Prenatal/Pregnancy

The Brant County Health Unit is here to support you throughout your pregnancy every step of the way. Learning about pregnancy can help you have a healthy and positive pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, and parenting experience.

The Brant County Health Unit offers prenatal classes for everyone. You will gain confidence as you gain up-to-date information, practice new skills, share ideas, and connect with others in a friendly and supportive environment.

For more information on pregnancy, view the information below.

The Brant County Health Unit offers prenatal classes for everyone. You will gain confidence as you explore up-to-date information, practice new skills, share ideas, and connect with others in a friendly and supportive environment.

Our classes are led by enthusiastic public health nurses with many years of experience working with families and new parents. We are committed to ensuring you receive current, evidence-based information so you can make decisions that are right for you and your family.

You can also learn about pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and parenting at your own pace with our e-Learning Prenatal class.

Learn more at Pregnancy Info.ca.

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The Healthy Babies Healthy Children (HBHC) program is a free home visiting program for pregnant woman, parents, and caregivers of children from birth and up to school entry age. The program provides supports for parents and helps link them to community programs and resources. The goal of HBHC is to help parents create an environment that leads to healthy babies, healthy children, and later, to healthy adults.

If you are interested in taking part in the program, please call us at 519-753-4937 ext. 464. A public health nurse will ask you some questions to see if you are a good fit for the program and, with your permission, bring you into the program.

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, budgeting, anger, and drugs or alcohol use/abuse.