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Prenatal Education & Support

The Leeds, Grenville, and Lanark District Health Unit offers a number of programs that support families through pregnancy. Early prenatal care and education is very important for both mother and baby. We encourage mothers and partners to review the information and activities in our Healthy Pregnancy Modules as soon as you find out that you are pregnant.

Online Prenatal Course

Our Online E-Prenatal Course from InJoy offers audio clips, videos, quizzes and interactive activities to help people learn how to have a healthy pregnancy. Topics include:

  • Understanding Pregnancy
  • Understanding Birth
  • Understanding Breastfeeding
  • Understanding your Newborn
  • Links to Community Supports

This option is perfect for those who:

  • Have scheduling conflicts
  • Like to learn at their own pace
  • Are on bed rest
  • Just want a refresher

Your access code can be shared with family members and other support people. Share your code with grandparents, siblings, and close friends so everyone can take part.

To register for the online prenatal course, please call 1-800-660-5853 extension 2467 or sign up using the form on our website.

NEW Prenatal Breastfeeding Information Sessions

Are you pregnant? Have questions about breastfeeding? Get your questions answered BEFORE your baby arrives! These FREE Prenatal Breastfeeding Information Sessions will help you feel more prepared and help you to get off to a smooth start. Know where to go for support, learn important skills, and have your questions answered by a Public Health Nurse. Exclusive breastfeeding is important for your baby’s health and development – we are here to help you to achieve your goals! Bring a support person along and receive resources and tools to support your breastfeeding journey. Register today for an in-person or virtual information session.

Healthy Start for Baby and Me

This book is an easy to read guide about pregnancy and birth. Topics include:

  • Labour and birth
  • Breastfeeding
  • Mom and baby care after birth

For more information please call 1-800-660-5853 extension 2467.

In-Person Prenatal Class

At this time, we are not offering In-Person prenatal classes. We apologize for any inconvenience. We encourage you to register for our Online E-Prenatal Course and are available at 1-800-660-5853 extension 2467 to answer any questions you may have.

Community Supports

For Preconception and Healthy Pregnancy Community Supports in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark check out our community supports referral map.

Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program

Healthy Babies Healthy Children is a no cost, voluntary program in Ontario. It is for pregnant moms, their partners, and families with young children. To help families get the best start possible, Public Health Nurses and Family Home Visitors can provide:

  • In home support
  • Prenatal support
  • Parenting resources
  • Connection to community programs

Visit the Healthy Babies Healthy Children page for more information or call 1-800-660-5853 extension 2467.

Good Food for a Healthy Baby

The Good Food for a Healthy Baby program is run by ConnectWell in partnership with the Leeds Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit and local Community Health Centres. It is available to women and their partners during pregnancy and up to three months after the baby is born. Participants get together to cook, eat, receive support and information, and take home healthy food, milk and prenatal vitamins. For more information, visit the ConnectWell website.

The Good Food Program runs in the following locations:

  • Brockville
  • Smiths Falls
  • Perth
  • Carleton Place

For more information about the Good Food for Health Baby program, please call:

ConnectWell Community Health – Carleton Place and speak with Leigh at 613-257-2779 extension 3100 or toll-free at 1-888-284-2204 extension 3100.

Infant Feeding Clinic

Our infant feeding clinic can provide you with support, before and after baby is born, to give you the confidence to breastfeed your baby. Visit the Clinics and Classes section to find an infant feeding clinic near you. You can also call 1-800-660-5853 extension 2467 to speak with a Public Health Nurse.

Triple P

Parenting can be challenging. Learning some basic parenting strategies before baby arrives can help you prepare for the journey. Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) has information that you may find helpful. Visit the Clinics & Classes page to find out about Triple P programs near you.