Prenatal Nutrition Programs in Hamilton

Prenatal nutrition programs provide free vitamins and may include support during pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and parenting.   All programs are part of the Canada Prenatal Nutrition program, or CPNP.

Here is a listing for prenatal nutrition programs in Hamilton.

 

You can join a prenatal nutrition group as soon as you know you are pregnant and attend until your baby is six months old.

Prenatal nutrition group hours and locations


Healthy Moms Healthy Babies

Location
North Hamilton Community Health Centre 
438 Hughson Street North, Hamilton
between Macauley Street and Picton Street
Phone: 905-523-6611 ext. 3047

 

Hours
Tuesday
10 am to 12 noon

Thursday
12:30 to 2:30 pm


Welcome Baby
(Public Health Services)

Location
Church of Ascension
258 John Street South, Hamilton
corner of John Street and Charlton Avenue
Phone: 905-546-2424  ext. 7854

 

Hours
Thursday
1 to 3 pm


Welcome Baby
(Public Health Services)

Location
Church of the Resurrection
435 Mohawk Road West, Hamilton
at Garth Street beside the Fire Station
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 3706 

 

Hours
Tuesday
1 to 3 pm


Welcome Baby
(Public Health Services)

Location
Sanford Ontario Early Years Centre
735 King Street East, Floor 1A , Hamilton
at King Street and Sanford Street
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 7854

Hours
Tuesday
9:30 to 11:30 am


Welcome Baby
(Public Health Services)

Location
Ontario Early Years Centre Main West
1900 Main Street West, Hamilton
enter at the back of the building
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 1577

Hours
Wednesday
1 to 3 pm


Welcome Baby
(Public Health Services)

Location
Jeanne Scott Parent and Child Centre, Ontario Early Years Centre
1475 Barton Street East, Hamilton
corner of Barton Street and Weir Avenue 
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 7078

Hours
Tuesday
4 to 6 pm
For people under 21 years of age


Welcome Baby
(Public Health Services)

Location
Dominic Agostino Riverdale Community Centre
150 Violet Drive, Hamilton
near Eastgate Mall, off Centennial
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 7078

Hours
Wednesday
1 to 3 pm


Welcome Baby
(Public Health Services)

Location
Ontario East Years Centre Hamilton East
45 Ellis Avenue, Hamilton
across from Centre Mall
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext.1968

Hours
Thursday
9:30 to 11:30 am


How to access prenatal nutrition groups

You do not have to register for these free prenatal nutrition groups.  Come to the location of your choice during the time the program is open. 

For information about these groups contact the HPNP Coordinator by:

How prenatal nutrition groups work

At each weekly prenatal group, you can:

  • Talk or share experiences about pregnancy
  • Learn about healthy eating, breastfeeding, labour and delivery, vitamins, vaccines, car seat safety and feeding your baby
  • Get a grocery gift card, prenatal vitamins, vitamin D and bus tickets 
  • Make and eat a healthy snack

There is free childcare for children under age six during the program.

  • Learn about healthy pregnancy, healthy eating, breastfeeding, phases of labour and infant feeding in free one-on-one prenatal sessions
  • Access to food, bus tickets and vitamins are provided to low income women 
  • You must speak French to access this program
  • Wheelchair accessible location
  • Call Denise St. George for an appointment at 905-528-0163 ext. 3229 to access this program or visit Centre de santé communautaire Hamilton Niagara for more information
  • Learn about breastfeeding, labour support, children’s growth and development
  • Food vouchers, lunch or snack and bus tickets are provided
  • Aboriginal women and their families can access this free program
  • You must be pregnant or have a child less than 6 months of age to attend prenatal classes or the postnatal circle
  • Prenatal classes are Thursday 1 to 4 pm
  • The postnatal circle is Tuesday 9:30 am to 2 pm
  • Contact Tania Jacobs at 905-548-9593 or tjacobs@hric.ca for information or visit Hamilton Regional Indian Centre