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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 519 OR 1-800-267-1097 extension 519 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 519 OR 1-800-267-1097 extension 519 or email onlineprenatal@rcdhu.com.

A Public Health Nurse provides prenatal education in either five 2-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

2017 In Person Prenatal Education Schedule

Pembroke Series

Saturdays 9:00 am – 3:00 pm January 28 and February 4

Saturdays 9:00 am – 3:00 pm May 6 and 13

Saturdays 9:00 am – 3:00 pm September 16 and 23 (Full)

Saturdays 9:00 am – 3:00 pm October 28 and November 4

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

Petawawa Series

Tuesdays 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm March 21 to April 18 (5 sessions)

Tuesdays 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm November 14 to December 12 (5 sessions)

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

Arnprior Series

Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm June 3 and 4

Arnprior Public Library
21 Madawaska Street, Arnprior K7S 1R6

Renfrew Series

Tuesdays 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm February 28 to March 28 (5 sessions)

Tuesdays 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm October 17 to November 14 (5 sessions)

Saint Francis Xavier Parish Hall
331 Plaunt Street South, Renfrew K7V 1N2

Register by calling 613-735-8651 extension 519 OR 1-800-267-1097 extension 519 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

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 519 OR 1-800-267-1097 extension 519.

Upcoming Breastfeeding ABCs Events

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