ALL Childbirth Preparation classes are now in-person.

Private Childbirth Classes can be taught online if you prefer.

Proof of vaccination is not required. Masks are optional.

We reserve the right to move these classes online with little notice, depending on the directives of the BC Provincial Health Officer.

Childbirth Preparation Classes

Our group childbirth preparation classes provide a comfortable and friendly atmosphere where parents-to-be can meet to collect and discuss information and prepare themselves for the journey ahead.  Whether you are  planning your birth at home or at the hospital, with a midwife, or a doctor, knowing in advance what your options are makes a big difference.  The course includes discussions, practical exercises and videos, as well as handbooks, and links to further resources.

“We wanted to say again how much we enjoyed our childbirth preparation classes and really looked forward to them each week. They (and you) were so informative, insightful and helpful. The relaxed setting made us feel like we could ask and talk about anything with you and the group.”

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Childbirth Preparation Classes

“Enjoyed the class a lot, had all my questions answered and am feeling prepared for labour and parenthood. And I had fun!”

Mothering Touch Childbirth Educators are Certified Childbirth Educators, Breastfeeding Educators and Doulas. They are trained to provide up-to-date, evidence-based childbirth preparation classes, in a comfortable, fun and interactive environment.

Fee:  $225 +GST for Pregnant Parent & Birth Helper

Topics Covered in our Childbirth Preparation Classes Include:

  • The Stages of Labour
  • Behaviour and Emotions in Labour
  • Breath Awareness
  • Comfort Measures for Labour
  • Medical Interventions
  • Informed Decision-Making
  • Birth Plans
  • Home Birth
  • The Postpartum Period
  • The New Baby
  • Breast/chestfeeding
  • The New Family

These are presented in a variety of ways, including discussion, hands-on practice, videos, couple work and group work. You can also read our full course outline.

Below is a list of our scheduled childbirth preparation classes.  All of these classes follow the same course outline, just on different schedules.  

Fee:  $225 +GST for Pregnant Parent & Birth Helper

Which date to choose?  Ideally your class begins after your 28th week of pregnancy and ends before your 38th week.  You should register for your prenatal class as soon as possible as dates fill up quickly.  If you have any difficulties selecting a class that fits with your dates, please contact us – we will happily advise.

What if none of those dates work for you? We offer Private Childbirth Preparation for families with difficult schedules or special needs.

Class Cancellation and Refund Policy

Four Sundays

*check Sunday times carefully, they vary*

**July series will be three 4-hour classes from 1pm-5pm**

In the Sunday series of childbirth preparation classes, the same group meets for four weeks in a row (except July).  The three-hour classes allow for lots of time to get into the subject matter, and the four sessions help to create a nice sense of community.

Upcoming Dates:

Sun Jul 10-24, 2022 1pm-5pm

Sun Aug 7-28, 2022 2pm-5pm

Sun Sept 11-Oct 2, 2022
2pm-5pm

Sun Sept 25-Oct 23, 2022
10am-1pm (no class Oct 9)

Sun Oct 16-Nov 6, 2022
2-5pm

Sun Nov 20-Dec 11, 2022
2-5pm

Six Tuesday Evenings

from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

In the weeknight series of childbirth preparation classes, the same group meets for six weeks in a row.  This enables participants to get to know each other and provide each other with support through the last weeks of their pregnancies.

Upcoming Dates:

Tue Sep 6 – Oct 11, 2022

Tue Oct 25 – Nov 29, 2022

Six Wednesday Evenings

from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

In the weeknight series of childbirth preparation classes, the same group meets for six weeks in a row.  This enables participants to get to know each other and provide each other with support through the last weeks of their pregnancies.

Upcoming Dates:

Jul 20 – Aug 24, 2022 – FULL

Sep 28 – Nov 2, 2022

Nov 9 – Dec 14, 2022

Two Saturdays

from 9:30am-4:30pm

The two-Saturday childbirth preparation workshop accommodates families who need to condense their learning as they get close to their baby’s birth. It is also suited to individuals who like to learn in a more intensive environment.

Upcoming Dates:

Sat July 16 & 23, 2022

Sat Aug 6 & 13, 2022

Sat Aug 20 & 27, 2022

Sep 10 & 17, 2022

Sep 24 & Oct 1, 2022

Oct 29 & Nov 5, 2022

Nov 19 & 26, 2022

Dec 3 & 10, 2022

People who have registered for this course have also signed up for:

Parenting the Newborn

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