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Prenatal Education

Sign up for our FREE prenatal and breastfeeding education anytime during your pregnancy. The earlier the better!

Register by calling 613-735-8651 extension 589 OR 1-800-267-1097 extension 589 or email familyhealth@rcdhu.com.

  1. See a demo of The Gift of Motherhood, our online prenatal education program.

Online prenatal education gives you:

  • Flexible learning that fits your schedule
  • Access for six months after you register
  • Learning in English or French
  • Access to a Public Health Nurse at the Renfrew County and District Health Unit for any questions.

Topics include:

 

Register by calling 613-735-8651 extension 589 OR 1-800-267-1097 extension 589 or email familyhealth@rcdhu.com.

 

A Public Health Nurse provides prenatal education in either four evening sessions (2 hours and 15 minutes each) or two full-day sessions on weekends.

In-person prenatal gives you:

  • demonstrations and hands-on learning;
  • time for discussion and questions;
  • a chance to meet other parents-to-be;
  • take-home information (books, handouts and pamphlets).

Topics include:

  • labour and birth;
  • comfort measures;
  • medical interventions;
  • postpartum changes;
  • newborn care and safety;
  • infant feeding.

2019 Prenatal Class Schedule

Pembroke Weekend Series (Saturday and Sunday 9:00am – 3:30pm) at Renfrew County and District Health Unit (7 International Drive, Pembroke, ON)

  • Feb 23rd & 24th (FULL)
  • May 4th and 5th
  • September 7th and 8th
  • October 26th and 27th

 

Pembroke Weekday Series (Tuesdays 6:00pm – 8:45pm) at Renfrew County and District Health Unit (7 International Drive, Pembroke, ON)

  • April 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th
  • May 14th, 21st, 28th and June 4th
  • September 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th

 

Petawawa Series (Tuesdays 6:00pm – 8:45pm) at Southside Community Centre (1578 Wolfe Avenue, Petawawa, ON)

  • March 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th (FULL)
  • November 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th

 

Renfrew Series (Wednesday 6:00pm – 8:45pm) at St. Francis Xavier Parish Hall (331 Plaunt Street South, Renfrew, ON)

  • February 13th, 20th, 27th and March 6th
  • October 23rd, 30th, November 6th and 13th

 

Arnprior Series (Saturday and Sunday 9:00am – 3:30pm) at Arnprior Public Library (21 Madawaska Street, Arnprior, ON)

  • June 1st and 2nd

 

You can also see the Prenatal Class schedule in the calendar.

Register by calling 613-735-8651 extension 589 OR 1-800-267-1097 extension 589 or email familyhealth@rcdhu.com.

Extra support for pregnant women

The Healthy Babies Healthy Children program is a free home visiting program for pregnant women who need more support with prenatal health care and preparing for a new baby.

To ask about participating in Healthy Babies Healthy Children:

A 2 ½ hour workshop for pregnant women and their partner/support person. Get hands-on information about how to breastfeed.

  • Benefits of breastfeeding
  • Breastfeeding in the first few days/weeks
  • Latching and positioning your baby
  • How to know when baby is hungry or full

2019 Breastfeeding ABC’s Workshop Schedule

Pembroke (Wednesday 6:00pm – 8:30pm) at Renfrew County and District Health Unit (7 International Drive, Pembroke, ON)

  • April 10th
  • May 15th
  • June 19th
  • September 11th
  • October 9th
  • December 4th

Renfrew (Wednesday 6pm-8:30pm) at St. Francis Xavier Parish Hall (331 Plaunt Street South, Renfrew, ON)

  • March 27th

Arnprior (Monday 6pm – 8:30pm) at Arnprior Public Library (21 Madawaska Street, Arnprior, ON)

  • September 16th

You may also see the calendar for upcoming Breastfeeding ABC’s.

To register for this workshop email familyhealth@rcdhu.com or call Family Health at 613-735-8651 extension 589 OR 1-800-267-1097 extension 589.

 

Please feel free to download the following PDF files for more information:

Upcoming Prenatal Classes Events

Pembroke Office

TEL: 613-732-3629 or 1-800-267-1097

Renfrew Office

TEL: 613-432-5853 or 1-800-465-5000