Labour and Birth

The Labour and Birth class helps first-time parents prepare and understand what may happen during the labour and birth of their new baby, for both natural and caesarean births. Learn about:

  • Signs and stages of labour
  • Comfort in labour, breathing, positioning and focusing
  • Medical pain management and medical interventions
  • Birth planning and decision making
  • Family-centred caesarean birth
  • Delivery room and postpartum care for mother and baby
  • Prenatal hospital tour (parents taking this class do not need to book a separate hospital tour)
Cost: $150 per couple

Weeknights from 6 to 9:30 p.m. for two weeknights
Saturdays or Sundays from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for one full day class
This class is also available in Mandarin.

Please check the online schedule for available dates.   
Location: Classes take place at North York General Hospital, General site, 4001 Leslie Street, Toronto, ON M2K 1E1
To register

Go to our online registration to select the classes and dates you wish to book.


Payment is accepted by Paypal. You do not require a Paypal account and you can pay with a credit card on the Paypal site.

Refunds require a physician's note or verification of early delivery of your baby.

If you require a refund or need to reschedule a class (by availability only), please call the Prenatal Services line and leave a detailed message at 416-756-6337