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Thursday, 18 April 2013

April -May Free Healthy Beginnings - Prenatal Classes-Register Now!

Kawartha Lakes Mums - Pregnant? Counting Down?

 Pregnant? Congratulations! Counting down to ‘D-day’ with apprehension?  Free Healthy Beginnings Prenatal Classes can help put your mind at ease about the birth of your baby.

Healthy Beginnings Free Prenatal Class Offers Free Guidebook!

Healthy Beginnings Prenatal Classes  are  geared to help expectant mothers and their partners prepare for their D-day – or delivery day – by providing information on the birth and care of their babies. Each participant also receives a free copy of the Healthy Beginnings pregnancy guidebook, and other resources and information about Health Unit services and programs that support healthy families. 
Prenatal classes are usually led by a Family Health Nurse with the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit, such as  Cindy Hutchinson. 
'For parents-to-be, the prenatal class is a great way to help plan for a healthy pregnancy, labour and delivery,' says Hutchinson. 'The class also covers important topics for after your baby is born – everything from care and safety, breastfeeding and adjusting to life with your newborn.'
Parents-to-be are encouraged to call the Health Unit as soon as possible to secure a spot,as spaces are limited. To sign up or get more information, call (705) 457-1391 or (705) 324-3569. You can also e-mail prenatalclasses@hkpr.on.ca  Cindy offers why these prenatal courses are so popular.
 'The class size tends to be small and relaxed, which makes the environment great for interaction and information sharing,' she says.adding  'There is also a lot of benefit to having parents-to-be share their stories, questions and concerns. In many cases, others in the class can relate to what is being said, and they soon realize they are not alone in going through these experiences.

Healthy Beginnings Free Prenatal Class Schedule 

The following classes are scheduled for April - May 2013 .Check back for updates! Please visit HKPR:Baby and Child for more Pregnancy Resources
  • LINDSAY: Healthy Beginnings - Prenatal Class, Tuesday, April 30, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, HKPR District Health Unit office (108 Angeline St. S.) in Lindsay. Join this free class offered by the Health Unit to help expectant parents prepare for baby's arrival. Continues on May 7, 14 and 21. Pre-register by calling (705) 324-3569 or toll-free at 1-866-888-4577.

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