Do I really need to attend a childbirth preparation class?
I highly recommend it! Knowledge is empowering, it PREPARES you for your journey. Being able to understand what’s ahead and making informed choices in the face of uncertainty can impact the mental health of both parents. You prepared for that first job interview, researched venues for your wedding… so why not for your birth and parenting journey?
When should I start taking classes?
In the middle of your second trimester, about week 20 onwards. This gives you time to reframe your mind and mentally prepare for your journey ahead!
Should I take my partner along?
Absolutely! Your partner is going to be your main support person in labour and birth (you can consider engaging a doula!) and it is important for them to be a part of the process. “Childbirth with Love” classes are designed to allow couples to connect deeper and foster a stronger bond
Can I take someone else?
If you are a single parent, you can take the person who will be supporting you through labour and birth along
What class options are there?
You have a choice of in-person group classes, one day intensive classes, private sessions or virtual classes
How long are the classes?
Group classes are conducted over 2 days with a length of 6 hours each day
One-day intensive classes are 8 hours
Private sessions are 2.5 hours per session (there are 4 sessions)
What is the class size?
For in-person group classes: minimum of 3 couples and maximum 5 couples
For virtual sessions: minimum 3 couples and maximum 8 couples
Is there food?
Yes! For in-person sessions, lunch will be provided along with light snacks and beverages
We will do our best to cater to everyone's dietary requirements, however you are welcome to bring your own food