Prenatal Program eClass

Pregnant or planning for a baby?

Our free online Prenatal Program is for you!

Get access to reliable, accurate information on pregnancy, labour and birth, and caring for your newborn – all in a web-based, mobile-friendly format. We use InJoy eClasses* to provide you access to: resources, videos, fun quizzes, learning activities, helpful web links (including local support services), downloadable information sheets and a parents’ toolbox loaded with interactive features.

Get access to reliable, accurate information on pregnancy, labour and birth, and caring for your newborn – all in a web-based, mobile-friendly format. We use InJoy eClasses* to provide you access to: resources, videos, fun quizzes, learning activities, helpful web links (including local support services), downloadable information sheets and a parents’ toolbox loaded with interactive features.

It’s trusted education… your way!

How to Access the Site:

  1. Visit InJoy Online.
  2. Click on Create Account.
  3. Fill out your Name, Email and Password.
  4. Enter redemption code: hkprbaby
  5. Click Validate.
  6. Accept the Terms and Conditions.
  7. Click Complete.
  8. Log in to your Dashboard to view the eClass content.

Let’s stay in-touch! Via email, we’ll confirm your registration and send reminders about the online course.

Need more help? Email us (healthyfamilies@hkpr.on.ca) or call 1-866-888-4577, ext. 5003.

**InJoy eClasses are hosted by a third-party vendor in the United States of America that collects and maintains your first/last name, email and password for 13 months. InJoy’s privacy policy is available in the Terms and Conditions on the registration website.

Prenatal Program eClass

Pregnant or planning for a baby?

Our free online Prenatal Program is for you!

Get access to reliable, accurate information on pregnancy, labour and birth, and caring for your newborn – all in a web-based, mobile-friendly format. We use InJoy eClasses* to provide you access to: resources, videos, fun quizzes, learning activities, helpful web links (including local support services), downloadable information sheets and a parents’ toolbox loaded with interactive features.

Get access to reliable, accurate information on pregnancy, labour and birth, and caring for your newborn – all in a web-based, mobile-friendly format. We use InJoy eClasses* to provide you access to: resources, videos, fun quizzes, learning activities, helpful web links (including local support services), downloadable information sheets and a parents’ toolbox loaded with interactive features.

It’s trusted education… your way!

How to Access the Site:

  1. Visit InJoy Online.
  2. Click on Create Account.
  3. Fill out your Name, Email and Password.
  4. Enter redemption code: hkprbaby
  5. Click Validate.
  6. Accept the Terms and Conditions.
  7. Click Complete.
  8. Log in to your Dashboard to view the eClass content.

Let’s stay in-touch! Via email, we’ll confirm your registration and send reminders about the online course.

Need more help? Email us (healthyfamilies@hkpr.on.ca) or call 1-866-888-4577, ext. 5003.

**InJoy eClasses are hosted by a third-party vendor in the United States of America that collects and maintains your first/last name, email and password for 13 months. InJoy’s privacy policy is available in the Terms and Conditions on the registration website.

Folate Before Pregnancy

Women who could become pregnant need to eat folate-rich foods and have a daily multivitamin with 0.4 mg of folic acid.

Did you know that half of all pregnancies in Canada are unplanned? Having 0.6 mg of folate daily will help prevent you from having a baby with a neural tube defect (NTD). The defect occurs before most women know that they are pregnant. NTDs are serious birth defects, such as spina bifida. Tissues that normally surround the brain and spine do not fully develop. You need 0.6 mg folate daily for at least one month before pregnancy and during the first 10 to 12 weeks of pregnancy.

What about supplements?

Folic acid is the name for the form of the vitamin found in supplements and fortified foods. To get the recommended 0.6 mg of folate daily, you must take 0.4 mg of folic acid from a multivitamin supplement. Your pharmacist can show you the best kind.

Folic acid should not be taken in a dose higher than 1 mg daily because it can hide signs of vitamin B12 deficiency. Only take one multivitamin daily because taking more than 10,000 IU (3,300 RE) of vitamin A puts you at risk to have a baby with a birth defect.

Have more questions about folate?

Talk to your health care provider, pharmacist or call one of our Healthy Families nurses at 1-866-888-4577.

Smoke-Free Pregnancy

Whether you are a woman, man, infant or child, smoking is harmful for your health. It’s especially important to remain smoke-free if you are planning a pregnancy or are already pregnant.

Keeping your environment smoke-free is best for you and your developing baby. If you smoke, it is best to quit. Remember, when you smoke or others smoke around you, your baby smokes too!

Additional Resources:

Postpartum Mood Disorder (PPMD) or Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Mood Disorder (PPMD) affects one in five new mothers. PPMD is a serious medical condition and is the number one complication after birth. It can start at anytime between pregnancy up until the baby is one year old. Researchers are unsure of the cause but believe it could be related to the following risk factors: hormonal changes, history of depression, history of PPMD with previous pregnancies, past or present physical, sexual and/or emotional abuse.

**Men can suffer from PPMD too. Up to 10 per cent of new fathers develop depression after a baby is born.

Resources:

Crisis Lines

  • Four County Crisis Community Mental Health Crisis response Program (24 Hour)
    • 705-745-6484 or 1-866-9933
  • Telehealth Ontario (24 Hour)
    • 1-866-797-0000

Web Sites

Local resources

  • Lakeshore Counselling (Cobourg)
    • 905-377-9891
  • Northumberland Community Counselling Centre
    • 905-372-6318 or 905-372-6425
  • Women’s Health County – Point in Time Centre for Children, Youth and Parents
    • Haliburton 705-457-5345 or Minden 705-286-2191
  • Ross Memorial Community Counselling (CMHA) Lindsay and surrounding area
    • 705-878-8900
  • Haliburton Highlands Mental Health Services
    • 705-286-4575
  • Women’s Health Centre (Peterborough regional Health Centre)
    • 1-800-419-3111

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