Maternal Child Health is a voluntary program that links families with children (0 to 6 years) to appropriate supports and services in the community and offers screening to identify those at risk. Support and Linkage services include information of possible community resources needed to meet needs:
- Baby Bundles for expecting mothers
- Welcome Baby Bag for new births
- Milk Coupon Program
- Prenatal Classes
- Postpartum Home Visits, including Breastfeeding Support
- Welcoming Babies Celebration
Immunization Program—The Maternal Child Health Nurse provides vaccines to children, school children and adults.
Prenatal Classes—The Maternal Child Health Nurse (MCH) worked closely with the Registered Dietitian, Midwife and Community Health Nurse to develop Prenatal Classes. We also have an Elder come in to share some traditional teachings.
Postpartum Support services are offered to those who have given consent to the local Public Health Unit to be contacted by the Maternal Child Health Nurse and home visit shortly after hospital discharge is offered. Welcome Home Baby Bags containing several baby items along with some information, are distributed to new babies and parents. Moms who are breastfeeding receive support as needed.
Maternal Child Health Nurse
705-753-3312 ext. 2227