Positively Pregnant program to benefit expectant parents in Tumbler Ridge

Parents-to-be in Tumbler Ridge can now benefit from a new education and networking opportunity offered through public health nursing, in partnership with the Tumbler Ridge Library. Positively Pregnant, a support program for expectant parents, will enable participants to share experiences and access important information during pregnancy.

The program will be run on a monthly drop-in basis at the library. A public health nurse will facilitate the free, hour-long session. No registration is necessary.

?Our goal is to help expectant parents understand more about pregnancy, delivery, and preparing for parenthood,? said Tammy Organ, Public Health Nurse, Northern Health. ?We want to offer a comfortable atmosphere where people can learn from each other and where they can get the answers to any questions they might have.?

The Positively Pregnant program was first launched in May 2005 in the communities of Dawson Creek and Chetwynd.

The free Positively Pregnant sessions provide participants with opportunities to:

?Meet and mingle with other expectant parents and their support network

?Get more information about pregnancy care, labour and delivery

?Explore various child nurturing activities such as singing, playing, talking and reading that are available through programs at the library

?The sessions will be tailored to meet the needs and interests of those who attend,? said Organ.

?With all the new families moving to Tumbler Ridge, it is wonderful to offer programs that will enhance life,? said Michele Burton, Tumbler Ridge Library Manager. ?The library is pleased to add Positively Pregnant to our programs in support of Access to Information for all.?

Positively Pregnant will start running in Tumbler Ridge on April 18th. The first session will be held at:

Tumbler Ridge LibraryTuesday, April 18th, 7:00pm

For more information, please contact Tammy Organ at 250-719-6508.