Prenatal Health Information

Healthy Baby Healthy Brain

 

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

Breastfeeding

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

 

Location Format Cost How To Register

Hanover Family Health Team (HFHT) at the

Hanover & District Hospital

 90 7th Ave  (2nd floor) Hanover

Every other month

 Tuesday evenings

7-9pm

Free

Call 519-506-4348 or 1-855-677-4348

Everyone welcome

(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

Free

Call 519-507-2021 or 1-866-507-2021 ext. 41

Everyone welcome

(Do not need to be rostered with the BAFHT)

Online Prenatal

Program

Online Learn in the comfort of your own home, at your own pace Free

Call 519-376-9420 or 1-800-263-3456 ext. 1221

 

MOMS Unique Finds

Store

403 Durham St East

Walkerton

One Day Workshops Free

Call 519-379-6769

M’Wikwedong Native Cultural Resource Centre

1723 8th Ave East

Owen Sound

One Day Workshops $50 per couple

Call 519-377-4931

Everyone Welcome

 

Information for Expectant Parents

Labour and Delivery

 

Infant Characteristics and Care

 

Adjusting to Parenthood

 

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