The following is a list of resources you may find useful if you are planning on having a baby in the Kingston and South Eastern Ontario region.
Kingston General Hospital
Labour & Delivery: 613-548-2315
Obstetricians and Gynecologists:
Family Doctors doing deliveries:
Queen’s Family Medicine: 613-533-9303 ext. 0
Prenatal tours of Labour & Delivery at KGH
Kingston General Hospital
To book a tour please call; 613-549-6666, ext. 7676.
Prenatal classes, Breastfeeding classes or Labour classes
Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington Health Unit
Child and Baby Talk Phone Line: 1-800-267-7875 ext. 1555
Call the Child and Baby Talk Phone Line to talk to a public health nurse. They can connect you to community resources and answer prenatal, breastfeeding, parenting, infant and child health questions.
Prenatal Classes - KFL&A Public Health Unit
These classes help families have a healthy pregnancy, a healthy birth experience, and a healthy baby. Classes are offered throughout the KFL&A area, during the evening and on weekends. Participants should start classes before the 20th week of pregnancy. For more information and to register for Prenatal Classes, please call 613-549-1232, ext. 1567.
Prenatal Classes - Childbirth Kingston
Childbirth Kingston is an independent organization promoting and supporting informed decision making through prepared childbirth classes, a childbirth educator training program and a Doula registry. They offer comprehensive childbirth classes in a variety of formats.
Prenatal Classes - Online Prenatal Course
The Gift of Motherhood online education program offered through KFL&A Public Health Unit is an alternative to in-person classes. The classes contain the same content as the in-person program however a variety of learning tools are used in this e-book such as audio, videos and quizzes. Participants are encouraged to begin before their 20th week of pregnancy. For more information and to register for Prenatal Classes, please call 613-549-1232, ext. 1567.
Prenatal Breastfeeding Classes - KFL&A Public Health Unit
Prenatal breastfeeding classes are free of charge and are scheduled regularly throughout the year. The two hour evening class is taught by a lactation consultant and offers information about the benefits of breastfeeding, latching and positioning, infant feeding cues, how to know baby is feeding well, common challenges, and community supports. For more information or to register for a breastfeeding class, please call 613-549-1232 ext 1567.
Breastfeeding Clinic - KFL&A Public Health Unit
This new breastfeeding clinic provides you with information and support that will give you the confidence to know your baby is breastfeeding well. An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant looks forward to answering your breastfeeding questions. This free clinic involves a one-on-one appointment, observation of a breastfeed, a breastfeeding assessment and a discussion of normal growth and development milestones. To make an appointment call the Child and Baby Talk Phone Line.
Baby Talk Drop In Group - KFL&A Public Health Unit
These drop-ins across the KFL&A area offer parents a chance to meet with a public health nurse and receive resources and support. Click on the link below for the dates and locations of Babytalk Drop-ins around the KFL&A area.
Healthy Babies, Healthy Children - KFL&A Public Health Unit
1-800-267-7875 ext. 1555
This program is for pregnant women and families with children from birth to age 6, providing them with information and support to help give children the best start in life. For more information call the Child and Baby Talk Phone Line.
Food for You, Food for Two - KFL&A Public Health Unit
Food for You, Food for Two is a free prenatal education and nutrition program for pregnant women, teens, and their support persons. Each week participants will meet new people, prepare food, and eat together. Groceries and child care are provided each week. Prenatal vitamins are also available to those in need. Transportation may be available. Sessions are held each week in Napanee and Amherstview and are led by a Registered Nurse, a Registered Dietician, and a Family Resource Worker. For more information or to register, please contact the KFL&A Public Health Napanee office at 613-354-3357, ext. 1416.
Kingston Community Health Centres
263 Weller Avenue
Kingston, Ontario K7K 2V4
Better Beginnings for Kingston Children - 613-542-2835 (no cost)
- Baby’s Coming Prenatal Education classes
- Infant group – every Tuesday 12:30-2:30 – drop-in
- Teens Loving Children – Mondays 3-5pm and Thursdays 2-4pm – age 24 and under, pregnant or parenting
- Breastfeeding Education – with Community Health Nurses - 1:1 and in group
- Breastfeeding Support – with Community Health Nurses – in-home support and at the health centre.
- Breastfeeding Peer Support Program – women who have breastfed are matched with pregnant/breastfeeding women.
- Home Visiting Program – families are matched with a home visitor who provides support and resources about parenting.
- Dietician appointments.
- Support with transportation to and from groups. Healthy meals provided at groups.
- Prenatal nutrition program – milk coupons, prenatal vitamin coupons and Good Food Box.
Thrive Program: 613-542-7643
- Program providing support services to women who are pregnant and parenting and have experienced problems with opioid use and other substances
- Goal focused counseling
- In home and in hospital visits
- Accompaniment for appointments
- Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome education and rooming in support in hospital
- Parenting support and education
- Breastfeeding education and support
- Prenatal nutrition program , milk coupons, prenatal vitamins, Good Food Box
- Dietician support
- Food , transportation and childcare support
- Roots and Wings trauma based parenting program
- Access to all of BBKC programs
- serves women in the Kingston Frontenac Lennox and Addington area
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.
Mother Circle Kingston is a free, non-profit support group for moms with new babies in Kingston, Ontario. Our group meets each week to talk, share information and offer support to one another.We have a wonderful group of moms in our community who facilitate each week and are dedicated to keeping the ongoing success of our group. We meet each Monday at 11:30. We are currently meeting at Go Green Baby, located at 293 Division Street.
Smoking Cessation During Pregnancy - KFL&A Public Health Unit
1-800-267-7875 ext. 1555
Support to quit smoking and stay smoke-free during pregnancy is available through self-help resources and brief counselling sessions through the Healthy Babies, Healthy Children program.
Tobacco Information Line - KFL&A Public Health Unit
1-800-267-7875, ext. 1333
Whether you’re trying to quit, trying to support someone who is quitting, or just looking for support in the community, the Tobacco Information line can help.
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!
Seats for Kids
SEATS for Kids offers many inspection clinics throughout the year in Ottawa, Kingston, and other eastern Ontario communities. These clinics will show you how to successfully install your child's seat, and ensure they are properly restrained. Our clinics are not designed to "do it for you" but rather will try to ensure you have the skills and confidence to install and use your seat properly. All of our technicians are fully qualified Child Passenger Safety Technicians with certification through the Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada (cpsac.org).