Prenatal Classes

Prenatal Education Classes

Prenatal education is offered free of charge to pregnant women and their support person. Classes begin at approximately 27 weeks gestation and prepare women for what to expect in pregnancy and during labour and delivery and the immediate postpartum period. Issues such as preterm labour, stages of labour, pain management, breathing techniques, breastfeeding and newborn care, as well as many others, will be covered by the prenatal educator. Regional Telehealth Classes are also available – please contact your telehealth coordinator or the Maternity Centre for a list of upcoming classes.

Two day weekend series: Saturday – 10:00-4:00PM:

  • March 7 & 8, 2020
  • March 28 & 29, 2020
  • April 25 & 26, 2020
  • May 23 & 24, 2020
  • June 27 & 28, 2020
  • July 25 & 26, 2020

Six-Week Weekday Evening Series: 7:00-9:00 pm

  • Tuesdays – February 11 TO MARCH 17, 2020
  • Mondays – MARCH 2 TO April 6, 2020
  • Mondays – April 20 TO June 1, 2020
  • Mondays – June 15 TO July 20, 2020

Prenatal Exercise Classes

Exercise classes are held at the Cardiac Rehabilitation and Healthy Lifestyles Gym in the Health Services Building (1040 Oliver Road) and are facilitated by a registered kinesiologist. Pregnant women can participate free of charge and learn safe exercises during pregnancy. Call our Maternity Centre to register at (807) 684-6228.

Prenatal Fitness
Mondays & Thursdays 7 – 8 p.m.

Prenatal Breastfeeding Education Classes

This class is designed for pregnant women and their partners to learn about breastfeeding. Some of the common concerns are addressed, and information is provided regarding how partners can be supportive, and overcoming some of the challenges of breastfeeding. The group is led by a lactation consultant. This group meets once a month. Call 684-6228 to register.

How to access prenatal care at the Maternity Centre

Self referral by calling 684-6228.
Referral from physician, midwife or community partner.

Referral is not required to receive care!