Canada Prenatal Nutrition Programs

First time pregnant Moms and their partners come together weekly at Maggie’s Place to share the ups and downs of pregnancy, learn about healthy choices for Mom and baby, build on existing knowledge and talk with our on-site CPNP coordinator in a warm, supportive environment. Transportation, milk tokens and prenatal vitamins are provided as needed.Live in another Cumberland Community? Join anyway! We offer other services such as: Home visits Books for loan Breast pumps for loan Videos for loan
Graduates of the Babies Come First Club come together weekly to share ideas, concerns, ask questions and learn new information about babies, parenting,health and early childhood development. Snuggle Bugs offers ongoing encouragement and support to parents with babies up to 1 year old.
Celebrate life with your toddler! The toddler years are often challenging for parents. They are also the time in your child’s life to begin building healthy, lifelong relationships. Together we will learn about child development during the toddler years while increasing our skills and confidence as parents. This program is open to parents with children between one and three years old.
Each Thursday afternoon new parents and caregivers can bring their babies to the centre for a fun, informative Baby Friendly Drop-In from 1:00 pm — 3:00 pm. Public Health Nurses and the Maggie’s Place CPNP coordinator are available to weigh babies and answer questions for each family on an individual basis.The Drop-In is a great place to meet other new parents and caregivers in the community. New parents can discuss infant care and receive breastfeeding support while having an opportunity to share and learn with other new parents. Maggie’s Place staff are available to assist you with your other children during this program, so please bring older siblings along for the visit!
Are you a pregnant or breastfeeding mom? Come and join the breastfeeding peer support moms to share ideas, have questions answered and support one another in your choice to breastfeed your baby. The group meets weekly at Maggie’s Place.

Services

Maggie’s Place Resource Library A special part of Maggie’s Place is dedicated to providing parents and caregivers access to a variety of educational and supportive resources. Our Resource Library contains books and videos, dealing with prenatal and postnatal information, parenting and other topics of interest to families. The library is located at Maggie’s Place in Amherst and is available 8:30 a.m. — 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday during regular business hours. Families can borrow the resources for a two-week lending period.
Maggie’s Place Idea Kits A special part of Maggie’s Place is dedicated to providing information, tips and interactive game ideas to parents and caregivers to deal with specific parenting challenges such as “I’m a First Time Father”, “Your Child’s Healthy Development”, “Potty Learning For Boys and Girls” and a wide variety of other topics. The Idea kits give parents and caregivers access to a variety of educational and developmentally appropriate information—each relating to a particular theme. Children can benefit enormously from play-based interaction with parents and caregivers. The kits are located at Maggie’s Place in Amherst and are available 8:30 a.m. — 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday during regular business hours. Families can borrow kits for a two-week lending period.
Maggie’s Magic Cupboard Toy Lending Library A special part of Maggie’s Place is dedicated to providing children, parents and caregivers access to a variety of educational and developmentally appropriate toys. Children can benefit enormously from exposure to stimulating and educational toys along with play-based interaction with parents and caregivers. Our Toy Library contains a wide choice of toys, including building sets, dolls and puppets, activity toys, games, puzzles, vehicles, sports, musical and scientific toys. Family Fun Kits with themes such as “Under the Sea”, and Community Helpers, are also available for loan. Maggie’s Magic Cupboard Toy Lending Library is a free service for families in Cumberland County. The library is located at Maggie’s Place in Amherst and available from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday during regular business hours. Families can borrow toys for a two-week lending period.
Maggie’s Place Clothing Exchange The clothing exchange at Maggie’s Place is available to anyone and is free of charge. There is clothing available for babies and children, as well as maternity wear. The Clothing Exchange is open 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday during regular open hours.
Back to School Supplies Maggie’s Place, along with various community partners, collect and distribute school supplies to families in the county. A one week school supply drive is usually held in August but donations of school supplies or monetary donations for supplies are gratefully accepted at any time! Distribution of supplies (while they last) usually takes place toward the end of August or first of September from Maggie’s Place
Piece by Piece Autism Cumberland The Piece by Piece group was created to be a resource for families who are affected by autism as a way to gain support, find resources and raise awareness about life on the spectrum. Maggie’s Place is pleased to host this self help group at the Centre. For more information about Piece by Piece please contact either Tammy Chapman at 763-2442(piecebypiece@eastlink.ca) or Elaine Mazur at 230-2053(piecebypieceautismcumberland@live.ca).
Please remember to check our Events Calendar for dates, times and more information on these programs, or contact us for more details.