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Congratulations on your pregnancy! Thank you for your interest in Markham Prenatal, a trusted and experienced prenatal program provider for the past 29 years.

We are committed to providing accurate, current and unbiased information to expectant parents to facilitate their preparation for childbirth and the care of their newborn. Our instructors are Registered Nurses with experience at Markham Stouffville Hospital in maternal and newborn care.

Markham Prenatal is conveniently located next to Markham Stouffville Hospital.

Classes Weekend | Evening Sessions | Group | Private
Prenatal 4 Week Program
Tuesdays or Wednesdays
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
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Prenatal Weekend Program
Consecutive Saturdays or Sundays OR
Back2back Saturdays/Sundays
9am to 4pm
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Mandarin Prenatal Program
现在提供普通话的产前课程,由普通话精通的注册护士领导
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ABC’s Of Breastfeeding
Evenings (Mondays or Thursdays) 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Mornings (Fridays or Saturdays) 930am to 1230pm
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Crash Course Mommies (& Daddies)
1-Day Class
9am to 4pm
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Child Lifeline Workshop
1:30pm to 5:30pm
OR
9am to 1pm
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Baby Care Workshop
9am to 12:30pm (Weekends) or
630pm to 10pm (Weekday Evenings)
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Prenatal 4 Week Program

Our 4-week evening program is run on a weekly basis, one Tuesday or Wednesday evening a week from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. As a guideline, we recommend that clients complete their prenatal training at least 4-6 weeks prior to their baby’s due date.

You will learn:

  • Normal labour & birth – signs and stages
  • Pain relief options (both medicinal and non medicinal)
  • Medical interventions and their possible indicators
  • Positions for labour and breathing
  • Caesarean section
  • Virtual Classroom Tour of the Childbirth Centre at Markham Stouffville Hospital
  • What to expect after birth – physical & emotional changes
  • How to prepare for baby’s arrival
  • Newborn’s World (appearance, behaviours, medications, routines)
  • Newborn care
  • Feeding your newborn baby

The cost for the 4-week prenatal program is $175.00 + HST. This amount includes the Mom To-Be and one support person.

Prenatal Weekend Program

Our weekend prenatal program is run either on a consecutive basis, ie. 2 Saturdays or 2 Sundays in a row or back2back Saturday/Sunday, depending on the month). Classes start at 9:00 am and finish at 4:00 pm. There is a lunch period and a couple of breaks throughout the day.

As a guideline, we recommend that clients complete their prenatal training at least 4-6 weeks prior to their baby’s due date.

You will learn:

  • Normal labour & birth – signs and stages
  • Pain relief options (both medicinal and non medicinal)
  • Medical interventions and their possible indicators
  • Positions for labour and breathing
  • Caesarean section
  • Virtual Classroom Tour of the Childbirth Centre at Markham Stouffville Hospital
  • What to expect after birth – physical & emotional changes
  • How to prepare for baby’s arrival
  • Newborn’s world – appearance, behaviours, medications, and routines.
  • Newborn care
  • Feeding your newborn baby

The cost for the weekend prenatal program is $175.00 + HST. This amount includes the Mom To-Be and one support person.

Mandarin Prenatal Program

课程从上午9点开始,到下午4点结束.全天提供午餐和休息时间.

作为指导原则,我们建议客户在婴儿到期日前至少4-6周完成产前培训

您将学习:

– 正常分娩和分娩的体征和阶段
– 止痛选择(药用和非药用)

– 医疗干预及其可能的指标
– 分娩姿势和呼吸方式
– 剖腹产

– 出生后会发生什么(身体和情绪变化)

– 中国生育文化和传统的讨论
– 如何为宝宝的到来做好准备
– 新生儿的世界(外表,行为,药物和习惯养成)

– 新生儿护理
– 如何喂养刚出生的婴儿

费用为175美元+ HST,其中包括准妈妈和一名支持人员(总共两名)。

ABC’s Of Breastfeeding

Led by a Lactation Consultant, this practical and hands-on workshop will provide you with invaluable know-how about breastfeeding your baby. Over the course of 3 hours you will learn general information on breastfeeding, positioning & latch techniques, potential problems and what to do.

Should my partner come to this workshop? Yes! It has been shown that a knowledgeable, supportive partner is an important factor in the success of beginning and maintaining breastfeeding.

