Pregnancy Outreach Program
Also called Shuswap Healthiest Babies Possible, is a free and confidential service to support you in having a healthy baby. For families connected to our program, please join our Facebook group receive program updates.
The earlier in your pregnancy that we see you, the more we can help! Self-referrals are welcome, so just stop by the Shuswap Family Centre.
- Personal prenatal nutrition and health advice
- Ongoing emotional support
- Private office or home visits
- Referrals to additional support services
- Tuesday Healthiest Babies drop-in group – A place to come to relax, to meet other expectant and new moms and to talk with friends
- Walk for FIT – an annual 22 week postnatal fitness group focused on nutrition and group motivation
- Diaper exchanges (when possible)
In This Program
- Learn how to choose the best foods for you and your baby
- Learn what to expect during pregnancy
- Learn about the effects of tobacco, alcohol, and drugs
- Make a Birth Plan to take to the hospital
- Learn about labor and delivery
- Learn about breastfeeding
- Learn how to make the transition from pregnancy to parenting
- Learn about baby’s development
- Learn about postpartum depression and anxiety
- Learn about what services and programs are available in our community
- Weekly Drop-in – Every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Child-minder assistance and snack provided. Group calendars can be viewed on our Facebook page. * Please note: if you are not receiving support, there is a suggested $2.00 donation to attend.
- Dairy vouchers and vitamin supplements during your pregnancy, until baby is six months old (based on assessment).
- Dental Screening
- Clothing Exchanges
- Information and access to parenting programs such as ‘Nobody’s Perfect Parenting Program’.
- Nutrition Specialist
- Outreach Workers
- Dental Hygienist
Residents of Salmon Arm, Canoe, Silvercreek, Sicamous, Malakwa, Enderby, Ashton Creek, Grindrod, and Sorrento areas call: 250-832-2170
Funding Provided By
- Interior Health Authority
- Public Health Agency of Canada
- Shuswap Community Foundation