Victoria Best Babies is Canadian Prenatal Nutrition Program sponsored by Fernwood NRG with funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada.
Post-natal discussion groups run on Wednesdays from 11:30am-2:30pm. Discussions are led by various members of the staff and the community. Our Public Health Nurse, Dietitian, Program Coordinator, and Family Support Worker are available for support.
Pre-natal classes run on Thursdays from 11:00am-1:00pm. Our Public Health Nurse leads the discussion and can answer questions about pregnancy, labour, and caring for baby after birth. Our Program Coordinator and Family Support Worker are available for support.
What we provide:
- Educational sessions
- One-on-one support
- Monthly food vouchers and Good Food Box produce
- Prenatal vitamins and Vitamin D drops
- Baby food demos
- Healthy snacks and lunches
- Hospital tours and hospital pre-registration
- On site access to a Public Health Nurse, a Dietitian, and a Dental Hygienist
For more information or to register, contact Shonna at 250-381-1552 ext.116. Do you have an idea for a group topic? Email your ideas to Shonna@fernwoodnrg.ca.
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What our participants have said about Best Babies:
“ [Best Babies]… has helped me to feel comfortable and confident in my parenting abilities.”
“It gives me something to look forward to each week and lessens anxiety because I know I can ask questions to health care professionals and other moms. It helps normalize new life as a mom. It’s awesome.”
“I like that I know there will be smiling friendly people when I come through the door. They’ll assist, support and go out of their way for any of the women who attend. I also like that I can just relax and enjoy.”