Prenatal Health Information
Your health during pregnancy and the health of your baby in the early years of life provide a firm foundation for your child’s future.
Parents face a big responsibility in caring for each other and their children. Prenatal information and support can help parents build a healthy family life and ease the early challenges of parenting.
There is no safe amount or time to drink alcohol during pregnancy and in fact, should be stopped before planning a pregnancy. Alcohol consumed during fetal development can present many risks to the unborn baby including brain damage and birth defects. Have an alcohol-free pregnancy - prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).
Contact the Motherisk Program at the Hopital for Sick Children for information on alcohol and drug use during pregnancy.
Resources for Parents
Free On-line Prenatal Course
Healthy Beginnings, a Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program
Active Pregnancy: Helping you to be active during pregnancy
Let’s Grow is an email resources and information for parents.
Healthy Babies, Healthy Children Home Visiting Program
Pregnancy Is Not Always What You Expect
A Healthy Start for Baby and Me - An easy to read book about pregnancy and birth which contains the following information and more;
- Warning Signs During Pregnancy
- How Will I Know If I am in Labour?
- How Will Labour Progress?
- Breathing Techniques for Pregnancy, Labour and Delivery
- Comfort Suggestions for Labour
- Reminder Sheet for Birth Partner
- Packing Mom’s Suitcase
- Caesarian Birth
Prenatal Classes Offered in Grey Bruce
*All Classes Include a Breastfeeding Component
||How To Register
Hanover Family Health Team (HFHT) at the
Hanover & District Hospital
90 7th Ave (2nd floor) Hanover
Every other month
Call 519-506-4348 or 1-855-677-4348
(Do not need to be rostered with the HFHT)
Brockton & Area Family Health Team (BAFHT) at the
Walkerton Hospital (South Bruce Grey Health Centre)
McGivern St. West Walkerton
One Day Workshops
and one evening/week series
Call 519-507-2021 or 1-866-507-2021 ext. 41
(Do not need to be rostered with the BAFHT)
|Online Learn in the comfort of your own home, at your own pace
Call 519-376-9420 or 1-800-263-3456 ext. 1221
MOMS Unique Finds
403 Durham St East
|One Day Workshops
M’Wikwedong Native Cultural Resource Centre
1723 8th Ave East
|One Day Workshops
||$50 per couple
Information for Expectant Parents
Labour and Delivery
Infant Characteristics and Care
Adjusting to Parenthood