Prenatal Education

There are a number of great places to take prenatal classes in York Region — from first time parents to classes for single moms or parents of multiples there is a class for you.
Baby~ola
Address: 483 Botsford Street,  Newmarket
 
Birth Baby & Beyond Childbirth Preparation Class is a 12 hour series providing practical hands-on information about the process of labour and birth, comfort measures, variations and interventions, and life with your new baby. 
 
Prenatal Plus Pregnancy and Parenting Centre
Address:130 Davis Drive #206, Newmarket
 
Prenatal Plus offers several different prenatal programs depending on your situation:  one for first time parents, a refresher programs (for couples having their second child) or a multiples class (for couples having twins or triplets).  They also offer a prenatal yoga class.
 
Southlake Regional Health Centre
 
A Baby’s Coming prenatal class provides information on the process of labour and delivery, comfort measures, when things don’t go as planned and immediate care of mom and baby following birth.  Refresher and VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) are also available for repeat patients.
 
York Central Hospital
 
York Central offers several different prenatal programs. For labour and delivery, there are the “Realities in Childbirth” Prenatal classes for couples expecting their first child and a Condensed Labour Workshop (a single class for couples needing a refresher or condensed program).  There is also a Prenatal Breastfeeding Class, an Infant Care Workshop, a Pre/postnatal fitness class and a Sibling Class that offers activities related to becoming a brother or sister.

York Region Public Health
 
There are two different classes available. Prenatal classes for couples –York Region’s prenatal program is an eight week series of 2 hour classes designed for pregnant women and their partners/coaches.  And, the Special Delivery Club which are prenatal classes geared to the unique needs of single woman and teens. 
Hospital/Prenatal Tours
 
The tour is free of charge and is provided to expectant couples.  It is usually a group session that provides information about the hospital and the services provided during labour, delivery and postpartum periods. 
 
Markham Stouffville Hospital
 
Southlake Regional Health Centre
 
York Central Hospital 
 
 Note:  The tour is covered in the class schedule if you take prenatal classes at Southlake or York Central.