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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
  • The birth experience
  • Infant feeding
  • Life with a newborn
  • Coping skills as new parents

These classes are offered every month at the Early On Centre in Simcoe and Caledonia. To register for the in-person classes please call:  Simcoe: at 519-426-6170 or Caledonia: at 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 The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit at 519-426-6170 x3250 to register

Class

Series Dates ($50.50 per 2023 series)

In-person prenatal classes are led by a Public Health Nurse

 

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

 

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

 

Fees: Each series consists of 3 classes. The total cost per series is $50.50, which includes the pregnant mom and support person.

 

Classes are FREE to those with financial difficulties; those on social assistance; or those under 20 years of age.

 

 

Series 1: February 1, 8, 15, 2023
Series 2: March 22, 29, April 5, 2023
Series 3: May 3, 10, 17, 2023
Series 4: June 28, July 5, 12, 2023
Series 5: August 23, 30, September 6, 2023
Series 6: November 1, 8, 15, 2023

Caledonia EarlyON Centre

282 Argyle Street South, Unit 4 Caledonia, ON

Call The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit at 905-318-6623 x3250 to register

Class

Series Dates ($50.50 per 2023 Series)

In-person prenatal classes are led by a Public Health Nurse

 

When: Tuesday nights from 7 – 9 p.m.

 

Where: EarlyON Centre,  Caledonia

 

Fees: Each Series consists of 3 classes. The total cost per series is $50.50, which includes the pregnant mom and support person.

 

Classes are FREE to those with financial difficulties; those on social assistance; or those under 20 years of age.

 

 

 

Series 1: February 28, March 7, 14, 2023
Series 2: April 11, 18, 25, 2023
Series 3: May 30, June 6, 13, 2023
Series 4: July 25, August 1, 8, 2023
Series 5: September 19, 26, October 3, 2023
Series 6: November 21, 28, December 5, 2023