Prenatal Series

The 2018 in-person sessions have been updated using feedback from expectant parents who attended our program in the past. The in-person series consists of three evening sessions, led by a Registered Nurse, that provide participants with information and strategies to help prepare for labour & birth, breastfeeding, and early parenting. Other topics such as informed-decision making and mental health will be covered. You will also have a chance to ask questions, participate in activities, and meet other parents-to-be. A pregnancy and a breastfeeding booklet, a comfort measures toolkit, as well as other handouts will be provided to take home with you.

By registering for the in-person series, you will also automatically receive access to our online prenatal program. We suggest using the online prenatal program before and during the in-person series so you can better understand the topics covered in the in-person series.

When should I take this program? 

We recommend that you plan to attend the in-person sessions around the 7th or 8th month of pregnancy (28 to 32 weeks). You are able to register for any class in advance.

How much is the in-person series?

The program is free. Registration is required.   

How do I register?

  1. Choose a location (Guelph, Fergus, or Orangeville)
  2. Select a date that works best for you! (Sessions run Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.)
  3. Save the date and register using our online registration system, or call 1-800-265-7293 Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

If you are no longer able to come to the series you registered for, please cancel online or by calling 1-800-265-7293. This will open up a space for someone else who wants to attend our program. 

Note: 

In-person series may be cancelled if the registration numbers are too low. If the series you registered for is cancelled, you will be notified within 5 business days of the start of the first prenatal session. When a series needs to be cancelled, Public Health will work with you to suggest alternative dates and locations that may work within your schedule. If you have any questions regarding our cancellation policy please contact us at 1-800-265-7293. 

For upcoming prenatal series start dates, see the schedule below. Classes are held in Fergus, Guelph and Orangeville.

Fergus

Classes are held at 474 Wellington Road #18, Suite 100 (map)

Prenatal series dates for Fergus location
Start date Day of the week Time Class dates
Jan. 31, 2019 Thursday 7-9 p.m. Jan. 31, Feb. 7 and 14

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Guelph

Classes are held in the Meridian Room at the EarlyON Child and Family Centre at Stone Road Mall (access to mall upper level from parking garage) (map to Stone Road Mall

Prenatal series dates for classes held in Guelph
Start date Day of the week Time Class dates
Nov. 27, 2018 Tuesday

7-9 p.m.

Nov. 27, Dec. 4, and 11

Jan. 8, 2019 

Tuesday  7-9 p.m. Jan. 8, 15 and 22
Jan. 29, 2019  Tuesday  7-9 p.m. Jan. 29, Feb. 5 and 12
Feb. 19, 2019 
 
Tuesday  7-9 p.m. Feb. 19, 26 and March 5
Feb. 25, 2019 
 
Monday 7-9 p.m. Feb. 25, March 4 and 11
March 12, 2019  Tuesday  7-9 p.m. March 12, 19 and 26

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Orangeville

Classes are held at 180 Broadway (map)

Prenatal series dates for classes held in Orangeville
Start date Day of the week Time Class dates
Jan. 16, 2019 Wednesday 7-9 p.m. Jan. 16, 23 and 30
Feb. 20, 2019 Wednesday 7-9 p.m. Feb. 20, 27 and March 6
March 20, 2019 Wednesday 7-9 p March 20, 27 and April 3

The in-person prenatal series is one of the many programs and services available for pregnant women. Visit our Pregnancy page for more information on other programs and services available to you.