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Prenatal Education

Sign up for our FREE prenatal and breastfeeding education. By registering early, you will have more options and flexibility.

Prenatal and breastfeeding education is beneficial anytime during your pregnancy.  However, we suggest attending prenatal and breastfeeding education in early third trimester.

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

The Gift of Motherhood is our online prenatal education program. To see a demo of The Gift of Motherhood, click here.

This online prenatal education program gives you:

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

Topics included are:

 

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

 

A Public Health Nurse provides prenatal education in either four evening sessions (2 and a half hours each) or two weekend sessions (6 and a half hours each).

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 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) at Renfrew County and District Health Unit (7 International Drive, Pembroke, ON)

  • September 28th and 29th
  • October 26th and 27th

 

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

  • September 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th

 

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

  • November 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th

 

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

  • October 23rd, 30th, November 6th and 13th

 

Arnprior Series (Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) at Arnprior Public Library (21 Madawaska Street, Arnprior, ON)

  • June 1st and 2nd

 

You can also see the schedule for Prenatal Classes in the calendar.

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

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 school entry.

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

To inquire about participating in the HBHC program, you can:

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

Topics included are:

  • current recommendations;
  • making an informed decision about infant feeding;
  • breastfeeding in the first few days/weeks;
  • latching and positioning your baby;
  • hungry and full cues;
  • breastfeeding challenges;
  • partner’s role;
  • expressing and storing;
  • local resources and services;
  • and more.

2019 Breastfeeding ABC’s Workshop Schedule

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

  • September 11th (FULL)
  • October 9th
  • December 4th

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

  • March 27th

Arnprior (Monday 6pm – 8:30 p.m.) 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 Ext. 589 OR 1-800-267-1097 Ext. 589.

 

Listed below are prenatal resources developed by Renfrew County and District Health Unit. The following resources are available to view or download.

Several resources are presented during in-person Prenatal Classes and Breastfeeding ABC’s Workshop. Below are the resources which are available to view or download.

In Person Prenatal-Classes

Labour and Birth

Comfort Measures

Medical Interventions & Caesarean Birth

Postpartum Changes

Newborn Care & Safety

Breastfeeding Basics

Breastfeeding ABC’s Workshop

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