Childbirth Preparation : For Midwives’ Clients

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

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

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.

 

Topics Covered Include

  • The Stages of Labour
  • Behaviour and Emotions in Labour
  • Breath Awareness
  • Comfort Measures for Labour
  • Medical Interventions
  • Informed Consent
  • Birth Plans
  • Home Birth
  • 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"

Class Cancellation and Refund Policy

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 Jan 20 - Jan 27, 2018
Sat Feb 17 - Feb 24, 2018
Sat Mar 24 - Mar 31, 2018
Sat Apr 21 - Apr 28, 2018
Sat May 19 - May 26, 2018
Sat Jul 7 - 14, 2018
Sat Aug 4 - Aug 11, 2018
Sat Sep 8 - Sep 15, 2018
Sat Oct 6 - Oct 13, 2018
Sat Nov 3 - Nov 10, 2018
Sat Dec 8 - Dec 15, 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 Jan 14 - Feb 4, 2018 (FULL)
Sun Apr 8 - Apr 29, 2018
Sun Jun 17 - Jul 15, 2018 (no class on Jul 1)
Sun Sep 9 - Sep 30, 2018
Sun Nov 25 - Dec 16, 2018

Monday or Wednesday Evenings

Six Monday or Wednesday 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:

Wed Mar 7 - Apr 11, 2018 (FULL)
Wed May 2 - Jun 6, 2018
Wed July 4 - Aug 8, 2018
Wed Sep 5 - Oct 10, 2018
Mon Oct 15 - Nov 19, 2018
Wed Nov 7 - Dec 12, 2018

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 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.