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?

For series that begin before June 28, 2018, the cost is $75. There’s no extra cost to bring your partner or support person and the fee can be waived if needed.

We are excited to announce that all in-person series starting on or after June 28, 2018, will have no cost to attend. This is due to additional funding received to support this program as of June 28.  

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. 

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)

Prenatal series dates for Fergus location
Start date Day of the week Time Class dates

June 28, 2018

Thursday 7-9 p.m. June 28, July 5 and 12

Sept. 4, 2018

Tuesday

7-9 p.m. Sept. 4, 11 and 18
Nov. 8, 2018 Thursday 7-9 p.m.

Nov. 8, 15 and 22

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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
June 28, 2018 Thursday

7-9 p.m.

June 28, July 5, and 12
July 17, 2018 Tuesday

7-9 p.m.

July 17, 24,and 31

Aug. 9, 2018

Thursday

7-9 p.m.

August 9, 16, and 23
Sept. 4, 2018 Tuesday

7-9 p.m.

Sept. 4, 11, and 18

Sept. 27, 2018 Thursday

7-9 p.m.

Sept. 27, Oct.4, and 11
Oct. 16, 2018 Tuesday

7-9 p.m.

Oct. 16, 23, and 30

Nov. 8, 2018

Thursday

7-9 p.m.

Nov. 8, 15, and 22
Nov. 27, 2018 Tuesday

7-9 p.m.

Nov. 27, Dec. 4, and 11

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Orangeville

Classes are held at 180 Broadway (map)

Prenatal series dates for classes held in Guelph
Start date Day of the week Time Class dates
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

July. 4, 2018

Wednesday 7-9 p.m. July 4, 11 and 18

Sept. 5, 2018

Wednesday 7-9 p.m. Sept. 5, 12 and 19

Oct. 10, 2018

Wednesday 7-9 p.m. Oct. 10, 17 and 24

Nov. 14, 2018

Wednesday 7-9 p.m. Nov. 14, 21, 28

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.