Resources for New and Expectant Parents during COVID-19

PRENATAL CLASSES

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.

 

POSTPARTUM SUPPORT

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

MEDICAL GUIDANCE

Telehealth

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.

Toll-free: 1-866-797-0000

COVID-19 Self-assessment test 

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

EBB Birthing in the time of COVID-19: Free Crash Course on Youtube

Informed Consent form for Refusal to Separate Birthing Parent and Infant

MENTAL HEALTH

Wellness Together Canada, Mental Health and Substance Use Support

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

CMHA Apps for Mental Health and Social Connection during COVID-19

Includes a list of free downloadable apps to help you stay connected during social distancing as well as mindfulness/meditation/well-being apps.

VIRTUAL COUNSELLING

Inner Calm Counselling - Jenni Jenkins M.S.W (may be covered by benefits)

Family Counselling Centre - (sliding scale)

ABOUT MOTHER&SOL

We are proud to provide evidence-based education, inclusive doula support and accesible services to birthers and their families during pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period. 

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Mother&Sol provides inclusive, non-judgemental support for birthers regardless of race, faith, sexuality, gender identity, marital status, age, immigration status or family configuration. Serving growing families/individuals in Sarnia, Ont and worldwide.