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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 them 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 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 at the Early On Centre in Simcoe. 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 ($47.25 per 2022 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 $47.25, which includes the pregnant mom and support person.


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May 18 to June 1, 2022
June 15 to June 29, 2022
July 13 to July 27, 2022
August 10 to August 24, 2022
September 7 to September 21, 2022
October 5 to October 19, 2022
November 2 to November 16, 2022
November 30 to December 14, 2022