Prenatal Series

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 and birth, breastfeeding and early parenting. Other topics such as informed decision-making and community supports will be covered. You will also have a chance to ask questions, participate in activities and meet other parents-to-be. A pregnancy booklet, a comfort measures toolkit and other handouts will be given to you to take home.

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. As soon as your registration is complete, you can start accessing the online program to get important pregnancy information (even if the in-person series you registered for doesn’t start right away).

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 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
Apr. 4, 2019 Thursday 7 - 9 p.m. Apr. 4, 11 and 18
Jun. 13, 2019 Thursday 7 - 9 p.m. Jun. 13, 20 and 27
Sep. 5, 2019 Thursday 7 - 9 p.m. Sep. 5, 12 and 19
Nov. 7, 2019 Thursday 7 - 9 p.m. Nov. 7, 14 and 21

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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

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 Mar 5
Feb 25, 2019 
 
Monday 7 - 9 p.m. Feb 25, Mar 4 and 11
Mar 12, 2019  Tuesday  7 - 9 p.m. Mar 12, 19 and 26
Apr 2, 2019 Tuesday 7 - 9 p.m. Apr 2, 9 and 16
Apr 23, 2019 Tuesday 7 - 9 p.m. Apr 23, 30 and May 7
May 14, 2019 Tuesday 7 - 9 p.m. May 14, 21 and 28
May 30, 2019 Thursday 7 - 9 p.m. May 30, Jun 6 and 13
Jun 4, 2019 Tuesday 7 - 9 p.m. Jun 4, 11, 18
Jun 25, 2019 Tuesday 7 - 9 p.m. Jun 25, Jul 2 and 9
Jul 16, 2019 Tuesday 7 - 9 p.m. Jul 16, 23 and 30
Aug 6, 2019 Tuesday 7 - 9 p.m. Aug 6, 13 and 20
Aug 27, 2019 Tuesday 7 - 9 p.m. Aug 27, Sep 3 and 10
Sep 12, 2019 Thursday 7 - 9 p.m. Sep 12, 19 and 26
Sep 17, 2019 Tuesday 7 - 9 p.m. Sep 17, 24 and Oct 1
Oct 8, 2019 Tuesday 7 - 9 p.m. Oct 8, 15 and 22
Oct 29, 2019 Tuesday 7 - 9 p.m. Oct 29, Nov 5 and 12
Nov 19, 2019 Tuesday 7 - 9 p.m. Nov 19, 26 and Dec 3
NOv 28, 2019 Thursday 7 - 9 p.m. Nov 28, Dec 5 and 12

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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 Mar 6
Mar 20, 2019 Wednesday 7 - 9 p.m. Mar 20, 27 and Apr 3
Apr 17, 2019 Wednesday 7 - 9 p.m.  Apr 17, 24 and May 1
May 15, 2019 Wednesday 7 - 9 p.m. May 15, 22 and 29
Jun 12, 2019 Wednesday 7 - 9 p.m. Jun 12, 19 and 26
Jul 10, 2019 Wednesday 7 - 9 p.m. Jul 10, 17 and 24
Sep 4, 2019 Wednesday 7 - 9 p.m. Sep 4, 11 and 18
Oct 2, 2019 Wednesday 7 - 9 p.m. Oct 2, 9 and 16
Oct 30, 2019 Wednesday 7 - 9 p.m. Oct 30, Nov 6 and 13
Nov 27, 2019 Wednesday 7 - 9 p.m. Nov 27, Dec 4 and 11

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.