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Pregnancy Resources in Ottawa

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Pregnancy Resources in Ottawa 

There are a variety of Ottawa Public Health services to make it easier for your child to grow up healthy in Ottawa:

There are a variety of other great resources available in your community:

Prenatal classes offered in Ottawa
 

Prenatal classes are a great way to learn information about you and your baby.  You can also meet other soon-to-be parents.

There are many prenatal classes to choose from.  Some classes are free and some have a cost.  Locations, times and the topics are different for each class. 

For more information, please contact the Community Information Centre of Ottawa.

List of agencies for support
 
Aboriginal agencies

Support before and after baby is born:

Abuse
Crisis help, emergency shelter, counseling and support:
  • Assaulted Women's Helpline
    Phone: 1-866-863-0511
  • Family Violence Drop-In for Women & Children
    Phone: 613-569-2236
  • Interval House of Ottawa
    PO Box 40089, 2515 Bank St. Ottawa, ON K1V 0W8
    Crisis Line : 613-234-5181
    Phone : 613-234-8511 (24 hrs)
  • Maison d'amitié (French only)
    40 Cobourg Street, Ottawa, ON
    Phone: 613-747-9136 (24 hrs)
  • Nelson House
    P.O. Box 5381, LCD Merivale, Nepean ON K2C 3H5
    Crisis Line: 613-225-3129
    Phone: 613-225-0533
Alcohol and drugs
Help for women with alcohol and drug use problems
  • Motherisk
    Helpline for information on alcohol, drugs, and morning sickness for women who are pregnant and breastfeeding.
    Phone: 1-877-439-2744
Stop smoking programs
Young/single parent

Prenatal, social, parenting, school and health services

  • Le Transit (French only)
    135, rue Alice #200 Ottawa ON K1L 7X5
    Phone: 613-747-3838
 Other
  • Telehealth Ontario
    Phone: 1-866-797-0000
 General

211: Information and referral services for Eastern Ontario. We connect individuals to social, governmental and health resources for issues such as: parenting, child care, disabilities, finances, employment, stress, recreation, sexuality, seniors support, bereavement and more.

Better Beginnings Better Futures

Bethany Hope Centre

Best Start Resource Centre

Brighter Futures for Children of Young Parents

Centre des services communautaires Vanier

Centretown Community Health Centre

CHEO

Coalition of Community Health and Resource Centre

Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre

Family Services Ottawa

Lowertown Community Resource Centre

Mothercraft Ottawa

Motherisk

Orleans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre

Ottawa Public Health

Ottawa Public Library 

Parent Resource Centre

Pinecrest-Queenway Community Health Centre

Rural Family Connections

Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada

Somerset West Community Health Centre

South-East Ottawa Community Health Centre 

St. Mary's Home 

Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health

Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre 

Youville Centre

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