“Diane is extremely knowledgeable and experienced, not to mention personable and understanding. You can’t go wrong booking into one of her classes or meeting with her one on one! I had a in home prenatal class and it was extremely thorough and helped ease a lot of fear and anxiety. Thanks again.”
~ Brenna Jarrett
“My husband and I attended 2 of Diane’s prenatal classes, labour & delivery and understanding your newborn. Labour and delivery information helped us tremendously in the delivery of our late pre-term son. I don’t think our delivery would have been so successful and positive without Diane’s guidance and information. All the information she teaches is relevant and up to date. She even stopped by our delivery room after the delivery. We highly recommend Diane.”
~ Sarah Baruta
Prenatal Childbearing Classes to help prepare you in making informed choices during Labour, Birth and the Post Partum period.
- When class is offered in 2020: March 21, April 25, May 30, July 11, August 15, Sept 26, October 31. Covid-19 may affect goup class dates, please email to inquire as private classes are still available.
- What time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tour 3:30 to 4:00
- Where: Beban Park Social Centre, 2300 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9T 3K7 [see Google map]
- How much: $75/couple for the group class
- Teaching methods: Interactive PowerPoint presentation with hands-on demonstrations
This one-day condensed childbearing class will cover the different stages of labour using Power Point, role of your support person, coping strategies, demonstrations with the birthing ball, pain medication options, medical interventions, navigating the Perinatal unit, hands on demonstrations with positioning baby for breastfeeding and what to expect in those first few days.
“My wife and I participated in a pre-natal class and lactation consulting with Diane. It was personal, and there was great information for both the moms and partners. The tips really helped us through our labour and navigating the whole experience. The lactation consulting visit was thorough and extremely helpful! We learned a lot and appreciated her expertise and effective suggestions.”
~ Tricia and Steve Q
How It Works – Only 2 Steps!
- Fill out the form below to see if a spot is available at your chosen class
- If there is space, I will email you to confirm your spot and instructions for payment
Class can be paid for by etransfer (preferred) at firstname.lastname@example.org or via PayPal.
Pay for Prenatal Classes Labour & Delivery
What to bring to class
- Water bottle and a bag lunch
- Comfortable loose-fitting clothing
- List of questions
- A pillow
The Birth of your Baby will be the most important day of your life.
I am passionate about supporting a woman’s right to choices in achieving her best possible birth experience. I have enjoyed a 11 year career as a Labour and Delivery RN. I have my BCIT specialty in Perinatal nursing, VIU Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Douglas College Breastfeeding Counsellor certification and have been an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant since 2009.
Aside from my career as a RN, I am also a mother to five children with three being born in hospital by physicians and two by Midwife at home. I am very open minded when it comes to each individuals birth plan and want to offer my support along with knowledge in helping you achieve your best possible birth experience.
Private individual in home prenatal class also available. $120/3 hours. If out of jurisdiction, travel rates may apply.
“Diane’s prenatal class was great!! I highly recommend Diane as a prenatal class teacher and lactation consultant. Our prenatal class was small and intimate, and Diane created a comfortable atmosphere for learning. She used various learning modalities, including helpful props (the massage balls were my favourite!). She did a great job of including the partners. My husband and I are grateful for this experience and are now much better prepared for our the labor and delivery of our first baby!
I chose Diane’s prenatal class because I’ve worked as a nurse along side her with new families before. I know first hand how caring, approachable, thorough, and professional she is. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience which makes her a very personable prenatal teacher. If I need help breastfeeding, I know who I’ll be calling :)”
~ Hayley Norris