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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.


Simcoe EarlyON Centre,

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


Session Dates ($45.00 per 2020 session)

Simcoe Prenatal Classes:


When: Wednesday nights from 7-9 p.m.

Where: EarlyON Centre, 12 Colborne St. S., Simcoe


Fees: Each session consists of 3 classes. Total cost per session is $45, which includes pregnant mom and support person.




January 8 to January 22, 2020
January 29 to February 12, 2020
March 4 to March 25, 2020
April 1 to April 15, 2020 - CANCELLED
June 3 to June 17, 2020 - CANCELLED
August 26 to September 9, 2020 - CANCELLED
September 30 to October 14, 2020 - CANCELLED
November 18 to December 2, 2020 - CANCELLED

Caledonia EarlyON Centre,

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


Session Dates ($45.00 per 2020 session)

Caledonia Prenatal Classes:


When: Thursday nights from 7-9 p.m.

Where: EarlyON Centre – 35 Braemar Ave., Caledonia


Fees: Each session consists of 3 classes. Total cost per session is $45, which includes pregnant mom and support person.



January 23 to February 6, 2020
March 12 to April 2, 2020
May 14 to May 28, 2020 - CANCELLED
June 18 to July 2, 2020 - CANCELLED
September 24 to October 8, 2020 - CANCELLED
October 29 to November 12, 2020 - CANCELLED
November 26 to December 10, 2020 - CANCELLED