Please Note: As of September 2021 both in-person and online formats will be available for registered classes. Please take careful note of which format you are registering for! In accordance with the provincial regulations, participants in in-person classes will be required to be vaccinated and to wear masks.

Prenatal Classes for Midwives’ Clients

Our group prenatal classes for midwives’ clients 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.

“High energy, taught with humour, good combination of direct instruction with hands-on or movement-based activities.”

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

Topics Covered 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.

Please remember that the vast majority of clients of midwives have their baby in hospital. This course covers Home Birth as ONE of your birth options, but it also covers ALL of the medical resources available at the hospital, AND how to make the choices you are likely to face in pregnancy and labour.

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

Classes are taught live from Victoria BC so all class times are Pacific Time.

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 $30 off your registration fee. Just enter the Coupon Code “parenting”

Class Cancellation and Refund Policy

Two Saturdays In-Person

from 9:30am-4:30pm

In accordance with the provincial regulations, participants in in-person classes will be required to be vaccinated against COVID19 and to wear masks. We reserve the right to move these classes online with little notice, depending on the directives of the BC Provincial Health Officer.

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

Upcoming Dates:

Sat Sept 25 - Oct 2 - In Person
Sat Oct 30 - Nov 6 - In Person
Sat Dec11 - 18 - In Person

Four Sunday Afternoons In-Person

from 3:00pm to 6:00pm 

In accordance with the provincial regulations, participants in in-person classes will be required to be vaccinated against COVID19 and to wear masks. We reserve the right to move these classes online with little notice, depending on the directives of the BC Provincial Health Officer.

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

Upcoming Dates:

Sun Sept 12- Oct 3 - In Person
Sun Nov 28 - Dec 19 - In Person

Six Wednesday Evenings ON-LINE

from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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.

These classes will run ON-LINE through to the end of 2021. These classes are available for those who have not yet chosen to be vaccinated, or who prefer the online class format.

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

Upcoming Dates:

Wed Sept 8 - Oct 13, 2021 - Online
Wed Nov 3 - Dec 8, 2021 - Online

You have arrived at this page because you have chosen a midwife as your primary care provider.  If your primary care provider is a doctor, please click here.  Why?  The model of care provided by doctors differs from that provided by midwives; 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.

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