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Information for Prenatal Providers and Educators

The following information may support you in your work promoting healthy pregnancies and birth outcomes, and assisting parents-to-be to prepare for parenthood. It provides access to health education materials to enhance your prenatal teaching with individuals and/or with groups. It also provides information about the supports and services available from Durham Region Health Department and the community at large.

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How do I order free Reproductive and Child Health resources?

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To request free copies of our print resources use the Health Care Provider Order Form.

Please note that resource orders are limited to health care professionals and community agencies located in Durham Region, Ontario who require materials for patients and/or clients.

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What prenatal information is provided on the Pregnancy web pages?

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Our web pages provide information about services and resources that support healthy pregnancies, breastfeeding, positive parenting and healthy child development.

Pregnancy/Baby on the Way

Prenatal Information and Fact Sheets
Includes information on topics such as:


Prenatal Services

Baby Friendly Initiative

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What child and family health information is provided on the Parenting and Child Development web pages?

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Parenting and Child Development

Examples of topics found under this heading are:

Your Growing Child

In the Your Growing Child section, information is provided on child development from birth to 18 years.

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Where can I get information about supports and services in Durham Region?

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Where can I refer an expectant family that could benefit from extra support?

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The Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program program provides home visits by public health nurses and home visitors to expectant mothers and new parents who need more support and can benefit from the program.

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Where can I get information about Health Statistics in Durham Region related to reproductive and child health?

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Durham Region Health Department creates reports on a variety of topics such as folic acid use, preterm birth and breastfeeding.

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Where can I get information about smoking cessation and pregnancy?

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Where can I get information about newborn screening?

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What information does Best Start/Health Nexus provide to support my practice?

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Online Modules

What other web sites may be useful?

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