The following is a list of resources you may find useful if you are planning on having a baby in Grey & Bruce County.
Grey and Bruce Health Services - Owen Sound
1800 8th Street East, Owen Sound, ON, N4K 6M9
Hanover District Hospital
90-7th Avenue, Hanover, ON, N4N 1N1
South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Walkerton
21 McGivern Street, Walkerton, ON, N0G 2V0
Midwives Grey Bruce
265 8th Street East, Owen Sound, ON, N4K 1L2
Hospital privileges at Grey Bruce Health Services Owen Sound and South Bruce Grey Health Centre Walkerton Hospital
Online Prenatal Classes - Grey Bruce Health Unit
Class Information 519-376-9420
Free online education that focuses on many aspects of child growth and development from pre-conception health to school entry. Visit link for more information and to register.
Healthy Babies, Healthy Children - Grey Bruce Health Unit
Program Information 1-800-263-3456 ext. 1433
The Healthy Babies, Healthy Children program is a free, confidential and voluntary home visiting program for families in Grey and Bruce counties 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.
Birth Preparation Clinic - Grey Bruce Health Services
Program Information 519-376-2121 ext. 3928
Call to make an appointment to meet with the Birth Preparation Nurse to discuss your prenatal and post-partum concerns. This clinic is for women who plan to deliver at Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound.
Infant Care Information - Grey Bruce Public Health Unit
The arrival of a new baby, whether it’s a first child or a third, is a happy and exciting time.Being a parent can be one of the most rewarding experiences of a lifetime. Many parents prepare themselves for their new parenting role. However, they discover that parenthood is quite different from the experience they expected. Many parents find the transition and adjustment to parenthood to be challenging new role. The Grey Bruce Health Unit offers various ways for new parents to get the information and support they need. Follow the link above for information and resources.
Infant Feeding Resources - Grey Bruce Health Services
Program Information (519) 372-3928
Breastfeeding is learned and it can take some time for mother and baby to feel comfortable and confident during feedings. Our nursing staff and Lactation Consultant are available to support you and your baby during this important experience. Our hospital has a Board Certified Lactation Consultant on staff Monday-Friday to assist mothers with breastfeeding in hospital. Additionally, our nurses are all trained in breastfeeding support and are with you 24hr/day to help ensure you and your baby are off to a good start. A follow up appointment may be booked for you with the outpatient breastfeeding clinic at the hospital (Monday- Friday 9-4pm). Visit link or phone for more information.
Baby and Me - Hanover Family Health Team
Hanover Early Years Centre
A Registered Nurse and Registered Dietitian offer education, information and support with breastfeeding, feeding, postpartum health and Q&A. Group meets on the last Monday of each month fro 10-11am. Please call to register.
Let's Grow Newsletter - Grey Bruce Health Unit
Program Information 1-800-263-3456
If you subscribe to the Let’s Grow Newsletter program twelve free information packages will be mailed to your home during the first five years of your child's life. Each issue contains information about your child's growth and development, speech, hearing, vision and self-esteem. Visit link or call the number above to subscribe.
Parenting Resources - Grey Bruce Health Unit
The Grey Bruce Health Unit maintains a comprehensive list of parenting resources in Grey and Bruce County.
EarlyON Child and Family Centres
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.
Mental Health Services - Owen Sound Grey Bruce Health Services
519-376-2121, ext 2460
Owen Sound Grey Bruce Health Services offers counselling for anxiety and depression. Call for more information and to make an appointment.
Car Seat Safety - Grey Bruce Health Unit
The Grey Bruce Health Unit offers information on installing car seats safely, including helpful videos. Please follow the link above for resources.
Crisis Intervention Team - Grey Bruce Health Services
519-376-2121, ext. 2450
Telephone and personal crisis service, 24 hours a day.