Prenatal Classes at Women’s College Hospital

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As many of you are already aware, I was recently hired to teach prenatal education classes at Women’s College Hospital here in Toronto. I’m very excited about this opportunity as I hope that it will allow me to reach many more women and their partners, from more diverse walks of life. I firmly believe that education is a vital component of a healthy pregnancy, a positive and empowering birth experience and a strong start as new parents. Taking group classes over a six-week period gives you the opportunity to make new connections with other parents-to-be and affords you the time to absorb the wealth of information and ensure that your questions are addressed.

Another reason that I am excited about teaching at WCH is that they are permitting me to run the courses using my own curriculum – in other words, the content will be the same as  it would be in any other location where I teach. This means that my students will not have to worry about anyone else’s agenda interfering with the education they need to make informed choices. All of the content in my courses is firmly based in current, reliable evidence and respects a woman’s ability to know her body and to give birth with confidence and strength.

Unlike most other hospital prenatal classes, you do not need to be a patient at WCH. Regardless of where your midwife or doctor has privileges and whether you are planning a hospital birth or a home birth, you are welcome to register.

For more information or to register, please visit the WCH website. My courses are on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm (until 9). The first series begins November 14th.

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4 thoughts on “Prenatal Classes at Women’s College Hospital

  1. Hi, I am actually trying to contact someone to register for the weekend classes that they offer at the hospital as my husband and I work different shifts and this is the only time we have. I am not getting any answer to phone messages left or response to emails I have sent. Do you by any chance have a better way to contact them to register? I tried the switch board and they didn’t know what I was talking about at all….

    • Hi Gillian… oh dear! I’m sorry, I don’t have any suggestions for you with regard to getting in touch with them. I’m sorry that you’re having so much trouble. Would you be interested in my weekend class at CSI Annex June 15/16? The course content is identical, but the class size is much smaller (I cap these at 6 couples, to allow for more time for questions and participant interaction). I have a few spots left as of now. Email me at heather@socialinnovation.ca or call 647-408-4328 if you want to register or if you have any questions.

      • Thank you for the quick response, its actually quite funny as they emailed me back finaly about 2 minutes after I commeted… I think someone listening at switch board must have know who I was looking for or figured it out 😀 I would normally switch to your class in a heart beat as I hate when I get bad service, however my shower might be that weekend so I do not want to book something… Thanks for your help!

      • I’m glad to hear they finally replied! Sorry to learn that I won’t be getting to meet you on the 15th/16th though. I hope that you have a lovely shower and that you enjoy your WCH course immensely! Best wishes.

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