New Life Prenatal Classes

Childbirth, Newborn Care and Breastfeeding Education
Baby / Child CPR Workshops
Group and Private Classes, In Person and Live Streaming Options
Toronto, Scarborough, East York, Don Mills, North York, Pickering, Markham, GTA


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Reply Effie Pallotta
8:20 AM on June 12, 2020 

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Reply Shreya and John
3:43 PM on February 13, 2020 
We are so thankful for Effie and these prenatal classes! Each class was extremely informative and helpful in allowing us to be much better prepared as new parents. One of our biggest concerns was breastfeeding and Effie so warmly addressed each concern with knowledge and care. Thank you, Effie! We eagerly recommend attending New Life Prenatal for any and all new parents!
Reply Christian & Tricia Manlapaz
5:46 PM on January 7, 2020 

Effie's Prenatal class was not only very informative, but engaging and inclusive. We went into the class with an open mind, ready to learn, and walked away confident and prepared for the birth of our baby. I would recommend her class for new parents, as well as parents who want a refresher in the process. Thank you, Effie!

Reply Eva Lattanzio
8:51 AM on December 3, 2019 

Effie came to our home and provided us with a very intimate and informative class! As new parents, we are very thankful for all the detail she provided and the resources she left us with. She is extremely knowledgable and was able to answer all of the questions we had. Would recommend her class for all first time parents!  

Reply Zehra &Farhan
9:08 AM on August 7, 2019 
The entire class was incredibly informative and educational. Effie answered all our questions and took the time to understand the unique requirements of individual parents. We will definitely be recommending this class to all expecting friends and family.
Reply Lisa & Michael
10:56 PM on July 7, 2019 
It was a great meeting Effie at the Grace hospital tour and a greater pleasure having her in our home for a private baby care course. As new parents, my husband and I really appreciated the knowledge and expertise that Effie provided and our hands on experience. Effie was very informative and answered our endless questions. She was very encouraging and definitely made us feel very comfortable. Thanks for all your support and thanks for what you do! Well always remember you and have referred you to our family and friends.
Reply Shevina Valentina
3:02 PM on May 15, 2019 

Prenatal class with Effie was amazing! I hesitated at first about having a prenatal class; assuming that we received a lot of knowledge from our parents and internet. I was very WRONG about that! Effie covered everything that we need to know from the labour, childcare, physical and emotional support for each other in the family. No matter if it's your first child or additional siblings, it's always wonderful to refresh those knowledge and keep up to date with this prenatal class. Highly recommended!

Reply Christine
12:24 AM on April 12, 2019 
My husband and I just finished the classes with Effie. We took the group classes. I was quite anxious about being clueless regarding labor and delivery but after taking the classes with Effie, I feel much better. She is very knowledgeable, all the classes were highly informative, interactive and fun. I would recommend taking these classes with Effie to all expecting first-time mamas. It's worth the investment!
Reply Emily
8:02 PM on March 3, 2019 

My husband and I took a group class with Effie this week as we are entering our third trimester. Effie is extremely knowledgable and patient to answer all our questions. She even took us on a tour of the hospital after our lesson. We definitely feel a bit more confident now as we are expecting our first child.

Reply Caitlin Mulqueen
8:52 PM on January 7, 2019 

My husband and I waited until the last minute before we decided we needed some pre-natal  and birthing advice!  I am a bit suggestable, so I was cautious about putting myself in a group situation where I might hear other people's horror stories. We hired Effie to come to our home and give us a the low-down. We couldn't have been happier. She was very friendly and  knowledgable and gave us the little boost of confidience we needed!

Reply Denese
4:03 PM on November 9, 2018 

I took a private prenatal class with Effie June 30. 2018.  The class was fantastic! I had a bad birth experince perviously and was very emotional. Effie was sensitive to my feelings, addressed all my concerns and gave options on how to make this current birth a better experience!  Effie spent as much time as I needed and ensured I was comfortable during the session. I highly recommend Effie to family and friends! My sister will be taking her class this winter!  

