Prenatal Program

Our mandate is to ensure childbearing families obtain the most current, evidence based information and education to help ensure health and wellness as they prepare for pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting. We work closely with our Advisory Board made up of health and education professionals and health region representatives to ensure content and community information is current and relative.

The curriculum has been developed in conjunction with content experts and uses adult education principles and promotes individuals responsibility for learning. The Douglas College curriculum is used throughout BC and Canada.

Prenatal Classes are offered six days-a-week in 15 different locations: Burnaby, New Westminster, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Mission, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Richmond, North Delta, North Surrey, Langley, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Squamish and Whistler. The Prenatal Class Series consists of six 2-hour classes and a reunion class; the Prenatal In-A-Day is 6 1/2 hours.

There are many valuable reasons for participating in childbirth education programs including: increase of knowledge, options and choices, self-awareness and confidence; networking and support from other parents as well as a forum for discussion and sharing.

The Prenatal Program includes our dedicated, qualified, experienced, exceptional instructors who recognize different styles of learning and strive to provide a safe, nurturing, friendly and fun environment for our learners.

Overseeing these programs is:

Kathie Lindstrom: 604.777.6529
CE/Perinatal Program Manager
Faculty of Health Sciences
lindstromk@douglascollege.ca

Judy Larson: 604.777.6530
CE/Perinatal Program Assistant Manager
Faculty of Health Sciences
larsonj@douglascollege.ca