Pregnancy

We’re here to support you throughout your pregnancy. Through prenatal programs, prenatal breastfeeding classes and our KIDS LINE telephone support line, you can connect with knowledgeable people to answer your questions.

If you have any pain, bleeding, or feel there’s something wrong, do not use the phone numbers or email addresses listed on our website. Call your healthcare provider, visit the nearest emergency room or call 911 right away.

Our prenatal programs can help you have a healthy and positive pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and parenting experience. There are many options to choose from – and you don’t have to pick just one! Getting similar information in more than one way can help the information stick. 

Learning about pregnancy, birth and caring for a newborn during pregnancy has been associated with many benefits:

  • Better mental health for mom
  • Feeling more prepared for birth
  • More babies start and continue breastfeeding
  • Higher satisfaction with partner and the parent-baby relationship after birth

In-person prenatal programs

Group classes

Prenatal series

Traditional prenatal classes. Talk to a prenatal educator, ask questions, and meet other parents-to-be. Group sessions are on evenings and weekends in Guelph, Fergus and Orangeville. Learn more >

Breastfeeding education

The last week of our in-person prenatal series is a breastfeeding session. If you’re not registered for the prenatal series, you can register for this two-hour, evening session. Your partner or support person is welcome at no additional cost. Locations are in Guelph, Fergus, and Orangeville. Learn more >

Pregnancy to Parenting

Our free daytime program in Guelph for pregnant women and teens. Talk to a nurse and dietitian about healthy pregnancy, birth, parenting and breastfeeding. Get free snacks, bus tickets, prenatal vitamins, and gift certificates for food. Learn more >

One-to-one prenatal support

Healthy Babies, Healthy Children (HBHC)

HBHC is a parenting support program for pregnant women and parents with young children.

We can work with you on:

  • Healthy pregnancy and getting ready for the baby
  • Practising new parenting ideas
  • What to expect as your child grows
  • Coping with life stress, like money and housing

We can also link you with other services in your community.

It’s free, and we come to your home! To find out more, call KIDS LINE at 1-800-265-7293 ext. 3616.

KIDS LINE telephone support line for pregnancy and parenting

Call 1-800-265-7293 ext. 3616 to speak to a public health nurse. We can answer your questions about pregnancy, breastfeeding, infant/child health, feeding, postpartum concerns, growth and development and safety. We can also connect you with other supports in the community.

Online prenatal education

Online prenatal program

A free program that lets you learn at your own pace, where and when you want to. Sign up early in pregnancy to get the most out of the program! Learn more >

Prenatal and parenting e-newsletter

Sign up to receive our free e-newsletter, in your inbox. It includes seasonal and age-specific information and reminders for parents-to-be, parents and caregivers. 

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Planning to breastfeed?

Complete this prenatal checklist (PDF, 2 pages, 269 KB) to help you think about things you can do now to make breastfeeding easier when your baby is born. Share your list with your healthcare provider.