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Prenatal & Parenting

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Prenatal

Prenatal classes help parents make informed choices by providing education regarding pregnancy, labour, and birth. We support clients of midwives and physicians. Our instructors are nurses with specializations in lactation, childbirth, prenatal and post-natal care.

Classes are taught in the newly renovated room at Victoria General Hospital and include a hospital tour led by the instructor. We teach stages of pregnancy, stages of labour, preparing for labour and delivery including labour techniques, interventions and options during labour and delivery, and caring for mom and baby.


What to bring to class:

  • Baby's Best Chance (free from public health offices)
  • Two pillows and one blanket
  • Clothing suitable for floor exercises
  • Change for parking ($2.75 per 2 hours, subject to change)
  • Food and drinks for day-long classes

Private prenatal classes

Our private classes are gaining in popularity for couples with conflicting schedules or limited availability.We will arrange one-on-one instruction for you, including a tour.  The tuition for a private class ranges from $275 to $425 depending on the duration, and may be shared with a friend for a semi-private class.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Prenatal - Evening

We teach stages of pregnancy, stages of labour, preparing for labour and delivery including labour techniques, interventions and options during labour and delivery, and caring for mom and baby.This course is offered over 4 evenings at Victoria General Hospital.  All classes are held in the VGH Lecture Hall (located across the hall from Tim Horton's.)  Fee includes mother and partner. What to bring to class:

  • Baby's Best Chance (free from public health offices),
  • two pillows and one blanket,
  • clothing suitable for floor exercises,
  • change for parking ($2.75 per 2 hours, subject to change),
  • food and drinks for day-long classes.

2017W PRNT 502G 001 • Jan 5 - Jan 26 (4 sessions) • Teresa Evangelou

  • Thur • 6:30pm-9:00pm • Off campus
  • $175+GST

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An evening Prenatal series has been added for January, with a 6:30 start time. We are mindful of traffic conditions during the McKenzie Interchange project and will add additional classes as suitable. Thanks for your patience!


Prenatal in a Weekend

This course is offered in one weekend at Victoria General Hospital.  All classes are held in the VGH Lecture Hall (located across the hall from Tim Horton's.)  Fee includes mother and partner.

2016F PRNT 515G 004 • Dec 10 - Dec 11 (2 sessions) • Susan Johnson

  • Sat Sun • 9:00am-4:00pm • Off campus
  • $175+GST

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2017W PRNT 515G 001 • Jan 21 - Jan 22 (2 sessions) • TBA

  • Sat Sun • 9:00am-4:00pm • Off campus
  • $175+GST

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2017W PRNT 515G 002 • Feb 25 - Feb 26 (2 sessions) • TBA

  • Sat Sun • 9:00am-4:00pm • Off campus
  • $175+GST

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2017W PRNT 515G 003 • Mar 18 - Mar 19 (2 sessions) • TBA

  • Sat Sun • 9:00am-4:00pm • Off campus
  • $175+GST

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2017W PRNT 515G 004 • Apr 22 - Apr 23 (2 sessions) • TBA

  • Sat Sun • 9:00am-4:00pm • Off campus
  • $175+GST

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Prenatal in One Day

This 6.5 hour condensed version is for people with time and schedule constraints or a refresher for people who have had a child before. Highlights include: labour and birth; coping skills; role of the birth partner; and, what to expect following delivery. Victoria General Hospital.  All classes are held in the VGH Lecture Hall (located across the hall from Tim Horton's.)

2017W PRNT 505G 001 • Jan 15 (1 session) • TBA

  • Sun • 9:00am-4:30pm • Off campus
  • $125+GST

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2017W PRNT 505G 002 • Feb 19 (1 session) • TBA

  • Sun • 9:00am-4:30pm • Off campus
  • $125+GST

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2017W PRNT 505G 003 • Mar 11 (1 session) • TBA

  • Sat • 9:00am-4:30pm • Off campus
  • $125+GST

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2017W PRNT 505G 004 • Apr 9 (1 session) • TBA

  • Sun • 9:00am-4:30pm • Off campus
  • $125+GST

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Parenting

Baby Care

Be prepared by learning skills and strategies for coming home with your newborn. Topics: diapering, bathing and feeding; coping with visitors; illnesses; relationships; and what baby’s crying really means. A qualified childbirth educator will guide you through the steps to successful early parenting. What to bring to class: Baby's Best Chance (free from public health offices), diapers (disposable or cloth), baby clothing, change for parking, 2 pens and paper. Fee includes mother and partner.  This course is taught at the Lecture hall in Victoria General Hospital (across from Tim Horton's).

2016F PRNT 510G 002 • Dec 15 (1 session)

  • Thur • 6:00pm-9:00pm • Off campus
  • $50+GST

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2017W PRNT 510G 001 • Feb 16 (1 session)

  • Thur • 6:00pm-9:00pm • Off campus
  • $50+GST

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2017W PRNT 510G 002 • Apr 20 (1 session)

  • Thur • 6:00pm-9:00pm • Off campus
  • $50+GST

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Contact Us
Camosun College Lansdowne
3100 Foul Bay Rd
Victoria BC V8P 5J2
Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1
  • 250–370–3000
  • 1–877–554–7555 (toll-free)

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