Prenatal class info

UPDATE June 2021: We will be holding our summer classes via Zoom. If British Columbia has successfully reached Step 4 of the Restart Plan by September 7 and we are able to gather together unrestricted at that time, our fall classes will be held in-person. Read more...

“Down to Birth was exactly what we were looking for as expecting first time parents. Alison and Marlene are so warm and generous, we felt welcome and at ease right away and none of our questions felt silly with them. It was a super informative day (perfect for our difficult schedules) that I would happily take again as a refresher for a second pregnancy. We feel much more educated, prepared and informed of our options now, plus my partner feels more secure and aware of his role in the pregnancy, birth and postnatal periods. Thank you so much for teaching us about ourselves and our baby!”
— Hayley J. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Upcoming Prenatal Classes


The cost of our one day prenatal class is $325 and includes registration for both you and your support person. View our cancellation policy.


Class Schedule

We’ll do our best to stick to the schedule below but we’re here to serve you so if more or less time is required for a particular session, we’ll adjust to meet your needs.

8:30 am
Welcome and introduction
  • Pregnancy comforts and discomforts
  • Pelvic floor
9:15 am
Morning session
  • Understanding labour
  • Stages of labour
10:45 am

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11:00 am
Mid-morning session
  • Coping and comfort measures
  • Pain relief options (pharmacological and non-pharmacological options)
  • Birth Plans
12:15 pm

There are lots of great restaurants in the neighbourhood. When you register for a class, we’ll email you some of our favourites in a pre-class reminder email the week before your class.

1:00 pm
Afternoon session
  • Monitoring in labour (mother and baby)
  • Labour complications and interventions
  • Induction
  • Instrumental delivery (forceps, vacuum, C section)
3:00 pm

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3:15 pm
Mid-afternoon session
  • Immediate postpartum
  • Newborn procedures
  • Infant feeding
  • Fourth trimester
  • Baby blues vs. postpartum depression
  • Personal and relationship changes
  • Packing for the hospital
5:30 pm
Wrap up
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