**We apologize, but we are currently not offering “in person” classes.   Available options:  7 Week Series taught via ZOOM or Preparing for Birth Online Learning.

Course Details

For the inquisitive couple who can’t commit to evening/weekly classes but still wants all the information. This convenient class is taught at a faster pace and requires more commitment to e-Learning and additional assignments at home.

14 hours of in-class instruction  (2 x 7 hour full days)
11.5 hours of e-Learning/Homework assignments
TOTAL:  Over 26 hours of curriculum & additional resources

*We recommend choosing a class that ends before you are 37 weeks gestation to ensure you make it to all the classes before baby arrives (Ideally 3-6 weeks). This will also ensure you are in a class with other couples with similar due dates.

What’s also included

  • Childbirth Companion Workbook
  • Online quizzes
  • Unlimited phone & email support before, during and after birth
  • Small class sizes.  Limited to 7-9 couples.

In Class

Level 1 – Preparing for a healthy birth

Level 1 core content prepares you and your partner for what to expect during a normal birth, how to avoid complications, minimize pain and what to do during the different phases.

This content is covered over the 2 days and various e-Learning videos.

  • Birth Physiology Defined (Anatomy, hormones, stages, etc.)
  • The psychology of birth
  • Birth Culture & Giving birth in Calgary
  • Coaching roles and responsibilities
  • Best practices for avoiding complications
  • Minimizing & managing pain

Level 2 – Navigating obstacles & understanding interventions

Level 2 advanced knowledge on navigating birth and adapting to when things don’t go as planned.

This content is covered over the 2 days and various e-Learning videos.

  • Evaluating progress of labour
  • Common medical interventions, practices and routines
  • Facing obstacles (induction, slow labour, prelabour rupture of membranes, etc.)


History of Childbirth

Fears surrounding the safety of birth today are largely unjustified.  This 23 minute e-learning video hleps us understand the roots of our birth culture in North America and appreciate the safety of childbirth today.

When baby is breech

Understanding breech (bum or feet fown) fetal presentation, suggestions for turning baby and options for delivering vaginally.


How to set yourself up for success with breastfeeding.  This 2 hour e-Class helps to eleviate a lot of the worry and frustrations that first time parents experience in the first hours and days post-birth.

Cesarean Section

This 17 minute e-Class details cesarean section surgery, along with benefits, risks, and recovery suggestions.

Natural Hospital Birth

Giving birth naturally in an environment that does not see much natural birth can take a little extra know-how.  This 2 hour e-Class helps to prepare expectant parents with understanding, strategies and best practices for achieving a natural birth in a hospital environment.

Post-birth & newborn expectations

Recovering from birth and getting to know your baby can be overwhelming.  This e-Class helps to make those first few weeks less stressful and more enjoyable by giving a better idea of what to expect.


Event Venue Date
7 Week live ZOOM Nov22 - Jan10 (Wednesdays) online ZOOM class with Rhonda
  • 6 December 2023 6:30 pm
7 Week live ZOOM Jan17 - Feb28 (Wednesdays) online ZOOM class with Rhonda
  • 17 January 2024 6:30 pm
7 Week live ZOOM Mar13 - May1 (Wednesdays) online ZOOM class with Rhonda
  • 13 March 2024 6:30 pm
HBC Refresher on ZOOM: March 17 & 19, 2024 online ZOOM class with Rhonda
  • 17 March 2024 7:00 pm