Community Resources

Windsor Regional Hospital – Metropolitan Campus

1995 Lens Avenue, Windsor, ON, N8W 1L9

(519) 254-5577


At this time, Windsor Regional Hospital does not do tours. There is a virtual tour available on their website.

Erie Shores Health Care (formerly Leamington District Memorial Hospital)

194 Talbot Street W, Leamington, ON N8H 1N8

(519) 326-2373


If you plan on delivering at Erie Shores Health Care (Leamington hospital), you can contact (519) 326-2373, Ext.4131 and arrange to do a tour of the Family Birthing Centre.

Community Resources

211 South-West Ontario Community Services Database

Updated database to search for available publicly funded services and programs – search by type of support needed and area you live in. Service categories include: basic needs legal services education health care financial support mental health substance use and more

Prenatal Education

The Prenatal Education & Family Wellness Centre – Rhea Eady 1216 Garden Court Drive
Windsor ON, Canada
N8S 2S3
e-mail: Love The Bump – Justine Geberdt 5980 Tecumseh Rd East
Windsor, ON Email:
519-551-0880 All Options Doula Services – Cassandra Windsor, ON Email: Windsor-Essex Health Unit VON Windsor Essex 4520 Rhodes Dr, Suite 400
Windsor, ON N8W 5C2 CA
T: 519-254-4866 City of Windsor – Connecting Families to the Community – Prenatal & Infant


Love The Bump – Justine Geberdt Mother’s Helper – Diane Pepin All Options Doula Services – Cassandra

Birth Tub Rental/Purchase

(Rental) Mother’s Helper – Diane Pepin Email: (Purchase) Birth Supplies Canada – search birth pool, you do not need to be a health care provider or ave an account to order

Pregnancy Termination Resources

Windsor Regional Hospital Pregnancy options counselling Phone: 519-985-2662 Planned Parenthood Windsor-Essex County Health Unit Sexual Health Clinic Windsor Phone: 519-258-2146 ext. 1200 Toll-free: 1-800-265-5822 Windsor-Essex County Health Unit Sexual Health Clinic Leamington Phone: 519-258-2146 ext. 1200 Toll-free: 1-800-265-5822 33 Princess St Leamington, ON Melo Clinic and Pregnancy Centre 24/7 Pregnancy Options Hotline Windsor Phone: 519-946-9966 Melo Clinic and Pregnancy Centre 24/7 Pregnancy Options Hotline Leamington Phone: 519-326-0612 1005 Ouellette Ave Windsor, ON

Grief, Pregnancy Loss, and Infant Loss Resources

Canadian Mental Health Association Bereavement support in Windsor-Essex®ion=WindsorEssex Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Network Toll-Free: 888-303-7245 Families First Grief Resources


Windsor & Essex County Breastfeeding Coalition – Diane Pepin Windsor-Essex Health Unit Breastfeeding Clinic

Family and Parenting Support

Ontario EarlyON Child and Family Centres email: Windsor Ontario EarlyON Centres Essex County Ontario EarlyON Centres Healthy Families Hotline – Windsor-Essex Health Unit

Financial and Housing Support

ACCESS (County Community Support Services) – Housing and various other programs and services accessible in the county Basic Needs and Social Supports – Low-income, Financial Aid, Newcomer, Social Support Ontario Government Social Assistance Programs OntarioWorks Shelter for Homeless Women Welcome Centre Shelter for Women and Families (The) 263 Bridge Ave, Windsor, ON N9B 2M1 519-971-7595 12-bed shelter for women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness

Intimate Partner Violence, Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence

Shelter Safe email: Online resource for women looking to find shelters and transition homes for themselves and their children * interactive maps allows users to find safety from abuse and violence by locating nearby shelters and transition homes quickly * an initiative of Women's Shelters Canada The Assaulted Women's Helpline Crisis Line - Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year. Greater Toronto Area: 416-863-0511 Toll Free: 1-866-863-0511 TTY: 1-866-863-7868 #SAFE or #7233 on your mobile phone (Bell/Rogers/Fido/Telus) University of Western – Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children A research centre committed to the development and application of knowledge for the prevention of violence against women and children through promoting innovation, collaboration and equality. Research priorities: healthy relationships, violence and its impact on health and well-being, gender inequality and its interactions with racism, ableism, homophobia, classism, ageism or other forms of social exclusion. Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres The Network strives to be a source of information and expertise about the health and forensic care of victims/survivors of violence. Our members work closely with health and legal professionals and other community partners providing research, education, and training in the prevention and care/treatment of sexual assault and domestic violence. Windsor Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence and Safekids Care Centre Windsor Regional Hospital Metropolitan Campus T: 519-255-2234 1995 Lens Ave Windsor, ON N8W 1L9 Hiatus House 250 Louis Ave, Windsor, ON N9A 1W2 519-252-1143 1-800-265-5142 Supports for women experience issue of family violence, including emotional, physical, sexual, or financial abuse, and their children Sexual Assault Crisis Centre of Essex County 1770 Langlois Ave, Windsor, ON N8X 4M5 519-253-3100 1-844-900-7222 Sexual-assault support centre * confidential support for women, men, and children who have experienced sexual assault or abuse or domestic violence * crisis intervention, counselling, and public education

