The following is a list of resources you may find useful if you are planning on having a baby in the Hastings & Prince Edward County region.
Belleville General Hospital
Obstetricians and Gynecologists:
Dr. Duska Vukojevic: 613-966-4045
- Dr. Rotimi Ademidun: 613-966-2586
- Dr. Melanie Chanda: 613-967-9900
- Dr. Donald Clarke: 613-966-4045
- Dr. Paul Kovacs: 613-967-9900
- Dr. David O'Brien: 613-967-9688
- Dr. Emma Struthers (On Maternity Leave)
Family Doctors doing deliveries at Belleville General Hospital
- Dr. John Coady: 613-969-7743
11 Victoria Avenue, Belleville, Ontario, K8N 1Z5
Midwifery Services of Haliburton-Bancroft
64 Victoria Street, Haliburton, ON, K0M 1SO
Satellite Office: 1 Manor Lane, Bancroft, ON, K0L 1C0
Prenatal tours of Labour & Delivery
Virtual tours of the labour and delivery departments in your community are available online.
Prenatal classes, Breastfeeding classes or Labour classes
Child Health CARELine - Hastings and Prince Edward Counties Health Unit
613-966-5500, ext 223
A public health nurse is available for telephone advice, information and resources about breastfeeding and other topics to parents of young children. Staff are available Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm.
Prenatal Education Series - H&PEC Health Unit
Class Information 613-966-5500 or 1-800-267-2803, ext. 223 or text 450-990-5551
Public Health recognizes the importance of Prenatal Education for expectant parents. Offering free Prenatal Education eClasses through InJoy online program. These eClasses are recommended for parents expecting their first child, as well as anyone looking for a refresher. The four eClasses include: Understanding Pregnancy, Understanding Breastfeeding, Understanding Birth, and Understanding Your Newborn.
For more information please visit their website.
Gateway Community Health Centre
Gateway Community Health Centre provides prenatal education for Central Hastings. This includes 1:1 early pregnancy education, a prenatal series including labour and delivery, breast feeding, and postpartum, newborn and safety issues. They also provide breast feeding support once home either through 1:1 through office visits, home visits or at the community Cradling Arms program.
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.
Prince Edward Child Care Services
Prenatal and New Parent Programming 613-476-8142
Prince Edward Child Care Services offers classes and services ranging from prenatal classes, breastfeeding support groups, baby play groups, car seat inspections, infant massage classes and licensed child care programs. Please call or visit their website for information on classes and services in your community.
North Hastings Children's Services
Prenatal and New Parent Programming 613-332-0179
North Hasting's Children's Services offers classes and services ranging from prenatal classes, breastfeeding support groups, baby play groups and licensed child care programs. Please call or visit their website for information on classes and services in your community.
Trenton Military Family Resource Centre - Stork Club
Every Tuesday the Stork Club welcomes expectant moms and babies up to the age of 18 months. With tips and great conversation this is great opportunity to meet other moms to be or moms with young children in the area. Please visit their website for information on times and locations of the club.
Breastfeeding Consulations - Hastings and Prince Edward Counties Health Unit
613-966-5500, ext. 223
Breastfeeding families can receive one-on-one support with breastfeeding challenges through a one-on-one consultation. Call the Child Health CARELine to schedule a consultation.
Feeding Your Baby from 6 Months to 1 Year - Hastings and Prince Edward Counties Health Unit
Program Information 613-966-5500 or 1-800-267-2803, ext. 610
A class for parents to learn about introducing solid foods at 6 months of age (ideal time to attend this class is when your baby is four to five months old). The class is offered at multiple locations through Hastings and Prince Edward Counties. Call or visit the website for more information on times and locations.
Quit Smoking Program: Prenatal/Post-partum Support - Hastings and Prince Edward Counties Health Unit
613-966-5500 or 1-800-267-2803 ext. 600
Hastings Prince Edward Public Health supports anyone who is considering taking a step towards quitting smoking. Offering home visits to pregnant women and new moms with a baby (up to 12 months of age) who want to quit smoking. Through this program mothers can access:
- Free nicotine replacement therapy (patch, gum, lozenges)
- Free quit kit resources
- Help to make a quit plan
- Support for her and her partner
For more information call or visit website.
Tobacco/Vaping Cessation Resources - Hastings and Prince Edward Counties Health Unit
Program Information 613-966-5500 ext.600
Trained quit specialists are available by calling Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000. Online resources can be found at smokershelpline.ca where you can also chat with a trained quit coach. Canadian Addictions and Mental Health also offers a STOP on the Net program, which offers online support and 4 weeks of free nicotine replacement therapy nicotinedependenceclinic.com. For more information call or visit hpePublicHealth.ca/vaping or hpePublicHealth.ca/quit-smoking-program.