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Learn about prenatal classes and support programs for expectant parents.

Introduction

Halton Region provides prenatal education programs for expecting parents and families with newborns while supporting the overall health and well-being of all Halton residents.

To better support residents, the Halton Region Health Department is enhancing our free online courses for expecting parents or families with newborns. These courses are:

  • web-based
  • mobile-friendly
  • include audio voiceovers, closed captioning, videos, quizzes and more to help keep you and your newborn safe and healthy.

Healthiest Babies Possible program discontinued

The Online Prenatal Program replaced our "Healthiest Babies Possible" group in-person classes effective January 1, 2019.

Prenatal Classes and Supports

The Health Department continues to offer several prenatal supports including:

The Halton Online Prenatal Program is a web-based, mobile- friendly program that includes audio voiceover, closed captioning, videos, quizzes, and more to help you learn about healthy pregnancy, labour and birth, breastfeeding and taking care of your newborn.  This free program is an excellent option for first-time parents or parents expecting another child who would welcome a refresher course. Your account will be active for a period of one year from the time you create it. This version is the initial launch of the program and we will be making more upgrades in the future.

In this free 2-hour class, learn the importance of breastfeeding and how to prevent common breastfeeding challenges. Taught by a Certified Lactation Consultant and/or Public Health Nurse. Open to pregnant women and their partners/support person.

A free class designed to educate new parents about the safe installation and use of car seats for babies and toddlers. Includes a car seat inspection by a Certified Car Seat Technician.

Designed to give children the best start in life, this free program provides parents with health information and support. Public health nurses visit the homes of expectant parents who need more support.

Residents can also find alternate prenatal education providers, including in-person classes, at ontariodirectoryprenataleducation.ca (external links)

Event Calendar

May
14
Prenatal Breastfeeding Class - May 14 at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM · 1151 Bronte Rd, Oakville (Google map)
In this 2-hour class, learn the importance of breastfeeding and how to prevent common breastfeeding challenges. Taught by a Certified Lactation Consultant and/or Public Health Nurse. Open to pregnant women and their partners/support person.
Jun
04
Prenatal Breastfeeding Class - June 4 at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, June 04, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM · 1151 Bronte Rd, Oakville (Google map)
In this 2-hour class, learn the importance of breastfeeding and how to prevent common breastfeeding challenges. Taught by a Certified Lactation Consultant and/or Public Health Nurse. Open to pregnant women and their partners/support person.
Jun
22
Prenatal Breastfeeding Class - June 22 at 9:30 a.m.
Saturday, June 22, 2019
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM · 1151 Bronte Road, Oakville (Google map) · Free
In this 2-hour class, learn the importance of breastfeeding and how to prevent common breastfeeding challenges. Taught by a Certified Lactation Consultant and/or Public Health Nurse. Open to pregnant women and their partners/support person.
Jun
27
Prenatal Breastfeeding Class - June 27 at 7 p.m.
Thursday, June 27, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM · 410 Bronte Street South, Milton (Google map) · Free
In this 2-hour class, learn the importance of breastfeeding and how to prevent common breastfeeding challenges. Taught by a Certified Lactation Consultant and/or Public Health Nurse. Open to pregnant women and their partners/support person.
Jul
06
Prenatal Breastfeeding Class - July 6 at 9:30 a.m.
Saturday, July 06, 2019
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM · 1151 Bronte Road, Oakville (Google map) · Free
In this 2-hour class, learn the importance of breastfeeding and how to prevent common breastfeeding challenges. Taught by a Certified Lactation Consultant and/or Public Health Nurse. Open to pregnant women and their partners/support person.
Jul
17
Prenatal Breastfeeding Class - July 17 at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM · 1151 Bronte Rd, Oakville (Google map)
In this 2-hour class, learn the importance of breastfeeding and how to prevent common breastfeeding challenges. Taught by a Certified Lactation Consultant and/or Public Health Nurse. Open to pregnant women and their partners/support person.
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