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Prenatal Classes and Supports

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Learn about prenatal classes and support programs for expectant parents.

Introduction

Halton Region provides prenatal education programs for expecting parents and families with newborns while supporting the overall health and well-being of all Halton residents.

To better support residents, the Halton Region Health Department is enhancing our free online courses for expecting parents or families with newborns. These courses are:

  • web-based
  • mobile-friendly
  • include audio voiceovers, closed captioning, videos, quizzes and more to help keep you and your newborn safe and healthy.

Healthiest Babies Possible program discontinued

The online program will be replacing our "Healthiest Babies Possible" group in-person classes beginning January 1, 2019. The remaining classes for 2018 will continue for parents who are currently enrolled in the program alongside the online program.

Prenatal Classes and Supports

The Health Department continues to offer several prenatal supports including:

The Halton Online Prenatal Program is a web-based, mobile- friendly program that includes audio voiceover, closed captioning, videos, quizzes, and more to help you learn about healthy pregnancy, labour and birth, breastfeeding and taking care of your newborn.  This free program is an excellent option for first-time parents or parents expecting another child who would welcome a refresher course. Your account will be active for a period of one year from the time you create it. This version is the initial launch of the program and we will be making more upgrades in the future.

Watch the Halton Online Prenatal Program demo or Register now for the Halton Online Prenatal Program

In this 2-hour class, learn the importance of breastfeeding and how to prevent common breastfeeding challenges. Taught by a Certified Lactation Consultant and/or Public Health Nurse. Open to pregnant women and their partners/support person.

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A free class designed to educate new parents about the safe installation and use of car seats for babies and toddlers. Includes a car seat inspection by a Certified Car Seat Technician.

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Designed to give children the best start in life, this free program provides parents with health information and support. Public health nurses visit the homes of expectant parents who need more support.

Residents can also find alternate prenatal education providers, including in-person classes, at ontariodirectoryprenataleducation.ca (external links)

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