Prenatal Classes

S.M.I.L.E. (Supporting Mother and Infant Learning Experience): Free prenatal classes for young expectant parents under 25 years of age run by Durham Region Public Health Nurses. This program is specifically geared to the young parent group. 72% of young mothers seek out and value prenatal classes. Topics covered are:

  • Body changes in pregnancy
  • Fetal growth and development
  • Coping with discomforts during pregnancy
  • Healthy lifestyle choices during pregnancy
  • Prenatal tests and procedures
  • Creating a circle of support
  • Community supports
  • Stages of labour
  • Preterm labour
  • Signs of true and false labour
  • Comfort measures during labour
  • Role of a labour support person
  • Newborn appearance
  • Infant care and feeding
  • Transition to parenting

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You don’t really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around – and why his parents will always wave back.

— William D. Tammeus

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Oshawa - Main Branch
200 Bond St. W., Oshawa, ON, L1J 2L7
Phone: 905-432-3622
Fax: 905-432-3974
Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am-4:30pm

Outreach
Ajax, Pickering, North Durham
Phone: 289-385-1160

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