To promote optimal pregnancy outcomes and healthy lifestyle choices by providing support and education to individuals in the context of their family and community.
Healthy Mother Healthy Baby is a community based program within the Saskatoon Health Region. Staffing consists of a manager, office administrative assistant, prenatal health nurses, prenatal outreach workers, and a part-time nutritionist.
The program offers information, education, advocacy, and support in clients’ homes, Saskatoon Collegiates, West Winds Primary Health Centre, and other venues. The program offers milk, vitamin and mineral supplementation for pregnant teens and women whose diets are insufficient and whose incomes are inadequate to meet basic daily requirements. The program strives to be respectful and sensitive to the cultural differences of its clients and their families.
Healthy Mother Healthy Baby works collaboratively with many other programs within the health region such as Population and Public Health, Primary Health, Maternal and Children's Services, Mental Health and Addictions, Food for Thought, and KidsFirst.
The program is designed for pregnant teens and women living in the community with risk factors such as:
- food insecurity
- low income
- substance use
- inadequate housing
- mental health issues
- abusive relationships
- pregnant and parenting students attending the Saskatoon Collegiates
Healthy Mother Healthy Baby has an open referral policy with many of the clients referring themselves to the program.
For further information, please contact 306-655-4810.