Pregnancy Care

Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
980 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay, ON, P7B 6V4

McCausland Hospital
20B Cartier Road, Terrace Bay, ON, P0T 2W0

Wilson Memorial General Hospital
26 Peninsula Road, Marathon, ON, P0T 2E0

Community Midwives of Thunder Bay
610 Hewitson Street, Thunder Bay, ON, P7B 6E4
Hospital privileges at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre

Maternity Care Midwives - Thunder Bay
984 Oliver Road, Suite 402, Thunder Bay, ON, P7B 7C7
Hospital privileges at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre

Family Physicians - Maternity Centre
984 Oliver Road, Suite 402, Thunder Bay, ON, P7B 7C7
Hospital privileges at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre

Prenatal Tours

Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre - Virtual Tour

Virtual Tour

Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre offers a virtual tour of the Maternal Child and Pediatrics units in their facility.

Prenatal Resources

Healthy Beginnings Prenatal Program - Early Prenatal Classes

Program Information 807-625-5972

The Healthy Beginnings Prenatal Program is a two-part prenatal education program offered in partnership with the Thunder Bay District Health Unit. The Early Prenatal Classes are organized by the Thunder Bay District Health Unit. This series of 4 classes covers topics such as health living, breastfeeding, stress managment, and infant safety. Please call for more information and to register.

Healthy Beginnings Prenatal Program - Childbirth Classes

Program Information 807-684-6228

A series of six childbirth classes taken after 28 weeks of pregnancy to prepare for an optimal birth experience. Please call to register early at 20 weeks to confirm your space in the classes. This program is offered free at the Maternity Centre.

Prenatal Breastfeeding Education Class - Maternity Centre

Class Information 807-684-6228

This class is designed for pregnant women and their partners to learn about breastfeeding. Some of the common concerns are addressed, and information is provided regarding how partners can be supportive, and overcoming some of the challenges of breastfeeding. The group is led by a lactation consultant. This group meets on the first Wednesday evening of each month. Please call to register.

Dietitian - Maternity Centre

Program Information 807-684-6228

The dietitian at the Maternity Centre is available for one to one consultation for all women who are pregnant, or in the post partum period up to 8 weeks. Please call for more information about healthy eating for pregnancy, or to make an appointment with the Dietitian.

Prenatal Exercise Classes - Maternity Centre

Class Information 807-684-6228

Exercise classes are held at County Fair Plaza in the Cardiac Rehabilitation gym and are facilitated by a certified exercise therapist. Pregnant women can participate free of charge and learn safe exercises during pregnancy. Please call to register.

Exercise Therapist - Maternity Centre

Program Information 807-684-6228

The exercise therapist at the Maternity Centre can offer free home programs tailored to your fitness level and equipment resources. If you have any wellness questions or concerns do not hesitate to call and book an appointment to discuss them with the Exercise Therapist.

Postpartum Resources

Healthy Babies Healthy Children - Thunder Bay District Health Unit

Program Information 807-625-8814

The Healthy Babies, Healthy Children program is a home visiting program for pregnant women and parents 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 phoen 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.

Breastfeeding Clinic - Thunder Bay District Health Unit

Clinic Information 807-625-5916

Moms may be meet with a Lactation Consultant on Monday or Thursday afternoons. Consultations are by appointment only. Please call to book an appointment.

Lactation Consultant - Maternity Centre

Clinic Information 807-684-6228

The lactation consultant at the Maternity Centre is available to assist pregnant women and women up to 8 weeks post-partum with education and assistance with breastfeeding. Women can arrange an appointment during pregnancy with the lactation consultant to become better prepared for breastfeeding, while postpartum women can receive assistance with concerns, or even support if breastfeeding is going well. Please call to book an appointment.

Bosom Buddies - Maternity Centre

Program Information 807-684-6228

Bosom Buddies is a support group for women who are breastfeeding. Women meet at the Maternity Centre with a lactation consultant and share stories and challenges. Drop in Mondays between 2 - 3 p.m.

Breastfeeding Friends & Clinic - Thunder Bay District Health Unit

Program Information 807-625-5972

Breastfeeding Friends & Clinic is a no charge drop-in mother to mother support group for moms and babies of all ages. Pregnant moms are welcome to attend. A Lactation Consultant from the Thunder Bay District Health Unit is available to see moms by appointment or as a drop-in as available. This group meets on Tuesday afternoons from 1-3pm at at Sherbrooke School.

Babies' Day Out - Thunder Bay District Health Unit

Program Information

The Babies' Day Out Program is for parents of babies from newborn to one year of age. This program is an opportunity to meet other parents, share information about baby care, discuss lifestyle issues, and learn about baby growth and development. Discussion is faciliated by a Public Health Nurse. Drop in times are on Thursdays from 1-3pm. Follow the link above to find a drop in location near you!

Best Start Hubs

Program Information

Best Start Hubs offer children and their families a place to meet, to learn and to grow together. Programs are offered for families with children up to 6 years of age. In these programs parents, caregivers and children have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities that encourage interaction through play, peer support, and healthy development. All programs are free of charge. Follow the link above to find a Best Start Hub near you!

EarlyON Child and Family Centres

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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.

Our Kids Count

Program Information

Our Kids Count is a community-based program that works with families whose children are 6 and under. At these centres, parents are able to register for skill building and/or educational programs, while their children are cared for by trained Early Childhood Education workers. Examples of programs include community kitchens, parenting, and budgeting.

NorWest Community Health Centres

Program Information

The Community Health Centres' prenatal and parenting programs provide you with information about pregnancy, and how to take care of yourself and your new baby. Through these programs you get ideas on how to stretch your budget, how to improve your nutrition, and how to promote your child's development and self-esteem.

Village Mommy 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!

Additional Resources

Smoke Free Resources - Thunder Bay District Health Unit

Program Information 807-625-5982

Take Control is a free one-on-one cessation counselling program. During the program, clients will meet with a Tobacco Treatment Specialist to create an individualized "quit plan" and be offered in person support as needed during their quit and after to support them in their new tobacco-free life! Please call to set up an appointment.

The Quit Coach - Nicotine Dependence Centre

Program Information 807-684-7311

The smoking cessation “coach” will work with pregnant women or family members who smoke to design a “quit” plan to suit their needs. The patient sets their own QUIT DATE, usually within 30 days of their first appointment. Planning involves having the smoker look at their smoking behaviour (their triggers and cues) and decide on how to change when their QUIT DATE comes. Support is provided in a non-judgemental way through a specialized assessment, identifying problem solving skills, and ongoing encouragement to move at your best pace. Post partum follow-up is also provided.

Car Seat Clinics

Program Information 807-345-1712

St. John Ambulance provides car seat and booster seat inspection clinics.

Aboriginal Programs and Services

Many centres throughout the region offer Aboriginal specific programming. Programs cover topics such as prenatal nutrition, prenatal education, infant develeopment, and pre/post natal exercise. Contact the organization in your area for more information on programs offered.

Anishnawbe Mushkiki

Dilico Anishinabek Family Care

The Thunder Bay Indian Friendship Centre

Walk-in Counselling Clinic

Clinic Information

The Walk-in Counselling Clinic provides immediate counselling services to individuals, couples and families on a first come, first served basis. The walk-in counselling clinic is a partnership between Thunder Bay Counselling Centre and Children's Centre Thunder Bay. Follow the link above for more information.

24-hour Crisis Response Service