Reply Misha & Sean
7:56 PM on October 13, 2018 
We took Effie's class over the summer and had a great time! We learned a lot and felt confident when our daughter arrived. Thanks for everything, Effie!
Reply Biljana & Cyrus
5:01 PM on January 23, 2018 
Effie?s class was absolutely invaluable. She has a wealth of knowledge and was able to address every question and concern we had. I would highly recommend her to anyone asking for prenatal education. You can?t get any better than Effie. Money worth spending!
Reply Marissa and Jitendra
5:56 PM on January 6, 2018 
Effie's class was wonderful and we learned a lot about pre and post pregnancy. Her class was invaluable and we highly recommend it. Her teachings are invaluable, as she teaches with lots of details and she encourages everyone to ask questions. Thanks again Effie!
Reply Gene and Maria Borja
10:59 PM on November 19, 2017 

Having your first bundle of joy is more than like buying your first home, and what better way to prepare yourself than to have someone who knows the business very well to educate you.

Effie did a great job in giving us the key information and skills needed for first time parents like us. Straight to the point, all questions answered, complete with audio/visual aids and demo, important tips, interactive workshops, and with actual hospital tour. It was very worthwhile to spend a couple days in her class on top of your busy schedule prior to parenthood.

She demonstrates years of experience as an instructor and as a mother herself. I would strongly recommend to take her class to get yourself ready and prepared in your first step to parenthood.

Reply Ross & Caitlyn
11:23 AM on September 28, 2017 

Thank you, Effie.

Thank you for coming to our house and being everything we had hoped for and more. You were kind, honest, polite, gentle and answered all our endless questions and wonderings. You never made either of us feel embarrassed or silly for asking anything. In fact, you were very quick to put us at ease.

The whole experience was totally fantastic and we have already recommended you to our friends.

We will keep you posted as to when baby arrives!!




Reply Ian & Irina
12:00 PM on September 27, 2017 

Thank you so much for guiding us on our journey to parenthood! Irina and I felt so much more prepared after our in-home session with you and we truly believe that our birth story was enhanced with the information and confidence we gained through your class. We highly recommend that anyone who wants to be as prepared as possible should take Effie's course and take in all the information you can! Beyond the birth process, we feel the information we received has helped us to be calmer parents (even when baby Madalina doesn't feel like being too calm!). The orientation was simply invaluable for first time parents who have a tendancy to overthink things! Thanks again, Effie!

Reply Priya Chaudhury & Ajay Jain
10:54 AM on September 19, 2017 
Effie was a great instructor and her prenatal class provided a wealth of info for us. As first time parents, it was quite comforting to get all the knowledge that she provided in her classes to help prepare for the baby. She was also very prompt with any questions we had in class or via email. Thanks Effie for all the help and we highly recommend her classes to anyone having a baby!
Reply Fallon & Blair Dodd
4:39 PM on August 4, 2017 

Effie was a great instructor, and the pre-natal classes definitely helped prepare us for when we brought our newborn home. I highly recommend these classes for anyone either having their first child, or needing a refresher for coming home with a second child - as you can't rely on the hospital to show/explain everything to you in the overwhelming time you're there. Effie was full of first hand experience and knowledge in what to generally expect once at the hospital and coming home with a newborn. She was easy to talk to a helpful with any personal questions we had about our specific experience. Thank you so much Effie! I walked into her class not even have held a newborn before, and felt more confident once my baby came into the world having taken these classes. 

