While COVID-19 continues to impact many aspects of life, the fundamentals of pregnancy and childbirth remain the same. During this pandemic, we are committed to offering free online prenatal education to provide unbiased and current information to help prepare you for what still should be one of the most exciting times in your life.


Choose Your Birthing Hospital:


  • Labour & Delivery #1 (2 hours)
    • Signs & stages of labour
    • Positions for labour
    • What to bring to the hospital
  • Labour & Delivery #2 (2 hours)
    • Birth plans
    • Medical interventions, pain relief options
    • Cesarean sections
  • Post Partum #1 (2 hours)
    • Physical and emotional changes
    • Newborn’s World (appearances, behaviours, routines) 
  • Post Partum #2 (2 hours)
    • Safe sleep
    • How to tell if your baby is sick & when to call the doctor
    • Breastfeeding

More Free Online Classes:

  • Dear Baby: Breastfeeding with Joan (2 hours)
    • Breastfeeding Basics
    • Positioning & Holds
    • Latch Techniques
    • How to know your baby is doing well


  • Dear Baby: First Aid with Irwin (2 hours)
    • The Principles of First Aid
    • Infant and Child CPR
    • Infant and Child Choking
    • Wound Care



  • 分娩与生产#1(两小时)
    • 分娩征兆与产程
    • 分娩姿势与呼吸
  • 分娩与生产#2(两小时)
    • 去医院要带什么
    • 生育计划
    • 医疗干预,如何止痛
    • 剖腹产


"I attended the Markham Prenatal online classes and it was very relieving to hear the information. It was so great to have a place where I could ask questions and feel like I was getting an expert response."

"This was a fantastic class for us as first time parents. Everything was explained very well and made us feel very confident about labour and when the baby is here."

"A nurse even called me to follow up after the classes and ensured that my questions were answered. The online environment worked really well."

"It's way better to have professionals tell you about the information than to do all the research/readings on your own."

"We were very happy that both of the instructors work at Markham Stouffville hospital."

"The virtual hospital tour. Understanding what happens at the hospital is really useful."

"Detailed, interactive classes. Good classroom size. Highly experienced and knowledgeable trainers."

Helpful Resources

The links below are provided as a reference to assist you in identifying internet resources that are available on a particular subject. These resources do not constitute an endorsement or approval by Markham Prenatal & Newborn Education and are not intended as a substitute for the advice of a qualified medical practitioner. As such we do not assume any liability or responsibility for the accuracy or appropriateness of the information contained on these sites. Cells for Life – Canada’s Cord Blood & Tissue Experts Victoria Angel Registry of Hope (Public Cord Blood Bank) Markham Stouffville Hospital Health Canada – Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Canada’s Response Hospital for Sick Children Transport Canada – Child Car Seat Safety TeleHealth CoHealth App – Connecting the Dots in Healthcare A New Mother’s Emotions – Your guide to understanding maternal mental health (York Region) COVID-19 and Cord Blood Banking Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada – COVID 19 Resources Best Start Health Nexus Breastfeeding Resources; Webinar: Being Pregnant & Having a Baby During the COVID-19 Pandemic; COVID-19 & Mental Health Considerations for Expectant and New Parents; Other Resources

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