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Vancouver Childbirth Classes

“I came to the classes not sure what to expect. By the last class we had found a community and felt excited to give birth and meet our baby. Thank you for the wonderful weekend!”

~ Sam and Amanda

Childbirth Classs Dancing Star Birth

Bloom is offering Dancing Star Birth prenatal classes which are informative and fun. We cover everything from labour, birth to the first six weeks with your new baby. Come and meet other parents and prepare together for the transition as you expand your family.

Our classes provide more than just information; they prepare you in heart, body and mind. 

Can't find a class that works for your schedule? Book a Private Prenatal Class with one of our fabulous instructors.

Our 4-hour private instruction program covers everything from labor to the first 6 weeks postpartum. Get personalized guidance in the comfort of your own home. Contact us to schedule your session.

Our Curriculum

At Bloom we teach Dancing Star Birth childbirth classes. Our goal is to provide expectant parents with the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to navigate the transition to parenthood.


Our classes are designed to be participatory and interactive, so that parents can leave feeling empowered and ready to take on the exciting journey of childbirth and parenthood. We also provide a supportive community, where parents can connect and build relationships with other parents who are going through the same experience.


Our classes cover a variety of topics such as pregnancy, labour and birth, newborn care and breastfeeding, to ensure that expecting families are fully informed and prepared for the birth of their baby.

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Included in our package is our exclusive labour, birth and feeding pdf guide.

Every class is invited to a chat group so you can continue to build community and resources from the group. 

  • Where do you get your information from?

  • Medical Provider Overview 

  • Community Providers

  • Place of Birth - When to go to the hospital!  

  • Birth Movie

  • Comfort Measures

  • Pregnancy Tips

  • Physiology of Birth

  • Hormones of birth

  • Anatomy: The Reproductive System

  • Comfort Measures: Breath Awareness, Sounds, Touch

  • How to be a Supportive Birth Partner

  • How to get the Support you are Looking for

  • Newborn Sleep

Building on the Basics


Birth By Bloom Childbirth Education



  • What is 311, 411 or 511? Timing Contractions

  • Early Labour​, Active Labour and Pushing

    • What does it feel like?

    • What is happening in your body?

    • What do you do during this phase?

    • What the partner can do during this phase

    • What Comfort Measures work for each phase

  • Fast Births and Slow Births

  • When to call! When to go!

  • ​Placenta and Cord Clamping

  • ​Doula Tricks - Hip Squeeze, Pressure Points ... 

  • First 2 hours after birth

  • Newborn    

  • First Feeds with your baby

  • First 24 Hours with your Newborn

  • Caesarean Birth

  • Postpartum Tips and Tricks how to take care of your new family

Understanding Physiological Birth

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  • Informed Consent 

  • How to communicate with your medical team

  • Using BRAIN

  • Number ONE Dancing Star Birth Rule

  • Pain Management

  • Non-Medical Comfort Measures

  • Medications Options: Nitrous Oxide, Morphine, Fentanyl and Epidural

  • Birth Plans Tips

Medication Options and Decision Making

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  • Comforting your Newborn

  • Diapering​

  • Babywearing

  • Bathing your baby

  • Preparing for your Newborn 

  • Feeding your Baby

  • Soothing your baby 

  • Breastfeeding Basics

  • How to feed your baby

  • How to know if your newborn is getting enough?

  • First 6 weeks with your newborn

  • Community Support

Newborn Care + Feeding Baby


What makes Dancing Star Birth Classes Unique?

Like most prenatal classes, we cover:


  • Stages of labour

  • Fetal positioning  

  • Comfort measures – TENS, tapes, visualizations, water, acupuncture  

  • Physical labour support – massage and positions

  • Timing – calling care providers, going to the hospital

  • Pain medications – options and procedures

  • Cesarean birth – what to expect

  • The first 24 hours

  • Breastfeeding

  • Babycare

  • Postpartum – recovery and healing

However, we also go further, and cover: 

  • Hormones of labour

  • Pain coping practices

  • Emotional labour support – communication and creating a connection

  • Pain medication – tips for partners, making the choice

  • Coping with anxiety and fear

  • Dealing with the unexpected

  • Building a positive dynamic with your care team 

  • Informed consent and informed decision making

  • Culture of birth – opinions, and expectations

  • Cesarean birth – enhancing the OR birth experience

  • Postpartum – partner support

  • Inclusion and roles of the birth partners

  • Community resources including prenatal class chat group for continued support.


When should I start my childbirth class?


Sign up early so you get the class you want. Our classes book up fast! 


Most people are in their third trimester of pregnancy when they start their prenatal class. We recommend that you sign up for a prenatal class that finishes within 3 – 6 weeks of your due date.  You will appreciate having time to integrate the information and comfort measures.

Should I choose a weekend prenatal class or a weekly series?

Your work and travel schedule will likely be the most important factors but also reflect on your learning style and goals. Some do best with an immersion-style weekend class, and others prefer to progress in smaller doses with a weekly series. The content of both courses is identical. Weekly series are one evening per week for six weeks starting on the date shown; weekend classes run on Saturday and Sunday. Our series is 12 hours of childbirth education.

Where are your childbirth classes located?

We have three convenient locations for our Bloom childbirth classes. 

Pomegranate Midwives in East Vancouver / Hastings-Sunrise and 

Westside Midwives in Kitsilano on West 4th.

Dancing Cat Yoga Studio New Westminster

Soon we will be opening in Surrey BC. Check our calendar for upcoming classes.

What if I have my baby early or can't attend classes because of a medical reason?

Should you need to cancel for medical reasons anytime prior to the start of class, you can request to switch your class to a one on one online session. If you have given birth before the start of the class, a refund will be given minus a $100 non-refundable deposit. Please give us as much notice as possible so we can fill the spot. For all other cancellation reasons, up to 3 weeks before the class start date, a 50% refund will be issued. No refunds are available 3 weeks before the class starts and for the duration of the class.

Our classes fill quickly. If your preferred class is full, please email or call us at 604.254.1100 to see about waitlists, private prenatal classes or other options.

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