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New & Expecting Parents

Being a new parent can be an overwhelming time in your life and it can be difficult to figure out where everything is. We have listed some groups and resources here to help sort that out.

Trousse Bébé Francophone

Bébé Francophone is a welcome package for parents for expecting parents or who have a child under 12 months old.

Babies and Babble

Black Creek Community Centre

This new Mom’s group will focus on offering support and friendship to moms with new babies to toddlers ages 0-18 months.

Are You Pregnant in the Comox Valley?

We have put together links to some resources and information that you might find helpful.

Aboriginal Doula Support Program

Wachiay Friendship Centre

This program, offered through the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres, provides funding for expectant Aboriginal families to access Doula services for prenatal, birthing and postpartum support.

Baby Talk

Lewis Centre

Drop in group for parents with babies newborn – 6 months; guest speakers, resource library. $1 drop-in fee.

Breastfeeding Drop-In (Island Health)

Public Health Nursing (Island Health)

An opportunity for moms to get breastfeeding support and information from public health nurses & lactation consultants.

Comox Valley Toy Library Society

St. George's United Church

The toy library is a place where families and caregivers can borrow toys.

HealthLink BC Nurses Line

Call 8-1-1 from anywhere in British Columbia to speak with a nurse any time of the day or night.

Healthy Babies Prenatal Nutrition Program

Comox Valley Family Services Association

Drop in group for pregnant women & mothers w / babies under 6 mths

Mamacentric Group

Cumberland Community School

For mothers and babies, this group focuses on self-care, postpartum adjustment and life after baby.

New Discoveries (Drop-In)

Salvation Army Community Church

This drop-in group is for parents with children between the ages of birth to 5 years.

Pacific Post Partum Support Society

Pacific Post Partum Support Society supports women experiencing difficult postpartum adjustments, including postpartum depression and anxiety.

Prenatal Classes (Island Health)

Public Health Nursing (Island Health)

Classes on labour, delivery and breastfeeding, taught by childbirth educators.

Public Health Nursing (Island Health)

Public Health Nursing (Island Health)

The Comox Valley Public Health Unit is home to numerous different health services that are provided in homes, schools and various community settings.

Right from the Start (Island Health)

Public Health Nursing (Island Health)

The Right from the Start program offers support for pregnant women and new mothers, their babies, children and families.

Stay N’ Play

Comox Valley Family Services Association

Drop-in group for parents & babies 4 mths – 1 year

Young Parents Program

Today 'N' Tomorrow Learning Society