Programs and Services
A public health nurse is available Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (except on statutory holidays) to answer questions on prenatal, infant and child care, includes preconceptional health, healthy pregnancies, postpartum mood disorders, breastfeeding, child growth and development, parenting, nutrition, and child safety. The public health nurse can link callers to different community services. Referrals can be made to a number of programs, including Healthy Babies, Healthy Children, Breastfeeding Buddies, and Take Control Baby Steps.
A friendly, free program for pregnant women. Learn about pregnancy, healthy eating, the birth experience, and taking care of your baby and family. Each week women can meet new friends, prepare food and eat together, receive information from a public health nurse, dietitian, and other community resources. Groceries and childcare are provided and transportation may be available. This program is part of the Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program and a financial contribution has been made by the Public Health Agency of Canada.
For more information call 613-354-3357 or 1-800-267-7875, ext. 1416.
Every Tuesday 12:30 to 3 p.m. 20 Manitou Cres. W (Lower level)
Every Thursday 12:30 to 3 p.m. Trinity United Church (corner of Bridge St. E and John St.)
This program is for pregnant women and families with children from birth to age 6. The program provides information and support to help give children the best start in life by connecting parents with services and resources in the community. New mothers are contacted following discharge from hospital and offered information and support by a public health nurse, either by telephone or during a home visit.
The Gift of Motherhood online education program is an alternative to in-person classes. The classes contain the same content as the in-person program however a variety of learning tools are used in this e-book such as audio, videos and quizzes. This program is ideal for parents who are on bed rest, have scheduling conflicts, or just want a refresher course. Participants are encouraged to begin before their 20th week of pregnancy. The cost of this self-paced program is $30 and includes access to the online program for 6 months.
Prenatal breastfeeding classes are free of charge and are scheduled regularly throughout the year. The two hour evening class is taught by a lactation consultant and offers information about the benefits of breastfeeding, latching and positioning, infant feeding cues, how to know baby is feeding well, common challenges, and community supports. Partners are encouraged to attend as they will learn many ways to provide support to the breastfeeding mom and baby. For more information or to register for a breastfeeding class, please call 613-549-1232 ext 1567.
These classes help families have a healthy pregnancy, a healthy birth experience, and a healthy baby. Classes are offered throughout the KFL&A area, during the evening and on weekends. Participants should start classes before the 20th week of pregnancy. The prenatal class outline
is available for download. For more information and to register for Prenatal Classes, please call 613-549-1232, ext. 1567.
Whether you are planning a pregnancy, are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have recently given birth, this program can help you and your family become tobacco-free. Free individual support from a public health nurse is offered, along with carbon monoxide breath testing and access to subsidized nicotine replacement therapy, while supplies last. For more information or to register, please call the Child & Baby talk Phone Line.