SmartParent is a free prenatal education program that sends three current, evidence-based educational text messages per week to help guide women through each week of pregnancy.  

Messages are tailored to gestational age and include links to websites, phone numbers and videos on topics such as fetal growth and development, options for screening  in pregnancy and preparation for labour and delivery. 


With SmartParent in your pocket, you’ll have an information guide, a prenatal cheerleader and a record of topics you might want to discuss with your health care provider.

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Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation Funds New Mobile Service for Youth Wellness

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