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 and Cochrane, AB.  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


January 14th, 2017

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

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March 4th, 2017

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

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April 22nd, 2017

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

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June 3rd, 2017

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

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July 15th, 2017

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

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August 26th, 2017

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

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October 14th, 2017

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

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November 25th, 2017

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

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Upcoming Cochrane Courses


January 21, 2017

Taught by Sarah Alexander RN, PNC(c) – Director and Founder
Location: SHIFRA Centre for Wellness in Cochrane Albert

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March 11, 2017

Taught by Sarah Alexander RN, PNC(c) – Director and Founder
Location: SHIFRA Centre for Wellness in Cochrane Albert

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April 29, 2017

Taught by Sarah Alexander RN, PNC(c) – Director and Founder
Location: SHIFRA Centre for Wellness in Cochrane Albert

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June 10, 2017

Taught by Sarah Alexander RN, PNC(c) – Director and Founder
Location: SHIFRA Centre for Wellness in Cochrane Albert

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July 22, 2017

Taught by Sarah Alexander RN, PNC(c) – Director and Founder
Location: SHIFRA Centre for Wellness in Cochrane Albert

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September 16, 2017

Taught by Sarah Alexander RN, PNC(c) – Director and Founder
Location: SHIFRA Centre for Wellness in Cochrane Albert

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October 21, 2017

Taught by Sarah Alexander RN, PNC(c) – Director and Founder
Location: SHIFRA Centre for Wellness in Cochrane Albert

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December 2, 2017

Taught by Sarah Alexander RN, PNC(c) – Director and Founder
Location: SHIFRA Centre for Wellness in Cochrane Albert

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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.

AB Location

The location for all group classes in Cochrane are at SHIFRA Centre for Wellness - 118 – 3rd Ave – Cochrane, A.B.

Shifra Centre For Wellness Home of Cochrane Community Midwives.

Free parking is located in the parking lot in front of the building.

If you are lost, don't hesitate to call my cell phone 778-628-2698.