New Life Prenatal - Childbirth Classes Toronto

Childbirth, Breastfeeding & Parenting Education, Toronto & GTA

GROUP PRENATAL CLASSES

Comprehensive classes covering:  
 

  • anatomy and physiology
  • childbirth (labour and delivery)
  • comfort measures and coping techniques
  • cesarean birth
  • medical interventions and informed consent
  • newborn procedures
  • postpartum recovery
  • infant feeding and care
  • the new mother, baby and family

This is the perfect forum to ask questions, discuss concerns and share ideas, fears, joy and experiences with other expectant parents whose babies are due around the same time as yours.  We offer three location options for group classes and everyone is welcome, regardless of birth plan or where you plan to give birth.


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The benefit of taking a series of classes instead of a one day crash course is that you you will actually learn more and remember more when the time comes to give birth, if you have shorter periods of class time, spread over several weeks.  Squeezing all the hours together makes you remember less.  You will also have the opportunity to come back and ask questions after practicing comfort measures at home and thinking about all the information that was covered in the previous class.  Retention is increased when information is received in smaller amounts over time and with review and practice.  In addition, even with scheduled breaks, it may be difficult for a pregnant woman to sit through the many hours of a one day group crash course.


A small group class of no more than 4 couples allows for greater social interaction and individualized attention.  In addition, more information/skills can be covered less time, therefore, our small group class is offered as a one day, crash course that covers the same topics/hands on practice as our regular series of classes.


Dress:  Casual and comfortable clothing, (pants instead of skirt or dress, if possible)
What to Bring:  You instructor will advise you in advance of the class when you need to bring a mat, pillows, exercise ball, etc.  You may also wish to bring snacks/lunch and paper and pen for notes.  Dolls, baby clothing, diapers and swaddling blankets will be provided.
Price includes tax, handouts and resources.

Regular Group Class Schedule (up to 11 couples)
$120/couple (tax included)

Regular group Prenatal
 Option A
 Option B
 Option c
When
Four Wednesday Evenings
Two Saturdays
Two Saturdays
Time
7:15pm - 9:30pm
10am - 3pm
10am - 3pm
Location
 
Ellesmere Community Centre

20 Canadian Road 

Toronto, Ontario
M1R 4B4
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The Scarborough Hospital

General Campus

Auditorium - Main Floor
3050 Lawrence Ave. E.
Toronto, Ontario
M1P 2V5
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The Scarborough Hospital

BirchmountCampus

Lecture Theatre -1st Floor

3030 Birchmount Road

Toronto, Ontario
M1W 3W3
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2017 Class Dates
Sep. 6, 13, 20 & 27

Oct. 11, 18, 25 & Nov. 1

Nov. 22, 29, Dec. 6 & 13

Sep.  9 & 23

Nov. 4 & 18

Aug. 5 & 12

Oct. 14 & 21

Dec. 9 & 16

Small Group Class Schedule (up to 4 couples) $150/couple (tax included)

Small Group Prenatal
Option A
 Option B
 When
 One Saturday
  One Saturday
Time
  9:30pm - 3:30pm
  9:30pm - 3:30pm
Location

The Scarborough Hospital

General Campus

Auditorium - Main Floor
3050 Lawrence Ave. E.
Toronto, Ontario
M1P 2V5
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The Scarborough Hospital

Birchmount Campus

Lecture Theatre -1st Floor

3030 Birchmount Road

Toronto, Ontario
M1W 3W3
For map, click here
2017 Class Dates
September 30
November 25