Markham Prenatal is pleased to expand on its prenatal educational partnership with Markham Stouffville Hospital’s Childbirth and Children’s Services Unit and offer this workshop free of charge to all clients registered with the hospital.

By continuing with your registration below, you give Markham Prenatal permission to share your registration information with Markham Stouffville Hospital as required.

Workshops will be held at one of two locations as follows:

1. Markham Prenatal
Markham Stouffville Health Services Building, 379 Church Street, Suite 403

OR

2. Markham Stouffville Hospital’s Auditorium (North Entrance)
379 Church Street (right next door to Markham Prenatal!)

You will notice that the workshop location & time will be noted alongside your desired class date in the ‘available dates’ field.

Cost: $0./couple + HST (yes, really!)

Crash Course Mommies (& Daddies)

For those clients wanting an overview or refresher, this one-day prenatal program is available. Classes start promptly at 9:00 am and finish at 4:00 pm. There is a lunch period and a couple of breaks throughout the day.

As a guideline, we recommend that clients complete their prenatal training at least 4-6 weeks prior to their baby’s due date.

You will learn:

  • Normal labour & birth – signs and stages
  • Medical interventions
  • Pain relief options
  • Breastfeeding and formula preparation

The cost for our Crash Course Mommies (& Daddies!!) program is $100.00 + HST. This amount includes the Mom To-Be and one support person.

Child Lifeline Workshop

Could you deal with a medical emergency involving your child?

This four-hour workshop focuses on:

  • Choking
  • Breathing and bleeding emergencies
  • Seizures
  • Falls
  • Accidental poisoning
  • Burns
  • CPR
  • Prevention

Parents aren’t the only ones that would benefit from this informative workshop. Anyone who cares for children (grandparents, baby-sitters, nannies, teachers, daycare staff and coaches) could take advantage of this program.
COSTS:  $45.00 per person + HST

Baby Care Workshop

This interactive workshop will benefit parents-to-be, new grandparents and anyone that will be caring for your newborn baby.

The cost for our Baby Care Workshop is $40.00/person + HST.  In this 3.5 hour workshop, you will learn how to care for a newborn baby including:

  • Guidelines for safe sleep
  • When to call the doctor
  • Colic & Soothing
  • Basic Baby Care

Costs:  $40.00 per person + HST

Prenatal 4 Week Program

Tuesdays or Wednesdays
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Our 4-week evening program is run on a weekly basis, one Tuesday or Wednesday evening a week from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. As a guideline, we recommend that clients complete their prenatal training at least 4-6 weeks prior to their baby’s due date.

You will learn:

  • Normal labour & birth – signs and stages
  • Pain relief options (both medicinal and non medicinal)
  • Medical interventions and their possible indicators
  • Positions for labour and breathing
  • Caesarean section
  • Virtual Classroom Tour of the Childbirth Centre at Markham Stouffville Hospital
  • What to expect after birth – physical & emotional changes
  • How to prepare for baby’s arrival
  • Newborn’s World (appearance, behaviours, medications, routines)
  • Newborn care
  • Feeding your newborn baby

The cost for the 4-week prenatal program is $175.00 + HST. This amount includes the Mom To-Be and one support person.

Prenatal Weekend Program

Consecutive Saturdays or Sundays OR
Back2back Saturdays/Sundays
9am to 4pm

Our weekend prenatal program is run either on a consecutive basis, ie. 2 Saturdays or 2 Sundays in a row or back2back Saturday/Sunday, depending on the month). Classes start at 9:00 am and finish at 4:00 pm. There is a lunch period and a couple of breaks throughout the day.

As a guideline, we recommend that clients complete their prenatal training at least 4-6 weeks prior to their baby’s due date.

You will learn:

  • Normal labour & birth – signs and stages
  • Pain relief options (both medicinal and non medicinal)
  • Medical interventions and their possible indicators
  • Positions for labour and breathing
  • Caesarean section
  • Virtual Classroom Tour of the Childbirth Centre at Markham Stouffville Hospital
  • What to expect after birth – physical & emotional changes
  • How to prepare for baby’s arrival
  • Newborn’s world – appearance, behaviours, medications, and routines.
  • Newborn care
  • Feeding your newborn baby

The cost for the weekend prenatal program is $175.00 + HST. This amount includes the Mom To-Be and one support person.

