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Prenatal Program

Prenatal and Newborn Care Online

Due to the evolving situation with COVID-19, all of our prenatal classes have been fully transitioned to online learning using the Collaborate Ultra platform. Classes will remain online until further notice.

What you will learn:

Now, more than ever, we are committed to helping pregnant families through this challenging time by providing accurate, up-to-date information on what they can expect during their birthing experience and how to prepare for early parenting. Our classes will offer a combination of our prenatal class series as well as our newborn care classes.

You will learn valuable tools and tips for prenatal care, including the challenges of late pregnancy, what to expect during labour, hands-on massage skills your partner can use to keep you comfortable, and how to deal with post-partum depression. You will also learn the fundamentals of baby care, including how to provide a safe and nurturing environment that will support your baby’s physical and emotional growth. Topics include: diapering, bathing and dressing, safe sleeping arrangements, arranging a safe home for your baby, feeding from birth up to 4 months, carrier and car seat safety, and overall health and wellness.

Our classes are a place where you can connect with your instructor and others for support, ask questions and raise concerns. We use the many interactive tools available in Collaborate Ultra to make classes engaging and personal. Instructors are also available after class to answer specific questions and private conversations can be arranged.

Class facilitation and schedule:

Live, online classes with an instructor are offered several nights a week and Saturdays. New groups start often and the full schedule is updated regularly in Collaborate Ultra.

You have access to every class so you can take as many classes as you like, as often as you like. In addition to the live sessions, classes will be recorded for future viewing.

Please download and print the handouts before your first class and look for the videos and other resources in Blackboard.

Course Information: Prenatal and Newborn Care Online
CRN#: 21264

Course Fee: $156

To register, please email CEREG@douglascollege.ca with the following information

  • Legal Name, (no nicknames)
  • Address, City, Postal Code
  • Phone numbers, (work, home, cell)
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Email address
  • Course Information (above)
  • Due date and person taking the course with you

If you have further questions please contact:

Barbara Kornas, Perinatal Program Assistant:
kornasb@douglascollege.ca

Sharron Gibbs, Perinatal Program Coordinator:
gibbss@douglascollege.ca