Prenatal Classes and Education

*PLEASE NOTE: Due to the current situation with COVID-19 our prenatal classes have been switched to a virtual format. In-hospital tours are currently suspended due to COVID-19. For more information about delivering at North York General, please see our online Guide to Pregnancy and Birth.

In addition, if patients/families have specific questions related to the labour/delivery and/or post-partum experience at NYGH, please email questions to

North York General Hospital offers a variety of prenatal classes, providing expectant moms and their partners with an opportunity to learn and prepare for the birth and care of their baby.

  • Labour and Birth  — prepares you and your partner for the labour and birthing experience
  • Caring for You and Your Baby — how to care for your baby during your hospital stay and when returning home
  • Link to Life Emergency Workshop — prepares you and your partner to deal with child-related medical emergencies
  • Diabetes Education Centre — serves women who develop gestational diabetes during their pregnancy

Registration and payment

  • To register for any class, please use our online Prenatal Classes and Education request form. When completing the form, enter the name and associated health information of the patient that will be delivering at North York General Hospital. Payment is accepted by credit card only. Refunds require a physician’s note or verification of early delivery of your baby. If you require a refund or need to re-schedule a class (by availability only), please contact Prenatal Services by email at

    Please note – the Prenatal Classes and Education request form is not compatible with mobile devices or tablets and can only be accessed via a laptop or desktop computer.