Local

Adoption Information Line. Toll-free line with information on adoptions in Nova Scotia. 1.888.429.8167.

Obstetrics Clinic. If you do not have a family doctor or nurse practitioner to refer you to the OBS Clinic, you can refer yourself. You will meet with a number of doctors throughout your pregnancy. (902.527.1180). Urgent problems? Call 902.527.5214.

South Shore Community Midwives. You can choose to be under the care of a midwife, with the option of having your baby at home or in hospital if you experience a low risk pregnancy. You can self-refer yourself here instead of the OBS Clinic; if you require further care, midwives can refer you to specialists. (902.634.7375). May have waiting list due to high demand. However, some populations get higher priority due to need (e.g. teenage mothers).

Having Your Baby at South Shore Health Virtual Tour. Video showing what you can expect locally when you’re expecting. On YouTube.

Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, Termination of Pregnancy Unit. Call 902.473.7072. You can get a referral here on they can assist with a referral.

Maritime Abortion Support Service. Provides supports including help with accommodations and transportation. Email the coordinator at masshfx (AT) gmail.com.

Welcome to Parenting. This site replaces the pre-natal visits offered by Public Health. Expectant parents have to register on the welcome page to use the site. Note that some prenatal care is offered through the South Shore Family Resource Association now.

South Shore Collaborative Breastfeeding Network. A program to help mothers facing breastfeeding challenges. Available through South Shore Health. Call 902.543.0856 during regular business hours or the OBS floor on weekends, nights, and holidays at 902.527.5214.

Le Leche League. International organization with local support at 902.543.2044.

Better Together Family Resource Centre. Offers local in person prenatal classes, support after the baby, and more.

Healthy Beginnings. Public Health offers in home support for some families facing extra challenges (very young families, single parent homes, and those who need extra support). Contact your local public health office for more information.

National

Motherisk. Offers information about what chemicals and medications may be safe or unsafe during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Healthy Pregnancy Guide. This resource is from the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Pregnancy. Information from the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada.