Did you know that we have a Certified Lactation Consultant on staff? If you are a patient of the clinic, and looking for breastfeeding support, please contact our office to schedule an appointment with Terri MacDougall.
Prenatal education classes are not just for first-time moms. Even seasoned parents can learn something new. Our North Bay Health Unit offers prenatal classes online and in person. Choose one below and click:
Prenatal education promotes the maintenance of healthy lifestyles during pregnancy, helping expectant mothers manage stress, support a healthy diet, avoid harmful chemicals and situations, recognize warning signs and symptoms that mean something may be wrong with their pregnancy, and prepare for labor and delivery. Here are some extra resources with lots of helpful information. Click link below if interested:
Midwives in North Bay
Contact: Kathy Wells RM
22 McIntyre Street West, Suite 508
North Bay, ON
Phone: 705-476-6226 Fax: 705-476-8228
Contact: K’Tigaaning Midwives-Nipissing F.N
40 Couchie Road
North Bay, ON
Phone: 705-476-2229 Fax: 705-476-2470
Website: Click here
How you feed your baby is one of many decisions that you will be asked to make during your pregnancy and in the early days of being a parent. It’s important to make an informed decision on how to feed your baby, be prepared with accurate information about infant feeding, and feel supported as you learn to feed and take care of your baby.
Here are some helpful websites. Click link below if interested:
Our North Bay Health Unit also offers breastfeeding circles, clinics and peer support.
Have you thought about sharing your Breastfeeding Plan with your doctor or nurse at hospital? Here is example you can use:
If feeding formula is the right decision for you and you baby, it is important to have the information you need to feel comfortable with this plan. It is difficult to reverse the decision not to breast feed once breastfeeding has stopped. Below is a resource that includes how to choose, prepare and feed your baby formula. Click link if interested:
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