnancy Care

Niagara Health System - St. Catharines Site

www.niagarahealth.on.ca
905-378-4647
1200 Fourth Avenue, St. Catharines, ON, L2S 0A9

West Lincoln Memorial Hospital

www.wlmh.on.ca
905-945-2253, ext. 350
169 Main Street East, Grimsby, ON, L3M 1P3

Niagara Midwifery Practice

www.niagaramidwiferypractice.com
905-684-6377
niagaramidwives@cogeco.net
103 Facer Street, St. Catherines, ON, L2M 5J8
Hospital privileges at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital and St. Catharines General Hospital

Renaissance Midwifery

www.renaissancemidwifery.ca
905-714-7258
196 Main Street East, Welland, ON, L3B 3W8
Hospital privileges at Greater Niagara General Hospital and Welland County General Hospital

Lincoln Community Midwives

www.lincolnmidwives.com
289-566-9350
5000 King Street, Beamsville, ON, L0R 1B0
Hospital priveleges at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital

Prenatal Tours

Niagara Health System

Tour Information 905-378-4647 ext 44630
The St. Catharines Hopsital Site offers basic tours of the maternity unit provided by Hospital Volunteers. Call the Volunteer Office at the hospital for further information on tour dates and times.

West Lincoln Memorial Hospital

905-945-2253, ext 391

Please contact the Volunteer Office for information on tour dates and times.

Prenatal & Postpartum Resources

Pregnancy and Parenting - Niagara Region Public Health

Program Information 905-688-8248 or 1-888-505-6074 ext. 7555

· Mom and Baby to Be App
· Prenatal classes
· Classes for you and your baby
· Breastfeeding supports
· Well Baby Clinic and Parenting Drop-in
· Positive Parenting Classes (Triple P for parents with children aged two - 16)
· Parenting Resource Guides
· Healthy Babies Healthy Children program (for families with young children who need more support)

The Ontario Early Years Centres

Niagara Centre 905-734-3563
Niagara Falls 905-357-2398
St. Catharines 905-938-9392
Stoney Creek 905-573-7905, ext. 1
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

Tobacco Hotline - Niagara Region Public Health

Program Information 905-688-8248, ext.7393

The Tobacco Hotline helps people quit smoking, provides information to businesses and takes complaints. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Calls will be returned Monday to Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.

Child Car Seat Classes - Niagara Region Public Health

Class Information 905-688-8248, ext. 7362

Free car seat classes are available throughout the year to teach parents and caregivers how to safely install and use their own child car seats. Each class is 60 minutes long. Sessions cover all types of seats (rear-facing, forward-facing and booster) for children of all ages. Please call for more information and to register for a class.

Distress Centre Niagara

St. Catharines, Niagara Falls and Area: 905-688-3711
Port Colborne, Wainfleet and Area: 905-734-1212
Fort Erie and Area: 905-382-0689
Grimsby, West Lincoln: 905-563-6674

The Distress Centre of Niagara is a 24-hour, free, confidential telephone crisis intervention support service available to anyone in need in the Niagara Region.