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.
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.
- Select a date that works best for you. Sessions run Wednesday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m in Orangeville.
- 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.
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 Orangeville.
Classes are held at 180 Broadway (map)
|Start date||Day of the week||Time||Class dates|
|Jul 10, 2019 - FULL||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.