Postnatal programs are designed to ensure a smooth transition to motherhood for women with new babies. All the programs listed below are available free of charge.
Maternity Visiting Program (RQHR)
MVP is a program for mothers, newborns and their families. It provides support and care at home following the birth of a baby. The program is delivered by Public Health Nurses from the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region (RQHR). A Public Health Nurse from the MVP will check on both you and your baby, provide health information, answer questions, give you support and help you and your family adjust to parenthood.
All mothers are automatically referred to the program. Once you have left the hospital, a Public Health Nurse from the MVP will contact you to arrange a home visit. The home visit is usually made within 24 hours of hospital discharge. The MVP is available FREE OF CHARGE to both rural and city clients within the RQHR.
Visit www.rqhealth.ca/programs/comm_hlth_services/welcomehome.shtml for more information.
Postpartum Mood Disorder Support Group (YMCA)
Post Partum Mood Disorders can happen any time within your child’s first year of life. Join us if persistent, overwhelming feelings of depression and/or anxiety are controlling your life.
The group provides understanding and support as well as information about such topics as medication and coping skills as we get through the disease together. There is NO COST to participate. Please call the Sally Elliott, Perinatal Program Co-ordinator at 306-757-9622 ext. 242 for more information or to register.
Visit www.regina.ymca.ca/perinatal for more information.
Y's Moms Group
Join the Y's Moms Group to share ideas, feelings and enjoy being with other mothers and babies. The group focuses on issues that are important during the newborn period and the first months of your baby's life. There is NO COST to attend and everyone is welcome to join.
Y's Moms Group for Multiples
The Y's Moms Group for Multiples, offered in partnership with the Regina Parents of Multiples, meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at 1:30pm. There is NO COST to attend, and everyone is welcome to join.
Visit the www.regina.ymca.ca/perinatal for more information.