Virtual and in-person prenatal and new parent classes provided by Public Health Nurses.
To provide prenatal education in order to enhancce birth outcomes and experiences for the birth persons and their families. Service delivery happens in both virtual and in-person class formats depending on parent preference. In-person classes follow best practice standards for limiting respiratory illness transmission with includes:
- screening for illness / symptoms
- small class sizes
- masking requirements
- social distancing
Clients must agree to these recommended practices when booking a class.
The program aims to help pregnant people and their families understand and prepare for pregnancy, labour, delivery and beyond. Prenatal Classes may be taken in several formats, from once or twice a week to weekend sessions. Classes may include education on pregnancy concerns, pain management strategies, labour interventions, and basic newborn care. Additional classes that families or support people can take include: Infant Safety, Grandparent class and Infant Feeding (Eat, Sleep, Poop Repeat).