Mindful Birth prenatal classes

* NEW *

We are here to support your prenatal education in the midst of COVID-19.  We understand navigating the birth space right now is very daunting and we want to make sure you can make the right decisions for you to feel comfortable and confident despite these circumstances.

With this is mind, and the evolving landscape of our communities opening back up, we have launched 2 options to join our Mindful Birth prenatal education program.  Both options run in tandem, providing an interactive component between our Instructor and all attendees whether you join us virtually or in-person.

  1. Live and online via Zoom Meeting application
  2. In Person (maximum of 10 persons including the instructor to comply with COVID-19 Health Guidelines)

A CONSCIOUS AND PRESENT APPROACH TO BIRTH

Learn how to create a safe space to give birth in this in-person, comprehensive small group class. This one-of-a-kind series will teach you how to navigate a birth experience that feels right to you, no matter how or where you give birth.

It uncovers fears associated with birth and brings a connection to the mind and body. We also discuss informed choice, evidence-based practices, comfort measures, and planning for the postpartum period in a patient/birther/partner centered modality.


Goals of the Program/Big Takeaways:

  1. Patient/Partner centered care that focuses on navigating ALL your options for a safe birth that feels right to you
  2. Becoming mindful and informed in order to make planning for birth and the postpartum more manageable
  3. Remove fear, increase confidence for birth and postpartum 

Plan to start your series anytime after your first trimester.  

Your program support package:

  1. Detailed program summary, covering all the content you learn in this program.
  2. Prenatal care package full of products and local resource information.

WHEN:

  • Weeknight series, 6:30-9:00pm (3 weeks)
  • Weekend Intensive: Saturday & Sunday, 9:30am start time (total of 8hr spread over 2 days)
    • PLEASE NOTE: For online weekend intensive, our timing will be 10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm.

COST:

  • $199 +hst  *in person rate
  • $175 +hst  *virtual rate

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Section 1

    • The mind/body connection
    • Pain perception
    • How we learn fear
    • Language & influence
    • Affirmations
    • Visualizations
    • Mental skills for birth and beyond

Section 2

    • Signs of labour
    • Phases & stages of labour
    • Preparing to push
    • Hormones of labour
    • Mindfulness & breathing
    • Using our B.R.A.I.N.S

Section 3

    • Medical/non-medical comfort 
    • Routine vs Evidence
    • Induction & augmentation
    • Postpartum planning/New parent care
    • Newborn care
    • Postpartum mood
Hi, I’m Toni.
I am a certified Maternal Support Practitioner (doula), Certified Childbirth Educator, and Award Winning Birth Photographer. I have been passionate about supporting families choice and autonomy during pregnancy, birth, and beyond for nearly a decade. I want to make sure that my clients are the MOST informed people heading into their birth so that they can navigate a birth that feels safe and right for them. I have supported over 200 families over the last 6 years and continue my work and research in evidence-based care for birthing people.
Learn more about Toni at www.toninichole.com

CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS

My husband and I took the Mindful Birth Prenatal Class a few weekends ago and we are so happy with the experience, all the great knowledge, information and tips we learned and feel so much more prepared for what’s ahead! The topics and delivery of info was very fitting and relevant. We were able to ask lots of questions and found the links and slides provided after to also be very helpful. We are so glad we went through Serenity for this prep class! Highly recommended! Thank you!!

~ Laura M.

My husband and I took the birth class and were so happy with it! It was quickly moved to a virtual platform, because of COVID. We were worried this would make the experience less valuable, but that could not have been further from the truth. We loved the class and felt so comfortable with the teacher (Toni – she is amazing!!) and our classmates. All in all, it was an amazing experience and I have already recommended it to my friends. Thanks Serenity! I now feel confident and empowered going into the birth of my baby girl.

~ Jessica M.

My husband and I just finished our 4 week childbirth education -the whole birth effect at Serenity. The class was so informative and has made us feel so prepared for the birthing experience! It includes tonnes of information about child birth and emphasizes the importance of informed choices. It also focuses on postpartum care. I would highly recommend this class to any parents to be! And Toni was a fantastic teacher!!

~ Molly S.