Pregnancy & Childbirth

Pregnancy Testing
Free pregnancy testing is available at the Public Health Office. Women testing positive will be urged to seek prenatal care. If the test result is negative, information on fertility and / or contraception is available.


Childbirth Classes

Childbirth classes are offered in the Fall, Winter and Spring. These are a series of four classes, presenting information on:

  • Birthing anatomy
  • Signs of labor
  • What to expect in labor and delivery
  • Relaxation and breathing
  • Pain reduction through touch
  • Medical interventions, including Caesarean section
  • Local hospital tour
  • Breastfeeding
  • Daily care of your newborn

The classes are taught by a Public Health nurse, who is also a mother.

For more information, or to register, call the Public Health Office
at 665-8720.