frequently asked questions.



  • It can help make sense of so much information that we find online.
  • It's a great way to connect with other expecting families. Often people form friendships that last many years which is wonderful because their children become friends too!
  • You get up to date information, and it complements your prenatal care.
  • Many people say it can help reduce any concerns they have and help them feel prepared.
  • Research studies show that prenatal classes are important as it helps families make informed decisions.
  • Classes like breastfeeding or coping with labour will give you the opportunity to practice positions and strategies that will help.
  • The right time all depends on you. You may want to take a class early in your pregnancy or later, there is no right or wrong time. Typically people take classes during their third trimester. We suggest taking and completing your classes before reaching 37 weeks to ensure that you will have completed your classes before your baby arrives.
  • There are two ways you can register:
    1. You can fill out this brief questionnaire to help streamline your registration process.
    2. You can email me at info@preparingforparenting.ca, especially if you are interested in private classes or have specific questions.
  • In the event that you are not able to attend a class, please give at least 24 hours notice to receive a full refund. We will not be able to provide a refund if you cancel within 24 hours before the class begins.
  • In the event that you need to reschedule or make a change, please let me know 24 hours before the class to ensure that I can make necessary arrangements to meet your needs.
  • Taking a breastfeeding class will give you an overview of how to breastfeed your newborn. We review positions, tricks and tips. This class will also give you troubleshooting information related to breastfeeding and infant feeding, how to prevent challenges, and how to cope if they do occur.
  • This class will give you skills and infromation about how to safely care for your baby, how to connect and engage with them, and a number of tips. This class will give you hands on experience. The aim is that you walk away feeling prepared to care for your newborn.
  • Your partner/support person
  • Pen (if you want) - handouts will be provided
  • A water bottle
  • If you want, pillows and snacks are also welcome
  • Everything is open for discussion. If you are interested in having a class, let me know and I will do our best to accommodate you. Vancouver, West Vancouver, Burnaby, North Vancouver, and beyond! I can make it work for you!
  • When planning a private class, we will meet first (free of charge) for a consultation, at a coffee shop or somewhere close to where you live and then we can talk about what information you want and if we are the right fit for each other. After that we will book a date and I will organize materials that will specifically meet your needs. Private sessions can be done over time or all at once.