Prenatal Classes

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Contact(s)

The Health Unit continues to be open and available to answer questions. However, due to COVID-19, our regular services have been temporarily modified.  Here is a list of our current services:

Available by phone to consult, educate and provide:

  • Prenatal support
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Postpartum support
  • Parenting support

 

Online Prenatal Education

Public Health Sudbury & Districts has an online prenatal course available at no cost.  

This online program will teach you about your pregnancy, the first hours after birth, feeding your baby and life with your new baby and keeping your baby safe.

Once registered you can learn at your own pace from the comfort of your home. Access the Public Health Sudbury & Districts Online Prenatal course registration.

North Bay Parry Sound District Community Supports

For support and information:

  • Contact your healthcare provider
  • Call the Family Health Information Line 1-800-563-2808 ext. 5351 or email healthy.families@healthunit.ca to talk to a Public Health Nurse for prenatal information, growth and development, and infant feeding.
  • Telehealth Ontario provides health information including breastfeeding support, healthy eating and smoking cessation assistance. Call 1-800-797-0000 to speak to a Registered Nurse by telephone 24 hours, 7 days a week.
  • Unlockfood.ca provides information on nutrition, food and healthy eating as well as recipes, videos and interactive healthy eating tools.

In-Person Class Information CLASSES ARE CURRENTLY ON HOLD

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

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.  

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

For questions regarding your pregnancy, please contact us by email at pregnant@healthunit.ca or by calling The Family Health Information Line  at 1-800-563-2808 ext. 5351

Class Dates and Locations

North Bay - 345 Oak St. W.

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

February4, 11, 18 - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

March 3, 10, 17 - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (March 17 - Cancelled)

April 7, 14, 21 - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Cancelled)

May 5, 12, 19 - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Cancelled)

June 9, 16, 23 - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Cancelled)

July 7, 14, 21 - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Cancelled)

September 8, 15, 22 - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Cancelled)

October 6, 13, 20  - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.(Cancelled)

November 3, 10, 17 - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Cancelled)

Mattawa - Mattawa Hospital - 217 Turcotte Park Rd 

April 18 - 9:30 a.m. to  4:30 p.m. (Cancelled)

Burk's Falls - 17 Copeland St. 

April 15, 22, 29  -  6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Cancelled)

October 21, 28, November 4 - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Cancelled)

Parry Sound - 70 Joseph St., Unit 302 

March 12, 19, 26 -  6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (March 19, 26 - Cancelled)

May 7, 14, 21 -  6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Cancelled)

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

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

Sturgeon Falls - 68 Michaud St. 

April 8, 15, 22 - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Cancelled)

November 4, 11, 18 - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Cancelled)

For more information, contact us toll free at 1-800-563-2808 ext. 5285.

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