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Pregnancy/Postpartum - Physician Information

    Healthy Babies Healthy Children (HBHC)

    Perinatal Mood Disorder (PMD) resources for Physicians:

    Nutrition for healthy term infants

    Breastfeeding education for family physicians

    Research shows that knowledgeable breastfeeding support provided by health care professionals increases exclusivity and duration of breastfeeding. Increasing breastfeeding rates improves health outcomes for families in your care.

    Latching on: How Family Physicians Can Support Breastfeeding Patients (external link)
    This one-hour, free, mobile-friendly course will give you 1.0 Mainpro credit.

    Desk Reference Tool for Drinking Alcohol while Breastfeeding
    This desk reference provides information for health care providers about reducing any possible negative effects of alcohol while continuing to support breastfeeding.

    To order copies, dial 311 or 905-825-6000 or order online.

    Screening for Alcohol Use in Pregnancy Resources:

    Desk Reference Tool for Screening for Alcohol Use

    • This desk reference is a screening tool for physicians on how to assess risk status of all women with regard to alcohol use. Having the opportunity for a safe discussion of alcohol use before and during pregnancy, as well as capturing valid prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE), can help prevent and diagnose Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).
    Zero Matters brochure

    To order copies, dial 311 or 905-825-6000 or order online.

    Hopeplace - 905-465-3324

    Helps individuals struggling with challenges related to the misuse and abuse of alcohol and other drugs.

    ADAPT: Halton Alcohol Drug and Gambling Assessment Prevention and Treatment Services – 905-639-6537

    Addiction counsellors provide ongoing support to clients who are struggling with their substance use.

    Motherisk: The Alcohol and Substance Use Helpline – 1-877-327-4636

    Offers information and counseling to pregnant and breastfeeding women, their families, and health care providers

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    Crisis Help Lines:


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    Access Counselling and Family Services (external link)

    • Cost to patient: sliding scale based on income and family size (no fees for woman abuse services); Fee assistance available for those who qualify (as in financial need)

    Halton Family Services (external link)

    • Cost to patient: Sliding scale from $0 to $95 (no fees for services for abused women and their children); Fee assistance available.
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    Patients can go online or dial 311 to register for the following services:

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