Prenatal Resources

Pregnant lady wearing a pink shirt.


The Health Unit is here to help support expecting mothers. If you would like to speak to a Public Health Nurse please call 705-474-1400 ext. 5351 or 1-800-563-2808 or email

Prenatal Classes

The Health Unit is pleased to offer prenatal classes both in-person and online. Our prenatal class series is focused on the health of you, your baby, and your family. 

Healthy Pregnancy 

The Sensible Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy

This brochure has important facts and questions related to a healthy pregnancy. The second half is a 10 month calendar to help you keep track of which week of pregnancy you are in.

Preterm Labour

Preterm Labour Signs and Symptoms

Through the Best Start Sources Centre website, learn about the signs of preterm labour and what to do if it happens from the Best Start Resource Centre.  

Work and Pregnancy 

Work and Pregnancy Do Mix

Most women continue to work during their pregnancy, whether they work from home, or travel to a workplace. If you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, this brochure by the Best Start Resource Centre will help you think about how your work may affect your health and the health of your unborn baby.

Active Pregnancy 

Pregnancy doesn't have to stop you from being active. 

This brochure, by PARC Physical Activity Resource Centre, discusses recommended physical activity during pregnancy. 

Feeding Your Baby 

Breastfeeding Support Clinics

The Health Unit is pleased to offer breastfeeding information and support. Call 705-474-1400 x 5351 or toll free 1-800-563-2808 Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for breastfeeding support over the phone or to book a breastfeeding clinic appointment (breastfeeding clinics are one on one support).  

Telehealth Ontario 24/7 Breastfeeding Support Line

For evening and weekend breastfeeding support call 1-866-797-0000. 

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Breastfeeding Matters

An important guide to breastfeeding for women and their families. 


Postpartum Mood Disorders (Depression and/or Anxiety)

Caring for Your Mental Health

Bringing home a new baby can be exciting, but can also be overwhelming. It is helpful to understand the differences between the postpartum mood disorders and to know what to do if they happen.

Growing and Developing 

Healthy Babies Healthy Brains

The Best Start Resource Centre provides parents practical ways to support their young child's brain development. 

Canada's Paediatricians

Information for parents from Canada's paediatricians. 

Car Seat Safety

Rear-facing Car Seats

Transport Canada's brochure provides tips on properly installing a rear-facing seat. 

Smoking Cessation Support

Smokers' Helpline

Smokers’ Helpline is a free, confidential service offering support and information about quitting smoking and tobacco use.

North Bay

345 Oak Street West

Parry Sound

70 Joseph Street Unit #302

Burk's Falls

17 Copeland Street (by appointment only)