The following is a list of resources you may find useful if you are planning on having a baby in Elgin County.

Pregnancy Resources

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital

www.stegh.on.ca
519-631-2030, ext. 2196
189 Elm Street, St. Thomas, ON, N5R 5C4

Thames Valley Midwives

www.tvm.on.ca
519-433-5855
info@tvm.on.ca
418 Talbot Street West, Aylmer, ON, N5H 1K9
Hospital privileges at London Health Sciences Centre and Woodstock General Hospital

Talbot Creek Midwives

www.talbotcreekmidwives.com

St. Thomas Site:
519-637-2224
66 West Avenue, St. Thomas, ON, N5R 5H7

Kilworth Site:
519-601-9224
29 Kilworth Park Drive, Komoka, ON, N0L 1R0

Hospital privileges at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital and London Health Sciences Centre

The Nesting Instinct

nestinginstinctkw.com

519-998-4476

927464 Oxford Road 8, Blandford-Blenheim, ON, N0J 1B0

Prenatal Resources

Help Line and Drop In - Elgin St. Thomas Public Health

www.elginhealth.on.ca
519-631-9900
99 Edward Street, St. Thomas, ON

Drop in or call to speak with a Public Heath Nurse. They can provide health information, connect you with community resources, answer questions about baby care, and provide assistance with breastfeeding. This service is available from Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm.

Mother/Infant Hotline - St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital

519-631-2030, ext. 2209

Nursing assistance is available by phone, 24 hours a day.

Prenatal Classes - St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital

Class Information 519-631-2030, ext. 2196

The St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital offers prenatal classes taught by labour and delivery nurses. Follow the link above or call for more information.

Prenatal Classes - Elgin St. Thomas Public Health, Aylmer

Class Information 519-631-9900

At these prenatal classes offered by Elgin St. Thomas Public Health you will receive answers to your questions about having a healthy baby, learn about breastfeeding, discuss physical and emotional changes after the birth of your baby, learn about parenting and baby care, prepare for labour and birth and see the hospital, meet other expectant parents and learn about community resources. Follow the link above or call for more information and to register.

Prenatal Classes - Elgin St. Thomas Public Health, St. Thomas

Class Information 519-631-9900

At these prenatal classes offered by Elgin St. Thomas Public Health you will receive answers to your questions about having a healthy baby, learn about breastfeeding, discuss physical and emotional changes after the birth of your baby, learn about parenting and baby care, prepare for labour and birth and see the hospital, meet other expectant parents and learn about community resources. Follow the link above or call for more information and to register.

Teen Prenatal Classes - Elgin St. Thomas Public Health

Class Information 519-631-9900

Elgin St. Thomas Public Health offers prenatal classes for teens in Elgin County. These classes cover all topics included in the regular prenatal class series, with additional information that may be helpful to teenagers. This class series is free. Follow the link above or call for more information and to register.

Prenatal Classes - The West Elgin Community Health Centre

Class Information 519-768-1715, ext 2312

The Let’s Connect Registered Nurse offers free prenatal classes and telephone assistance on any prenatal questions. All classes offered at the WECHC run from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Follow the link above for more information and to register.

Resource Library - Elgin St. Thomas Public Health

Library Catalogue

The Public Health Unit provides a resource library for expectant mothers in Elgin County. Follow the link above to browse the available resources and reserve desired resources.

Healthy Babies, Healthy Children

Program Information 519-631-9900, ext 241

The Healthy Babies, Healthy Children program is a free, confidential and voluntary home visiting program for families in Elgin County with children up to 6 years of age. The team of public health nurses and parent support workers provide support and information on topics such as caring for a new baby, feeding and nutrition, growth and development, discipline, as well as many other issues. They can also refer you to other helpful community resources and agencies in your area. Call to register for the program.

Postpartum Resources

Aylmer Baby & Me - Elgin St. Thomas Public Health

Program Information
Ontario Early Years Centre, 24 John Street North, Aylmer

This drop-in well baby clinic is available for new babies and their families (birth to 1 year). This is an opportunity to meet other new parents, have your baby weighed, and talk with a Public Health Nurse about breastfeeding, infant feeding and parenting. The clinics run the second and last Tuesday of the month from 9:30am to 11:30am.

St. Thomas Well Baby Clinic - Elgin St. Thomas Public Heath

Program Information
Ontario Early Years Centre, 7 Morrison Drive, St. Thomas

This drop-in well baby clinic is available for new babies and their families (birth to 1 year). This is an opportunity to meet other new parents, have your baby weighed, and talk with a Public Health Nurse about breastfeeding, infant feeding and parenting. The clinic runs Tuesdays from 1:00pm to 2:30pm.

Well Baby Clinics - The West Elgin Community Health Centre

Clinic Information

The Let’s Connect Team provides families of young children (from birth to 18 months) the opportunity to have health related questions answered by a Registered Nurse and a Registered Dietitian while weighing and measuring your baby from birth to 18 months. All services are offered on a drop in basis. Follow the link above for clinic locations and dates.

Breastfeeding Education and Support - The West Elgin Community Health Centre

Program Information 519-768-1715

The Let’s Connect team can assist moms with Breastfeeding Education and Support. A Registered Nurse is available to answer any questions, and to offer telephone assistance, reassurance and home visits as needed. Follow the link above or call for more information.

Let's Grow Newsletters - Elgin St. Thomas Public Health

Program Information

Let’s Grow is an age-paced newsletter for parents of children ages 0 - 5 years. Let's Grow is designed to give parents support and timely information about growth and development, parenting, speech and language, feeding and nutrition, child safety, and more. It is now available online! If you live in Elgin County you can receive email reminders and a link to this website as your child grows. Follow the link above to sign up for this program.

Parent-Child Mother Goose Program - Oxford-Elgin Child & Youth Centre

Program Information

Parent-Child Mother Goose Program is a group experience for parents and their babies and young children, focusing on the pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs and stories together. A program for you and your child age 0-6 years. Parents and ca-regivers, enjoy an hour of rhymes, songs and stories with the child. Learn new ways to cope, meet other parents and caregivers. Follow the link above for more information.

Ontario Early Years Centres

Elgin

The Ontario Early Years 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. The Ontario Early Years Centres also 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.

Village Mommy

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!

Additional Resources

Car Seat Safety Check-Ups

Program Information 519-631-9900, ext. 1241

At a car safety seat check-up a child restraint technician will check your car seat to make sure it is installed properly. These appointments will take up to 45 minutes. Car seats must be installed prior to attending your appointment. Follow the link above for the clinic dates and locations. Call to book an appointment.

Smoke Free Resources - Elgin St. Thomas Public Health

Program Information 519-631-9900

Resources and counselling is available from Elgin St. Thomas Public Health. Follow the link above or call for more information.

Postpartum Depression Helpline

519-672-HOPE (4673)

A 24-hour hotline that provides information and support to women experiencing postpartum depression.

Regional Mental Health Centre

519-631-8510, ext. 49430

A 24-hour crisis assessment and support line for individuals in Elgin County.