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Prenatal Classes

The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit offers two convenient options for prenatal classes: in-person or online. Register today!

In-person Classes

In-person prenatal classes are offered in Simcoe and Caledonia for a small cost.

Our prenatal classes run for a total of five sessions, once a week for 5 weeks. Classes are held in the evenings from 7-9 p.m. Classes are led by a Public Health Nurse and are informative and relaxed, with lots of time for questions and discussion.

** Please register early, as classes fill up quickly**







Online Classes

Pregnant businesswoman working on a laptop

Can’t make it to our in-person prenatal classes? Learn about pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and baby care at your own pace, when it’s convenient for you.

‘Gift of Motherhood’ e-learning is now available in partnership with Brant County Health Unit. Once registered you will receive a package of useful print resources and a log in code by mail. You will have access to the online program for 90 days. This program is offered free of charge.

Register online here

Have an online code for Gift of Motherhood? Log-in here

Disclaimer: This program is for information purposes only. The information provided is not a substitute for professional medical advice.





Why should we take prenatal classes?

  • Know the signs that you’re in labour.
  • Learn what to expect during labour and birth.
  • Know the difference a new baby can make in your lives
  • Learn how to cope with labour pain with and without drugs.
  • Learn about caring for your new baby.
  • Learn about breastfeeding and how to get started.
  • Find out about resources in your community to help you care for yourself and your baby…and much more!


Participants will receive the book “The Joy of Parenting”, a resource manual for parents of children from birth to age two.

Fee: $43
Financial consideration is given upon request.

To register for Prenatal Classes call the Health Unit:

  • Simcoe:  519-426-6170
  • Caledonia: 905-318-6623

For more information, resources and websites on having a healthy pregnancy, visit our pregnancy page.


Simcoe EarlyON Centre,

12 Colborne Street North, Simcoe, ON Call 519-426-6170 to register


Session Dates (2017/2018)

Prenatal Class


7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.



March 7 to April 4, 2018
April 25 to May 23, 2018
June 13 to July 11, 2018
August 15 to September 12, 2018
October 3 to October 31, 2018
November 14 to December 12, 2018

Caledonia EarlyON Centre,

Notre Dame Catholic Elementary School 35 Braemar Ave, Caledonia, ON N3W 2M5 Call 905-318-6623 to register


Session Dates (2017/2018)

Prenatal Class


7:00 – 9:30 p.m.



March 8 to April 5, 2018
April 26 to May 24, 2018
June 14 to July 12, 2018
August 16 to September 13, 2018
October 4 to November 1, 2018
November 15 to December 13, 2018