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Prenatal Classes

Pregnancy is a very special time.

If you and your partner are expecting, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by fear of the unknown. Studies have shown that being educated in the birth process can reduce the amount of stress in labour. When you understand the labour process, it is easier to allow your body to do what it needs to do. Many new parents find that education through prenatal classes, or an online childbirth class can really help calm their worries and answer many questions.
 
The Timiskaming Health Unit offers free prenatal education for couples, singles and teens in two ways:

1 - Prenatal Classes

Expecting a baby? The Timiskaming Health Unit offers Prenatal Classes for expectant women and their partners. Each series consists of 5 chapters on a variety of topics. Click here  for a pdf version of the class schedule overview.

Public health nurses facilitate interactive sessions about nutrition and healthy weight gain during pregnancy, fitness, breathing techniques, postpartum issues, things to avoid, breastfeeding, preparation for childbirth, infant care, and much more. Begin classes as early as possible in your pregnancy so that you can make those positive lifestyle changes sooner!


2017 Prenatal Classes Schedule (Weekends):

New Liskeard Dates
Saturday & Sunday,Timiskaming Health Unit - Auditorium

  • February 11-12, 2017
  • June 10 -11, 2017
  • October 14-15, 2017

Kirkland Lake Dates
Saturday & Sunday, from 9:00-2:00pm at Timiskaming Health Unit - Boardroom

  • January 28-29, 2017
  • June 3-4, 2017
  • October 21-22, 2017 

     2 - Online Childbirth Education

    Who should take an Online Childbirth Education Class?
    This online class may be the answer if... you find yourselves in one of the following situations:
    • Time Constraints - Perhaps you and your partner have limited time because of other commitments or activities.
    • Bed Rest - your healthcare provider may have placed you on bed rest for medical reasons and therefore you cannot attend classes.
    • Timiskamingh Health Unit Face-to-Face Classes are Full - Perhaps you have waited too long to register for classes and there is nothing available.
    • Have Given Birth Before - It is always helpful to have a "refresher course".
    How does it work?
    To register and to obtain an access code. Click here to key in your code and you’re there!