Victoria Best Babies is continuing to provide services through the COVID-19 pandemic. We serve pregnant and parenting parents of children ages 0-1 year. Due to space restraints, we are currently only serving low-income families. If you are a parent in need, please call or text Laura for more information at 250-216-1938.
Victoria Best Babies is a 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-1:30pm. This group is for parents and their babies ages 0 months-1year old. We target low-income families and those facing challenging life circumstances. 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 11:30am-1:30pm. This group is for pregnant people and their older toddlers (if applicable). We target low-income families and those facing challenging life circumstances. 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.
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
- Hospital tours and hospital pre-registration
- Online access to a Public Health Nurse, a Dietitian, and a Dental Hygienist
For more information or to register, contact Laura at 250-381-1552 ext.116. Do you have an idea for a group topic? Email your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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 to 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.”