Birthing and Babies Prenatal Classes

  A course to prepare you for childbirth and bringing baby home


Welcome to Birthing and Babies Prenatal Classes

Small group classes are offered as an EVENING COURSE  or a WEEKEND COURSE serving residents of Ottawa including Kanata, Nepean,  Barrhaven, Stittsville, Gloucester, Goulbourn, Osgoode and surrounding areas.

Also available: PRIVATE PRENATAL CLASSES  held from the comfort of your own home!!

Click HERE for answers to many Frequently Asked Questions about Prenatal Classes

Click HERE if you are interested in attending Private Prenatal Classes


Evening Prenatal Course Dates 2014

Four evening prenatal classes held once weekly in a small group setting from 7:00pm-9:30pm

Classes held in a comfortable home setting located in Kanata, Ontario 

Fall 2014 Evening Series

Date: Mondays September 15th, 22nd, 29th and October 6th
Time: 7pm-9:30pm

Date:Wednesdays October 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th
Time: 7pm-9:30pm

Date: Mondays November 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th
Time: 7pm-9:30pm



or phone 613-914-8489

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Weekend Prenatal Course Dates 2014

Prenatal Classes are held on a Saturday & Sunday in a small group setting from 10am-4:30pm

Classes are located in Kanata, Ontario

Fall 2014 Weekend Series

Date: September 20th and 21st

Date:October 4th and 5th
Time: 10am- 4:30pm

Date: November 1st and 2nd
Time: 10am-4:30pm

Date: December 13th and 14th
Time: 10am-4:30pm

or phone 613-914-8489

or email


About Birthing and Babies Prenatal Classes

-Birthing and Babies Prenatal Classes are held in Kanata, Ontario, Canada, serving residents of  Ottawa including Kanata, Nepean, Orleans, Stittsville, Goulbourn, Richmond, Carp and other surrounding areas


-Classes are offered as a Weekend Course (on a Saturday and Sunday from 10am-4:30pm) and are also offered as an Evening Course (one evening per week for 4 weeks from 7pm-9:30m). The Course Curriculum is the same for both the evening and weekend prenatal class series and includes approximately 10 hours of prenatal education CLICK HERE TO SEE TOPICS


-Designed to include  the Labour Support Person, a.k.a. Labour Coach, Birthing and Babies classes will equip the support person with solid knowledge about their role during labour, delivery and postpartum at home with mom and baby. Labour Support Person: You can rest assured that you will not be leaving class wondering how you can support and help your partner during this very important time.


-The opportunity to practice a variety of natural labour pain management techniques including relaxation techniques and labour positions will help give expectant parents more confidence while receiving immediate feedback. In addition, basic baby care skills such as proper ways of holding, diapering, and burping the newborn are also taught and rehearsed in class with a lighthearted and humourous atmosphere.


-You will be given all the skills and tools necessary in class to help achieve a positive and memorable birth experience. Ultimately, the goal is to help decrease anxieties about labour and the pain associated with it. If you wish to learn in an unbiased, non judgemental, interactive and casual atmosphere, then Birthing and Babies prenatal classes may be the right choice for you!  Just read the TESTIMONIALS section on this website to see what everyone is talking about....  


-The most current and evidence based information is provided in class by Registered Nurse & Certified Childbirth Educator Lorraine Merson ,who has been providing prenatal education for over 15 years to many residents of the Greater Toronto Area, Peel and Halton regions and surrounding areas. Her recent move to the Ottawa area (Kanata) the Greater Toronto area has enabled her renew her commitment in providing excellent prental classes. Her goal is to educate expectant couples about the many options available before, during and after the birth of their baby, thus helping them to make informed choices to achieve the ultimate Birth Experience  



or phone 613-914-8489

or email