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Childbirth 101: Preparing for Birth and Beyond – 4-week class

$300 + HST / couple


4-week series: 2.5 hours / week

Join us for this informative and hands-on 4-week childbirth education class. 

Childbirth 101: Preparing for Birth and Beyond will teach you about the birthing process, coping techniques, medical supports and the early postpartum period.

York Region
Wed Jun 5 - Jun 26
7:00pm - 9:30pm

This class will give you the opportunity to explore your needs and expectations for birth and learn about concrete coping techniques for labour and beyond, including movement and mindfulness based techniques.

Topics covered in this class:

  • Stages of labour
  • Coping and mindfulness techniques
  • Medical supports and interventions
  • How to push
  • Baby feeding
  • Early postpartum care and recovery.
  • This experiential, integrative and engaging class will help you develop realistic expectations for birth and beyond and prepare you for all potential possibilities for birth.

What people are saying about the class:

“Kira, I’m so glad that we chose to do our prenatal class with you versus at our hospital. I was especially interested in your prenatal class because it covered at least a taste of what to do when the baby arrives, rather than focusing solely on the birthing process. We definitely got a great introduction to many different approaches to experiencing birth. I really appreciated that you made sure that everyone had a chance to participate in the way they needed to.”

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Class / Workshop Facilitators

  • Kira LissKira LissChildbirth Educator

    Kira Liss is a yoga instructor and childbirth educator. She has been passionate about pregnancy, birth and babies for as long as she can remember. Kira has additional training in Birthing from Within, Prenatal Yoga and HypnoBirthing® with Sasha Padron, Bellies Inc and HypnoBirthing® for Birth Professionals. Kira strives to provide inclusive, holistic and dedicated care to each of her clients and students.

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Class / Workshop Facilitators

  • Krystal Lea, Childbirth Educator at West End MamasKrystel LeaCertified Childbirth Educator

    Krystel’s passion is to help people prepare physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually for their birth so that they have the power and strength to instinctively birth their baby in a safe and gentle way.

    Coming from a very big family, Krystel has always been surrounded by pregnant women and babies. She naturally took to tending to her baby cousins and helped in any way she could. During her last year of Registered Massage Therapy School, Krystel learned about Breast and Prenatal massage and realized what her passion was. She dove deeper into this passion and took more continuing education in Post partum massage, Thai Yoga Massage, Reflexology and even Belly Wrapping.

    Krystel found great pleasure and purpose to helping women and their partners to prepare for the best birth specific to each couple. Within a year she became a Birth and Postpartum Doula with obtaining a certificate in Lamaze Childbirth Educator from the Canadian Institute of Childbirth Educator and finally became a Certified HypnoBirthing® Educator from the Mongan Method.

    Aloha is a word that Krystel holds very deeply in her heart. Not only is her family from Hawaii, but the meaning of Aloha is Hawaiian. Aloha translates to “Breath of life” or “Presence of breath. “Alo” means Presence while “Ha” means Breath.

    Not only does Krystel live by giving aloha love to everyone she meets, but also the Buddhist teaching of Metta. Translated in English Metta means “Loving kindness.” Through her work and her presence she hopes to inspire, educate and mentor people to achieving a birth they truly desire.

Class/Workshop Details


Upcoming Dates

York Region
Wed Jun 5 - Jun 26
7:00pm - 9:30pm