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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.

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. 

In this free 1.5-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.

To help protect families and staff from the spread of COVID-19, Car Seat Safety workshops have been temporarily suspended.

Having a baby can be exciting and challenging. You may have questions or need help adjusting to life with a new baby. Ontario’s Health Babies Healthy Children (HBHC) program can support you in giving your baby a healthy start in life.

You can connect with HBHC before your baby is born, while you are in hospital or after you bring your baby home. HBHC offers families support and resources in a variety of ways, including over the phone, by email or mail or in person. Call 311 for more information.

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

Event Calendar

COVID-19 Update

To help protect families and staff from the spread of COVID-19, virtual Prenatal Breastfeeding classes via Zoom are being offered. Car Seat Safety workshops have been temporarily suspended.


Oct
19
Virtual Prenatal Breastfeeding Class - October 19 at 4:30 p.m.
Oct
25
Virtual Prenatal Breastfeeding Class - October 25 at 7 p.m.
Nov
02
Virtual Prenatal Breastfeeding Class - November 2 at 4:30 p.m.
Nov
08
Virtual Prenatal Breastfeeding Class - November 8 at 7 p.m.
Nov
16
Virtual Prenatal Breastfeeding Class - November 16 at 4:30 p.m.
Nov
22
Virtual Prenatal Breastfeeding Class - November 22 at 7 p.m.
Nov
30
Virtual Prenatal Breastfeeding Class - November 30 at 4:30 p.m.
Dec
06
Virtual Prenatal Breastfeeding Class - December 6 at 7 p.m.
Dec
14
Virtual Prenatal Breastfeeding Class - December 14 at 4:30 p.m.
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