Hastings and Prince Edward Counties UPDATED June 8, 2021 – Expecting parents in Hastings Prince Edward can now prepare for childbirth and parenting in the comfort of their own home. HPEPH is now offering InJoy eClasses, which provide free online childbirth and parenting preparation that bring the prenatal class right to expectant families!
Prenatal education is an essential part of planning for a health pregnancy. In 2017, 300 expectant families in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties participated in prenatal education. InJoy eClasseswill allow expectant families to complete prenatal education at a time and in a location that is convenient for them. This flexible online education opportunity removes many of the barriers that prevented expectant families from participating in traditional in-person prenatal classes.
InJoy eClasses provide essential information about pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period, as well as links to local resources. They are reviewed and updated regularly to ensure information is addressing current concerns and trends. The eClasses let expectant families learn through a variety of engaging videos, 3D animations, learning activities, fun quizzes, helpful web links, downloadable PDFs, and a Parent’s Toolbox loaded with interactive tools.
“[InJoy eClasses] are so much fun to complete and allow you to feel prepared for labour and birth, baby care, and breastfeeding” said Kristen Stones, Public Health Nurse at HPEPH. Many community agencies and health care providers have also shared their support of the InJoy eClasses.
All expectant families are encouraged to complete the InJoy eClasses as early as possible in pregnancy. The eClasses are free and mobile friendly. To learn more or register for InJoy eClasses, or to learn about other prenatal education services available throughout HPE,call 613-966-5500 x 223, email CARELine@hpeph.ca or visit our website.
Shelly Brown, Healthy Families Program Manager
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About Hastings Prince Edward Public Health
Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) is a public health agency that serves the counties of Hastings and Prince Edward from four local offices. We monitor the health of our local population, deliver programs and services within our communities, and help develop healthy public policies. We provide information and support in many areas to help improve the health and well-being of our residents. Together with our communities, we help people become as healthy as they can be. For more information, please visit www.hpePublicHealth.ca. You can also find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.