Prenatal and postnatal home visits

Mothers can be visited by a nurse and a dietitian at home before and after birth.

The goal of visits is to:

  • Help future mothers to have a healthy pregnancy;
  • Support parents and families;
  • Strengthen parental role and attachment  with their baby;
  • Contribute to the growth and development of children from 0 to 2 years;
  • Direct parents to appropriate community resources;
  • Provide coupons for milk and vitamins.


Prenatal home visits

Who can receive this service?

  • Adolescent, 19 or under and pregnant for the first time
  • Pregnant women, based on their:
    • Education level;
    • Use of tobacco;
    • Interest in prenatal classes;
    • Prior prenatal experience.

How to request a home visit

  • Referral from a professional or a family member or friend.

Call Public Health

 

Postnatal home visits

Who can receive this service?

  • Adolescent, 19 and under who is a first-time parent
  • Parent of a first child (assessed before the age of six months) presenting with:
    • A handicap or health problem;
    • Factors having a negative impact on the child’s development;
    • Social or environmental factors putting the child at risk.

How to request a home visit

  • Be referred by the Public Health nurse who assesses each new mother at the hospital to determine whether she can receive postnatal services from Public Health or other organizations.
  • Call Public Health
  • Referral from a professional or a family member or friend.