Prenatal Education | Hastings Prince Edward Public Health

Prenatal Education

Expectant parents and support persons are encouraged to start prenatal education as early as possible in their pregnancy. Our free Prenatal Education can be completed online, or a combination of online and in-person learning.

Online

  • An e-learning program, InJoy eClasses.
    • Understanding Pregnancy
    • Understanding Birth
    • Understanding Breastfeeding
    • Understanding Your Newborn Care
  • The InJoy eClasses are a free program that provides information and resources in web-based, mobile-friendly format. This is an interactive program with audio voiceover, closed captioning, videos, and quizzes to help you learn about pregnancy, labour and birth and caring for your newborn. 
  • InJoy eClasses are recommended for those expecting their first child, as well as those expecting another child for a refresher. 
  • Pregnant women and support persons need to complete the InJoy eClasses before taking the in-person sessions.
  • If you are unable to access a computer, tablet or mobile device, or do not have internet access, please call 613-966-5500 or 1-800-267-2803 x 223 or text 450-990-5551 so we can help you to make arrangements to access your InJoy eClasses
  • After activation, you will have access to your account for a period of 365 days.
  • Click here to view a promotional video about the classes.

In-Person

  • Pregnant women and support persons need to complete the InJoy eClasses before taking the in-person sessions.
  • Two (2) in-person sessions:

1)    Breastfeeding - This session is a great way to connect with other expectant families and apply the knowledge you learned in the Breastfeeding eClass through hands on activities and discussion.

2)    Labour and Birth - This session will take you on a tour of the Belleville General Hospital Maternity Floor (Quinte 7) and provide you with a chance to ask a Public Health Nurse any questions that have come up during your eClasses.

August to December 2019 In-Person Class Schedule


January to March 2020 In-Person Class Schedule

Sessions are offered in partnership with EarlyON Centres, Prince Edward Family Health Team and Quinte Health Care.

How to Register

To register for the e-learning program and/or the in-person sessions register online or call 613-966-5500 or 1-800-267-2803 x 223.

Are you are looking for in-person prenatal education in other locations?

Bancroft - Midwifery Services of Haliburton and Bancroft

Centre Hastings - Gateway Community Health Centre