Birth Transitions prenatal classes | Class schedules, formats and registration

Classes

Are available in three communities:
Maple Ridge, Port Moody and Coquitlam.

Wondering where you'll find time for prenatal classes?

Formats and Class dates
Locations
Registration
Content
Testimonials

Serving Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody,
New Westminster, Burnaby,
Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge,
Mission and Langley.
No problem.

We have formats for every schedule,
and a location only minutes away!

Whatever class you choose, we'll help you...

    Understand the process of labour and birth
    Share your experience of pregnancy
    Recognize inner resources and wisdom you already have
    Explore ways of dealing effectively with the pain of labour
    Build confidence in your ability to give birth
    Make knowledgeable decisions about your medical care during labour
    Prepare for breastfeeding and caring for an infant
    Assume your parenting role with joy and enthusiasm


Formats and Class dates

Check out these formats:

  1. Weekly evening prenatal classes
    A series of six 2-hour classes, held one evening per week.
    ** Maple Ridge and Coquitlam locations ** 7:00pm to 9:00pm
    Class size limited to 9 couples
    Cost: $195.00 per couple Fall Series #1: Thursdays, October 5th through November 9th, Coquitlam
    Fall Series #2: Wednesdays, November 8th through December 13th, Maple Ridge
    Winter Series #1: Thursdays, January 11th through February 15th, Coquitlam
    Winter Series #2: Wednesdays, January 31st through March 7th, Maple Ridge
    Spring Series #1: Thursdays, March 22nd and April 26th, Coquitlam
    Spring Series #2: Wednesdays, April 25th through May 30th, Maple Ridge
    Spring Series #3: Thursdays, May 24th through June 28th, Coquitlam

  2. Weekend Prenatal ‘Workshops’
    Each Workshop consists of either two consecutive Saturdays OR two consecutive Sundays,
    from 10:00am to 4:00pm, with a 1-hour lunch break.
    Class size limited to 9 couples
    Cost: $175.00 per couple
    Fall Workshop #2: Sunday, October 15th and 22nd, Maple Ridge
    Fall Workshop #3: Sunday, October 29th and November 5th, Port Moody
    Fall Workshop #4: Sunday, November 19th and 26th, Maple Ridge
    Fall Workshop #5: Sunday, December 3rd and 10th, Port Moody
    Winter Workshop #1: Sunday, January 7th and 14th (2018), Maple Ridge
    Winter Workshop #2: Sunday, January 28th and February 4th (2018), Port Moody
    Winter Workshop #3: Sunday, February 18th and 25th (2018), Maple Ridge
    Winter Workshop #4: Sunday, March 4th and 11th (2018), Port Moody
    Spring Workshop #1: Sunday, March 18th and 25th (2018), Maple Ridge
    Spring Workshop #2: Sunday, April 8th and 15th (2018), Port Moody
    Spring Workshop #3: Sunday, April 22nd and 29th (2018), Maple Ridge
    Spring Workshop #4: Sunday, May 6th and 13th (2018), Port Moody
    Spring Workshop #5: Sunday, May 27th and June 3rd (2018), Maple Ridge
    Summer Workshop #1: Sunday, June 17th and 24th (2018), Port Moody


  3. ** Is the class you want showing as FULL? Contact us anyways to be put on a Waitlist, and we will do our best to fit you into a class. If there is enough demand we will schedule an additional Workshop. We also get cancellations occasionally.

  4. Private Classes
    Two 2-1/2 hour classes held in the privacy and convenience of your own home.
    Scheduled individually to suit your personal needs.
    Cost: $230.00 per couple. A modest mileage charge may apply.
    To get dates and times that suit you, call or email soon to book.

Click here for information on prenatal-in-a-day classes.
Other Details

Each registration includes the mother-to-be and her partner.
All fees include HST, and are subject to change without notice.
Please see our Policies page to learn about registration refunds.

All Birth Transitions classes are taught by Trudy Noort.

To discuss which class best suits your needs and to see if there are still openings, please call or email. Or register now to avoid disappointment.

All class formats include a labour and birth handbook, which contains useful articles and illustrations. The weekly evening classes and Weekend Workshops also include a post-partum reunion several weeks after all the babies have been born. The reunion is primarily a social event, where couples can reconnect, admire babies and share birth stories.

Locations

We have three comfortable, accessible teaching locations:

  1. Maple Ridge: Start Smart After-School Centre, at #22 - 22621 Lougheed Highway. Click here for map.
  2. Port Moody: Cafe of Life Chiropractic, at 2609 Murray Street. Click here for map.
  3. Coquitlam: Place Maillardville Community Centre, at 1200 Cartier Avenue. Click here for map

Registration & payment

Register by phone or online. Your place in the class is confirmed on receipt of your payment.

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You may pay by cheque, cash or PayPal (Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Interac).
Receipts issued by email.

Content

All class formats cover the same topics. Click here to see them (listed in a pdf file).

Testimonials

"Great course! I enjoyed the class discussions. The videos and visual aids were also very helpful."
- Andrea, New Westminster

"Through our prenatal classes I was able to recognize and confront the fears I had about labour. I now feel much more confident. Thank-you!"
- Susan, Port Coquitlam

"These prenatal classes covered all the aspects of labour and birth that I was interested in. They were well-planned and clearly presented. Well done!"
- Clint, Burnaby

"I really enjoyed this course. I feel that I am coming away with a whole new outlook, and more confidence in the birthing experience."
- Michelle, Mission

"This Workshop exceeded my expectations. I had expected a somewhat crowded, not very personal setting with an academic overtone on childbirth issues. Thank-you for keeping it personal while still being informative."
- Frank, Coquitlam

"Trudy was very spontaneous, natural and credible as she brought us through the material we needed to know. She gave me confidence."
- Sofia, Port Moody

"Our private prenatal classes with Trudy were very informative. Her approach made us feel very comfortable, and put us at ease enough to ask the hard questions we might not have asked in a group setting. She is quite funny as well, making the learning process fun!"
- Danielle and Bo, Surrey

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