Bellies & Babies is a drop-in group for pregnant women and new parents with babies birth to one year.

The group provides individual and peer support for pregnant women and postnatal mothers, and provides resources and support to new parents. Resources cover issues such as the importance of early secure attachment, nutrition, suggestions for healthy lifestyle choices, breastfeeding, pre and postnatal mental health challenges, baby development, and parenting.

The program includes two weekly hot lunch groups, cooking and nutritional information for a healthy pregnancy, support for breastfeeding and baby’s first foods, clothing swaps, resource sharing, and one to one support.

No referral is required, the program is free and confidential. There are two weekly groups per week - in Gibsons and Sechelt. For more personal one on one support, we can arrange to come to meet with you.

Please note: Once a month the La Leche League support group takes place before the Bellies and Babies session. La Leche League has breastfeeding help groups from mothers for all women interested in breastfeeding all over the world.

In a familial setting get the help and support you need from trained La Leche League Leaders and other mums. Join them for the meeting and stay for Bellies and Babies afterwards!

This group is held in Gibsons on the second Monday of each month at 10:00 am.

Follow them on Facebook for details of upcoming meetings.

We want to support you in your parenting journey!

 

At our weekly groups you can experience:

  • A friendly, welcoming, non-judgmental environment for all new parents.
  • Staff who are knowledgeable, skilled and trained in supporting families
  • Pregnancy, birthing and new parenting resources
  • Breastfeeding information and support
  • Mother to mother connection

Bellies & Babies also provides:

  • Nutrition Support – Information on healthy eating during pregnancy and breastfeeding – Baby’s first foods – Recipes for healthy and delicious meals
  • Non-judgmental support for healthy lifestyle choices during pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Access to maternity clothes, diapers, baby clothes, formulas, equipment for infant care
  • Activities for older siblings
  • Learn about other services and community resources
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Program Contact Information

Shirley French, Family Resources Lead

Phone

604-885-5881 ext 227

Gibsons

Mondays 11:00am to 1:00pm

Gibsons & Area Community Centre
700 Park Road, Gibsons B.C
V0N 1V7

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Sechelt

Tuesdays 11:00am to 1:00pm

The Family Place
5520 Trail Avenue Sechelt, BC
V0N 3A3

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