Clinics and classes Parents to be & Parents

Parents and Parents to be

Pregnancy is an exciting and sometimes overwhelming time filled with questions as you plan for your new baby. Public Health is here to help you as you prepare for parenthood and to support you after your baby is born.

Things to consider:

  1. Attend a prenatal or a teen prenatal class
  2. Attend a breastfeeding class a month before your due date
  3. Preparing for your new baby (car seat safety, safety at home)
  4. Having a support system in place for when baby arrives. Public Health offers Home Visits to new parents as well as free Ask a Nurse programs in various locations across the County.
prenatal classes


Prenatal classes

Public Health offers prenatal education for parents and parents-to-be, in-person in Woodstock. The prenatal classes consist of one full day session held on a Saturday, and the teen prenatal sessions are one-hour sessions held over several weeks.


Breastfeeding classes

Public Health offers an in-class breastfeeding clinic once a month at the Public Health office in Woodstock (410 Buller Street). This two hour session will help you understand the benefits of breastfeeding and how your partner or family members can help support you through the early days of breastfeeding and beyond.


Preparing for a baby

Public Health offers support for families to keep their children safe from injury at all ages. We offer free, educational resources to help support your child's safety, including information on safe sleep, car seat safety and preventing other serious injuries. 


Clinics and Classes

Oxford County Public Health & Emergency Services offers clinics, classes and events year round to promote healthy living, protect against illness, and help prevent injuries.

Contact Us

Southwestern Public Health
410 Buller Street,
Woodstock, ON,
N4S 4N2