Classes & Tours

A mother holds her newborn baby

COVID-19 Update

During these unsettling times of physical distancing we are happy to offer virtual prenatal birthing and breastfeeding classes. These classes will provide evidenced based information to help you prepare for the birth and early parenting.

The course content will be the same as our face to face classes with the only exception being there will be no hospital tour.

The virtual classes will be taught by qualified nurses who are well versed with Lakeridge Health birthing units.
The classes will be taught through Zoom and include interactive discussion, a PowerPoint and videos.
The birthing classes are offered in a two-day format (9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.), or a four-week series (6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. weeknight and 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Saturdays) at a cost of $150.00.
The breastfeeding class is offered on a weeknight, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., at a cost of $20.00.
Thank you.

Prenatal Classes are available at
Ajax Pickering, Oshawa and Port Perry Hospitals

Classes are open to all expectant parents regardless of where you plan to give birth.

Join our highly skilled prenatal instructors in a fun, interactive prenatal course that will include information on:

  • Pregnancy
  • Labour & birth
  • Comfort measures
  • Hospital tours
  • Postpartum Recovery
  • Early infant care

Classes are available at:

Ajax Pickering and Oshawa Hospitals:

  • Weeknights: Monday to Thursday, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Weekends: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Saturday/Sunday or Saturday/Saturday as per posted schedule)

Port Perry Hospital

  • Tuesday evenings 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Prenatal Breastfeeding Class

Available on Tuesday evenings, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., at Ajax Pickering, Oshawa and Port Perry Hospitals.

Breastfeeding is healthy for both mom and baby.

Get off to a good start and learn the benefits of skin-to-skin contact, how to manage early feeding challenges and how to make informed feeding choices. Couples will also have an opportunity to practice holds and discuss questions and concerns.

Class size is limited to eight couples. Participants are strongly encouraged to attend with their partner or support person. You can register for the Prenatal Breastfeeding Class when you register for birthing classes or by calling 905-576-8711 ext. 34116. The cost of the class is $20 if you register at the time of your Birthing Class booking or $30 without the Birthing Class.

Register for Prenatal Classes at all hospitals:

Register online or by calling 905-576-8711 ext. 34116. A course fee of $150 is required upon registration.

*Please do not issue payments until AFTER receiving a confirmation email from us.

Class Schedules:

For more information on all our prenatal classes and tours, please call 905-576-8711 ext. 34116 or email birthing@lh.ca.

Babies Clinic

Lakeridge Health's Baby Assessment, Breastfeeding, Information, Education and Support (Babies Clinic) provides information and support to families during the first few days after birth.

It includes a Discharge Class for families leaving the hospital and an Outpatient Clinic for newborns referred for follow-up care after they leave the hospital. Both run 7 days a week at Lakeridge Health Oshawa. 

The Discharge Class provides families with standardized education and materials to give them the tools they need to care for their baby at home. The classes are in a group-setting to provide families with the opportunity to meet other new parents and discuss concerns and ask questions together.

The Outpatient Clinic includes breastfeeding help, lab testing for bilirubin and other newborn screenings.

Kangaroo Kapers Sibling Preparation Class

Prepare your little one to welcome a new brother or sister with this fun and interactive class for children age 2 to 6. Classes are held one Saturday morning a month from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. at Lakeridge Health Oshawa. The cost is $5.00 per child and can be paid when you arrive for the class.

Register online or by calling 905-576-8711 ext. 33495.