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Help for new parents

Most new parents will attest to the fact that having a baby changes everything. The physical and emotional demands of caring for a newborn are likely to cause significant changes in lifestyle, relationships, and finances, not to mention the learning that is required as parents adapt to the changing needs of their baby.

Parents can achieve a healthy, happy transition to parenthood by taking the time to prepare for some of the social and emotional changes that are part of the process.

To help first-time parents, the Winnipeg Health Region offers a series of childbirth classes before the baby is born. These classes help expectant parents prepare for the many changes they will experience during pregnancy, birth and the first few weeks after delivery. There are a variety of things parents can do to ease the impact of all the changes they are experiencing.

To find out more, please visit the following websites:

Wave: May / June 2012

About Wave

Wave is published six times a year by the Winnipeg Health Region in cooperation with the Winnipeg Free Press. It is available at newsstands, hospitals and clinics throughout Winnipeg, as well as McNally Robinson Books.

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