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Prenatal Classes

The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit is happy to offer our community a combination of online and in-person prenatal classes.  You can take the free online classes conveniently from home and choose to combine with our three in-person classes. There is a fee for the in-person prenatal classes. The prenatal program is available for residents of Haldimand and Norfolk counties.

If you are not a resident of these areas, please contact your local health unit for more information about their online prenatal options.

Online Prenatal Class (You will have access to this program for 365 days)

Our eClasses are perfect for:


  • Parents who need a more flexible schedule
  • Parents on bed rest
  • Parents who prefer online learning
There are four eClasses available:


  1. Understanding Pregnancy
  2. Understanding Birth
  3. Understanding Breastfeeding
  4. Understanding your Newborn

Register for the online prenatal program!


In-person Prenatal Class

Our in-person classes are designed to complement the eClasses and are a great addition to the information that you will be learning.  The classes are facilitated by a Public Health Nurse and will allow you to practice the skills learned in the eClasses, have all your questions answered and to meet other expectant parents in your community.

Topics covered in our in-person classes include:

  • Comfort measures for labour and birth
  • Birth experience
  • Breastfeeding
  • Life with a newborn
  • Coping skills as new parents

These classes are offered every month in Simcoe and in Caledonia at the EarlyOn Centres. To register for the in-person classes please call:  Simcoe:  519-426-6170 or Caledonia: 905-318-6623

The prenatal classes are offered by the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit in partnership with the Early ON Child & Family Centres.