Prenatal Education

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Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) provides free prenatal education classes to help you prepare for your baby. Classes are available in-person or online. 

Both the online and in-person prenatal education program is designed for expectant parents in the second and third trimester of pregnancy.

Classes are offered in Clinton, Exeter, Wingham, Stratford and Listowel. 

Weeknight series and all-day Saturday classes are available, depending on location.

Topics include:

  • Childbirth, techniques for comfort and coping with labour pain
  • The partner/support person’s role in labour
  • Preparing for parenting
  • The “4th Trimester”- Caring for Yourself and Your Baby
  • Breastfeeding

Schedule and locations

Clinton Weeknight Series

Huron Perth Public Health at 77722B London Rd., RR5, Clinton.

2020 Clinton prenatal class schedule
DatesTime
March 4, 11, 18 and 25 Wednesday from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m.
June 3, 10, 17 and 24 Wednesday from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m.
July 22, 29 and August 5, 12 Wednesday from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m.
September 2, 9, 16 and 23 Wednesday from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m.
November 4, 11, 18 and 25 Wednesday from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m.

 

Exeter Weeknight Series

Hansen's Your Independent Grocer at 62 Thames Rd. E., Exeter.

2020 Exeter prenatal class schedule
Dates Time
May 6, 13, 20 and 27 Wednesday from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m.

Wingham Weeknight Series

Alice Munro Library at 281 Edward St., Wingham.

2020 Wingham prenatal class schedule
Dates Time
April 1, 8, 15 and 22 Wednesday from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m.
October 7, 14, 21 and 28 Wednesday from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m.

 

Stratford All-Day Class

Huron Perth Public Health at 653 West Gore St., Stratford.

Lunch is not provided.

2020 Stratford all-day prenatal class schedule
Dates Time
March 21 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
April 4 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
April 25 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
May 9 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
June 6 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
June 27 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
July 11 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
August 8 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
September 12 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
October 3 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
October 24 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
November 7 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
November 28 (snow date December 5) 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Stratford Weeknight Series

Huron Perth Public Health at 653 West Gore St., Stratford 

2020 Stratford weekly prenatal class schedule
Dates Time
March 25, April 1 and April 8 Wednesday from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
May 27, June 3 and June 10 Wednesday from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
September 9, 16 and 23 Wednesday from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
November 3, 10 and 17 Tuesday from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

 

Listowel All-Day Series

Held at 135 Main St., Listowel - second floor boardroom

2020 Listowel all-day prenatal class schedule
Dates Time
March 7 (snow date) March 14 Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
May 23 Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
July 25 Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
September 26 Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
November 21 Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Breastfeeding - only class

The Breastfeeding Class is a recommended refresher for second- or third-time parents, or for those taking the online prenatal class only.

Clinton 

Huron Perth Public Health at 77722B London Rd., RR5, Clinton.

2020 Clinton breastfeeding class schedule
DatesTime
March 25 Wednesday from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m.
June 24 Wednesday from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m.
August 12 Wednesday from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m.
September 23 Wednesday from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m.
November  25 Wednesday from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m.

 

Exeter 

Hansen's Your Independent Grocer at 62 Thames Rd. E., Exeter.

2020 Exeter breastfeeding class schedule
Dates Time
May 27 Wednesday from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m.

Wingham 

Alice Munro Library at 281 Edward St., Wingham.

2020 Wingham breastfeeding class schedule
Dates Time
April 22 Wednesday from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m.
October 28 Wednesday from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m.

 

Stratford 

Huron Perth Public Health at 653 West Gore St., Stratford.

Lunch is not provided.

2020 Stratford all-day prenatal class schedule
Dates Time
April 8 Wednesday from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
June 10 Wednesday from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
September 23 Wednesday from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
November 17 Tuesday from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

ePrenatal Classes

Maybe you work late or on weekends, perhaps you’re on bed rest for health reasons, or you just prefer to learn online. Whatever the reason, our online pregnancy to post­partum education program is the perfect fit for you!

Each eClass includes videos, 3D animations, learning activities, fun quizzes, helpful web links, downloadable PDFs, and a Parent’s Toolbox loaded with interactive tools.

Once you register, we will contact you with your log-in information to access the material and you will have free, one-year access.

The course is easily accessible from your computer, tablet or phone.

Registration

To register for in-person and/or online prenatal classes, complete the Prenatal Registration Form or call 1-888-221-2133 ext. 3224 (Stratford/Listowel classes) or ext. 2256 (Exeter/Clinton/Wingham classes).