Pregnancy Care

Dryden Regional Health Centre
58 Goodall Street, Dryden, ON, P8N 2Z6

Red Lake Margaret Cochenour Memorial Hospital
#51 Highway 105, Red Lake, ON, P0V 2M0

La Verendrye Hospital - Riverside Health Care Facilities
110 Victoria Avenue, Fort Francesm ON, P9A 2B7

Sioux Lookout Meno-Ya-Win Health Centre
1 Meno Ya Win Way, Sioux Lookout, ON, P8T 1B4

Lake of the Woods District Hospital
807-468-9861, Ext. 2432
21 Sylvan Street, Kenora, ON, P9N 3W7

Prenatal Resources

Northwestern Health Unit

Local Office Locations

The Northwestern Health Unit operates 14 offices in the Kenora-Rainy River District located in Kenora (two offices), Dryden, Fort Frances, Sioux Lookout, Red Lake, Atikokan, Ear Falls, Emo, Ignace, Machin, Rainy River, Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls, and Pickle Lake. Public health nurses at each of these locations can provide information about health issues and community services.

Prenatal Classes - Northwestern Health Unit

Class Information 1-800-465-4377 Email:​

The Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) offers classes for parents who are expecting a baby and for new parents following the birth of their baby. Prenatal information and supports are free and available at all NWHU office locations.Topics covered in prenatal classes include: healthy lifestyle choices during pregnancy, signs of preterm or early labour, preparation for natural childbirth or cesarean (C-section birth), comfort ideas for mom and labour partner, infant feeding/breastfeeding information,  and preparation for postpartum. Follow the above link for information and call or email to register.

Healthy Babies, Healthy Children - Northwestern Health Unit

Program Information 1-800-465-4377

Healthy Babies, Healthy Children is a free, confidential and voluntary program for expectant families and those with children 0-6 years of age living in the Kenora Rainy River District. A team of Public Health Nurses and Parenting Partners provides families with support and information on topics such as caring for new baby, feeding and nutrition, growth and development, discipline, as well as many other issues they may want to know about. The Healthy Babies, Healthy Children program, together with community partners, links families with appropriate resources, supports and services in the community.

Postpartum Resources

Northwestern Health Unit Parenting Resources

Program Information

The Northwestern Health Unit offers parenting classes and programs in partnership with other service providers in the region. In addition to classes and programs, the health unit offers one-on-one support to parents. Call your local health unit and ask to speak with a public health nurse, or drop in to the office. The health unit also keeps up-to-date an inventory of all of the parenting resources that can help you in your community. Visit link above to learn more.

EarlyON Child and Family Centres

Search for a Centre Near You

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.

Best Start Hubs - The Best Start Network

Best Start is a comprehensive, evidence-based early learning and care strategy designed to help give Ontario's children the best possible start in life and help them achieve success in school. The neighbourhood Early Learning and Care Hubs that provide a range of integrated services and supports for families with young children. Follow the link above for information on what is happening at the Best Start Hub in your community.

Additional Resources

Kenora Rainy River District Crisis Line