Prenatal 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

Expecting & Connecting Free in person one to one prenatal classes and/or Group prenatal class with a Registered Midwife and Lactation consultant apply on this web site to be apart of the Expecting & Connecting Group. Maternity Care Midwives Youtube Channel pre recorded prenatal classes with a registered midwife Windsor-Essex Health Unit Health Link BC 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 General Resources KEY messages for Ontario prenatal education

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

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


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

Mental Health and Addiction Services

ConnexOntario Helpline: 1-866-531-2600 Phone/24 hour Crisis Telephone Line: 519.973.4435 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 – Free local access to couselling 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 Windsor-Essex Mental Health Services®ion=WindsorEssex Windsor-Essex Health Unit – Mental Health Services Mental Health Connections (Windsor and Leamington)
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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

LGBT2SQ Health

Rainbow Health Ontario – Find service providers and access resources and information on LGBT2SQ health This 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


College of Midwives of Ontario FAQ for Clients Ontario Public Health Self Assesment

Smoking in Pregnancy and Smoking Cessation

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 STOP program Smoking cessation website


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


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

Grief, Pregnancy Loss, and Infant Loss

Online support and resource for information on grieving. 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


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 The Society of Obstreticians and Gynecologist of Canada Government Of Canada

Birth Tub Rental/Purchase

Birth Supplies Canada (for purchase) – search birth pool, you do not need to be a health care provider or ave an account to order

Physical Activity during Pregnancy

New evidence-based guideline outlines the right amount of physical activity women should get throughout pregnancy to promote maternal, fetal, and neonatal health.