Prenatal Classes

Healthiest Babies Possible (Group Prenatal Classes)

Prenatal Car Seat Class


 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 to receive your pin number and a link to the online prenatal education program

Login to Program:

woman sitting on her bed with a laoptop (external link)

What is the Online Prenatal Program?

The online prenatal program is a free prenatal education program to help you and your partner prepare for childbirth and the transition to parenthood.

The program includes a number of learning features:

  • audio
  • video
  • FYI sections
  • special words that can be rolled over with the mouse to obtain more information
  • print-ready PDFs to download
  • games and puzzles

What will I learn in the Online Prenatal Program?

There are 7 sessions within the program

  1. Childbirth education and labour support
    Understand more about labour and how it progresses. Also learn about the role of the labour support person, and relaxation techniques that may help you during the natural birth process.
  2. Discomforts during pregnancy
    Learn about the physical and emotional changes you may experience during your pregnancy, and comfort measures that may help.
  3. Understanding labour and birth
    Find out more about how labour naturally progresses, the beginning signs of labour, when to go to the hospital or call your midwife, and warning signs to follow up with your healthcare provider.

    View demo:

    demo screenshot for the Online Prenatal Program. (external link)

  4. Labour guide
    Covers how you may be feeling in the different stages of labour, comfort measures, and the significant role of the labour support person. This session also discusses medical pain management options, caesarean births, and more.
  5. Caring for yourself postpartum
    Learn about the physical and emotional changes you may experience during the first 6 weeks after childbirth. This session also discusses the uniqueness of parental bonding.
  6. Breastfeeding your newborn
    This session explains the importance of breastfeeding, how to position and latch your baby onto the breast, how to tell if your baby is getting enough breast milk, making breastfeeding work for you and more.
  7. Caring for your newborn
    Learn about the transition to parenthood, newborn care, and keeping your baby safe.

How long will it take for me to complete the Online Prenatal Education Program?

  • Roughly 14 hours in total. Each of the 7 sessions within the program takes approximately 2 hours to complete in full.
  • The program offers you the flexibility to do each session at your own pace over the weeks of your pregnancy.
  • You can also go over material as many times as you wish, and your partner or other support persons may also find components helpful to better support you.

How long will I have access?

  • 9 months from the time you first use the pin number that you receive in your confirmation email.

Who can register?

  • If you are pregnant and live in Halton you can register for the program.
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To register for classes:


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 (external link).

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


  • Tuesday, March 29, 2016
  • Wednesday, April 13
  • Wednesday, June 22
  • Tuesday, July 26
  • Wednesday, August 10
  • Tuesday, September 20
  • Wednesday, October 19
  • Tuesday, November 22
  • Wednesday, December 14
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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Hospitals offer online or in-person tours of their facilities to expecting parents. A hospital tour allows you to see the birthing room, where to go once you arrive at the hospital and the comfort measures available during your labour and birth.

Please contact your hospital of choice to learn more about the tours they offer.

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