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
255 Elizabeth Street East, Listowel, ON, N4W 2P5

Stratford General Hospital
519-272-8210, ext. 8232
46 General Hospital Drive, Straford, ON

Huron Community Midwifery Services

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
7 Mill Street West, Box 637, Milverton, ON, N0K 1M0

Palmerston Clinic: 519-343-5559
336 Main Street West, Box 760, Palmerston, ON, N0G 2P0

Hospital privileges at Stratford General Hospital

Stratford Midwives

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 - Huron Perth Public Health Unit

Class Information 1-888-221-2133

Huron Perth Public Health offers classes, clinics and programs for expectant parents and families with young children. Online and in-person resources are offered. Call or visit website for more information and to register for upcoming classes.

Healthy Babies, Healthy Children - Huron Perth Public Health Unit

Program Information 1-888-221-2133

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

Prenatal Breastfeeding Class - Huron Perth Public Health Unit

Program Information

Free, single-evening prenatal breastfeeding class that covers: why breastfeeding is so important for you, your baby and your family, how to latch and position your baby, benefits of skin-to-skin contact, ensuring you have a great milk supply and your baby is getting enough, and recognizing when your baby is hungry. Both in-person and online prenatal breastfeeding classes are offered. Visit website for more information and to register.

Breastfeeding Clinic - Perth County

Program Information

Breastfeeding support available by phone Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm

Perth residents: call Health Line at 1-888-221-2133 ext 3267 

You can also call the Stratford General Hospital Maternal Child Unit at 519-272-8232 for 24-hour breastfeeding support.

Breastfeeding Clinic - Huron County

Program Information

Breastfeeding support available by phone Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm

Huron residents: call 1-888-221-2133 ext 2256 to be connected to a Public Health Nurse

Mothers Initiating Breastfeeding Knowledge and Support (MILKS)


MILKS is a Facebook group that discusses breastfeeding and offers support. Ask questions and share your experiences - both the positive and the challenging. Huron Mothers Initiating Lactation Knowledge and Support (MILKS) are a group of local moms with breastfeeding experience who have the desire to offer peer support. We collaborate with the Lactation Specialists at the Huron County Health Unit. You can get in touch with MILKS for mother-to-mother support via email or by joining this Facebook group.

Breastfeeding Connections Huron County - Huron Perth Public Health Unit

Breastfeeding Connections

Facebook group that provides an online space for professional breastfeeding support for families in Huron County.

Breastfeeding Buddies - Perth County


In addition to the Breastfeeding Buddies drop-in group, this online facebook group is a place for moms to discuss breastfeeding and offer each other support. Breastfeeding Buddies is a peer-to-peer based support program for prenatal and breastfeeding mothers in Perth County. The Breastfeeding Buddies drop-in group meets in the following locations:

Stratford - on the 1st Thursday of every month at 1-2pm at the Stratford Early On Centre

Listowel - on the last Wednesday of every month at 10-11am at the Listowel Outpatient Building.

Mitchell - on the second Friday of every month at the West Perth Early On Centre 11-12

Visit link for more information.

Giddy-Up Let's Grow - Huron Perth Public Health Unit

Program Information 1-888-221-2133 x 2256 

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! Call for more information.

Young Parents' Place - Huron Perth Public Health Unit

Events Calendar 1-888-221-2133

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 to check for upcoming events in your area or call for information regarding your local drop-in location and schedule.

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.

Additional Resources

Car Seat Clinics - Huron Perth Public Health Unit

Clinic Information 1-888-221-2133

For residents in or near Huron County, HPPH provides: one-on-one advice regarding car seat usage or installation, and free car seat installation checks. You will need to book an appointment for an installation check. For Stratford residents, Stratford Car Seat Safety offers private car seat checks and public clinics. They're a not-for-profit group of Child Passenger Safety Technicians who are dedicated to keeping children safe during every ride. Call or visit website for more information.

Stop Smoking Resources - Huron Perth Public Health Unit

Program Information Huron County: 1-888-221-2133, Perth County: 1-888-221-2133 ext 3722 

Huron Perth Public Health offers free personal counselling if you're a smoker who wants to quit. Helping provide: quit smoking support, links to community resources, and free nicotine replacement therapy including patches, gum, lozenges, mist and inhalers (if eligible). Call or visit website for more information and to register.

Huron Perth Community Mental Health Services


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.