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Prenatal Classes

This page was reviewed or revised on Thursday, January 5, 2017 9:43 AM

Class Schedule
Online Registration Form (Secure)

What is prenatal education?

Prenatal education is ideal for those having babies for the first time or for those who would like a refresher. Knowing what to expect during pregnancy and how to manage once the baby is born will help to build your confidence as a new parent.

A public health nurse will teach expectant parents about the late stages of pregnancy, labour and birthing, relaxation, post-partum care of mom and baby, breastfeeding, and the transition to parenting. You will also be provided with information to help you make informed decisions with your health care provider.

When should I register?

Classes are recommended around your 6th or 7th month of pregnancy. Register as soon as possible to reserve a spot in class.

Call 519-383-8331 ext. 3573, toll free 1-800-667-1839 or visit our office to receive a FREE First Trimester Kit loaded with pamphlets, fact sheets and booklets with valuable information to support your pregnancy.

How do I register?

You can register online, or complete and drop off the registration form (PDF) to Lambton Public Health.

Cost and payment options:

Fee: $75 (includes HST 119065878RT001) cash, cheque, debit, VISA or MasterCard are accepted at our office. Make cheques payable to: Lambton Public Health. Refunds are only provided for exceptional situations.

NOTE: The class fee can be reduced or waived. Please complete the Confidential Fee Reduction Request section on the registration form. The prenatal classes for young parents (For You Two program) is free.

Where are the classes held?

Lambton Public Health
160 Exmouth Street (map)
Point Edward, ON N7T 7Z6

North Lambton Community Health Centre
59 King Street
Forest, ON N0N 1J0

West Lambton Community Health Centre
429 Exmouth Street
Sarnia, ON N7T 5P1
Prenatal Classes for Young Parents - additional information and registration for this program only.

Class Outline:

Week 1: Newborn Care

  • Pregnancy
  • Relaxation techniques and comfort measures
  • Newborn care and safety

Week 2: Breastfeeding and Postpartum

  • Breastfeeding
  • Postpartum care
  • Partner support and role
  • Postpartum mood disorders

Week 3: Labour & Birthing

  • Stages of labour
  • Medical interventions
  • Caesarean birth
  • Tour Bluewater Health: Maternal Infant Child Unit

Week 4: Transition to Parenting

  • Parenting as partners
  • Family transition
  • Growth and development
  • Immunizations
  • Breastfeeding

Class Schedule

Evening classes:

  • Run once a week for 3 weeks
  • 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Weekend classes:

  • Held on Friday from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.; and
  • Saturday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Reconnection class:

  • Will follow after the arrival of your baby.
Host Location Day Class Dates and Times
(A) Point Edward Wednesdays Feb. 1, 8, 15 (6 p.m. - 9 p.m.)
(A) Point Edward Friday & Saturday Feb. 24 (6 p.m. - 9 p.m.) and Feb. 25 (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
(A) Point Edward Thursdays Mar. 9, 16, 23 (6 p.m. - 9 p.m.)
(A) Point Edward Wednesdays Apr. 5, 12, 19 (6 p.m. - 9 p.m.)
(B) Forest Tuesdays Jan. 10, 17, 24 (6 p.m. - 9 p.m.)
(B) Forest Tuesdays Apr. 4, 11, 18 (6 p.m. - 9 p.m.)
(C) Sarnia Tuesdays Jan. 17, 24, 31; Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28; Mar. 7 (2 p.m. - 5 p.m.)

Additional prenatal resource:


Midwifery Services of Lambton-Kent


Registration form below:

Prenatal Online Registration Form

Registration for Residents of Lambton County, Ontario, Canada.

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