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Clinics and Classes - Prenatal

  • Online prenatal classes

    Our online prenatal classes cover a variety of topics from pregnancy and birth to newborn care. Topics include:

    During pregnancy

    • Physical and emotional changes during pregnancy
    • Fetal development
    • Medical tests and procedures
    • Lifestyle and environmental risks
    • Nutrition
    • Physical activity

    During labour

    • Comfort measures, relaxation and breathing techniques for labour
    • Labour and delivery
    • Pain relief options and medical interventions, such as epidural, induction of labour, episiotomy and caesarean section

    After pregnancy

    • Newborn care
    • Breastfeeding
    • Infant safety
    • Postpartum care
    • Preparation for parenthood

    Register for an online prenatal class.

  • Prenatal appointment

    Meet one-on-one with a public health nurse before having your baby.

    Niagara Region Public Health has partnered with West Lincoln Memorial Hospital and Niagara Health to offer patients delivering in Niagara the opportunity to meet with a public health nurse before they have their baby. During this appointment, expectant parents can:

    • Talk about how they will feed their baby
    • Learn about what to expect when they bring their baby home
    • Be connected to free programs in their community
    • Ask questions about keeping their baby safe and healthy

    To book an appointment, register below or call Niagara Parents at 905-684-7555.

    Register for a prenatal appointment

  • Healthy from the Start

    Healthy from the Start is a group prenatal program for eligible expectant parents, delivered in partnership with Strive Niagara.

    The program provides healthy lifestyle and nutrition information for pregnant women and their support people. It offers:

    • Food gift certificates
    • Nutritious snacks
    • Free vitamins
    • Cooking classes
    • Group education sessions
    • Access to a registered dietitian and public health nurse

    Weekly drop-in programs and services are available in St. Catharines, Welland, Niagara Falls, Port Colborne and Fort Erie. Due to COVID-19, the program is currently online through Zoom.

    For more information or to register, connect with Alicia at amacmillan@striveniagara.ca or call 905-714-0227 ext. 234.

Find other prenatal education providers, including in-person classes.

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