Childbearing Prenatal Classes™
Are you looking for the best prenatal classes in Vancouver, BC?
We offer outstanding Prenatal Classes that will enrich, inform and empower you. Our classes cover all the basic information about labour and birth, but also include strategies for pain management, choices, decision-making during labour, coping techniques, and medical options, as well as breast feeding, baby care, and postpartum reality.
Our classes are extremely informative, offer great value, and are really fun to take. Clients report that they look forward to each class, and talk about the content for hours afterwards.
Our standard prenatal class package begins in early pregnancy (the Healthy Pregnancy Course), proceeds to labour and birth (the Evening Series or Weekend Workshop) and continues to support you through early parenthood (Postpartum Classes)–all included in our basic price. We also offer a few additional classes, such as the Crash Course for Dads, the Refresher Workshop, and a Breastfeeding Clinic.
Based locally in Vancouver, BC, Childbearing Prenatal Classes™ have been recommended by midwives and physicians continuously since 1973. We encourage family centred maternity care. We are an autonomous, proudly Canadian, registered non-profit society, community based and collectively run. We are pleased to offer an enriching alternative to standard prenatal education.
Click HERE to register for Childbearing Prenatal Classes™
July 1st, 2012
See the links on the left!
March 3rd, 2012
Class schedules through Autumn 2012 are now posted.
May 7th, 2011
The Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development (CHILD) Study is a research study involving 5,000 families from across Canada. The CHILD Study observes children from birth to five years old in their everyday environment. It looks at everything from the air we breathe and the food we eat, to our genetic makeup and where we live. It is completely safe for you and your baby to participate. With your help, the CHILD Study can help unlock some of the answers to questions about how the environment affects children’s overall health and development. Through this research, we hope to improve the future health of children.
For more information, please visit the The Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development (CHILD) Study website at www.canadianchildstudy.ca.
October 17th, 2010
The Mother-Infant Wellness Lab (Island Medical Program, University of British Columbia) is conducting a study of fear of childbirth to assess pregnant women’s concerns and anxieties around giving birth.
This research has been approved by the University of British Columbia’s Behavioural Research Ethics Board. If you are interested in participating, please contact the survey at www.motherinfantwellness.ca.
November 8th, 2009
We now have copies of Dr Mia Kalef’s new book for sale at $25 each when you register for one of our classes. Here’s a summary from her website:
This fascinating collection of scientific data, case studies and easy-to-implement therapeutic tools helps bring awareness to how your health is influenced by the period between the time you were conceived and your birth. It also shows how cultures the world-over seem to be playing out experiences learned during these early times. This is a great tool for your own introspection or can be used to assist you when interacting with your own clients, families or patients.
November 8th, 2009
After our Autumn 2008 newsletter was published, The Childbearing Society received the welcome news that BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre has been designated a World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF Baby Friendly Hospital. Congratulations, BC Women’s!