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​Healthy Babies Healthy Children

Our Healthy Babies Healthy Children (HBHC) program is free to pregnant women, parents, and caregivers of children up to school entry age. A public health nurse will ask you some questions to see if you’re a good fit for the program and, with your permission, bring you into the program.

What you do in the program depends on if you’re pregnant, have a new baby, or have a child under school entry age.

Pregnant Women
Our program will help you be healthy and ready for your baby. However, the public health nurse does not replace the care you get from a doctor or midwife.  

Child Under Six Weeks Old
After your baby is born, your hospital nurse or midwife will do a survey with your permission. The survey goes over:

  • Your pregnancy and birth
  • Type of help from your family
  • Your basic parenting skills

You will be asked if the survey results can be sent to the health unit after you leave the hospital. If you say yes, a public health nurse will follow up with a phone call to you within 48 hours of coming home.

Child Six Weeks to School Entry Age

You will learn about your child's needs such as sleeping, eating, going to the bathroom, playing, and getting ready for school. We can also help your family with other issues, such as stress, anger, budgeting, and drugs or alcohol use/abuse.

To take part in our program, call us at 519-753-4937 ext. 464 or come to a family drop-in centre.

Healthy Babies Healthy Children
519-753-4937 ext. 482

Speak with a public health nurse
519-753-4937 ext. 464
Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.