Welcome to the wonderful world of birth and beyond! Our series of interactive classes will prepare you for the challenges of birth, caring for your baby, breastfeeding and becoming a parent. You’ll gain confidence as you explore up-to-date information, practice new skills, share ideas, and connect with other expecting moms, dads/ support persons in a friendly and supportive environment.
You’ll learn about:
- Caring for your newborn
- Breastfeeding your baby
- Your baby’s birth
- Comfort measures for labour
- Medical management of pain and other interventions
- Changes and challenges of becoming parents
Classes are led by experienced and enthusiastic Registered Nurses who have a combined total of 151 years’ experience delivering family centered maternity and newborn care. We are committed to ensuring you receive current, evidence based information so you can make decisions that are right for you and your family.
Peterborough Public Health has a 50- year- long tradition of providing prenatal classes in the Peterborough area. We are current members of Lamaze International, the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada, and the Baby Friendly Initiative of Ontario to name but a few. We also actively participate on a number of local and provincial committees that strive to improve maternal, newborn and family health. It’s little wonder that doctors, midwives, nurse practitioners along with family and friends recommend our classes. Let us be your trusted source for one of life’s most important journeys.
Date: Classes are offered in two different formats with the class content the same for both options:
- a week night series of five classes that run from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. and
- a weekend series of two consecutive Saturdays that run from 9:30 am-3:30 pm.
Ideally, plan on starting your classes early enough to ensure you have finished the series 2-3 weeks before your baby’s due date . Because classes fill up quickly, register for your classes early in pregnancy to ensure you don’t miss out. . Registering well ahead of time also helps ensure we can get you into a series with other expectant parents who are due around the same time as you. To see the upcoming schedule click here.
Place: Peterborough Public Health, 185 King Street, K9J 2R8
Fee: $50.00. This includes the book Baby’s Best Chance and other resources.
Please let us know if the fee would prevent you from attending, as subsidies are available. We don’t require proof of income or any paperwork.
It is also possible to create a customized prenatal education plan. We would be happy to help you identify your learning needs and guide you through this process. Call our FamilyHEALTHline at 705 743-1000 Monday to Friday between 8:30 am- 4:30 pm or connect by e-mail.
To register or for more information, call or email the
Peterborough Public Health
705 743-1000 ext 254 or 282 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Hospital Antenatal Clinic/ Tour
Peterborough Regional Health Centre provides you with an opportunity to meet with a labour and delivery nurse approximately one month before your baby’s due. At your pre-admission visit the nurse will provide you with education and she will support you in making decisions for your care and the care of your baby during your hospital stay. A tour of the maternal child unit is included in your visit. Call 705 743-2121 ext 3538 to book your appointment.
Visit Pregnant in Peterborough to learn about our other programs such as the Prenatal Health Fair and Prenatal Classes for Young Parents.
Last modified on Jan 19, 2017