Clinics, programs and services
We’re here to support you at each stage of parenting
Call us at 905-799-7700, Caledon 905-584-2216.
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Healthy Babies Healthy Children is a free and voluntary program available to pregnant women, and families with infants and young children. Public Health Nurses provide in-person home visits to help families learn about:
- Having a healthy pregnancy and birth.
- Developing a positive relationship with your child.
- Promoting your child's growth and development.
- Connecting you to resources and programs in your community.
- Working together to give your child the best start in life.
This program is for:
- Pregnant moms.
- Families with children from birth to school entry, who are having challenging or stressful life situations.
Interpreters are available in many languages.
If you are pregnant, ask your family doctor, midwife or nurse about the program.
Call Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700, Caledon 905-584-2216, Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Healthy Babies Healthy Children program is funded by the government of Ontario and delivered by Peel Public Health.
Whether you're thinking of having a baby, are pregnant or are caring for your child we're here to help.
We offer telephone counselling and information about:
- Healthy pregnancy
- Breastfeeding and feeding your baby
- Postpartum Mood Disorders and supports
- Growth and development for children 6 years and under
- Feeding your child
- Keeping your home safe
- Toilet learning
- Child behaviour
- Community programs
Call Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700, Caledon 905-584-2216.
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
We offer free online child birth and parenting classes. These classes are perfect for parents who need a more flexible schedule, are on bed rest, or prefer online learning.
Register for virtual prenatal classes.
For prenatal classes in the community, including Healthy Start and Teen Prenatal Supper Club, contact email@example.com or 905-822-1114 ext. 243.
BridgeWay also provides other programs designed for new mothers.
Clinics are currently closed
Support is available by calling 905-799-7700, Caledon 905-584-2216. Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Learn more about our Baby Feeding Support Clinics.
Services in the community
Ontario Breastfeeding Clinic
Lactation consults from the comfort of home. For quickest service, text BOOKNOW to 877-822-1105 for a virtual appointment. Get more information about the Ontario Breastfeeding Clinic.
Breastfeeding basics at BridgeWay
Workshops sharing information, advice, and experiences about breastfeeding. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905-822-1114 ext. 0
The Doctor's Breastfeeding Clinic
10 Gillingham Drive, Unit 201, Brampton
In person appointments available. Free with health card. Call in advance for an appointment at 289-233-1957. Access The Doctor’s Breastfeeding Clinic.
International Breastfeeding Centre (Newman Clinic)
Online and in-person appointments available (for a fee). Online free resources available. Visit International Breastfeeding Centre for more information. Call in advance for an appointment: 416-498-0002 ext. 221
Private Lactation Consultants
To hire and pay for a Lactation Consultant, visit the Canadian Lactation Consultants Association.
Sign up for this free support program to talk with a mother who has breastfed her own children. Talk by phone or on a closed Facebook group. Call as often as you need.
Contact us any time before or after baby is born.
Email us to sign-up or call 905-799-7700, Caledon 905-584-2216.
If English isn't your first language
We have volunteers who speak several languages and we will try to match you with a mom who speaks the same language as you.
Become a Breastfeeding Companion
We're looking for mothers who have had a positive breastfeeding experience for at least 6 months and who value the importance of breastfeeding. You must be able to attend a training session and be willing to provide telephone support to mothers living in Peel.
To learn more, visit our volunteer in health page.
About 10 to 20% of pregnant women and new mothers will experience a perinatal mood disorder. It's not anyone's fault, but it's very important for you and your family to get help early. Parenting partners can also experience perinatal mood disorders.
Most commonly, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders can occur during pregnancy or in the first year after baby is born. Many new parents experience mood swings and sudden emotional changes - also known as the "baby blues." The baby blues usually start 3 to 5 days after baby arrives, but last only about 2 weeks.
If your "baby blues" last longer than 2 weeks, you might have a Perinatal Mood Disorder.
A perinatal mood disorder is a medical condition that requires assessment and treatment. It's recommended that you visit your health care provider to get help. If you think you have a perinatal mood disorder:
- Don't blame yourself
- Ask for help
- Take care of yourself
- Get counselling
- Consider medication as part of your treatment
Learn more about:
- Depression in pregnancy women and mothers
- Postpartum depression
- New fathers and mental health problems
- Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders
- Get help from others
Postpartum psychosis is a very rare but serious mental condition that threatens new mothers and their babies.
A woman suffering from postpartum psychosis might:
- Hear or see things that aren't there.
- Think people are trying to harm her or her baby.
- Feel confused or out of touch with reality.
If you're experiencing postpartum psychosis symptoms, get help now. Call your doctor, go to the emergency department, or call 911. You need immediate help and should NOT be alone with your baby.
- Connect with us on facebook
- Healthy Babies Healthy Children
- Health Connect Ontario
- Distress Centres of Greater Toronto
- Crisis Support Peel Dufferin
- BridgeWay Postpartum Mood Disorder Peer Support Program
- Peel Children's Aid Society
- one-Link addictions and mental health services
- Family Services of Peel