Frantastic Beginnings

Service: Childbirth, Prenatal and Early Parenting Classes

Contact Details
Office Phone 905-682-4423
Primary Contact Francine Walsh, Registered Nurse
Alternate Contact Vicki Mahoney, Registered Nurse
Site Details
Areas Served Hamilton ; Niagara Region ; Stoney Creek
Located In Community St Catharines
Address & Map
Russell Avenue Community Centre
108 Russell Ave
St Catharines, ON L2R 7N5
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Intersection Catharine St and Russell Ave
Mailing Address 12-111 4th Ave 
St Catharines, ON L2S 3P5
Service and Access Details
Description (Service) Assists expectant parents prepare for labour, birth and early childhood. Topics covered in 7 week session include pregnancy, labour, natural delivery, epidural anaesthesia, Caesarian sections immediate stabilization of the mother and newborn, expectations following birth, breastfeeding, infant CPR and choking and car seat safety. Hospital tours also provided. Guest speakers including lactation consultants and St John's Ambulance (car seat safety). 
Private class available in the home upon request - 4 hour detailed instruction on labour, birth, expectations with a Registered Nurse employed in Labour & Delivery.
Hours Weekly classes 7 pm-9 pm * In home private classes on request
Eligibility Pregnant women.  
Applicants are encouraged to enroll early as attending classes during the 20-28th week of pregnancy is ideal. Partners/support people encouraged to attend also.
Application Call or visit website to register
Languages English
Fees Service ; 8 week session: $130; Private session: $175/session within Niagara Region; $200/session outside of Niagara Region
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (60) Commercial
Established 2009
Funding Fees
Service Categories Childbirth Education