Prenatal Classes

Public health nurses talk about the following topics in prenatal classes:

  • Baby’s growth and development
  • Healthy eating
  • Changes during pregnancy
  • Physical activity
  • Preterm labour  
  • Labour, birth and support  
  • Family life and community supports for new parents
  • The six weeks after birth– breastfeeding, infant safety, caring for your baby, parenting

Prenatal classes in Hamilton

Options for prenatal classes include:

  • Prenatal drop-in groups for young moms
  • Online prenatal classes
  • Group prenatal classes

There are free drop-in prenatal groups for young moms in Hamilton.

Prenatal drop-in locations


St. Martin's Manor
500 Mohawk Road West
Hamilton, Ontario L9C 1X3
Phone: 905-575-7500

Thursday afternoons


Grace Haven
138 Herkimer Street
Hamilton, Ontario L8P 2H1
Phone: 905-522-7336

Thursday mornings


How to access prenatal drop-in groups 

These groups are free. We provide bus tickets and grocery gift cards if needed. Please call 905-546-3591 to confirm dates and times of groups.

The Gift of Motherhood is an online prenatal class with animated graphics and videos. It helps you and your partner or support person prepare for childbirth and your new parenting role together.  Classes are for residents of Hamilton including Ancaster, Binbrook, Dundas, Flamborough, Glanbrook, Hamilton, Stoney Creek and Waterdown.

Online class hours and location

This class takes about six to eight hours to complete.

  • You will have access to the online class for 120 days, beginning the day you first log in.
  • You complete this course in your home.
  • You can attend two in-person group sessions in addition to the online course.  Topics include comfort measures during labour, birth and breastfeeding.

See the schedule below for in-person sessions.

Comfort measures online bonus class

Dates

Call 905-546-5391 for upcomng dates

Time

7 to 9 pm

Location

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

 
Breastfeeding online bonus class

Dates
Call 905-546-3591 for upcoming dates

Time
7 to 9 pm

Location

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


How to register for online prenatal classes

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

  • The cost for online prenatal classes is $30
  • You can pay for classes after you receive your registration letter in the mail
  • You can pay by cheque or money order 

Check out a demo of The Gift of Motherhood before you register.

How to access online prenatal classes

Visit The Gift of Motherhood. Log in with your access code from Public Health. We provide this code when you register.

Read A Healthy Start for Baby and Me (PDF, 39 MB)

Technology you need for The Gift of Motherhood

Basic technology you need to access The Gift of Motherhood online includes:

Prenatal classes are open to all pregnant women and their partners or support person. Classes are for residents of Hamilton including Ancaster, Binbrook, Dundas, Flamborough, Glanbrook, Hamilton, Stoney Creek and Waterdown.

Prenatal class locations and times


Young Parents Class

Today's Family
44 Greendale Dr.
Hamilton, ON  L9C 5Z4

Dates
Call 905-546-3591 for dates with availability

Time
6:30 to 8:30 pm


Couples Class

Ontario Early Years Centre
St. David's Catholic Elementary School
33 Cromwell Crescent
Hamilton, Ontario L8G 2E9

Dates
Call 905-546-3591 for dates with availability

Time
6:30 to 8:30 pm


Couples Class

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

Dates
Call 905-546-3591 for dates with availability

Time
7 to 9 pm


Weekend Class

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

Dates
Call 905-546-3591 for dates with availability

Time
9 am to 3 pm


Couples Class

Location
Today's Family 
44 Greendale Drive
Hamilton, Ontario L9C 5Z4

Dates
Call 905-546-3591 for dates with availability

Time
7 to 9 pm


How to register for prenatal classes

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

  • The cost for group prenatal classes is $103. There is no charge for teen prenatal classes.
  • Assistance is available for families experiencing financial limitations.
  • You can pay for classes after you receive your registration letter in the mail.
  • You can pay by cheque or money order.

Contact us

For more information:

Phone: 905-546-3591
Email: publichealth@hamilton.ca

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