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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@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@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 Prenatal Class Schedule

Pembroke Weekend Series (Saturday and Sunday 9am – 3pm) @ Renfrew County and District Health Unit

(7 International Drive, Pembroke, ON)

  • January 20th and 21st
  • May 5th and 6th
  • September 8th and 9th
  • November 17th and 18th

Pembroke Weekday Series (Mondays 10am-1230pm) @ Jubilee Place (1144 Lea Street, Pembroke, ON)

  • January 22nd, 29th, February 5th and 12th

Pembroke Weekday Series (Tuesdays 6pm-830pm) @ Renfrew County and District Health Unit

(7 International Drive, Pembroke, ON)

  • June 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th

Petawawa Series (Tuesdays 6pm – 830pm) @ Southside Community Centre (1578 Wolfe Avenue, Petawawa, ON)

  • March 20th, 27th, April 3rd and 10th
  • October 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd

Renfrew Series (Tuesdays 6pm-830pm) @ St. Francis Xavier Parish Hall (331 Plaunt Street South, Renfrew, ON)

  • May 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th

Arnprior Series (Saturday and Sunday 9am – 3pm) @ Arnprior Public Library (21 Madawaska Street, Arnprior, ON)

  • March 17th and 18th
  • November 3rd and 4th

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 onlineprenatal@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

Pembroke (Wednesday 6pm – 830pm) @ Renfrew County and District Health Unit

(7 International Drive, Pembroke, ON)

  • January 10th
  • March 7th
  • April 18th
  • May 23rd
  • July 11th
  • August 8th
  • September 5th
  • November 21st

Renfrew (Tuesday 6pm-830pm) @ St. Francis Xavier Parish Hall (331 Plaunt Street South, Renfrew, ON)

  • January 30th

Arnprior (Wednesday 6pm-830pm) @ Arnprior Public Library (21 Madawaska Street, Arnprior, ON)

  • September 20th

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