Crisis Pregnancy – Financial, Housing, Safety Supports

Birthright of Windsor 1168 Drouillard Rd, Windsor, ON N8Y 2R1 519-252-3322 Crisis pregnancy agency * confidential services and emotional supports for women experiencing an unplanned or unwanted pregnancy * supports include pregnancy tests and counselling, information about pregnancy options, housing assistance, and additional supports to help the woman carry the baby to term Melo Clinic and Pregnancy Centre – Windsor 1214 Ottawa St, Windsor, ON N9X 2E6 Office: 519-946-9967 Hotline: 519-946-9966 Crisis pregnancy services and supports * free pregnancy tests * abortion and adoption counselling * parenting information Melo Clinic and Pregnancy Centre – Leamington Formerly Sunparlour and Pregnancy Centre 33 Princess St, Suite 212, Leamington, ON N8H 5C5 Office: 519-326-3821 Hotline: 519-326-0612 Crisis pregnancy services and supports * free pregnancy tests * abortion and adoption counselling * parenting information Our Lady of Guadalupe Home of Windsor 591 Alexandrine St, Windsor, ON N8X 3B8 519-962-4861 Non-profit organization offering residential support for pregnant women and new mothers in crisis and their new babies for up to one year

Health Services

Health Services in Windsor-Essex – General Health Care in Ontario In Ontario, call Telehealth Ontario toll free at 1-866-797-0000 You can contact Telehealth Ontario when you have health-related questions or concerns about: illness or injury that may need medical care illnesses that don’t go away or keep coming back support available to help you quit smoking food and healthy eating (you will be connected to a registered dietitian) teen health and issues depression, suicide or other mental health concerns breastfeeding refugee health supports medical assistance in dying supports Find a family doctor in Ontario Windsor-Essex County Health Unit – Health Topics A-Z

OHIP Covered Physiotherapy

Uptown Physiotherapy Clinic 960 Tecumseh Road East Windsor N8X 2S6 T: 519-252-2752 email: Windsor Physiotherapy Services 13278 Tecumseh Road East, Suite 200 Tecumseh N8N 3T6 T: 519-735-2152 email: Advanced Rehabilitation Centres Inc. 202-2425 Tecumseh Road East Windsor, N8W 1E6 T: 519-254-2222 email: Grossi Physiotherapy 204 Talbot Street West Leamington N8H 1P1 T: 519-322-5588 email: Renew Physiotherapy 249 Sherk Street Leamington, N8H 4X7 T: 519-324-9233 email:

Mental Health

Windsor-Essex Mental Health Services®ion=WindsorEssex Windsor-Essex Health Unit – Mental Health Services Mental Health Connections (Windsor and Leamington)
370 Erie Street East
Windsor, Ontario N9A 3X3 T: (519) 256-4854 Windsor Regional Hospital Mental Health Mental Health Unit Manager: 519-254-5577, ext.33790 Program Director: Jonathan Foster Community Crisis Centre within the Transitional Stability Centre (TSC) building Walk-in and telephone emergent and non-emergent mental health services/support 736-744 Ouellette Ave. 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 7 days/week Phone/24 hour Crisis Telephone Line: 519.973.4435 Canadian Mental Health Association – Windsor-Essex Family Services Windsor-Essex Counselling and other social support services Find Counselling in Windsor-Essex®ion=WindsorEssex

Hospital Resources/Information

Windsor Regional Hospital
1995 Lens Avenue
Windsor, Ontario N8W 1L9
Directions to the hospital and parking information Maternal Newborn Program Family Birthing Centre Resources, Information, Tour
Patient Representative – Contact with any concerns or feedback regarding your

Smoking Cessation

Windsor-Essex County Health Unit – Smoking & Vaping Information on community and online resources for quitting smoking, as well as information about smoking and health.

