The following is a list of resources that you may find useful if you are planning on having a baby in the Niagara Region.
Niagara Health System - St. Catharines Site
1200 Fourth Avenue, St. Catharines, ON, L2S 0A9
West Lincoln Memorial Hospital
905-945-2253, ext. 350
169 Main Street East, Grimsby, ON, L3M 1P3
Niagara Midwifery Practice
13 Lyman Street, St. Catherines, ON, L2R 5M8
Hospital privileges at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital and St. Catharines General Hospital
196 Main Street East, Welland, ON, L3B 3W8
Hospital privileges at Greater Niagara General Hospital and Welland County General Hospital
Lincoln Community Midwives
5000 King Street, Beamsville, ON, L0R 1B0
Hospital priveleges at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital
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)
EarlyON Child and Family Centres
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.
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!
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.