Reply Julie Gorecki
1:50 PM on July 25, 2017 
Wow.... what a great class! Lots of great info. Effie is so easy to talk to and explained everything so well. I never felt rushed if I had any question was a stupid one. She gave me and my husband great techniques to use on the day we welcome our new bundel of joy! My husband had no idea what to expect or what roll he would be playing on the big day! Now he knows and is happy to be able to be helpful to me when that day comes. Thank you again for everything!!!
Reply Stacey G
4:13 PM on May 29, 2017 
We would like to say thank you to Effie for all that we learnt in the prenatal classes. It was very helpful in so many ways. I felt prepared for labour and the challenges and choices to be made. Caring for baby has been simplified with the all of the tips and advice from Effie. I would highly recommend this class to anyone having a baby.
Reply Melanie and Danian
1:37 PM on May 29, 2017 

Effie, we just wanted to say thank you for a great prenatal education experience. You were able to answer all of our questions, plus everything we didn't think of. We walked away feeling a lot more prepared than we did going in. We would recommend you to all our friends and family!!!

thanks again!

Danian and Melanie

Reply Ali McIntosh
5:45 PM on April 27, 2017 

Just wanted to say thank you for doing our prenatal class back in February. I can't say that I remembered everything you said while I was actually in labour lol, but your advice about everything else has really helped out! Labour was not what I expected- but there's really no way to know how it's going to be until you actually get there. I ended up having back labour, and my husband was able to help me by pushing on my hips the way you showed us.


Everything's been going well since we brought him home. My husband says he definitely wouldn't have felt so comfortable without you showing him different holds and how to change the diaper and everything. And the holds you showed me for breast feeding helped me feel confident when I first tried, and we were able to establish a latch right away.

What I found most helpful was how you showed us all of our options, not just ones you might personally subscribe to. This made us more prepared for some things that came up through the labour, and since. I'd highly recommend Effie to anyone having a child!


Reply Emily & Carlos
2:09 PM on April 18, 2017 

Effie was a great teacher! We learned a lot from her before the delivery.  She is very patient and has a lot of experience. 

Thank you,

Emily & Carlos

Reply Caitlin & Kyle
1:38 PM on March 27, 2017 

We were a bit nervous at the prospect of being new parents and were not sure  what to expect from the class. As we attended the classes we were very pleased with the atmosphere and the material covered. Effie helped answer our questions and dispel a lot of misinformation that circulates through popular media and secondhand stories. We have since had our baby (a great little boy named Benjamin) and we found that what we learned in class has really helped us through the labour and postpartum periods. We highly recommend this class for new parents and parents who are expecting another child alike.

Reply Amamnda & Brad
6:20 AM on February 14, 2017 

Effie is a wonderful educator. She put a lot of our first time parent nerves at ease. We would definitely recommend her workshops to any soon to be parents.

Reply Jackie & Peter
9:52 AM on February 3, 2017 

At the start of our session with Effie we knew very little about our life ahead and how to plan accordingly. Effie was very patient with us and explained everything. She always takes the time to make sure all of your questions are answered. Thank you for all of the helpful information. We feel much more comfortable now and ready and excited to be parents!

Reply Nina and Lowel
4:22 PM on November 22, 2016 
There is so much to learn specially for first-time parents and taking this prenatal class with Effie is so important and empowering. We are so happy to have decided to take this class and have our questions answered. Effie even offered support if we do have questions in the future. I feel much more confident in giving birth and the postnatal part. I realized through the help of this class that giving birth is not something to be feared but rather enjoyed and to be faced confidently with adequate knowledge. We will update Effie when our Christmas baby comes. Thank you so much and may you continue to impart valuable knowledge to pregnant couples! ��
Reply Rachelle and Heng Lee
11:53 AM on October 24, 2016 

We had our prenatal classes on Oct 15 and 22. Being first time parents, we had no idea what to expect. We even thought that maybe we didn't even need to go to these classes. Boy, we were wrong! Effie did such an amazing amazing job. We learned soooo much. LIterally we felt like everything she taught us are so very useful. She is very knowledgeable in her field and we love that she took the time to answer everyone's questions. We never felt like she rushed through any topics and everything was very clear. Although we know that we can't ever bee 100% prepared for our arrival of our baby, we are more confident now thanks to Effie. 
Thanks so much for everything, Effie!
Heng and Rachelle

