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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.

The online program will be replacing our “Healthiest Babies Possible” group in-person classes beginning January 1, 2019. The remaining classes for 2018 will continue for parents who are currently enrolled in the program alongside the online program.

The Health Department continues to offer several prenatal supports including:

To register, visit halton.ca, use the OneHalton app or call 311.

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

Register:

 Online or call Halton Region:

  • 311 or 905-825-6000
  • Ask to register for the Online Prenatal Program.
  • Once registered, you will be sent a confirmation email with login instructions.

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.


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Register:

To register for classes:

Description

A 2-hour class, targeted to pregnant women, taught by a Certified Lactation Consultant and/or Public Health Nurse and made possible by Halton Region and the Halton Baby Friendly Initiative Coalition

You will learn:

  • the importance of breastfeeding
  • how to get breastfeeding off to a good start
  • the management of breastfeeding and how to prevent common breastfeeding challenges
  • how to build a strong support system
A mother breastfeeding her baby
 Photos courtesy: Isabelle Beckwith

Date/Time/Location

  • Tuesday, January 15, 2019
  • Wednesday, February 6, 2019
  • Tuesday, March 5, 2019
  • Wednesday, April 10, 2019
  • Tuesday, May 14, 2019
7 - 9 p.m.
Halton Regional Centre
1151 Bronte Road, Oakville view map (external link)
Free Admission!

Who can attend?

  • Any pregnant women in Halton, whether this is your first child or your second or third etc.
  • Your partner and other support person if desired (mother, mother-in law etc).
  • If you have already had your baby and are looking for breastfeeding support, please visit Breastfeeding Support for Moms.

Why should I attend?

It will help you:

  • get started on the right foot/breast.
  • make informed decisions about feeding choices.
  • build confidence!
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