Resources for New and Expectant Parents during COVID-19
Lambton Public Health Prenatal classes are currently suspended until further notice.
Mother&Sol has virtual childbirth education, breastfeeding and newborn care classes.
Payment plans available upon request.
Sliding fee available for birthers of colour.
Reduced fee available for single parent households.
Healthy Babies, Healthy Children - Lambton Public Health
Program available through the Lambton Public Health to help support parents in the transition to parenthood. Currently, offered through a prenatal phone call and a postpartum check-up 48 hours after the birth of your baby (also over the phone) provided by a Registered Nurse. More check-ups are available for families needing more support. 519-383-3817
Lactation Consultant - Lambton Public Health
Lactation consultants are professional breastfeeding specialists that help new parents learn how to nurse their babies as well as help with common breastfeeding difficulties like low milk production, latching problems, painful nursing. 519-383-3817
Free, confidential service you can call to get health advice or information. A Registered Nurse will take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Take this test if you have been exposed to someone with Coronavirus or if you have symptoms, to receive information on what to do next.
COVID-SPECIFIC RESOURCES FOR BIRTHERS
Tools and resources to help Canadians get through this pandemic and social isolation. Including a Mental Health Helpline:
Youth: Text WELLNESS to 686868
Adults: Text WELLNESS to 741741
Indigenous people can reach out to Hope for Wellness at 1-855-242-3310
Includes a list of free downloadable apps to help you stay connected during social distancing as well as mindfulness/meditation/well-being apps.
Inner Calm Counselling - Jenni Jenkins M.S.W (may be covered by benefits)
Family Counselling Centre - (sliding scale)