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Prenatal Education

Sign up for our FREE prenatal and breastfeeding education.

Please note: In-person Prenatal Classes and Breastfeeding ABC’s Workshops are suspended until further notice. Please see below for our options during the pandemic.  For further questions call the Family Health Intake Line at 613-732-3629 ext. 589 or 1-800-267-1097 ext. 589 OR email familyhealth@rcdhu.com 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.

For any questions about Growing a Healthy Baby:

  • call: the Family Health Intake Line at 613-732-3629 ext. 589 OR 1-800-267-1097 ext. 589; or
  • email: familyhealth@rcdhu.com.
  • 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 school entry.

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

View/download the Healthy Babies Healthy Children Fact Sheet from the Government of Ontario in English and/or French.

To inquire about participating in the HBHC program, 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:

Several resources are presented during in-person Prenatal Classes and Breastfeeding ABC’s Workshops. 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

Pembroke Office

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

Renfrew Office

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