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 in-person series is $75. There’s no extra cost to bring your partner or support person.

 *The fee can be waived if needed.

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.  

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. 

Unfortunately, once your series starts, we can’t refund your money without a medical reason.

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)

Start date Day of the week Time Class dates
January 30, 2018 Tuesday 7 - 9 p.m. January 30, February 6 and 13
April 5, 2018 Thursday 7 - 9 p.m. April 5, 12 and 19

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Guelph

Classes are held at 20 Shelldale Cres. (map)

Start date Day of the week Time Class dates
January 30, 2018 Tuesday 7 - 9 p.m. January 30, February 6 and 13
February 22, 2018 Thursday 7 - 9 p.m. February 22, March 1 and 8
March 13, 2018 Tuesday 7 - 9 p.m. March 13, 20 and 27
April 5, 2018 Thursday 7 - 9 p.m. April 5, 12 and 19
April 24, 2018 Tuesday 7 - 9 p.m. April 24, May 1 and 8
May 17, 2018 Thursday 7 - 9 p.m. May 17, 24 and 31

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Orangeville

Classes are held at 180 Broadway (map).

Start date Day of the week Time Class dates
February 14, 2018 Wednesday 7 - 9 p.m. February 14, 21 and 28
March 21, 2018 Wednesday 7 - 9 p.m. March 21, 28 and April 4
April 25, 2018 Wednesday 7 - 9 p.m. April 25, May 2 and 9
May 30, 2018 Wednesday 7 - 9 p.m. May 30, June 6 and 13

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.