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Prenatal Classes

The location of our 2023 In-Person Prenatal Classes  has moved to the Brantford Public Library, 173 Colborne Street.  See below for Parking Instructions.

**  Please note that our November and December In-Person classes will still be held at the Brant County Health Unit.  Free parking and entrance to the building is available at the back of the Brant County Health Unit.

Our in-person prenatal classes are one, two-hour classes, designed to complement our online prenatal classes. You'll have the opportunity to practice skills and ask public health nurses (PHN) your questions.

Topics covered in our in-person classes include:

  • Signs of labour/ Comfort measures
  • Birth experience
  • Routine infant care
  • Breastfeeding
  • Postpartun mood

We are now offering VIRTUAL Breastfeeding and Labour & Delivery classes as well as one-on-one prenatal visits with a PHN. You will receive a Microsoft Teams link sent to your email address the week prior to the class date.

Virtual Breastfeeding (1 hour class)
Understanding the importance of breastfeeding and how to prepare prenatally, including hand expression, infant feeding cues, breastfeeding positions, and available community support.

Virtual Labour & Delivery (1 hour class)
Topics including informed decision-making, signs of labour/comfort measures, birth experience, routine infant care and postpartum mood.

Prenatal Appointments with a Public Health Nurse (Virtual - Teams/Phone Call)
Email to book a one-on-one appointment with a PHN to discuss any questions related to pregnancy, becoming a parent and/or taking care of your baby. Specify three days and your preference of morning or afternoon and we will send you the link for the appointment to your email.

Cost: Free


On street parking is available downtown and is free for up to two hours on weekdays. There is one wheelchair accessible parking space located outside the front entrance on Colborne Street. Parking is also available in the Market Centre Parkade located at 59 Icomm Drive, behind the Main Branch. This lot has hourly and daily parking rates on weekdays. 

Downtown Municipal Parking Lots - City of Brantford

When to Register

You can register at any time.  It is suggested you begin classes after your 20th week of pregnancy. You can start eClasses at any time in your pregnancy, but should complete them before attending the in-person classes.

 Prenatal Class Schedules

519-753-4937 ext. 464​