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Bellies to Babies

Bellies to Babies is a special program that gives exceptional care and support to people having babies and their families, from pregnancy all the way to a year after the baby is born.

Bellies to Babies

What We Offer

This program gives free and private services. These include weekly drop-in sessions about parenting, food, and baby care, free vitamins for pregnant people and babies, help with breastfeeding, mental health support and referrals, family support when becoming parents, and one-on-one education for those who can’t or don’t want to go to group classes before the baby is born.

  • Weekly drop-in sessions about all kinds of parenting, food, and baby care topics.
  • Free vitamins for pregnant people and babies for better health.
  • Helpful breastfeeding support for a good experience.
  • Mental health support and referrals for emotional well-being.
  • We help people living in Fernie, Sparwood, Elkford, and the South Country.

Benefits of Bellies to Babies

  • Make good, supportive friends in a caring community.
  • Get care and attention one-on-one or in group classes before the baby is born.
  • Connect with other services to get even more support.

How To Access Bellies to Babies

You can join the program by filling out the Welcome Card using the button below, or by calling or texting 250-430-1045 or 250-430-1048. You can also email or contact the Women’s Centre for the drop-in schedule.

Program Team

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Sue Clarkson

It is a privilege to work with families as they begin their parenting journey. I love seeing new skills develop and confidence build in parents throughout their baby’s first year of life. I enjoy spending time outdoors being active, spending time indoors playing ukulele, and being a mom to my 2 teenage sons.

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Jodie Parker

I feel so lucky to have the opportunity to work with parents and their babies as they embark on this journey. I also love any chance I can get to cuddle with babies! I enjoy running, x-country skiing, hanging out with my husband and 2 teenagers. I am grateful everyday to live in beautiful Fernie.