Prenatal Classes

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Our prenatal class series is focused on the health of you, your baby, and your family. You can connect with other expectant families in our relaxed and interactive class setting. Feel free to bring along your partner and/or support person.  

We also offer online prenatal classes if you prefer online learning from home. 

How to Sign Up

Call 705-474-1400 or toll-free 1-800-563-2808 ext. 5285 to sign up for in-person prenatal classes, online classes or get to more information.

For questions regarding your pregnancy, please contact us by email at pregnant@healthunit.ca or by calling the Health Unit at 1-800-563-2808

Online Class Information

Prenatal Class: You and Your Baby

  • Prenatal Care
  • Fetal Development
  • Pregnancy Red Flags!
  • Labor and Delivery
  • Managing Pain in Labor
  • Nutrition, Exercise, Sleep
  • Environmental Risks for You and Your Baby
  • Sexuality in Pregnancy
  • Becoming Parents
  • Finances ...hidden costs of having a baby
  • Baby Gear
  • Preparation for Baby's Arrival

Postnatal Class: Birth to 6 Months 

  • Bringing Baby Home
  • Postpartum Red Flags!
  • Crying and Soothing
  • Sleep
  • Breastfeeding
  • Bathing Your Baby ... and other important baby care techniques
  • Temperament - A Family Affair!
  • Attachment - What you Need to Know
  • Baby Safety
  • Nutrition and Getting Back in to Shape
  • Becoming the Parents you Dream of Being
  • Your Child's Developement Birth to 6 Months
  • Your Couple Relationship
  • Child Care Decisions

Postnatal Class: 7 to 12 Months

  • Your Child's Development 7 - 12 Months
  • Parenting as a Team
  • Parenting Challenges - Separation Anxiety, Biting, and Temper Tantrums
  • Ensuring your Couple Reationship is Strong
  • Work - Life Balance
  • Family Life
  • Looking Ahead to Life with a Toddler

In-Person Class Information

Class 1: Healthy lifestyle during pregnancy, labour and birth

  • Coping with changes and discomforts
  • Healthy eating and physical activity
  • Preterm labour, comfort strategies and partner's role
  • Medical Interventions

Class 2: Breastfeeding

  • Breastfeeding
  • Positioning and latching
  • Hunger signs and feeding patterns
  • Meeting your baby's feeding needs
  • Breastfeeding supports
  • Introducing solid foods
  • Reducing exposures to risks during pregnancy

Class 3: Postpartum and newborn care

  • Self-care
  • Postpartum mood disorder
  • Transition to parenthood
  • Newborn appearance
  • Infant cues
  • Safe sleep
  • Car seat safety

Class Dates and Locations

North Bay - 345 Oak St. W

September 10, 17, 24 - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

October 8, 15, 22 - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

November 5, 12, 19 - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

Sturgeon Falls - 68 Michaud St. 

November 6, 13, 20 - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

Mattawa

TBD

Burks Falls - 17 Copeland St. 

October 10, 17, 24 - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

Parry Sound - 70 Jopseph St. Unit 302 

September 5, 12, 19 - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

November 7, 14, 21 - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

For more information, contact us at 1-800-563-2808.

North Bay

345 Oak Street West
705-474-1400

Parry Sound

70 Joseph Street Unit #302
705-746-5801

Burk's Falls

17 Copeland Street (by appointment only)
1-800-563-2808