Childbirth Preparation : For Doctors’ Patients

"I appreciated the instructor's relaxed style and realistic/empathetic was of describing and explaining. She helped create a comfortable environment for everyone."

"Good mix of structure quantitative information with more casual experiential activities."

Our group prenatal classes for doctors' patients provide a comfortable and friendly atmosphere where parents-to-be can meet to collect and discuss information and prepare themselves for the journey ahead.  Our courses are designed and taught by trained and experienced childbirth educators who are also doulas and breastfeeding counselors.

 

Topics Covered Include

  • The Stages of Labour
  • Behaviour and Emotions in Labour
  • Breath Awareness
  • Comfort Measures for Labour
  • Medical Interventions
  • Informed Consent
  • Birth Plans
  • The New Mother
  • The New Baby
  • Breastfeeding
  • 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.

Registration Information:

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

Which format to choose? You should choose the format you prefer based on your availability, your learning style and the time of day when you feel best able to learn.

Which date to choose?  It is best to register for a class that 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.

Discount! If you register for both a Childbirth Preparation Class and a Parenting the Newborn Class, we will give you $15 off your registration fee. Just enter the Coupon Code "parenting"

 

Saturdays

Two Full Saturdays

from 9:30am to 4:30pm @ Mothering Touch

The 2-Saturday workshop allows expectant parents to immerse themselves in the topic of birth in an intense format.  This format is suited to parents who are busy in the evenings, who are out of town frequently or who cannot take the classes until late in pregnancy.

Fee:  $180 +GST for Pregnant Parent & Birth Helper

Upcoming Dates:

Sat Jul 22 - Jul 29, 2017
Sat Aug 19 - Aug 26, 2017
Sat Sep 23 - Sep 30, 2017
Sat Oct 21 - Oct 28, 2017
Sat Nov 25 - Dec 2, 2017
Sat Jan 6 - Jan 13, 2018
Sat Feb 3 - Feb 10, 2018

Sunday Afternoons

Four Sunday Afternoons

from 2:30pm to 5:30pm @ Mothering Touch

The 4-Sunday series is intended for parents who may have limited time to prepare for the arrival of their child, but who work on Saturdays.  Some parents told us they wanted to come during the day - but not for the whole day - so we came up with this compromise!

Fee:  $180 +GST for Pregnant Parent & Birth Helper

Upcoming Dates:

Sun Oct 1 - Oct 22, 2017
Sun Feb 18 - Mar 11, 2018

Monday or Tuesday Evenings

Six Monday or Tuesday Evenings

from 7:00pm to 9:00pm @ Mothering Touch

In the weeknight series of 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.

 
Fee:  $180 +GST for Pregnant Parent & Birth Helper

Upcoming Dates:

Mon Aug 14 - Sep 25, 2017
Tue Sep 6 - Oct 10, 2017
Tue Nov 7 - Dec 12, 2017
Mon Dec 11 - Jan 29, 2017 (No class Dec 25 & Jan 1)
Tue Jan 9 - Feb 13, 2018

You have arrived at this page because you have chosen a doctor as your primary care provider.  If your primary care provider is a midwife, please click here.  Why?  The model of care provided by midwives differs from that provided by doctors; we have found our clients' needs and expectations to be best met by offering classes which focus on the model of care they will be receiving from their primary care provider.