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Prenatal Education and Support

Pregnant? Chances are you have many questions. Eastern Health's prenatal programs may have the answers about:
  • Your changing body
  • Staying healthy
  • Getting ready for the birth of your baby
  • Becoming a new parent
Prenatal education and support is available in group settings and also one-on-one with individuals based on need. Group sessions are offered in a variety of settings, including the Health Sciences Centre and in our regional Community Health Offices.

Community health nurses also support the services offered through community partners such as Healthy Baby Clubs

Our prenatal education programs are flexible and designed to best meet the needs of a pregnant woman and her family.
» Learn more about prenatal classes and how to register.
 
Online Prenatal Education Sessions New*

Eastern Health is offering online prenatal education sessions, called The Gift of Motherhood, to women that reside in the Burin, Clareville and Carbonear areas. Expectant parents will receive an access code at their routine 18-20 week ultrasound checkup, which they can use to access the e-learning module.

This is a pilot for the period of May 2016 to May 2017 made possible thanks to funding received from the Baby Friendly Council.

» Launch the Online Prenatal Education Module here



B.A.B.I.E.S. Program

The B.A.B.I.E.S. program (Before Birth and Beyond: Information, Education and Support) is offered by community health nurses. The main goal of these sessions is to promote healthy pregnancy, birth and early parenting. You are encouraged to call the Community Health Office nearest your community for more information.



Healthy Baby Club

Healthy Baby Club is a prenatal nutrition support program offered by Family Resource Centres for eligible women who may need extra support during and after their pregnancy.  Healthy Baby Clubs are offered by Family Resource Centres throughout the Eastern Health region. 



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Updated May 24, 2016