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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 onlineprenatal@www.rcdhu.com.

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 onlineprenatal@www.rcdhu.com.

A Public Health Nurse provides prenatal education in either four two-hour evening sessions 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:

  • Healthy pregnancy
  • Labour and birth
  • Becoming parents
  • Feeding and caring for your newborn

2018 In Person Prenatal Education Schedule

Pembroke Series

Renfrew County and District Health Unit
7 International Drive, Pembroke K8A 6W5

Saturday, January 20th and Sunday, January 21st, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 5th and Sunday, May 6th 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 22nd and Sunday, September 23rd 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 17th and Sunday, November 18th 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Jubilee Place
1144 Lea St, Pembroke K8A 6Z4

Monday, January 22nd to Monday, February 12, 2018 (4 classes) from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Petawawa Series

South Side Community Centre
1578 Wolfe Avenue, Petawawa K8H 2S9

Tuesdays, March 20th to April 10th (4 classes), from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Tuesdays, October 2nd to October 23rd (4 classes), from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Arnprior Series

Arnprior Public Library
21 Madawaska Street, Arnprior K7S 1R6

Saturday, March 17th and Sunday, March 18th, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 3rd and Sunday, November 4th, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Renfrew Series

Location to be determined

Tuesdays, May 8th to June 5th (5 classes), from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Register by calling 613-735-8651 extension 589 OR 1-800-267-1097 extension 589 or email onlineprenatal@www.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

Where and When

See the calendar below 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.

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