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Prenatal Education

Public Health recognizes the importance of Prenatal Education for expectant parents. We offer FREE Prenatal Education eClasses through InJoy online program. These eClasses are recommended for parents expecting their first child, as well as anyone looking for a refresher. The four eClasses include:

Understanding Pregnancy

  • How your baby develops during your pregnancy
  • Tips for healthy eating
  • Tips for safe exercising

Understanding Breastfeeding

  • How to breastfeed
  • How to ensure a good latch
  • Breastfeeding positions

Understanding Birth

  • Signs of labour
  • Stages of labour
  • Comfort measures that you can use during labour

Understanding Your Newborn

  • How to care for your newborn
  • Feeding your newborn
  • Bathing and changing diapers

To REGISTER for InJoy eClasses:

  1. Visit  injoyonline.com
  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 injoyonline.com for future visits. Enjoy your eClasses!

Not Able to Get Online? If you are unable to access a computer, tablet, 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 alternate arrangements.

To speak with a Public Health Nurse and have your Prenatal Education questions answered, or for information on prenatal resources and supports, please call 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.

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