The following is a list of resources that you may find useful if you are planning on having a baby in Wellington, Dufferin or Guelph.

Pregnancy Care

Headwaters Health Care Center - Orangeville

www.headwatershealth.ca
519-941-2410, ext. 2236
100 Rolling Hills Drive, Orangeville, ON, L9W 4X9

Guelph General Hospital

www.gghorh.ca
519-822-5350
115 Delhi Street, Guelph, ON, N1E 4J4

Palmerston District Hospital

www.nwhealthcare.ca
519-343-2030
500 Whites Road, Palmerston, ON, N0G 2L3

Louise Marshall Hospital - Mount Forest

www.nwhealthcare.ca
519-323-2210
630 Dublin Street, Mount Forest, ON, N0G 2L3

Groves Memorial Community Hospital - Fergus

www.gmch.ca
519-843-2010
235 Union Street East, Fergus, ON, N1M 1W3

Midwives of Headwater Hills

www.midwivesofheadwaterhills.ca
519-941-2676
info@midwivesofheadwaterhills.ca
210 Broadway Street, Suite 205, Orangeville, ON, L9W 5G4
Staff privileges at Groves Memorial Hospital and Headwaters Health Care Center

Family Midwifery Care of Guelph

www.familymidwiferycare.ca
519-763-8568
672 Woolwich Street, Unit 1, Guelph, ON, N1H 3Z1
Staff privileges at Groves Memorial Hospital and Guelph General Hospital

Guelph Midwives

www.guelphmw.sentex.ca
519-823-9785
176 Wyndham Street North, Suite 3, Guelph, ON, N1H 8N9
Staff privileges at Groves Memorial Hospital and Guelph General Hospital

Grand Valley Midwives

www.grandvalleymidwives.ca
519-928-2323
2 Main Street South, Grand Valley, ON, L9W 5V4
Staff privileges at Groves Memorial Hospital

The Nesting Instinct

nestinginstinctkw.com

519-998-4476

927464 Oxford Road 8, Blandford-Blenheim, ON, N0J 1B0

Prenatal Tours

Guelph General Hospital

A tour of the Family Birthing Unit at Guelph General Hospital is available online.

Headwaters Health Care Center - Orangeville

Information about having your baby at Headwaters Health Care Centre and a tour of the unit are scheduled the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at 2 p.m (excluding holidays). You do not need to pre-book this tour. For more information, you may call the Obstetrics unit at 519-941-2410 ext. 2236.

Prenatal Resources

KIDS LINE - Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health

1-800-265-7293, ext 3616

A Line Staffed by public health nurses who can provide information about health issues and community services. The line is staffed 8:45am to 4:15pm Monday through Friday.

Prenatal Classes - Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health

Class Information 1-800-265-7293

In these classes you’ll have the chance to talk to a prenatal educator, ask questions, and meet other parents-to-be. Topics covered include; pregnancy changes, how the baby develops, healthy living choices, the stages and signs of labour, medical interventions, mom's health after birth, newborn care, and breastfeeding. Classes are on evenings and weekends in Guelph, Fergus, Palmerston, Mount Forest, Orangeville, and Shelburne. Follow the link above for class locations and dates. The cost is $85 per couple. Follow the link above or call to register.

Online Prenatal Classes - Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health

Class Information 1-800-265-7293, ext. 5701

If you choose online classes, you can learn at your own pace, whenever you have time. Get access from any computer with the Internet. Topics covered include; pregnancy changes, healthy living choices, the stages and signs of labour, medical interventions, mom's health after birth, newborn care, and breastfeeding.You may register as early as 12 weeks into your pregnancy. The cost is $40. Follow the link above or call to register.

Postpartum Resources

Healthy Babies, Healthy Children - Wellington-Duffering-Guelph Public Health

Program Information 1-800-265-7293, ext. 3616

The Healthy Babies, Healthy Children (HBHC) program is a home visiting program that supports pregnant women and families with children up to age six. The goal of the program is to ensure that all children have the healthiest start in life possible. To sign up for a home visit call the KIDS LINE.

Breastfeeding Clinics - Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health

Clinic Information 1-800-265-7293, ext. 3705

A number of breastfeeding clinics are offered throughout Wellington, Dufferin, and Guelph. At these clinic mothers can get help with breastfeeding challenges such as; sore, cracked or bleeding nipples, how to prevent and treat breast engorgement, position and latch, and low or too much milk supply. Clinics are available in Guelph, Fergus, Orangeville, Shelburne, Grand Valley, Mount Forest, and Palmerston. Follow the link above or call for more information on clinic times and locations.

Feelings After Birth - Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health

Program Information 519-941-6991, ext. 2022

Feelings After Birth is a support group for mothers of infants and toddlers up to age 2 who are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, sad, helpless, irritable or angry with family members. Free on-site childcare is provided. This support group is offered in Orangeville and Shelburne. Call for more information and to register for one of the groups.

The Ontario Early Years Centres

Guelph-Wellington
Wellington

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

Buckle Up Bears Program

Program Information

Trained car seat inspector volunteers teach you how to install a car seat and will help you install the seat in your car. Follow the link above for information on how to register for clinics in your area.

Car Seat Inspections

Program Information

Car seat inspections are offered at numerous locations in Wellington, Dufferin, and Guelph. Follow the link above for information on your nearest car seat inspection location.

Wellington/Dufferin Distress Line

1-888-821-3760

Call to connect to a caring, empathetic listener. They help support people who are lonely, confused, in distress about their circumstances and need someone to talk to. The line is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by trained staff and volunteers.

Wellington/Dufferin Crisis Line

1-877-822-0140

Call if you are experiencing a mental health challenge or suicide crisis, or if you're a concerned family member, friend or professional support worker. The line is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by trained staff and volunteers.