Expecting parents in Fort McMurray and the surrounding region are learning more from Alberta Health Services (AHS) staff.
AHS now offers services to teach about pregnancy, breastfeeding, labour and delivery, and postpartum and newborn care.
The free pre-natal classes are available to all North Zone residents.
Diana Barrera, a resident in Fort McMurray, attended in-person prenatal classes at The Children’s Centre before having her baby girl, Aria, in February 2023.
The Children’s Centre, a community not-for-profit, offers prenatal classes, in partnership with Fort McMurray Public Health.
“As an expectant first-time parent, the information I learned really helped me feel more prepared and comfortable when it came time for my delivery at the hospital. It also helped me make informed decisions with my birthing plan,” says Barrera.
“I’m still using the tips and information I learned from those classes.”
Residents can access or learn more about prenatal services and support by contacting Fort McMurray Community Health Services at 780-791-6247.