Pregnancy support expanded

Healthy From The Start is a one-stop shop that connects pregnant women with appropriate services

Information, resources, and services to help moms and babies get the best start in life are now just a phone call or click away in all Interior Health communities.

Healthy From The Start is a one-stop shop that connects pregnant women with appropriate services in the community to support a healthy pregnancy. Information and resources are available on a variety of subjects including accessing prenatal care, when to seek medical care, mental health, relationships, breastfeeding, parenting, and more. The program, formerly called the Prenatal Registry, launched in six pilot sites last year with a great response.

“During our first year, over 500 women from the pilot communities used our service to connect with a public health nurse, learn about healthy pregnancies, and find out about services in their communities,” said Nadine Johnson, IH practice lead.

“We are thrilled to now offer this service to women in all Interior Health communities.”

Healthy From The Start can be reached at 1-855-868-7710 or online by submitting the program contact form at www.interiorhealth.ca/HealthyFromTheStart.