Community Prenatal Classes 

Community Prenatal Classes provide evidence-based information to help guide expectant families through their labor, birth and early parenting.  Group classes are scheduled regularly throughout the year, alternating between 7-week class series (Monday evenings) and weekend workshops.  Private sessions are also available (when required).
 

The main topic areas for the sessions include information on birth preferences, basic anatomy, the stages of labor, natural comfort measures, the role of the labor support person, common hospital interventions, pain medication options, newborn care, early parenting, breastfeeding and postpartum care. 

Families are also provided with updated information in regards to the Covid-19 situation and new policies/procedures for labor and birth at the Valley Regional Hospital. 

 

Prenatal classes and workshops are currently taking place online on the Zoom platform. 

 

Upcoming 2022 Schedule:
 

Winter/Spring Community Prenatal Education Schedule:
Weekend Workshop: March 12/13 (half days)

7-Week Class Series: Monday evenings (6-8:30pm), starting April 4

Weekend Workshop: June 11/12 (half days)
 

Please contact valleydoulas@gmail.com or (902) 670-1321 for more information or to register for a session.

Sessions continue to take place on Zoom at this time, with tentative plans to return to in-person group learning.

With special thanks to the generous support of the Town of Kentville and Municipalities of the County of Kings, Annapolis and West Hants, all prenatal sessions are offered at no cost to expectant families.