Pregnancy Care

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

North of Superior Healthcare Group

McCausland Hospital/Wilkes Terrace Site - 20B Cartier Road, Terrace Bay, ON, P0T 2W0 (807)825-3273

Wilson Memorial General Hospital Site - 26 Peninsula Rd, Box 780, Marathon ON, P0T 2E0 (807) 229-1740


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

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

Prenatal Resources

Having a Baby in Thunder Bay? Programs During Pregnancy and After Baby Arrives

Resource Pamphlet 

A listing of community programs, emergency helplines, emotional and breastfeeding support, and other general information for your pregnancy as well as after the baby arrives. 

Prenatal Education Classes - Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre

Program Information 807-684-6228

Prenatal education is offered free of charge to pregnant women and their support person. Classes begin at approximately 27 weeks gestation and prepare women for what to expect in pregnancy and during labour and delivery and the immediate postpartum period. Issues such as preterm labour, stages of labour, pain management, breathing techniques, breastfeeding and newborn care, as well as many others, will be covered by the prenatal educator. Regional Telehealth Classes are also available. Call or visit website for information and to register.

Online Prenatal Program - Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre

Program Information

The classes in this program are designed to help you to better understand pregnancy and health. These online classes are not meant to replace in-person prenatal classes and should not replace prenatal care from your health care provider. These online classes are free for your individual use, anonymous, and can be completed at your own pace. Visit website for more information.

Prenatal Breastfeeding Education Class - Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre

Class Information

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. Visit website for more information and to register.

Dietitian - Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre

Program Information 807-684-6228, Contact: Kristine at

The dietitian is available to help with: guidelines for healthy eating during pregnancy, meeting increased need for vitamins/minerals, relieving nausea, vomiting, heartburn or constipation, and learning when to introduce solids to your baby. Please call for more information about healthy eating for pregnancy, or to make an appointment with the Dietitian.

Prenatal Exercise Classes - Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre

Class Information 807-684-6228, Contact: Keri at

Programs include: exercise prescription and strategies to reduce aches and pains during pregnancy, free group prenatal and postnatal exercise classes, individualized home exercise plans to match your fitness level, and postpartum assessments and help with returning to exercise safely. Call or email to register.

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 - Thunder Bay District Health Sciences Unit

Clinic Information 807-684-6228

The lactation consultant at our Maternity Centre is available to assist pregnant and postpartum women with education and assistance with breastfeeding. Women can book an appointment during pregnancy with the lactation consultant to become better prepared for breastfeeding and postpartum women can receive assistance with concerns or event support if breastfeeding is going well. Visit website for more information and call to book an appointment.

Bosom Buddies - Thunder Bay District Health Sciences Centre

Program Information 807-684-6228

Bosom Buddies is a support group for women who are breastfeeding. Women meet at Northwood Mall with the lactation consultant and share stories and challenges. Drop-in Mondays between 2:00 – 3:00 pm.

Prenatal Breastfeeding Classes - Thundery Bay District Health Sciences Centre

Program Information 807-684-6228

Prenatal breastfeeding classes are held on Saturday mornings from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, and are located in the Auditorium on the 3rd floor at our Hospital. Visit website for more information and call to register.

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.

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.

Community Quit Smoking Supports - Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre

Program Information

Quitting smoking is the single best thing that you can do for your health, but it can be very difficult to quit. This is why there are many different quit smoking supports and resources available to you, including: Smokers' Helpline, Take Control: Personal Tobacco-Free Counselling, community pharmacists, family health teams, The Quit Coach, and Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. Visit website for more information.

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