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Young Parents Support

Prenatal and Young Parent Support Programs

Young Parent Support Services have a Dietitian, Nurse, and Health Promoter to assist you as an individual or in a group, regarding a variety of topics:

·  Prenatal education

·  Prenatal nutrition

·  Breastfeeding support

·  Parenting support from newborn to age 6

·  Understanding baby’s development

·  Feeding your baby / toddler


Weekly Young Parent Support Programs:
Food ‘4’ Thought:
Every Wednesday a􀅌ernoon from 2:00 - 4:15 p.m.
A weekly prenatal/postnatal nutrition program for young women 26 years
of age and under who are pregnant (and following birth until their infants
are six months). Share ideas and feelings, take home healthy food and
prenatal vitamins, talk with understanding health professionals and learn
about programs/services for you and your baby.
4 Real:
Every Thursday evening from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
A weekly peer-led drop in group for mother’s 29 and under. 4 Real is an
informal support group that will provide and opportunity for moms to get
together, establish or add to network of friends and share experiences of
raising young children. A light meal will be provided.
Location: Ajax Ontario Early Years Centre (Ajax Community Centre)
S.M.I.L.E. Teen Prenatal Program:
Wednesdays from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
‘Single Mothers and Infants Learning Experience’ (S.M.I.L.E) is a FREE seven
week prenatal program for expectant young mothers, facilitated by a Public
Health nurse from the Durham Region Public Health Department. Contact
Durham Region Public Health for more informa􀆟on- 905-666-6241 or
All programs unless stated are out of The Youth Centre

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