Every pregnant woman and her family want the best for their growing baby. What you do now can affect your baby’s lifetime health. Learn how to give your baby a great start to a healthy life.

A variety of interactive labour preparation classes held one evening a week for six weeks or on four Saturdays.


Topics include signs and stages of labour, when to go to the hospital, breathing and relaxation, decision-making, medical procedures, breastfeeding, baby care, and more!


Six week series $140
Four week series $145


Register Now for Six Week Series (Weeknight)

Register Now for Four Week Series (Saturdays)

Register Now for Classes Outside of Calgary

Airdrie, Banff, Canmore, Cochrane, High River, Okotoks, Strathmore


Additional Childbirth Essentials Classes


The most comprehensive prenatal and postnatal experience.  Classes run for 10 consecutive weeks, beginning about 6 to 7 weeks before your due date and continuing beyond birth. A “birth-day” celebration is held on the last class.

Prenatal Topics: Week 1 to 5:

  • Preparing for labour and birth, signs of labour, labour stages, breathing, and relaxation, positioning, decision-making, medical procedures and breastfeeding.

Postpartum Topics: Week 6 to 10:

  • Baby care, illness and safety, adjusting to parenthood, and comforting your baby.

Choose your Birth and Babies class according to your due date. 


Ideally, your baby is born between weeks five and seven of the class, then you and baby come back to class. If you select a class that begins too early, or too late, you will not get the full  benefit from the classes and full participation.


The following links will give you the available classes for your due dates. For example, if your baby is due on March 14, click “January – March.”  Then scroll down until you find classes for your due date.    If there is more than one choice, select the most convenient location.



January – March

April – June

July – September

October – December



Early Pregnancy


This free, interactive class will get you thinking about the changes pregnancy brings to your body, relationships, and lifestyle. Learn how to make sense of all the information you get from the internet, books, friends, family, and the nice lady on the bus. You will be given a free Prenatal Journal and Pregnancy Wellness Guide. Come early in your pregnancy to give your baby the best start.


Healthy Eating for Pregnancy


Looking for nutrition information? Wanting to know how your nutrition needs change during pregnancy? What foods are safe to eat while you are pregnant? Join a Registered Dietitian and learn more about nutrition during pregnancy, including tips to help you eat well and stay healthy. Pregnant women at any stage of their pregnancy can attend. Your spouse, partner or a support person is also welcome to attend with you


Relax for Pregnancy and Labour

Does thinking ahead to labour, birth and parenting create some anxiety in you?  Are you finding that balancing work, family and pregnancy can be a bit stressful?  This session will explore a variety of relaxation and coping techniques that will give you practical ways to get in touch with your body, release tension, and handle changes in positive ways.  This session will also give you more skills and confidence for labour.



Pregnancy Massage for Couples

This interactive workshop teaches both partners massage techniques for pregnancy, labour, and general relaxation.


Please see these additional classes you can take during your pregnancy!

Phone 403-955-1450 for more information

(Long distance:  1-866-471-7011)