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Prenatal Education

Please note that our offices are temporarily closed to the public to allow us to respond to COVID-19 demands. Phone lines remain open. Please access our media release for more information.

We encourage you to reach out to the following resources:
1) The InJoy online prenatal education program (please scroll down). If you have not received information about this program, please call our CARELine at 613-966-5500 or 1-800-267-2803, ext. 223, or text 450-990-5551.

2) If you want to speak with a Public Health Nurse to have Prenatal Education questions answered, please call our CARELine at 613-966-5500 or 1-800-267-2803, ext. 223, or text 450-990-5551. If you have medical questions or concerns please contact your Health Care Provider or call Telehealth at 1-866-797-0000.

3) For a virtual tour of the Maternity Floor at Quinte Health Care, please visit

4) Best Start Resource Centre offers online resources for expecting families, please visit

Page last updated: March 17, 2020.

Pregnancy is an exciting time, but it can lead to many questions. We can help you prepare yourself for a new arrival. Our free Prenatal Education can be completed online, or a combination of online and in-person learning. We encourage expectant moms and support persons to participate in prenatal education as early as possible in pregnancy.

Online Program

Public Health delivers an online e-learning program called InJoy Online. This free program includes four online classes, that are interactive, easy to use, and will work on your mobile device. The four classes include:

  • Understanding Pregnancy
  • Understanding Birth
  • Understanding Breastfeeding
  • Understanding Your Newborn

These classes are recommended for people expecting their first child, as well as anyone looking for a refresher. These online sessions must be completed before taking the in-person sessions (see below).

Register for InJoy

Getting started with InJoy eLearning is easy! To begin:

  1. Visit
  2. Click on “Create Account”
  3. Fill out the fields for your account
  4. Enter Redemption Code: hpebabies
  5. Click “Validate”
  6. Accept the Terms & Conditions
  7. Click “Complete”

Your account will be active for a period of one year from the time it is created. Be sure to bookmark for future visits. Enjoy your eClasses!

Not Able to Get Online?

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, ext. 223 or text 450-990-5551, so we can help you to make arrangements to access these classes.

In-Person Classes

Please note that all in-person classes are cancelled until further notice. Please call our CARELine at 613-966-5500 ext. 223 for more information.

We are pleased to offer in-person sessions for expectant parents who would like a bit more information and support. Please note that pregnant women and support persons need to complete the online classes before taking the in-person sessions. We offer two in-person sessions, which cover:

1. Breastfeeding. Connect with other expectant families, ask questions, and apply the knowledge you learned in the Breastfeeding eClass through hands on activities and discussion.

Upcoming class dates:

  • February 11 (Tues): Belleville (179 North Park Street)
  • March 25 (Wed): Quinte West (499 Dundas Street West) 
  • April 14 (Tues): Belleville (179 North Park Street)
  • May 6 (Wed): Quinte West (499 Dundas Street West)
  • June 2 (Tues): Belleville (179 North Park Street)

2. Labour and Birth. Take a tour of the Belleville General Hospital (265 Dundas Street East) Maternity Floor (Quinte 7) and ask a Public Health Nurse any questions that you may have about labour, birth, or pregnancy in general.

Upcoming class dates:

  • February 4 (Tues)
  • March 11 (Wed)
  • April 22 (Wed)
  • May 13 (Wed)
  • June 8 (Mon)

The in-person prenatal class schedule is updated throughout the year, so please check back for future dates.

Ready to Register?

To register for in-person sessions, please check out our upcoming classes and complete our online registration form. For assistance, call 613-966-5500 or 1-800-267-2803, ext. 223.

Upcoming Clinics and Classes RELATED TO : Prenatal Education


Belleville Breastfeeding Prenatal Class

May 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Public Health Belleville Office


Birth Basics – Confidence and Comfort

May 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Belleville General Hospital


Birth Basics – Confidence and Comfort

June 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Belleville General Hospital

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1) Our offices are temporarily closed to the public to allow us to respond to COVID-19 demands. Phone lines remain open. Phone line hours over the long weekend (April 10 to April 13) are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

2) Returning travellers must self-isolate for 14 days and contact Public Health if symptoms of COVID-19 develop.

If you have returned from travel anywhere outside of Canada, you must self-isolate for 14 days and immediately contact Public Health or your local health care provider if you develop symptoms of COVID-19. Earlier this month all travellers were asked to self-isolated when they returned to Canada. Effective March 25, the federal government made this isolation mandatory under the Quarantine Act to better protect our most vulnerable citizens. Each of us must make the responsible decision to follow the advice of health authorities. It’s in everyone’s best interest to do everything we can to stop the spread of COVID-19.