Prenatal Classes



To help slow the rate of COVID-19 infection in Hamilton, the Healthy Growth and Development Programs have been cancelled until April 5, including parenting sessions (i.e., Parenting With Love, Triple P), in-class prenatal sessions, Car Seat Clinics, and Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP) Welcome Baby groups. Online prenatal education is available and can be accessed by calling 905-546-2424 Ext. 3591. You can also visit our Healthy Families Hamilton Facebook page.

The City of Hamilton offers in person group prenatal classes for residents of Hamilton 

Call Public Health at 905-546-3591 Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm to register.

  • The fee for in person group prenatal classes (4-week evening or 2-day Saturday) is $53 tax included.
  • There is no charge for prenatal drop in groups for young women.
  • There is no charge for online prenatal classes.
  • Low income families may request assistance with fees.
  • Fees cover both the pregnant woman and her partner or support person.
  • You may pay for classes after you receive your registration letter in the mail.
  • Accepted forms of payment include cheque or money order.
  • Healthy pregnancy tips
  • Labour and birth
  • Breastfeeding
  • Recovery after birth
  • Caring for baby
  • Infant safety
  • Parenting
  • Community resources

The online prenatal program is free to Hamilton residents.  It can be done at your own pace, using a computer or mobile device.

Topics covered in the program are:

  • pregnancy
  • birth
  • breastfeeding
  • newborn care

This interactive program includes:

  • videos
  • activities
  • audio and closed captioning options

How to Register

 For further assistance please send an email to [email protected]

Group prenatal classes are taught by Public Health Nurses. Classes help you and your support person prepare for birth and parenting.

Evening Classes

EarlyON Child and Family Centre
St. David's Catholic Elementary School
33 Cromwell Crescent
Hamilton, Ontario L8G 2E9

Call 905-546-3591 for availability

6:30 to 8:30 pm

Evening Classes

Dundas Coach House
22 Victoria Street
Dundas, Ontario L9H 2B8

Call 905-546-3591 for availability

7 to 9 pm

Evening Classes

Chedoke Twin Pad Arena
91 Chedmac Drive
Hamilton, Ontario L9C 7R5

Call 905-546-3591 for availability

7 to 9 pm

Saturday Classes

Robert Thomson Building
110 King St. W., 3rd Floor
Hamilton, ON  L8P 4S6

Call 905-546-3591 for availability

9 am to 1 pm

Prenatal drop in groups are for women age 21 and under. The groups are free. Bus tickets and grocery gift cards are provided.

St. Martin's Manor

500 Mohawk Road West
Hamilton, Ontario L9C 1X3

Grace Haven

138 Herkimer Street
Hamilton, Ontario L8P 2H1

Contact us

For more information:

Phone: 905-546-3550
Email: [email protected]