Learn all about pregnancy and parenthood

Our prenatal information meetings, in English, are designed to prepare parents for a positive experience during pregnancy, childbirth and the early days of their child's life.

During these group meetings of just over two hours each, you will find answers to questions that you may have during your pregnancy. This is also a great opportunity to meet other couples and share your experiences as future parents.

Who are these meetings for?

The expectant mother and her partner (or the person who will be with her at birth) who speak English.

Main topics 

  • Labour and delivery
    • Physiology, what's normal, positions 
    • Managing labour pain, support (how to coach during childbirth), procedures (actions to assist in delivery), and Caesarean sections
  • Becoming parents
    • Baby care, returning home and adjusting to parenthood
  • Feeding your baby
    • Breastfeeding, milk production (when your milk comes in)

Format and location 

These prenatal meetings take place in-person at the Wellness Centre at Jeffery Hale.  If you cannot attend in-person, it is possible to access the meetings virtually.

You can also watch these information capsules, provided by the CISSS de la Côte-Nord, in order to learn more about your pregnancy and giving birth.

Please note that a limited number of people will be able to attend the in-person meetings. Based on your answers on the registration form, the prenatal team will decide who can attend those meetings.

Meetings are in English. If you would prefer prenatal meetings in French, please visit the CIUSSSCN website

Dates and time

Meetings take place in the evening, over four consecutive weeks on Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.:

February 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2024 
May 30, June 6, 13, & 20, 2024
October 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2024


Free of charge


To register for the prenatal information meetings, please download the fillable PDF registration form. For help filling in the form, please call 418 684-5333, ext.11805.  After you have filled it in, send it back in one of three ways:

1. Save it to your computer and email it as an attachment to:

2. Send it by regular mail to our mailing address:
Jeffery Hale Community Services in English
1250, chemin Sainte-Foy
Quebec City (Quebec) G1S 2M6

3. Bring it to the reception counter at the entrance of the community Wellness Centre next to the hospital in the Jeffery Hale Pavilion:
1270, chemin Sainte-Foy, Quebec, G1S 2M4

How to reach us

For more information about our Early Childhood services, please contact Community Services reception by phone at 418 684-5333, ext. 12079.

For more information on birth and development