Online Resources

Pre-pregnancy, Reproductive and Sexual Health

Health Before Pregnancy (for men & women) SOGC – Contraception Planning Ontario SOGC – Information on the Menstrual Cycle SOGC – Sexual and Reproductive Health (including information and resources on STIs)

Prenatal Education and General Resources

GENERAL RESOURCES: Omama A website and a mobile application (app) that connects you to trusted, evidence-informed pregnancy, birth, and early parenting information focusing on resources in Ontario, Canada. KEY messages for Ontario prenatal education Spinning Babies Evidence-based site that includes information and videos on fetal positioning and turning breech babies, as well as other information on pregnancy, labour, and birth. Association of Ontario Midwives – Client Handouts on various topics: iron deficieny, pregnancy beyond 40, postpartum hemorrhage, newborn behaviour prelabour rupture of membranes, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (high blood pressure), jaundice, phototherapy, vaginal birth after Cesarean (VBAC) & when pregnancy goes past your due date. Best Start – Information and handouts on many different topics Topics include: abuse, alcohol, breastfeeding, caring for a baby, caring for young children, health before pregnancy, health and nutrition during pregnancy, mental health, poverty, teen pregnancy, smoking, and more SOGC – Pregnancy Info Prenatal Eductional class pre-recorded: Maternity Care Midwives Youtube Channel VON ERIE ST CLAIR PRENATAL PROGRAM SERVING WINDSOR, CHATHAM & SARNIA Windsor Essex Public Health Prenatal Classes,519-258-2146%20ext.

Prenatal Screening and Genetic Testing

Prenatal Screening Ontario – find information on the prenatal genetic screening and diagnostic options. Genetics Education Canada – Guide to understanding prenatal screening Scroll down the page and select prenatal guide for patients. Or, view the information in sections at the bottom of the page. Genetics Education Canada – Knowledge Organization


Canadian Pediatric Society – Caring for Kids – Information for Parents Topics include: Pregnancy & Babies Safety Learning Immunizations Illness Behaviour and parenting Healthy bodies – nutrition and lifestyle Mount Sinai Parenting Centre Youtube channel

Smoking in Pregnancy and Smoking Cessation smoking cessation website with information, advice and resources (including apps if you think that may be helpful) Link to a list of smoking cessation resources (online, telephone, and print), some specific for pregnant women and new mothers and some general resources Smoker's Helpline - Canadian Cancer Society On the road to quitting - Guide to becoming a non-smoker (Health Canada) Pregnets CAN-ADAPT STOP program Smoking cessation website


College of Midwives of Ontario FAQ for Clients
Evidence-Based Birth COVID-19 resource page


MotherToBaby Source of evidence-based information on the safety of medications and other exposures during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.

Grief, Pregnancy Loss, and Infant Loss

Online support and resource for information on grieving. International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Network Toll-Free: 888-303-7245 Bereaved Families Ontario Calgary based pregnancy and infant loss support centre Hotline you can call from anywhere

Mental Health and Addiction Services

ConnexOntario Helpline: 1-866-531-2600 ConnexOntario provides free and confidential health services information for people experiencing problems with alcohol and drugs, mental illness and/or gambling. They are funded by the Government of Ontario. The system navigation and information service is live-answer 24/7, confidential, and free. ConnexOntario maintains a centralized, up-to-date, and accurate database of detailed drug, alcohol, problem gambling, and mental health treatment service information. This information includes: where the service is located how to access the service how long the wait to access the service may be
Canadian Mental Health Association – Mental Health Meter quiz Crisis Services Canada Call 1.833.456.4566 Text 45645 Wellness and Emotional Support for Youth Online Ages 13-24 Big White Wall Online mental health and wellbeing service Anxiety Canada Bounceback Ontario – free mental health programs


FASD Ontario Source of accurate, up-to-date information on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders Canadian Centre for Substance Use and Addiciton Alcohol Help Centre

Breech Babies

Moxibustion for turning breech babies Spinning Babies – Information on Breech Position

Diet and Nutrition

Canada Public Health – Information on Health in Pregnancy – Nutrition, Food Safety, and Depression Dietitians of Canada – Pregnancy Nutrition information Dietitians of Canada – Infant Feeding Information Canada Food Guide


Canadian Paediatric Society's position statement on circumcision.
Health Link BC Circumcision Q&A Prenatal Education & Family Wellness Centre – Infant Circumcision
CIRP – Circumcision Information and Resources A comprehensive, well-cited website with information and resources related to circumcision. Care of the Uncircumcised Penis

LGBT2SQ Health

Rainbow Health Ontario – Find service providers and access resources and information on LGBT2SQ health Montreal-based website that provides resources for supporting and affirming gender creative kids within their families, schools and communities.


Apply for OHIP Association of Midwives of Ontario – Uninsured Clients


Windsor-Essex County Health Unit Information on cannabis use including information for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers CBD Clinicals Information on research that has been done regarding CBD oil during pregnancy and breastfeeding

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