Prenatal

Are you Pregnant? We invite you to join a Prenatal: CRC group.

 

Prenatal: CRC groups are offered in

Barry’s Bay, Chalk River, Killaloe, Pembroke, and Petawawa.

What Happens at Prenatal: CRC?

Weekly sessions offer nutrition information for mothers, books and videos on a variety of subjects, breastfeeding support, the opportunity to meet and talk with other pregnant women, guest speakers, and referrals to other services.

  • Meet other parents to be!
  • Cook and share tasty meals
  • Discuss prenatal and parenting topics
  • Receive prenatal vitamins and grocery vouchers

Past Topics and speakers include

  • Preschool Speech & Language
  • Baby Food Making
  • Circumcision
  • Coping with Lack of Sleep
  • Tummy Time
  • Car Seat Safety
  • Travelling with Infants
  • Food Cravings
  • Infant Stomach Size
  • Label Reading
  • Attachment
  • Baby Sleep
  • Cloth Diaper Demonstrations
  • Birth Experiences
  • Lactation Consultants
  • Midwives
  • Public Health Nurse Visits
  • Postpartum Mood Disorder
  • Birthing Plans
  • And Many More!

For more information, call San at 613-757-3108 or email beststart@crc-renfrewcounty.com.

Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program

The Prenatal CRC Program is funded by the Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP) under the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). It provides weekly opportunities for pregnant women to meet, make and share food, learn from each other and participate in educational events. Prenatal CRC ensures information is available and accessible on issues such as: pregnancy, labour & birth, postpartum, baby food making and parenting. Public Health Nurses and Nutritionists offer question and answer sessions for participants. Everyone works together to help participants learn how to cook healthy meals and stretch their food budget. Free food supplements and prenatal vitamins are available and there are many books and videos to borrow. There is breastfeeding support before and after delivery. The Prenatal CRC program is a great stepping stone to other community based early learning and parenting programs and is offered in partnership with other community agencies at 7 locations in our County.