- PrePregnancy Planner
The PrePregnancy Planner is an online tool that can help your patient plan for pregnancy.
- Preconception: Baby Steps to a Healthy Pregnancy Pamphlet (PDF)
Patient information booklet for your patients.
- Best Start Preconception Health Resources
Available in English, French and fillable PDFs.
- My Reproductive Life Plan - Booklet (PDF)
For adults who want to have children someday, but not right now.
- My Life My Plan - Booklet (PDF)
For teens and will guide them through six topic areas, providing them with facts and referrals, and the opportunity to respond to a series of questions that will help them to make healthy decisions, set goals and plan for their future.
- Is there a baby in your future? Plan for it - Health Before Pregnancy - Workbook (PDF)
For young adults and couples. It raises issues that can affect men and women and the health of their future children and provides answers to commonly asked questions people think about as they consider parenting.
- Folic Acid Before and During Pregnancy (PDF)
- Planning to have a baby? Tips for healthy eating and more (Eat Right Ontario)
Key Documents and Best Practice Guidelines and References
- Society for Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada’s
The Society for Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada’s delivers evidence-based information developed by physicians, nurses and midwives about pregnancy and childbirth.
- Public Health Agency of Canada: Family-Centred Maternity and Newborn Care: National Guidelines (PDF)
A website and a mobile application (app) that connects women and families to trusted, evidence-informed healthy pregnancy, birth and early parenting information for Ontario, Canada.
- Best Start: Prenatal Health Messages for all Ontarians
- Ontario Public Health Association
Point of Care Tool
Preconception Health Care Tool
A resource for primary care providers designed to help guide discussions about health and illness prevention strategies with all patients of reproductive age.
Programs and Services
Birth Control Clinics
Birth Control Clinics are offered in London and Strathroy. Birth control options, pregnancy testing and counseling, and emergency contraception are available.
Family Health Clinic
Nurse practitioner services are available within London and Middlesex County for families with young children (6 years old and under) without a family doctor. This service is also available for high school students. No health card is required.
The Health Unit offers a variety of programs and services to support young families. Healthcare providers and patients can call the Health Connection at 519-663-5317 ext. 2280 to speak with a Public Health Nurse and receive telephone support during regular business hours (Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.).