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8:56 AM on October 3, 2016 

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Reply Akasha Allen
12:53 AM on June 27, 2016 

Effie's classes were fantastic! Wiith her wealth of knowledge and experience, she delivered the classes in a fun and informative way. We learned so much, especially the what's what during labour and things that have helped us get through the first week of having baby around. Truly a pleasure to have met such a wonderful teacher and mother. :)

Reply Carmina & Dylan
9:11 AM on May 12, 2016 

Effie is a wonderful instructor! We learned a lot of valuable and practical information from her. Her class was truly informative and she is always asking if anyone has any questions. She is truly a pleasure to meet and to learn from. We would highly recommend her to any soon-to-be parents!

Reply Alicia & Don
11:01 AM on April 26, 2016 
Abigail was born on 4/18 two and half weeks early from the due day ... Healthy and it was a quick and memorable, once again we want to thank Effie for a great prenatal class that we got so much great information to used for every moment before and after our baby life start :)
Reply Elishka & Taha
6:24 PM on February 21, 2016 

Dear Effie,

Thank you for the prenatal classes and the hospital tour. It was very informative and the classes were lots of fun. We used the information we learned from you during labour, at the delivery, and also now with our baby.

Our little one was born a couple of weeks ago at Scarborough General in the Jacuzzi (water birth) with the help of 2 midwives. It was an amazing experience and I encourage all expectant mothers to consider it. 

Your classes gave us confidence in parenting our newborn.

Thank you,

Elishka & Taha

Reply Marina & Evrim
5:24 PM on February 13, 2016 

Dear Effie,

Thanks a lot for your classes! It was very informative and really calm down all my fears. Time passes very quickly during the class as so many questions to be asked and answered. We enjoyed it a lot, especially the part of changing diapers and swaddling the baby ☺️

Wish you all the best and we'll let you know when our little one is born :)


Reply Kashmala & Irfan
3:35 PM on January 31, 2016 

Dear Effie, 

Thank you so much for all the useful and evidence-based information you provided us with! The class was very interesting and informative; the material was really nicely presented and I especially loved the chart illustrations. We will definitely be recommending these classes to our family and friends! 

Take care. 

Reply Lauren & Jermaine
10:11 PM on January 23, 2016 
Thanks so much for everything Effie!! Your class taught us so much on what to expect as new parents. The interactive nature of the class really helped us digest and understand the material. We are now more prepared for our little bundle of joy to arrive!! We definately recommend this class for all new parents. Thanks again!!
Reply Isabella & Steve Brumpton
8:46 PM on December 30, 2015 

Dear Effie,


We were so impressed by your well knowledge, updated information and solid practice and were also benefited by them in your prenatal class. Thank you! This is our daughter, Dawne Isabella Brumpton first Christmas and New Year. We, as a new family would like to wish you a Happy New Year and a fabulous 2016. :lol:



Brumpton Family

Reply Shane & Janelle
10:46 AM on September 16, 2015 


The 4 hours with you were educational, encouraging, but most of all empowering. We were well prepared for the birth which occurred less than a week later. We knew what to expect, what we should ask, and techniques for handling the pain (which Janelle did like a champ). 

Eliana was born naturally at 6lbs 9ozs. Thanks agan for sharing your experience with us. It really made us feel ready for the event. And thanks too for sharing Leonidas Chocolate store on the Danforth. Mmmm. Those are some tasty chocolates.

Shane & Janelle

Reply Michelle & Tom Apostolis
1:15 PM on March 27, 2015 

Dear Effie,

Tom and I just wanted to thank you for all the helpful tips and key learning experiences we gained from your prenatal class. We learned a great deal from the classes from feeding, swaddling, changing diapers and what to expect when our little one came along. Thankfully we were well prepared and knowledgeable about all our labor options thanks to you.

