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

Pregnancy Resources

Listowel Memorial Hospital

www.lwha.ca
519-291-3120
255 Elizabeth Street East, Listowel, ON, N4W 2P5

Stratford General Hospital

www.hpha.ca
519-272-8210, ext. 8232
46 General Hospital Drive, Straford, ON

Huron Community Midwifery Services

519-523-9111
huronmidwifery@tcc.on.ca
RR1, 39807 Hullett-McKillop Road, Auburn, ON, N0M 1E0
Hospital privileges at Clinton Public Hospital and Stratford General Hospital

Countryside Midwifery Services

Milverton Clinic: 519-595-4815
midwives@cyg.net
7 Mill Street West, Box 637, Milverton, ON, N0K 1M0

Palmerston Clinic: 519-343-5559
countrysidemidwifery@bellnet.ca
336 Main Street West, Box 760, Palmerston, ON, N0G 2P0

Hospital privileges at Stratford General Hospital

Stratford Midwives

519-271-3490
stratfordmidwives@cyg.net
455 Erie Street, Unit 5, Stratford, ON, N5A 2N3
Hospital privileges at Stratford General Hospital

Prenatal Resources

Health Line - Perth District Health Unit

519-271-7600, ext. 267

Health Line is a telephone service which provides health information for parents, students, school staff and the general public. The service is available from Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm.

Prenatal Classes - Perth District Health Unit

Class Information 519-271-7600, ext 267

These free classes are designed for women in their second and third trimersters and their partners/support persons. Topics covered include; relaxation, coping with labour, breastfeeding, attachment, infant safety, and preparing for parenthood. Classes are offered as one all-day saturday class in Stratford or Listowel OR as 3 weekday evening classes in Stratford. Follow the link above or call for more information.

Online Prenatal Classes - Perth District Health Unit

Class Information 519-271-7600, ext 267

Free online classes are offered for you and your partner/support person to start you pregnancy journey together, from the comfort of your own home. Topics covered include; healthy lifestyle, prenatal tests, discomforts in pregnancy, fetal development, labour, deliver, the postpartum period, and baby care. Follow the link above or call for more information.

Healthy Babies, Healthy Children

Program Information 519-271-7600, ext 267

The Healthy Babies, Healthy Children program is a free, confidential and voluntary home visiting program for families in Perth 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

Breastfeeding Support - Stratford General Hospital

Program Information 519-272-8232

Breastfeeding moms can call at anytime, day or night, to get support from Stratford General Hospital staff for breastfeeding questions.

Breastfeeding Clinic - Stratford General Hospital

Clinic Information 519-272-8210, ext 2901

The Stratford General Hospital offers a drop-in breastfeeding clinic on Mondays from 10:30am to 1pm. Follow the link above or call for more information.

Breastfeeding Clinic - St. Marys Memorial Hospital

Clinic Information 519-284-1332, ext 3365

St. Marys Memorial Hospital offers a drop-in breastfeeding clinic on Tuesdays from 6pm to 10pm and Thursdays from 9am to 1pm.

North Perth Breastfeeding Clinic - Listowel Memorial Hospital

Clinic Information 519-291-3125, ext 6278

The Listowel Memorial Hospital offers a breastfeeding clinic by appointment only. Please call to book an appointment.

Breastfeeding Buddies - Stratford

Program Information 519-273-9082
Stratford Early Years Centre - 35 Waterloo Street North, Stratford, ON

The Breastfeeding Buddies program is offered on the 1st Thursday of each month from 1 to 2pm at the Stratford Early Years Centre.

North Perth Breastfeeding Buddies Program

Program Information 519-291-6626
Fisher Family Primary Care Centre - 185 Inkerman Street East, Listowel, ON

The Breastfeeding Buddies program is offered on the last Wednesday of each month from 10 to 11am at the Fisher Family Primary Care Centre.

Giddy-Up Let's Grow - Perth District Health Unit

Program Information 519-271-7600, ext 267

Giddy-up Let's Grow is a fresh, fun and fabulous e-newsletter service for parents of young children in Perth County. Each e-newsletter is written by a parent - like you - and has links to age-appropriate growth, development and parenting information as well as to community services. Giddy-up is delivered into your inbox every month until your baby turns one - and then periodically until your baby is no longer a baby...but a sensational six year old! Follow the link above or call for more information.

Young Parents' Place - Perth District Health Unit

Program Information 519-271-7600, ext 267

This is a drop-in program for pregnant teens, young moms and dads (under 25), and their children. This program involves informal group discussions regarding pregnancy and parenting. Transportation is provided if needed. Follow the link above or call for information regarding your local drop-in location and schedule.

Ontario Early Years Centres

Perth-Middlesex

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 Clinics - Perth District Health Unit

Clinic Information 519-271-7600, ext 267

Car seat clinics, staffed by certified car seat technicians, are offered year-round by various community organizations throughout Perth County. Please note that the certified car seat technician will provide advice and instruction but parents and caregivers are responsible for the proper installation of the car seat. Follow the link above or call for clinic schedules.

Smoke Free Resources - Perth District Health Unit

Program Information 519-271-7600, ext 704

A free personal counselling service for smokers wanting to quit. We will help you to understand why you smoke, reduce the amount you smoke, set a stop date and consider different methods of quitting. If you are ready to become a non-smoker, contact the Perth District Health Unit.

Huron Perth Community Mental Health Services

1-888-829-7484

A 24 hour crisis line and counselling service for individuals in acute emotional distress and/or with mental illness. Face-to-face assessment and counselling is available 7 days a week in the local community.