Pregnancy, childbirth and new parenthood bring physical and emotional changes. Knowing what to expect can make these changes easier to handle and enjoy. Public health nurses, nutritionists and other public health staff can help.
If you are young (24 or under), have a low income, or have concerns about how you are going to cope with caring for your new baby, please call 1 (855) 550-2229 and talk to a public health nurse.
Public health nurses are here to help you:
- Make healthy choices in pregnancy
- Learn about feeding & caring for a new baby
- Find community services that are right for you
Pregnant women who contact public health will be screened for risk factors and offered services based on their individual needs. Services may include:
- Individual follow-up by a public health nurse
- Group programs for health education and support (based on local availability)
- Referrals to other programs and professionals
Anyone who lives within the
area we serve
. Some programs have eligibility criteria like age or income.
No, these services are offered free-of-charge.