December 29, 2008
Media Release

York Region offers prenatal classes to teens and single mothers

NEWMARKET The Regional Municipality of York Public Health branch invites pregnant teens and single mothers to join an informational eight-week prenatal course.  This supportive group provides an opportunity to share ideas, make new friends and learn more about pregnancy. 
Sessions are facilitated by public health nurses and address topics including healthy eating for mothers and babies, coping with pregnancy and labour, breastfeeding and preparing for parenthood.  Labour coaches are also welcome to attend.
Sessions are offered free of charge to York Region residents and each weekly session includes a light nutritious lunch. 
When: Eight-week session beginning Monday, January 12th to Monday, March 2nd
  12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Rose of Sharon
  361 Eagle Street
  Town of Newmarket
Prenatal classes are an important part of prenatal care.  They help parents-to-be understand what is happening during the pregnancy and prepare for what is to come.  York Region Public Health offers prenatal classes to all York Region expectant parents. 
For more information on prenatal care or to register for a prenatal class, please contact York Region
Health Connection at 1 800 361-5653.
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Media Contact: Jennifer Mitchell-Emmerson, Community and Health Services, York Region
 Phone:  905 830-4444, ext. 4016 or After-hours Cell: 905 251-5553

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