pregnant women's abdomenThinking about your health now is your best chance for a healthy baby in the future:

  • eat well
  • be active every day
  • take a multivitamin with folic acid (women)
  • avoid tobacco, alcohol, and drugs
  • talk to your health care provider about routine tests and immunizations


Pregnancy and Baby

The way you interact with your baby has a lasting impact on the development of the emotional and social parts of his or her brain. By being warm, loving, and responsive, you teach your baby healthy ways to learn, think, feel, and behave. In planning your healthy and safe pregnancy, we encourage you and your family to explore our Public Health-Healthy Living programs and services. Sign up for classes and learn about a range of topics including maternal changes, birthing options, labour and delivery, baby’s growth and development, post-partum support for families, immunizations and so much more.

Supporting you through your Parenting Journey

Through public health nurses, you have access to various programs and services including Families First, Healthy Baby, Children’s Therapy Initiative, Speech Therapy, community resources, and much more.

Whether you are looking for information on breastfeeding, diabetes education, nutrition, mental health, healthy sexuality and more, Southern Health-Santé Sud is committed to supporting your family’s health journey as a ‘Parent or Parent to Be’.

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