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Perinatality and Early Childhood

Parents of babies or young children as well as parents-to-be have access to a full range of services in their neighbourhood. Our team can answer your questions and provide support during this stage of your life and help you give birth to a healthy baby.  

 

The West Island HSSC offers various perinatal and early childhood programs and services. Here is an overview:

 

 

Nursing Services 

The nurses look after your health. They may help you before and after your child's birth: 

  • prenatal classes; 
  • adapted prenatal follow-ups for teenagers;
  • postnatal visits at home after the birth of your baby:
  • during the home visit, a full assessment of the health of the mother and baby, as well as the family’s psychosocial needs, is carried out with all patients who have given birth; 
  • referrals to resources in the community.

CLSC de Pierrefonds: 514-626-2572, extension 4531

CLSC du Lac-Saint-Louis: 514-697-4110, extension 1346

 

Prenatal classes:

A series of 5 interactive meetings with a nurse and a nutritionist who will address the needs and concerns of parents-to-be in their new life situation. 

 

West Island HSSC: 514-626-2572, extension 3802  

 

OLO Program 

This program allows pregnant women who live with a low income (based on certain eligibility criteria) to obtain:

  • dietary supplements (eggs, milk, oranges and/or vitamins) free of charge during their pregnancy;
  • individual nutritional follow-up;
  • monthly prenatal workshops conducted by a nurse on various themes concerning pregnancy and breast-feeding and baby care; 
  • follow-ups before and after giving birth adapted to your needs; 
  • support in your new role as parents;
  • information about the resources in the community. 

 

For information and to register for this program:

514-626-2572, extension 3802

 

SIPPE Program (Integrated Services in Perinatality and early childhood)

This program is for women living below the poverty line who did not complete Secondary 5. The goal of this program is to foster the development of an attachment bond and to contribute to the child’s development and to prepare children to start school. The program offers intensive follow-ups starting at 12 weeks of pregnancy and after the child’s birth, right until the child reaches the age of 5. The follow-ups are carried out by a multidisciplinary team (nurse, social worker, nutritionist, psycho-educator, family assistant). 

 

For information and to register for this program:

514-626-2572, extension 3802

 

Breastfeeding support

The West Island HSSC offers practical workshops on breastfeeding at the end of women’s pregnancy. The mother-to-be and her immediate entourage can meet professionals there and ask them questions on breastfeeding. We also offer postnatal halte-allaitement. These meetings are also a forum for women to exchange and share information with other new mothers. The workshops will allow you to get answers to your questions, exchange ideas with other new parents and get your baby weighed. A nurse and nutritionist will also be on hand. 

 

Baby-Friendly Certification

The Baby-Friendly Initiative (WHO/UNICEF 1989) aims to improve the quality of services offered throughout the perinatal period in the Quebec healthcare network. The goal of this initiative is the informed decision-making by parents regarding   infant nutrition and appropriate support and encouragement in an environment that promotes breastfeeding. Several studies, in fact, demonstrate the effectiveness of this strategy on the rate of breastfeeding and the health of the population. 

 

The CLSC de Pierrefonds, the CLSC du Lac-Saint-Louis and the Community Birthing Centre obtained full certification as a Baby-friendly organization in 2009-2010.  Breast feeding and the implementation of this initiative are part of the Organization's Perinatal Program priorities.  We also have a breast feeding policy that you may wish to consult. 

 

Schedule Halte-allaitement (Nourri-Source)

 

 

Halte-nourrisson 

These workshops allow you to get answers to your questions, exchange ideas with other new parents and get your baby weighed. A nurse and nutritionist will also be on hand. 

 

CLSC de Pierrefonds: 514-626-2572, extension 4531

CLSC du Lac-Saint-Louis: 514-697-4110, extension 1346 

 

Schedule Halte-Nourrison

 

 

Support Groups 

La Leche League

Consult their website.

Nourri-Source Montréal

Consult their website.

Breastfeeding activities and resources

 

Breastfeeding, a positive experience

If you had a positive breastfeeding experience, share your story with us.

Dietary Follow-ups

For various prenatal problems and certain difficulties pertaining to the child (allergies, underweight, light eaters, food intolerance).  A course on the introduction of solids is also offered on the first Thursday of every month at the CLSC de Pierrefonds and on the third Thursday of every month at the CLSC du Lac-Saint-Louis.

 

CLSC de Pierrefonds : 514-626-2572, extension 4557

CLSC du Lac-Saint-Louis : 514-697-4110, extension 1364

Vaccination 

Vaccinations are your best protection against many serious illnesses. Do not hesitate to get them. A variety of vaccines is available depending on your needs and certain eligibility criteria. Basic vaccines for children and adults are offered free of charge with appointment at the following facilities. Please bring your vaccination booklet with you when you go in for consultations.

 

For information

CLSC de Pierrefonds: 514-626-2572 or 514-626-4019 for the Appointment Centre

CLSC du Lac-Saint-Louis: 514-697-4110

 

Certain vaccines are also available in schools within the community. 

Psychosocial Services 

Social Services

Children, adults and families can receive short-term psychosocial follow-ups for problems related to family life, transitions, adapting to the role of parent, domestic and family violence, etc. 

 

Psycho-Educational

Short-term psycho-educational follow-ups can be offered to families with needs in terms of parenting skills as well as the 

child’s general development and facing some difficulties adapting (aggressiveness, shyness, social skills, etc.).  

 

The Psycho-educator works in different environments of the child’s life, more often at home, and also works in collaboration with some Centres for Early Childhood (CECs).   

 

You can contact your CLSC by telephone or go in person to access services. 

 

CLSC de Pierrefonds: 514-626-2572, extension 3956

CLSC du Lac-Saint-Louis: 514 697-4110, extension 1334