Healthy Babies Healthy Children
Healthy Babies Healthy Children (HBHC) program is free to pregnant women, parents, and caregivers of children
up to six years old. 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 six years old.
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
Child Six Weeks to Six Years Old
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.