Description (Service) Perth District Health Unit and HPHA Stratford General Hospital - Perth County Prenatal Classes:  
Part 1 at the Perth District Health Unit - Saturday class in Stratford or Listowel or 3 weekday evening classes (in Stratford only).  
Topics include: key steps to a positive childbirth experience; techniques for comfort and coping with labour pain; the partner's role in labour: a toolbox of strategies; preparing for parenting: starting off strong; bringing baby home: newborn 101; breastfeeding. Free. 
Part 2 at HPHA Stratford General Hospital-Saturday classes. 
Topics include: the process of labour; giving birth at the hospital: what you can expect and labour and delivery room tour; making an informed decision about routine and non-routine medical procedures; pain medication options for labour; recovering from childbirth; your newborn in the first few days. Fee for these classes; can be waived if financial concerns. 
For women in their second and third trimesters and their partners/support persons.
Service Details
Hours Ongoing 
Please contact the PDHU for class times
Dates Year round, weeknights and Saturdays
Areas Served Perth County
Eligibility Perth County Residents 
Ontario Residents who will deliver in Perth County 
Ontario Residents who have a doctor/midwife in Perth County
Application Call in advance to register
Languages English
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Stratford
Address & Map
653 West Gore St
Stratford, ON N5A 1L4
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Intersection John St S and West Gore St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 519-271-7600 ext 224
Toll Free Phone 1-877-271-7348 ext 224
Primary Contact Jen Tucker, Administrative Assistant, Perth District Health Unit; Phone: 519-271-7600 ext 224 * 1-877-271-7348 ext 224; Email:
Alternate Contact Health Line; Phone: 519-271-7600 ext 267 * 1-877-271-7348 ext 267; Email:

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