Prenatal In A Day Courses


When should I attend Belly to Baby’s Prenatal class?

“Prenatal in a Day” classes are offered monthly in Vancouver, BC.  It is recommended for expectant mom’s and their birth partner to take the class 1-3 months prior to their due date (28 -38weeks).  Please register early to avoid disappointment. Group courses are $275.00.

Confirmation and class receipts will be e-mailed to you upon receipt of your cheque or email interac transfer of funds.  Many healthcare spending accounts cover the cost of the course as it is taught by a Registered Nurse.

Please note that additional classes may come available dependent on demand.  If a class is full, please send us an email to add your name to our wait list.  Once enough names are collected an additional class will be offered.

Refund policy:
A refund (minus $50 admin fee) will happily be provided if you deliver your baby prior to the course date or you are unable to attend for medical reasons. Proof of delivery or a Doctor’s note is required for the refund to be issued.


What's Covered?

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • Late pregnancy, changes to your body – how to make yourself more comfortable in the last trimester
  • Early labour, active labour, transition and pushing
  • When to go to the hospital, when to call your Doctor, midwife or nurse at the hospital (if planning a hospital birth)
  • When to call your midwife if planning a home birth
  • Dilation, effacement, station, etc… Explaining all the medical terms so you understand what your healthcare professionals are talking about
  • Medical options for pain relief (aka drugs – Morphine, Fentanyl, Nitrous Oxide, Epidurals) and natural ways of coping with the pain of labour.
  • Medical interventions, Ventouse, Forceps, C-section to assist in healthy delivery of your baby

1:00 pm – 4:15 pm

  • In depth discussion on pain and the psychological aspect of labour
  • Deep breathing exercises hands on labour support for Dad’s/ Birth Partner’s (Crash Doula course)
  • Small group brainstorming session – Expectant Dad’s/Birth Partners and Expectant Moms
  • Dunstan Baby Language
  • Breastfeeding 101
  • Newborn care – Diapering, Swaddling, bathing
  • The class is fun and interactive with plenty of opportunity to “Ask an Expert”


What To Bring

Please bring a notebook, snacks, refreshments and pillows and / or a yoga mat to lounge with.  It is recommended that you dress comfortably for the day.   Please bring a doll / stuffed animal, a diaper and a receiving blanket (this is for our postpartum segment).


Upcoming Vancouver Courses


November 25, 2017

Taught by Sarah Alexander RN PNC – Director and Founder
Location: 808 Nelson Street, Vancouver, BC. Meeting rooms M3 / M4

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January 13, 2018

Taught by Sarah Alexander RN PNC – Director and Founder
Location: 808 Nelson Street, Vancouver, BC. Meeting rooms M3 / M4

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March 3, 2018

Taught by Sarah Alexander RN PNC – Director and Founder
Location: 808 Nelson Street, Vancouver, BC. Meeting rooms M3 / M4

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April 14, 2018

Taught by Sarah Alexander RN PNC – Director and Founder
Location: 808 Nelson Street, Vancouver, BC. Meeting rooms M3 / M4

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May 26, 2018

Taught by Sarah Alexander RN PNC – Director and Founder
Location: 808 Nelson Street, Vancouver, BC. Meeting rooms M3 / M4

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July 7, 2018

Taught by Sarah Alexander RN PNC – Director and Founder
Location: 808 Nelson Street, Vancouver, BC. Meeting rooms M3 / M4

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August 18, 2018

Taught by Sarah Alexander RN PNC – Director and Founder
Location: 808 Nelson Street, Vancouver, BC. Meeting rooms M3 / M4

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September 29, 2018

Taught by Sarah Alexander RN PNC – Director and Founder
Location: 808 Nelson Street, Vancouver, BC. Meeting rooms M3 / M4

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November 17, 2018

Taught by Sarah Alexander RN PNC – Director and Founder
Location: 808 Nelson Street, Vancouver, BC. Meeting rooms M3 / M4

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BC Location

Vancouver classes are at the Nelson Square Executive Offices in downtown - 808 Nelson Street, Vancouver, B.C. rooms M3 / M4.

Parking is available underground in P1 – stalls 112 – 175 – weekend parking rate is $7 for the day. Alternative parking is at 900 Burrard Street – Paramount Place. Rate ranges from $12.50 (before 0900) to $15.00 for the day. The building is secure on the weekend between 8:45- 9:00. If you are late, call my cell phone 778-628-2698.