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Inspired Childbirth Preparation Class

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Created by our own experienced team of Prenatal Instructors and based on the most recent evidence-based studies, these classes are a fun and interesting way for parents to fully prepare for the birth of their baby.

Moms and their partners will discover safe choices during labour and birth, including: pain relief options, effective communication with caregivers and thoughtful decision-making. Birth partners will learn how to offer gentle support throughout labour, and a variety of comfort measures are practiced together.

Breastfeeding, baby care basics, and postpartum adjustments are also discussed, so parents are ready to welcome their newborn with love!

Highlights of What You Will Learn:

  • how to recognize the signs and stages of labour.
  • the processes of labour and birth.
  • creating a comfortable birth space.
  • how to trust and follow your body’s cues.
  • comfort measures for pain management such as relaxation, breath awareness, massage, emotional support and much more.
  • the partner’s role.
  • medication options for pain control.
  • common medical procedures.
  • birth plans.
  • unexpected outcomes (such as Cæsarean sections).
  • a range of experiences and emotions of birth.
  • essential postpartum info, such as becoming parents, welcoming your baby, getting off to a good start with infant feeding, postpartum family adjustments, and processing your birth experience.


The fee for our Inspired Birthing class is $135. We require full payment within 10 days of registering to secure your spot in the class. When registering please be aware cheques will be cashed on the 1st and 15th of each month.
Private Class: $200

Six Week Series (Weeknights from 6:30 - 8:30pm)

  • September 9th to October 14th (Thursday evenings - Valour Community Club, 444 Burnell St. 6:30 to 8:30)
  • November 5th to December 10th (Wednesday evenings - Valour Community Club, 444 Burnell St. 6:30 to 8:30)

Weekend Classes (Two consecutive Saturdays)

  • August 9th and 16th (10:30 - 3:30, location: Klinic)
  • September 13th and 20th (10:30 - 3:30, location: Klinic)
  • October 18th and 25th (10:30 - 3:30, location: Klinic)
  • November 15th and 22nd (10:30 - 3:30, location: Klinic)
  • December 6th and 13th (10:30 - 3:30, location: Klinic)

MACFE instructors are also available for private instruction for those clients who are unable or do not wish to participate in a class. We offer a variety of private classes, including a full series that can be scheduled at the client's convenience and in the comfort of their own home. There is also a refresher class that is designed for people who have previously taken childbirth preparation classes. This session provides an overall review, as well as discussing recent changes in labour and delivery options, sibling preparation and postpartum adjustments for mother and family. A private refresher class designed for those clients planning a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) is also available upon request.

Additional Information:

All class participants are invited to use our lending library. We can also provide a reading list of books that are available at city libraries and local book stores.

Our classes are located at:

  • Winnipeg Birth Center, 603 St. Mary's Rd., in Winnipeg. View Map »
  • Klinic, 870- Portage Ave. in Winnipeg. View Map »

Thank you for taking the time to learn about our unique classes. For more information email us at or call Julie at 204-946-5226.

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