Living the good life starts in the womb. At Wabano, our maternal health and parenting programs are designed by Indigenous people to support Indigenous parents and caregivers on their path to raising healthy children.
Maternal and Infant Healthcare
At the Wabano Health Clinic we offer services and programs specifically designed for expectant mothers and their newborns.
Wabano’s Pregnancy Clinic offers a full-range of services to help you through your pregnancy and caring for your newborn. Services are provided by medical professionals who specialize in maternal and newborn health.
What can we do for you?
- Prenatal checkups
- Check for gestational diabetes
- Postnatal checkups
- Well-baby care for up to four months (after this point, your baby can transition to Wabano’s Well-Child Clinic)
If you’re new to the Wabano Health Clinic and would like to become a patient, please complete our patient intake form and a team member will follow up with you directly.
If you’re an existing patient, please book an appointment.
Do you have questions about your child’s health? Wabano offers a free Well-Child Clinic, every Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The Clinic is for babies starting at 4 months and children up to the age of 18.
Registered Nurses provide support and advice to parents of babies on issues such as breastfeeding, caring for your baby and introducing your baby to solid foods.
Wabano’s pediatrician also offers developmental assessments, including evaluation for possible autism in toddlers and preschool children (in collaboration with the CHEO/Children’s Treatment Centre).
Based in our Early Years House, right across the street from the Wabano Centre, Wabano Kids is place where Indigenous families can find support through play, cultural programming and development workshops. Wabano Kids isn’t a childcare centre, but a place to help you care for your kids. It’s where all of our maternal health and parenting programs happen.
Perinatal and Post Natal Programs
Working out of the Early Year’s House, Wabano’s perinatal programs are designed to help expectant parents prepare and to support new parents and their babies.
To help Indigenous parents and caregivers learn more about traditional parenting teachings, the Wabano Parenting Society created the Parenting Bundle. Based on the traditional items that make up the Haudenosaunee bundle, the Wabano Parenting Bundle includes seven bundles with teachings and activities that include culture, language, traditional knowledge, and spiritual belief systems and practices.