Wishing you the very best!

PS. Mason was born on March 6th at Scarborough Grace Hospital, weighting 11lbs (exactly) and 2 feet long and in excellent health:D


Reply Cristina and Pierre Jacobs
7:40 PM on December 2, 2014 

Effie,  thank you so much again for seeing Pierre and I for our private class.  It was truly worth every penny! We found the session so informative and personalized as you patiently explained and answered all of our questions (and we had many!).  We went into our labour feeling much more confident and relaxed about what to expect and how to help make it easier. 

Thank you also for letting my parents sit in on the Baby Care's been a while since they've changed a diaper! We are all pros now with our real life doll Ty! 

I will proudly recommend you to any to-be parents looking for some additional support.

Much appreciated,


Reply Mary & Patrick
12:03 AM on October 9, 2014 
Effie was an amazing instructor and very reassuring. Not only is she a great instructor but also a wealth of knowledge beyond the classroom content.
Reply Aurianne & Nelson
5:00 PM on August 29, 2014 


Thank you so much for all the useful information you provided on the classes me and Nelson attented the last 2 Satrudays.

All of it was super fun and makes us feel a bit more confident in the upcoming challenge we have ahead of us.

So happy we decided do to these classes with you, you are just a wonderful person :).

Thanks so muhc for all your help and advice!!!

Auri & Nelson

Reply Tania & Jason
4:40 PM on May 13, 2014 


Jason and I enjoyed attending your prenatal classes the past 2 Saturdays. We found them very informative and full of useful information. You are a great presenter and its evident that you love what you do!

Thank you so much for everything and please keep in touch!

Tania :)

Reply Alecsandra & Bogdan Hancas
11:09 PM on April 15, 2014 

We found Effie's prenatal classes very informative, easy to learn and just the right amount of information to prepare new parents and boost your confidance in labour! Both my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed each class, and would highly recommend for new parents.  

Thanks so much, Effie! We look forward to our journey!

Reply Shammin
8:24 PM on April 11, 2014 

Dear Effie,

My husband and I really enjoyed and learnt a lot in your prenatal classes. It was great to be in an environment where other couples had the same concerns as us and we weren't made to feel like the questions were silly.

You're a great instructor  and I definitely recommend your classes!

Thank you!

Reply Marie
7:27 PM on November 24, 2013 

I must say this was one of the best investments i made in the preperation of my baby!
Effie is a great teacher, she was very knowlagable and insightful with any/all of the class' questions or concerns.
I definietely feel more confident, and im so happy i went.

Thank you again Effie!

Reply Rui
11:55 PM on October 30, 2013 

We were pretty nervous about the coming child birth before the prenatal class started. But only after 2 days' training, we are so glad that we are stuffed with almost all necessary informations parents should be aware of before and after the child birth. In fact we know what we are expected to do from day 1!


The prenatal class has a small size so every couple can not only learn but practice with their own hands. Effie is knowledgeable and welcoming. Superb experience for young couples! The tour to Birthmount Hospital is a huge plus.

Reply Rui
11:54 PM on October 30, 2013 

We were pretty nervous about the coming child birth before the prenatal class started. But only after 2 days' training, we are so glad that we are stuffed with almost all necessary informations parents should be aware of before and after the child birth. In fact we know what we are expected to do from day 1!

The prenatal class has a small size so every couple can not only learn but practice with their own hands. Effie is knowledgeable and welcoming. Superb experience for young couples! The tour to Birthmount Hospital is a huge plus. 

Reply Janice and Julius
7:39 PM on October 28, 2013 

Before going to your classes (Oct 19 and 26) we were oblivious about labour and delivery or babies in general.  However, after completing our pre-natal course we felt more confident.  Thanks again for teaching us and providing us with so much information that will definitely come in handy when our baby is born this January 2014.   :)  We will definitely keep in touch.