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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 new policies/procedures for labor and birth at the Valley Regional Hospital. 


Upcoming 2023/24 Schedule:

Winter/Spring Community Prenatal Education Schedule:

7-Week Hybrid Class Series (Jan/Feb) - Starting week of January 8th (In-Person class on Monday evenings (New Minas) or Online class on Thursday evenings, 6-8:30pm)

Weekend Workshop: March 2/3rd, 9-4pm both days with an hour break for lunch *In-Person (Berwick)

7-Week Hybrid Class Series (April/May) - Starting week of April 8th (In-Person class on Monday evenings (New Minas) or  Online class on Thursday evenings, 6-8:30pm)

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

Thanks to the generous support of the WKM Health Society, the Municipalities of the county of Kings, Annapolis and West Hants and the partnership with the Kings County Family Resource Centre, Valley Doulas are able to provide prenatal sessions at no cost to families!!  

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