Prenatal Classes

The City of Hamilton offers online and in person group prenatal classes for residents of Hamilton including Ancaster, Binbrook, Dundas, Flamborough, Glanbrook, Stoney Creek and Waterdown.

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 $50 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 Gift of Motherhood is an online prenatal program. It helps you and your support person prepare for birth and parenting.

  • Check out a demo of The Gift of Motherhood before you register
  • You will receive an access code for The Gift of Motherhood when you register.
  • The online prenatal classes take about 6 to 8 hours to complete.
  • You will have access to the online class for 180 days beginning the day you first log in.
  • You may add in person group prenatal classes for a fee.

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

Evening Classes

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

Dates
Call 905-546-3591 for availability

Time
6:30 to 8:30 pm

Evening Classes

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

Dates
Call 905-546-3591 for availability

Time
7 to 9 pm

Evening Classes

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

Dates
Call 905-546-3591 for availability

Time
7 to 9 pm

Saturday Classes

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

Dates
Call 905-546-3591 for availability

Time
9 am to 1 pm

Young Parents Class

Location
To be determined

Dates
Call 905-546-3591 for availability

Time
6:30 to 8:30 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

Location
500 Mohawk Road West
Hamilton, Ontario L9C 1X3
905-575-7500

Grace Haven

Location
138 Herkimer Street
Hamilton, Ontario L8P 2H1
905-522-7336

Contact us

For more information:

Phone: 905-546-3550
Email: publichealth@hamilton.ca

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