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What’s Available When You’re Having a Baby

There are many services available to you when you are pregnant in the Peterborough area to help you have the healthiest pregnancy possible. See below for a list of these services.

Calling or texting the number 211 or searching the 211 website can also help to provide you with community and social services in our area.

Prenatal Classes

Register for these classes as soon as you know you are going to have a baby!

Online Prenatal Classes 705-743-1000 – AVAILABLE!

In-Person Prenatal Classes (16 series/year) 705-743-1000 (Currently Suspended due to COVID-19)

Prenatal Classes for Young Parents (3 series/year) 705-743-1000 (Currently Suspended due to COVID-19)

Breastfeeding Basics Workshop (5x/year) 705-748-9144 – AVAILABLE!


Prenatal Care

Regular prenatal care check-ups are an important part of a healthy pregnancy. There are many different options when choosing prenatal care. Explore the options below, and choose the one that is right for you:

Partners in Pregnancy (PIPC) 705-741-1191

Health Care Connect (to register for a family doctor) 1-800-445-1822

Peterborough Family Health Team 705-740-8020

Kawartha Community Midwives 705-745-7640

Obstetric Options (Require a referral from a primary health care provider):

Evolve Women’s Health (Dr. Dallaire, Dr. Pakenham, Dr. Hill, Dr. Gerster) 705-876-4530

Dr. Harrington/Dr. Kramer 705-740-6507

Dr. Sobowale 705-876-4529


Other important numbers:

PRHC Prenatal Care Clinic (Antenatal Clinic) 705-743-2121 Ext. 3538

PRHC Genetic Counselling 705-876-5185

PRHC Labour & Delivery 705-876-5036


Pregnancy Support/Social Support

Healthy Babies, Healthy Children program  705-743-1003 Ext. 282

Peterborough Child and Family Centres  705-748-9144

Peterborough Domestic Abuse Network 705-743-2272

Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre 705-741-0260 (Available 24 hours)

Women’s Healthcare Centre 705-743-4132

School for Young Moms 705-742-4632

Moms Canada (Online support groups for Single Mothers)

2SLGBTQ Parenting and Family Resources Program 416-324-4100



Babies First Prenatal Nutrition Program 705-748-9144

Collective Kitchens & Come Cook With Us  705-743-1000

Family Health Team Dietitians 705-740-8020



Sport & Wellness Centre 705-742-0050

YMCA 705-748-9622




Quit Smoking Help in Peterborough

Smoker’s Helpline 1-877-513-5333


Drugs and Alcohol Support Services

Fourcast 705-876-1292


Basic Needs (Food, Housing, Clothing, Employment)

Need Food Now? Peterborough Food Calendar  705-742-7777

Food Programs (YWCA)  705-743-3526

Food Banks (Kawartha Food Share)  705-745-5377

Good Neighbours Care Centre (food, clothing)  705-742-9800

Salvation Army Family Services  705-742-4391

St. Vincent de Paul  705-874-3937

Housing Access Peterborough  705-742-0439

Housing Resource Centre  705-743-2272

Ontario Aboriginal Housing Resources  1-844-391-106

Showers & Laundry Service (Peterborough 360 Degree Nurse Practitioner-led Clinic)  705-874-3900

YWCA Crossroads Shelter Call 1-800-461-7656 or Text 705-991-0110

YES Shelter for Youth and Families 705-748-3851

Legal Aid  705-743-5430

Peterborough Community Legal Centre  705-749-9355

EI Maternity and Parental Benefits – Apply!

Ontario Works Finance Assistance, Benefits, and Employee Assistance 1-888-789-4199

Ontario Disability Support Program 705-742-9292

New Canadians Centre  705-743-0882


Indigenous Health

Prenatal Nutrition Programs:

Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre 705-775-0387

Lovesick Lake 705-652-8787

Healthy Babies Healthy Children Programs:

Curve Lake  705-657-2557

Hiawatha First Nation  705-295-4421

Niijkiwendidaa Anishnaabekwewag Services Circle  705-741-0900


For a list of local services for parents see What’s Available for Families