WELL BABY CLINIC (OPEN MON-FRI 8:30-4:00 TEL: 403 881-2725)
Community Health Nursing provides holistic services to clients across their lifespan and along the health-illness continuum, using a culturally sensitive approach that integrates various health promotion activities and facilitates optimal well-being.
CANADIAN PRENATAL NUTRITION PROGRAM (CPNP):
The CPNP program provides support, health education and guidance throughout pregnancy and in the months following delivery. Women are eligible to pick up a food hamper which includes various healthy food staples throughout the months of their pregnancy and until their baby’s sixth month of life. Hampers are available during the first week of each month and can be picked up on a walk-in basis. Moms and moms-to-be can meet with a Community Health Nurse and have any concerns addressed and receive information regarding having a healthy pregnancy, the delivery process and infant feeding.
Prenatal classes are provided by community health nurses 3 times a year; the fall session runs from September through October; the winter session runs from January through February, and the spring session runs from April through May. All moms and dads to be are welcome as well as any other support people who wish to participate. Topics include pregnancy, labour and delivery, breastfeeding, infant care and emotions in pregnancy and after delivery.
Vaccination is the best way to protect your health and the health of your family. Immunizations are provided through the well-baby clinic via scheduled appointments and walk-ins. Routine childhood vaccinations are offered to all children starting at the age of 2 months and continuing through their school years. Routine school-aged vaccines are offered at the Morley School by Community Health Nurses from Stoney Health Services in grades 5 and 9. Immunization catch-up also offered in school to children in grades 5 through 9. Routine adult vaccinations, such as tetanus vaccines are also offered.
INFLUENZA VACCINE (FLU SHOTS):
Influenza, or the flu, is an infection of the nose throat and lungs which can cause high fever, cough and muscle aches. The flu virus changes each year and is most active during the late fall and winter months. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine. Flu vaccines are offered from October through March to everyone over the age of 6 months.
Postnatal visits are offered to all families after the delivery of their new baby. These visits can be completed in home or at the well-baby clinic at Stoney Health Services. All families are offered 3 home visits; the first is completed the day after discharge from the hospital, the second is offered when baby is 10-14 days old and the third is offered when baby is 4-6 weeks old. Additional visits can be provided as needed. These visits include physical assessment of both mother and baby following delivery, infant feeding support, family planning counseling and support and education regarding infant care and growth.
LACTATION CONSULTANT SERVICES:
Our Registered Lactation Consultant offers on-on-one help with breastfeeding in the comfort of your own home or in clinic, from education and planning in the prenatal period through to weaning. Services include help with latching, preventing or healing nipple pain, increasing milk supply, advice regarding formula supplementation, pumping and storing breastmilk, returning to work and more.