The following is a list of resources you may find useful if you are planning on having a baby in Sudbury and District.
Sudbury Regional Hospital
700 Paris Street, Sudbury, ON, P3E 3B5
Manitoulin Health Centre
Little Current Site:
11 Meredith Street, Little Current, ON, P0P 1K0
2120 551 Highway, Mindemoya, ON, P0P 1S0
Chapleau Health Services
6 Broomhead Road, Chapleau, ON, P0M 1K0
Midwives of Sudbury
Sudbury Community Midwifery Practice
1571 Paris Street, Sudbury, ON, P3E 3B7
Hospital privileges at Sudbury Regional Hospital
35 Meredith Street, Box 273, Manitowaning, ON, P0P 1N0
Hospital privileges at Manitoulin Health Centre
Virtual Tour - Sudbury Regional Hospital
A virtual tour of the entire Maternal Newborn floor is available online.
Labour Workshop and Tour - Sudbury Regional Hospital
Program Information 705-671-7397
This workshop provides pregnant women and their labour partners with information on what to expect during labour; relaxation and breathing techniques, comfort measures and different positions which might help with labour. The workshop is completed with a tour of the Perinatal Unit. The Prenatal Tour helps to familiarize pregnant women and their labour partners with the Perinatal Unit. The tour also allows time for discussion regarding the care of mother and baby during their stay in hospital and the role of a partner or support person during the hospital stay. Please register at least 12 weeks before your due date.
Public Health Nurse on Call - Sudbury & District Health Unit
Sudbury: 705-522-9200, ext 342
The Public Health Nurse on Call is a free telephone triage service. Public health nurses can provide information and counseling on a variety of topics, such as, feeding your baby, healthy eating, infant & child care, car seats, pregnancy, and parenting. The service is available 8:30am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday.
Pre-Admission Clinic - Sudbury Regional Hospital
Clinic Information 705-671-7397
The purpose of the Prenatal Admission Clinic is to prepare you and your family for your stay in hospital. At the clinic you will meet with a nurse to review your medical history and complete the necessary paperwork for admission to the hospital. You may also discuss your concerns and expectations for the care you and your baby will receive during your hospital stay. Please register at least 12 weeks before your due date.
Growing a Healthy Baby Classes - Sudbury & District Health Unit
Class Information 705-522-9200, ext. 594
This series of four classes is designed to prepare you for the arrival of a new baby. They offer a place to ask questions, gather information, and socialize with other pregnant women and their families. Topics covered include, nutrition, breastfeeding, infant safety, physical activity, infant care, labour, and delivery. These classes are free of charge. Please follow the link above for class schedules and call to register.
The Growing Family Health Clinic - Sudbury & District Health Unit
Clinic Information 705-522-9200
As part of the provincial Early Years initiative, the Sudbury & District Health Unit is pleased to offer services from a nurse practitioner at its Growing Family Health Clinic. The clinic provides early and regular prenatal and postnatal care. The clinic also promotes optimal child health through health promotion and identifying and treating health concerns early. A family physician is available for consultation and collaboration, as needed. To be eligible for services from the Growing Family Health Clinic, clients must not have a family physician and they must be either pregnant or have a child up to six years of age. Clinic visits are by appointment only. Please call to book an appointment.
Stephanie Langille is an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant, IBCLC. She has a passion for helping women with their breastfeeding journeys. Prenatal, in-home, in-hospital and in-clinic support for breastfeeding is offered for a fee. Please follow the link above for more information.
Healthy Babies, Healthy Children - Sudbury & District Health Unit
Program Information 705-522-9200
The Healthy Babies, Healthy Children program is a home visiting program for pregnant women and parents with children under six years of age. A public health nurse and family home visitor work closely to meet your needs. Both can provide advice and support about pregnancy and parenting over the phone or in person. When needed they may also link families to support services in the community. Visits can be done in your home or where you feel comfortable. You can begin and end the program at any time. The program is free and completely confidential. Call to sign up for this program.
Healthy Parenting Home Study Program
The Healthy Parenting Home Study Program is a program for expectant parents, caregivers and parents of children from infancy to age five. The program is a self-led study that enables parents to expand their knowledge on parenting in the comfort of their own home. Growth and development, physical and emotional needs, and positive discipline strategies are some of the topics that are discussed in this home study program. Follow the link above for more information on the program and to register.
Best Start Hubs
Best Start Hubs offer children and their families a place to meet, to learn and to grow together. All programs and services are free of charge. At your local hub you will be able to give your child a chance to play and make friends, meet other parents/caregivers, learn about child development, and receive support and resources for your child. Follow the link above for information on a Best Start Hub in your neighborhood.
Greater Sudbury Multiple Births Association
Greater Sudbury Multiple Births Association offers support, guidance and encouragement to families who are experiencing the joys and challenges of raising multiples. They are a non-profit organization that was formed in October 2013 by parents of multiples, and is funded through membership fees and fundraising. Their mission is to provide moral, emotional and social support and guidance to our members by sharing our mutual experiences as parents of multiples. Membership is open to all parents, expectant parents, and families of multiples.
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!
Shkagamik-Kwe Health Centre
Shkagamik-Kwe Health Centre (SKHC) is an Aboriginal Health Access Centre (AHAC) dedicated to providing equal access to quality health care for all Aboriginal, Metis and Inuit People in the City of Greater Sudbury, as well as individuals and families from our partner First Nations; Wahnapitae, Henvey Inlet and Magnetawan.
Tobacco Treatment Clinic - Sudbury & District Health Unit
Clinic Information 705-522-3433
During the hour-long sessions, the tobacco treatment specialist helps clients determine their readiness to quit and the best approaches to becoming smoke-free. This free service is offered by appointment only. Please call for more information and to book an appointment.
Countdown to Quit Day - Sudbury & District Health Unit
Class Information 705-522-9200, ext. 3433
This program is designed to give those who wish to quit smoking the skills to do so. The four sessions run four weeks in a row during the evening. Please call for more information and to register for the next session.
The Pregnancy, Parenting Outreach Program
Program Information 705-674-8159
This program is for substance abusing women who are pregnant and/or raising children aged six or under. The in-home individual counselling is for women who wish to decrease or quit using cigarettes, alcohol, or drugs. Referral services, agency resources, and workshops for the districts of Manitoulin and Sudbury are also available. Please call for more information.
Car Seat Clinic - Sudbury & District Health Unit
The Sudbury & District Health Unit offers free child car seat inspection clinics. Trained Child Restraint System Technicians will inspect your installed child car seat, correct errors found, and provide instructions on the correct use of your child car seat. Appointments are required. Dates and locations will vary. Call for more information and to book your appointment.
Leisure Services - Greater Sudbury
The Leisure Services Department plays an important role in building and promoting a healthy community that provides opportunities for citizens to access physical recreation and leisure activities and that supports volunteers and community development. Follow the link above for information on leisure programs in the area.
Indoor Spaces for Walking - Sudbury & District Health Unit
Take your walking indoors to avoid the cold and slippery conditions of winter. Follow the link above for a list of locations within the City of Greater Sudbury that offer safe and secure, unsupervised walking spaces for you to continue with your walking routine.
Walking Trails - Northern Trails Collaborative
The Northern Trails Collaborative has created a comprehensive trail resource for Northern Ontario. Follow the link above for information on trails in your area.