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Prenatal Education

Sign up for our FREE online prenatal education program.

Please note: In-person Prenatal Classes and Breastfeeding ABC’s Workshops are suspended until further notice. For further questions call the Family Health Intake Line at 613-735-9774 (direct line) or 1-800-267-1097 ext. 589 (toll-free) OR email to learn more about options for prenatal education.

RCDHU is very pleased to announce that RCDHU has adapted an online prenatal education program from Public Health Sudbury & Districts called “Growing a Healthy Baby”.

The online prenatal education program gives you:

  • flexible learning that fits your schedule;
  • the option to stop and continue the program where you left off as needed;
  • learning in English;
  • accessibility from a laptop computer, desktop computer, smartphone and/or tablet; and
  • access to a Public Health Nurse at RCDHU for any questions.

Modules covered within Growing a Healthy Baby are as follows:

  1. Understanding Pregnancy
  2. Healthy Lifestyles During Pregnancy
  3. The First Hours After Birth
  4. Feeding Your Baby
  5. Life with Your New Baby
  6. Keeping Your Baby Safe
  7. Community Resources

Please note: At this time, Growing a Healthy Baby does not include a labour and birth module. For more information on labour and birth, please visit the Omama website. In addition, the Community Resources PDF embedded within the program has been updated. Click here for the most up to date version.

For any questions about Growing a Healthy Baby:

  • call: the Family Health Intake Line at 613-735-9774 (direct line) or 1-800-267-1097 ext. 589 (toll-free); or
  • email:
  • To sign up for Growing a Healthy Baby, please complete the following registration information. A Public Health Nurse will email you the program link after receiving your registration information.

  • if applicable

The Healthy Babies Healthy Children (HBHC)  is a FREE voluntary program that provides supports and services during pregnancy and to families with children from birth to transition to school.

In addition, the program offers universal screening opportunities and home visiting services for families who may benefit from additional support.

For more information about the Healthy Babies Healthy Children (HBHC) program and/or to view/download the HBHC Fact Sheet, visit the Government of Ontario website in English and/or French.

To inquire about participating in the HBHC program and complete the required screening for eligibility, you can:

Click on the link below for a list of local resources available in Renfrew County and District:

Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program

Prenatal: Community Resource Centre (CRC) provides services to women during the prenatal period and after their baby is born. At Prenatal: CRC you can:

  • meet other parents-to-be;
  • cook and share tasty meals;
  • discuss prenatal and parenting topics; and,
  • receive prenatal vitamins and grocery vouchers.

To learn more:

Below are the resources which are available to view or download.

In-person Prenatal Classes

Prenatal Nutrition

Labour and Birth

Comfort Measures

Medical Interventions & Caesarean Birth

Postpartum Changes

Newborn Care & Safety

Breastfeeding Basics

Breastfeeding ABC’s Workshop

Pembroke Office

141 Lake Street, Pembroke, Ontario K8A 5L8

Phone: 613-732-3629
Toll Free: 1-800-267-1097
Fax: 613-735-3067

Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Renfrew Service Hub (By Appointment Only)

120 Plaunt Street South, Renfrew, Ontario, K7V 1M5

Services offered by appointment only.

If you require an alternative accessible format or assistance accessing information on this page, please contact us at or 613-732-3629.