Mandarin Prenatal Program

现在提供普通话的产前课程,由普通话精通的注册护士领导

课程从上午9点开始,到下午4点结束.全天提供午餐和休息时间.

作为指导原则,我们建议客户在婴儿到期日前至少4-6周完成产前培训

您将学习:

– 正常分娩和分娩的体征和阶段
– 止痛选择(药用和非药用)

– 医疗干预及其可能的指标
– 分娩姿势和呼吸方式
– 剖腹产

– 出生后会发生什么(身体和情绪变化)

– 中国生育文化和传统的讨论
– 如何为宝宝的到来做好准备
– 新生儿的世界(外表,行为,药物和习惯养成)

– 新生儿护理
– 如何喂养刚出生的婴儿

费用为175美元+ HST,其中包括准妈妈和一名支持人员(总共两名)。

ABC’s Of Breastfeeding

Evenings (Mondays or Thursdays) 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Mornings (Fridays or Saturdays) 930am to 1230pm

Led by a Lactation Consultant, this practical and hands-on workshop will provide you with invaluable know-how about breastfeeding your baby. Over the course of 3 hours you will learn general information on breastfeeding, positioning & latch techniques, potential problems and what to do.

Should my partner come to this workshop? Yes! It has been shown that a knowledgeable, supportive partner is an important factor in the success of beginning and maintaining breastfeeding.

Markham Prenatal is pleased to expand on its prenatal educational partnership with Markham Stouffville Hospital’s Childbirth and Children’s Services Unit and offer this workshop free of charge to all clients registered with the hospital.

By continuing with your registration below, you give Markham Prenatal permission to share your registration information with Markham Stouffville Hospital as required.

Workshops will be held at one of two locations as follows:

1. Markham Prenatal
Markham Stouffville Health Services Building, 379 Church Street, Suite 403

OR

2. Markham Stouffville Hospital’s Auditorium (North Entrance)
379 Church Street (right next door to Markham Prenatal!)

You will notice that the workshop location & time will be noted alongside your desired class date in the ‘available dates’ field.

Cost: $0./couple + HST (yes, really!)

Crash Course Mommies (& Daddies)

1-Day Class
9am to 4pm

For those clients wanting an overview or refresher, this one-day prenatal program is available. Classes start promptly at 9:00 am and finish at 4:00 pm. There is a lunch period and a couple of breaks throughout the day.

As a guideline, we recommend that clients complete their prenatal training at least 4-6 weeks prior to their baby’s due date.

You will learn:

  • Normal labour & birth – signs and stages
  • Medical interventions
  • Pain relief options
  • Breastfeeding and formula preparation

The cost for our Crash Course Mommies (& Daddies!!) program is $100.00 + HST. This amount includes the Mom To-Be and one support person.

Child Lifeline Workshop

1:30pm to 5:30pm
OR
9am to 1pm

Could you deal with a medical emergency involving your child?

This four-hour workshop focuses on:

  • Choking
  • Breathing and bleeding emergencies
  • Seizures
  • Falls
  • Accidental poisoning
  • Burns
  • CPR
  • Prevention

Parents aren’t the only ones that would benefit from this informative workshop. Anyone who cares for children (grandparents, baby-sitters, nannies, teachers, daycare staff and coaches) could take advantage of this program.
COSTS:  $45.00 per person + HST

Baby Care Workshop

9am to 12:30pm (Weekends) or
630pm to 10pm (Weekday Evenings)

This interactive workshop will benefit parents-to-be, new grandparents and anyone that will be caring for your newborn baby.

The cost for our Baby Care Workshop is $40.00/person + HST.  In this 3.5 hour workshop, you will learn how to care for a newborn baby including:

  • Guidelines for safe sleep
  • When to call the doctor
  • Colic & Soothing
  • Basic Baby Care

Costs:  $40.00 per person + HST

"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."

"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)

Hospital for Sick Children

Transport Canada – Child Car Seat Safety

TeleHealth

CoHealth App – Connecting the Dots in Healthcare

A Parent’s Guide to Vaccination – Government of Canada

A New Mother’s Emotions – Your guide to understanding maternal mental health (York Region)

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