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, ext. 675
Prenatal classes can help you and your family experience a healthy pregnancy and have the healthiest baby possible. Expectant couples are encouraged to start prenatal classes as soon as possible in their pregnancy. The Education Series is a combination of e-learning and in-person classes.
All women are encouraged to complete the e-learning prenatal educaion program before taking the in-person classes. The in-person classes include information on: Breastfeeding, Labour and Delivery, and Preparation for Parenting. Classes are FREE and support persons are encouraged to attend.
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.
Belleville Ontario Early Years Center
Belleville Programming 1-800-952-2279
The OEYC offers workshops for families and children, most free of charge. Programs offered range from prenatal classes, breastfeeding support, nutrition and mom and baby play groups. Please call or visit their website for information on workshops in your community.
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
Stork Club Information 613-392-2811 ext 3598
This Drop-In playgroup for expectant moms or moms and dads with babies up to 16 months is geared towards the unique needs and challenges faced by military families. A specialisit in Infant Development from Counseling Service of Belleville District (CSBD) visits the last Monday of each month. Please call or 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 1-800-267-2803 ext 223
A class for parents to learn about introducing solid foods at 6 months of age. 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.
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!
We Can Quit Prenatal Inititive- - Hastings and Prince Edward Counties Health Unit
1-800-267-2803 ext. 600
A service for pregnant and postpartum smokers (up to one year), it includes individualized one-on-one counseling in their home for up to 10 weeks with free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) for client and their partner such as nicotine gum, patch or lozenges. The counseling sessions will include a thorough screening and assessment, determination of NRT eligibility, development of a quit plan, and free resources, including a quit kit, to assist a smoker with their quit attempt. For more details please call the Tobacco Talk Line and ask about the We Can Quit Prenatal initiative.
Tobacco Talk Line - Hastings and Prince Edward Counties Health Unit
Program Information 1-800-267-2803 ext. 600
For information, support and resources to quit smoking call and speak with a trained public health promoter or public health nurse. Free quit smoking kits are available for pregnant women and postpartum women at any of the five health unit offices. The kits contain a self-help quit smoking guide, practical tools, fact sheets, activities and tips to help with quitting smoking. Just stop in and pick one up. Kits are also available online.