Whether you’re looking to talk about being healthy before having a baby, being pregnant, or those early days after the baby has been born, here is some information that may be helpful.
Please also refer back to the Reproductive Health information on our website.
The Best Start Resource Centre offers handouts and information on a variety of topics during the reproductive and early childhood period. Topics include:
- Aboriginal Child Development
- Aboriginal Prenatal Health
- Alcohol and Drugs
- Early Childhood Development
- Early Learning
- Environmental Health
- Mental Health
- Physical Activity
- Preconception Health
- Including reproductive life plans for youth, My Life My Plan, which is a booklet for teens that will guide them through six topic areas, providing them with facts and referrals, and the opportunity to respond to a series of questions that will help them to make healthy decisions, set goals and plan for their future. Topics include: physical health, mental health, reproductive health, relationships, family health history and their future.
- Prenatal and Postpartum Health
- Preterm Birth
- Teen Pregnancy
- Tobacco Misuse
Best Start also created a website, Prenatal Education Key Messages for Ontario, which is an online tool full of evidence-based key messages for service providers in Ontario. Topics are related to preconception, prenatal, postpartum, and newborn health. Supporting evidence for each of these key messages is also included.