Congratulations on your pregnancy!
This is a time of joy and promise, questions and concerns, worry and wonder. The start of a new life: for you, your baby, and your family.
Remember that your pregnancy is special and personal. No two pregnancies are the same. Your experience will be different from the ones you read about and different from those of your mother or sister or friends. Think about what you read and hear. The nine months of your pregnancy will be nine months of changes.
Enjoy discovering your changing body and growing baby.
While your baby is growing inside, you’ll be changing too:
- Your uterus will get larger as your baby grows.
- Your body will increase its blood supply to carry food and oxygen to your baby.
- Your breasts will get ready to produce milk for breastfeeding.
- You’ll be preparing emotionally for motherhood, and your family will be getting ready to welcome a new member.
Prenatal education is a great way to prepare for the arrival of your baby.
St. John’s and area
Classes are held at the Women’s Health Centre, Room 2J549B, Health Sciences Centre. It is important to register early as classes fill up quickly. It is not always possible to place you into the class you request.
A letter with your appointment date and time will be mailed to you.
Rural Avalon and Burin, Clarenville, Bonavista areas
Contact your local Community Health Nursing Office
in the blue pages of the phone book under Eastern Health Community Health Services and Clinics; or visit the Public Health contact information
section. A nurse will help you find education and support that is right for you. There are a variety of options available for example: classes, videos for home, and links to other services.
There is a lot to learn. But you don't have to know everything right away. You can read all about pregnancy now, or you can learn about each stage as your pregnancy goes on. This resource will help you learn much more about your pregnancy: A Healthy Pregnancy is in Your Hands