The following is a list of resources that you may find useful if you are planning on having a baby in the Greater Toronto areas of the Danforth or Beaches.

Pregnancy Care

Michael Garron Hospital

www.tehn.ca
Labour and Delivery: 416-461-8272, ext. 6215 or 2127
825 Coxwell Avenue, Toronto, ON, M4C 3E7

Midwives Clinic of East York and Don Mills

www.themidwivesclinic.ca
416-424-1976
themidwivesclinic@bellnet.ca
1 Leaside Park Drive, Unit 3, Toronto, ON, M4H 1R1
Staff privileges at Toronto East General Hospital

Prenatal Tours

Michael Garron Hospital

Program Information

To book a tour call: 416-469-6130

Visit website or call for more information. Virtual tours also available.

Prenatal Resources

Toronto Health Connection Line - Toronto Public Health

416-338-7600

A line staffed by public health nurses who can provide information about health issues and community services. The line is staffed from 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.

Pre & Postnatal Classes - Michael Garron Hospital

Class Information 416-469-6130

This program will prepare you for your birth experience. Learn what you might expect during your pregnancy and birth, and early weeks with your baby. Watch videos, practice comfort measures such as breathing and massage, share concerns with other expectant parents. Our prenatal classes also include a Baby Care class on Tuesday or Thursday evenings. Call or visit website for more information.

Prenatal Program - Toronto Public Health

Program Information 

Toronto Public Health offers a free online prenatal program - Welcome to Parenting. If you are expecting a baby and live in Toronto then you are eligible. Through this 29 interactive online class series you'll learn all about having a healthy pregnancy, basic labour and birth, infant feeding and becoming a parent. This unique program also offers experts in prenatal education, child development and  parenting to answer your questions and an online forum were you may connect with other families in Toronto.

Prenatal Programs For At-Risk Women - Toronto Public Health

416-338-7600

Toronto Public Health offers specialized programs for a number of at-risk groups of women in the Toronto area. These groups include women at-risk of having a low birth weight baby, women in their teens or early twenties, women who are new to Canada, and women facing challenging life situations such as hunger and poverty. Programs are offered at several sites throughout Toronto. Call the Health Connection Line for more information.

Infant CPR Classes - Michael Garron Hospital

Class Information 416-469-6130

In the Infant C.P.R. class participants will learn life-saving techniques from Heart & Stroke infant CPR from certified instructors. Classes are offered on Thursday evenings. This class is $45.00 per person or $80.00 per couple. Please phone or come to the registration desk on J7 to complete the Prenatal Class Registration Form and return it in person.

Postpartum Resources

Healthy Babies, Healthy Children - Toronto Public Health Unit

Program Information 416-338-7600

The Healthy Babies, Healthy Children Program is a confidential and voluntary home visiting program for families who are pregnant or have children up to age six. Through this program a Public Health Nurse can link you to a broad range of programs and services. For more information and to book a home visit call the Toronto Health Connection Line.

Breastfeeding Support - Toronto Public Health

Program Information 416-338-7600

By calling the Toronto Health Connection Line you can receive support over the phone regarding your breastfeeding questions and concerns. If you wish, you may book a home visit with a Public Health Nurse for further breastfeeding support.

Breastfeeding Class - Michael Garron Hospital

Program Information 416-469-6130

In the Breastfeeding Class participants learn what to expect when initiating breastfeeding, how to prepare, common challenges, baby positioning and more, along with an informative question and answer period.  It runs Monday nights from 7:00-8:30 p.m. This class is $20.00 per couple (included with prenatal class registration). Please complete the Prenatal Class Registration Form and return in person to the hospital's Admitting Department or  Reception Desk on J7. 

Breastfeeding Clinic - Michael Garron Hospital

Clinic Information Leave a message at 416-469-6580 ext. 6667 for appointment

The breastfeeding clinic nursing team assists new families and babies with breastfeeding during their hospital stay. If they need extra help and support after discharge, our clinic is available for outpatient breastfeeding counseling, education and follow-up. The Breastfeeding Clinic is staffed by lactation consultants and public health nurses who have received advanced training in breastfeeding. Staff work individually with each family to develop a plan of care, in addition to working with the baby’s health care provide and can refer to a paediatrician and dietician if required. Call or visit website for more information. Booked Appointments Only.

East Toronto Postpartum Adjustment Program

416-469-7608

Thisprogram is designed for women that have recently given birth or have adopted a child and are experiencing episodes of postpartum adjustment. Call for more information and to book an appointment.

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.

MumNet

www.mumnet.ca

MumNet provides an opportunity for mothers who are at home with small children to meet in a supportive group setting. To this end, the Network operates 14 groups in a variety of locations across Metro Toronto. Each group meets once a week for a two hour session which includes a 45-minute low-impact aerobics class and a one-hour discussion led by the volunteer leaders of the group. A qualified fitness instructor provides the fitness portion of the program and the children are cared for on the premises by experienced caregivers.

Additional Resources

Distress Line

www.torontodistresscentre.com 416-408-4357

Provides confidential 24 hour emotional support, crisis intervention and suicide prevention to persons in distress. There is access to a confidential interpreter for 151 languages.

The Mental Health Helpline

www.mentalhealthhelpline.ca 1-866-531-2600

Provides information about mental health services in Ontario such as counselling services and supports in the community, basic education about mental illness and offers support and provides strategies to those in need. Service is offered 24 hrs a day, translation services available if needed.