Skip to content

PRENATAL CLASSES

My prenatal classes are perfect for first time parents looking for accurate information about what to expect and how to best prepare. With over 13 years of experience working with families in labour & delivery I strive to ease your anxiety and help you feel prepared for baby's arrival.

tricities prenatal class

MAMABEAR TRUTH:

Birth is like riding a wave. Just when you feel like you’ve got a handle on the contractions, another, stronger one comes along. The best way to handle it is by going with the flow, knowing what your options are and being open to whatever will happen.

I take the stress out of trying to figure out what all the medical jargon means.

The benefit of my prenatal classes is that I address your concerns and questions, and cater the information to best support you, your partner and your pregnancy. Your baby has already decided how he/she is going to make their entrance into the world and the best thing you can do is to be informed. Couples that take my class feel prepared, less anxious and supported. They have the information they need in order to make informed decisions.

My prenatal classes include the following information: signs of labour, how your body prepares for labour, when to go into the hospital, how your partner can best support you, coping mechanisms, pain medication options, what happens when you go to the hospital, what is an induction, explaining the different ways to deliver, what to expect if you’re having a c-section, breastfeeding, basics like diaper changing, bathing, and safe swaddling, and postpartum care of Mama and baby.

Which prenatal class is the best option for me?

Select one of my prenatal support options below, or package this together with one of my postpartum support services listed below. Looking for complete support? Be sure to check out the Complete MamaBear Package.

tricities prenatal classThis 4 hour prenatal class includes:

  • Email support until your baby arrives
  • Ebook of material covered
  • Packing List
  • Newborn/Breastfeeding Ebook
  • Welcome goodie bag filled with organic baby products from local businesses

COST: $150/couple

UPCOMING DATES:
November 17 10am-2pm; Coquitlam
December 8 10am-2pm; Coquitlam
January 19 10am-2pm; Coquitlam
February 9 10am-2pm; Coquitlam
March 15 10am-2pm; Coquitlam
April 19 10am-2pm; Coquitlam

REGISTER TODAY

This 4 hour private in-home class is perfect for the couple that needs the class to work around their busy schedules. It includes:

  • Email support until your baby arrives
  • Ebook of material covered
  • Packing List
  • Newborn/Breastfeeding Ebook
  • Welcome goodie bag filled with organic baby products from local businesses

COST: $250

BOOK NOW

This 2 hour in-home shortened class is perfect for the couple needing a little refresher on what to expect. It includes:

  • Email support until your baby arrives
  • Ebook of material covered
  • Packing List
  • Newborn/Breastfeeding Ebook
  • Welcome goodie bag filled with organic baby products from local businesses

COST: $175

BOOK NOW
doula-reviews

“We just took Agnes's Prenatal Class and it was amazing!!! She provides small classes where you can ask any question you'd like. She is incredibly helpful and knowledgeable, and helps put all your fears at ease. The more information you have, the better you are equipped to handle new challenges in your life. And Agnes really helps you walk out of the class feeling knowledgeable and ready for your new adventure. It's worth every penny! She also provides lots of support and further classes and meet-ups, so you don't feel alone and you are always supported. If you are expecting, I would really recommend her class. You're not alone in this, you have support with Agnes!”

- Aarmita -

doula-reviews

“My husband and I did the prenatal workshop with Agnes in June 2018. Let me just say that I was extremely blown away by the amount of information that we left with that day. We went through everything from beginning to end and Agnes let us interrupt her many times with questions! It was a small group, which I liked, and in the comfort of her home. She was well prepared and provided us with everything she discussed with us in an email attachment for us to use after our class. I would definitely recommend taking this class with Agnes to get all of your questions out, to learn about pregnancy and birth and to be that much more prepared through this journey. Agnes even advised the class that we could contact her anytime with questions and/or concerns. I will be booking more classes for sure. Thank you, Agnes!”

- Victoria, First time Mama -

doula-reviews

“We did a private prenatal class with Agnes with the CPR option. Even though we had never met her before, from the moment she arrived it felt like we were hanging out with a good friend. Agnes was very professional, knowledgeable, and fun. Our day was 5 1/2 hours and the time flew by because she made the whole experience fun. I would highly recommend her for pre- and post-natal and of course the CPR. I feel so much more comfortable welcoming our baby into the world in 5 weeks because of Agnes.

- Sarah -

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Prenatal Classes

Who should take a prenatal class?

Everyone, whether it’s your first time or your second, it’s a great way to decrease your anxiety and help you prepare for the arrival of your baby.

When should I take the class?

After 24 weeks is a good time and before 36 weeks. This way you are far enough along, but not too close to your due date, to give you enough time to digest the information and prepare.

Does my partner have to attend?

That’s completely up to you. I strongly recommend that your support person attend, so that you can both hear the information and you can discuss how they can best support you.

If I can’t make it to a group prenatal class, do you offer private in-home option?

Yes, I do. Our lives are so busy that it can be hard to fit it into an already busy weekend. I have availability during weekdays, evenings and weekends. Whatever works best for your schedule.

Can I take the information home?

Yes, I will be sending you a PDF of all the information covered in class.

How long is your prenatal class?

My prenatal classes are 4 hrs long.

What information is covered?

I cover everything from:

  • common tests at the end of your pregnancy
  • packing list
  • exercise and nutrition in pregnancy
  • how to cope with nausea and vomiting
  • signs of labour
  • how your body prepares for labour
  • when to go into the hospital
  • how your partner can best support you in labour
  • coping mechanisms in labour
  • pain medication options
  • what happens when you get to the hospital
  • what does induction mean
  • explaining the different ways to deliver a baby
  • what to expect if you’re having a c-section
  • breastfeeding
  • basics like diaper changing, bathing, and safe swaddling
  • postpartum care of Mama and baby
I’m going to have a scheduled c-section, should I still take a prenatal class?

Yes, because I include information about c-sections and I feel that it helps decrease your anxiety and helps you prepare for what to expect.

Scroll To Top