Online Learning for Parents-To-Be

Posted on Tuesday June 10, 2014

The Health Unit is now making it easier for new parents to find out what to expect before, during and after their baby is born. Our new online Prenatal Program was developed for those who are not able to attend our prenatal classes, but want to know more about having a baby.

It’s easy to access and use and it’s free! Parents-to-be can call the Health Unit to register and get a passcode. Then they can access the program online, learn at their own pace and in whatever order they choose from the comfort of their own home.

This web-based prenatal program has seven different segments. The topics covered include: breastfeeding, relaxation exercises, what to expect as new parents, taking care of yourself and your baby, and developing a birth plan. They will learn what to expect during labour and birth, as well as tips on what to do when your baby cries, what to shop for and where parents can find help in their community.

To register for this program, call the Health Unit at 705-474-1400, ext. 2285 or toll-free 1-800-563-2808. You will get a pass code to access the program and then you are ready to go.

For more information about having a baby, contact the Health Unit at 705-474-1400 or 1-800-563-2808, or


“We know that all parents want their babies to have the best start possible. Our new online prenatal program supports those who may prefer a different way of learning. We continue to offer our in-person prenatal classes. With online and in-person prenatal education available, expectant parents can choose how they would like to learn about their pregnancy, birth and caring for their new baby.”

Shannon Mantha
Manager, Healthy Schools & Families

Quick Facts

  • On average, there are 875 births annually in our district
  • Those who take prenatal classes are more likely to breastfeed their babies
  • The majority of people look for health information online

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P: 705-474-1400, ext. 2221 or 1-800-563-2808


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