Pregnancy Outreach Program

What is Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Pregnancy Outreach Program?

Healthy Moms & BabiesWe are a voluntary program for women who are pregnant and/or after they have their babies (up to 6 months post-partum).  By joining our program, moms often learn about pregnancy and babies, but it is also an opportunity for them to socialize, have fun and meet other women and families.

We offer many different services and moms are encouraged to use them in the way that suits them.  We are non-judgmental and support women to have as healthy pregnancy as possible.

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Pregnancy Outreach Program is free and confidential.

Our staff is made up of a Coordinator and Outreach Workers.  Together, we have many years of experience in working with women through perinatal period.

Some common topics we may cover with our moms include:

  • Changes expected during pregnancy
  • Getting ready for baby's arrival
  • Healthy eating for the mom and the baby
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol or drug use
  • Breastfeeding
  • Bonding with baby
  • Parenting
  • Relationships
  • Infant safety
  • Accessing other programs or agencies
  • Any other concerns a mom may have

We also provide vitamins, food coupons, donated maternity and baby clothing to those in need.

Our program was created as a part of the Canadian Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP).  We are also funded by the Northern Health Authority and the Quesnel & District Child Development Centre.


Responsibilities and Activities

Responsibilities and ActivitesWe are open to all women and no referral is required.  If a women is interested in joining our program, she can do so by calling us or dropping by.

Once a women has decided to join our program, an Outreach Worker will set up an individual appointment (or "intake") to meet with the women to get to know her.  We discuss any concerns the mom may have about the pregnancy and how to best support her in having as healthy pregnancy as possible.

After the intake is complete, we encourage our moms to keep monthly contact (or more often if they choose!).  This may be through individual appointments, attending Drop In or phone visits.


Mandate and Mission

We provide support, information and services to assist women in having as healthy pregnancy as possible. Goals are to assist with strategies to promote nutrition and health, early access to prenatal care, counseling and information regarding issues that affect prenatal health and the care of infants.


Client Group

Pregnant woman assessed as meeting program criteria to 6 months postpartum.


Services

ServicesWe support Mom's and their families by offering:

  • Prenatal Vitamins
  • Weekly Food Coupons
  • Maternity Clothes
  • Baby Clothes
  • Vitamin D drops (for breastfed babies)
  • Weekly Drop In sessions
  • Prenatal Classes (either at the hospital or in-house)
  • Individual Appointments
  • Nutrition Information
  • Emotional Support
  • Doula Services
  • Resource Library (borrow books or DVDs)
  • Connecting parents with each other and to other community programs
  • Transportation to health appointments and Pregnancy Outreach activities

Group Sessions

Drop Ins are held every Wednesday.  We offer a variety of guest speakers, as well as swimming days and other activities.  A nutritious lunch is provided for everyone and child minding is available for toddlers.

Life After Birth (for moms who have had their babies) Wednesday, 11am to 12pm

Prenatal Drop In (for expecting moms) Wednesday, 1pm to 2pm

Lunch is served for both groups from 12pm to 1pm

We encourage our moms to bring along partners, family and friends to our Drop Ins too.


Where Are Services Delivered?Where are Services Delivered

Services are delivered at the Quesnel & District Child Development Centre at 488 McLean Street, Third Floor. 

Home visits are also available.  We also keep in contact by phone visits and email.


How to Access the Pregnancy Outreach Program at the Quesnel & District Child Development Centre

We are open Tuesday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.  Please call for more information or drop by the CDC.

Address: 488 McLean, Third Floor,  Quesnel, BC, V2J 2P2.

Phone: 250-992-2481 

Email: pop@quesnelcdc.com


Affiliations

We are a member of the BC Association of Pregnancy Outreach Programs

www.bcapop.ca


Useful Links

HealthLink BC

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