Prenatal Nutrition Programs

Prenatal Nutrition Programs provide nutrition and vitamin supplements at no cost, and may include support during pregnancy, birth, breast-feeding and parenting.

Welcome Baby Prenatal Nutrition Program

Phone:
Contact:
Email: Web: Address: Hours:
Hours vary by location, visit website for specific times, dates, and locations
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Pregnant individuals can join and stay until their babies are 6 months of age. A participant can only be registered in one Prenatal Nutrition Program (Welcome Baby) group.

How to apply:

Email cpnp@hamilton.ca or call Health Connections at 905-546-3550 to register.

Free weekly groups for pregnant individuals. Discussions with a Registered Nurse and Registered Dietitian include pregnancy, labour and birth, managing stress, eating well and cooking healthy food, breastfeeding, and community supports. Grocery gift cards, multivitamin gift cards, and bus tickets are provided as needed.

Hamilton Regional Indian Centre Canada Prenatal Nutritional Program

Phone:
Work: 905-548-9593 x227
Contact:
Email: Web: Address: Hours:
Contact for information.
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

Expecting families who are willing to learn through Indigenous styles.

How to apply:

Contact for information.

Encourages and promotes healthy pregnancies for Aboriginal mothers and their babies, offering culturally appropriate support for babies up to 6 months of age and their families by improving maternal infant care, promoting healthy birth weights, and overall better health promotion for expecting mothers and their families. Services offered include:

  • Prenatal/Postnatal classes
  • Home/Hospital visits
  • Nutritional and prenatal supplements
  • Cultural teachings
  • Advocacy and referrals
  • Breastfeeding support
  • New parent support

Centre de Santé Communautaire Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program

Phone:
Work: 905-528-0163 x3230
Toll-Free Number: 1-866-437-7606
Contact:
Email: Web: Address: Hours:
Contact for information.
Cost:
None
Who can access this service:

For French-speaking expectant and new mothers and their partners, as well as parents of children up to one year of age.

 

How to apply:

Contact for information.

Aims to educate new mothers on healthy interactions with their babies through prenatal classes, nutrition counselling, and postnatal home visits. The program includes:

  • Promoting healthy choices during pregnancy
  • Preparing for birth
  • Breastfeeding
  • Awareness of postpartum depression
  • Mother-and-baby care after birth