Classes & Tours

A mother holds her newborn baby

Ajax Pickering Hospital 

*At this time tours for our Women’s and Children’s, Labour and Delivery department at Ajax Pickering Hospital have been postponed. We will provide an update when the tours are available again. Thank you for your patience.

Register for the Ajax Pickering Prenatal Class Online.

2019 Summer Birthing Classes and Tours

2019 Fall Birthing Classes and Tours

Register online or by calling 905-576-8711 ext. 4116. A course fee of $150 is required upon registration.

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

Important information for attending class

On the first day of class, please proceed to the Maternal Newborn Services department on the first floor of the hospital, in the west wing. See our map of where Ajax-Pickering is located.

  • Please wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes.
  • We encourage you to bring your labour partner with you to class.
  • You may want to pack and bring a snack or lunch. You can always pick up lunch in the hospital:
  • At Ajax Pickering, there is a Druxy's located on the ground floor of the hospital in the east wing.

Prenatal Breastfeeding Class

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.

The class is offered once per month. Available dates:

  • September 28, 2019
  • October 12, 2019
  • November 23, 2019
  • December 28, 2019
  • January 18, 2020
  • February 22, 2020

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. 4116. The cost of the class is $20 if you register at the time of your Birthing Class booking or $30 without the Birthing Class.

Oshawa Hospital 

Birthing Classes and Tours

Due to high demand, Lakeridge Health will now offer fast-track weekend birthing classes at our Oshawa site.  These classes provide expecting parents with a more convenient option and are a great solution for parents whose due date is quickly approaching. They run from 9:30-3:30 (Saturday/Sunday or Saturday/Saturday) as per posted schedule.

The hospital also offers a four-part week night program. Classes are held during the week, over four weeks, from 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. and conclude with a hospital tour.

Expectant mothers and their partners who wish to tour the Birthing Suite but are not taking Birthing Classes can also take part in an evening tour.

Register for the Oshawa Prenatal Class Online. 

Register online or by calling 905-576-8711 ext. 4116. A course fee of $150 is required upon registration.

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

Provide us with feedback by filling out the following Prenatal Class Feedback Form.

2019 Summer Birthing Classes and Tours

2019 Fall Birthing Classes and Tours

Prenatal Breastfeeding Class

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.

The class is offered twice a week at our Oshawa site, from 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. 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. 4116. The cost of the class is $20 if you register at the time of your Birthing Class booking or $30 without the Birthing Class.

Port Perry Hospital 

Lakeridge Health Port Perry is affiliated with a Scugog-area Lamaze Childbirth Educator. Port Perry Lamaze

You can register through the Port Perry Lamaze website.

Sandra Carrier, a Registered Nurse at Lakeridge Health Port Perry and a certified Lamaze Childbirth Educator, offers a four week course on Tuesday evenings from 7 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. in the hospital's education room.

Register for the Port Perry Prenatal Class Online

Register online or by calling 905-576-8711 ext. 4116. A course fee of $150 is required upon registration.

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

Provide us with feedback by filling out the following Prenatal Class Feedback Form. 

2019 Summer/Fall Birthing Classes and Tours

For more information on Port Perry childbirth classes please contact the Birthing Classes at 905-576-8711 ext. 4116

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. 3495.