Video Prenatal Classes with Marie Fortier, The Baby Expert

After 30 years of working as a perinatal nurse, I retired from the public health network. I am now entirely devoted to providing you with up-to-date, pertinent and probing information to help you prepare for your role as a parent.

Video prenatal classes are:

  • More than 70 videos covering all the stages of your pregnancy – before, during and after childbirth up to your baby’s 1st birthday;
  • Watch the videos as many times as you like, when you like during a three month period;
  • Member exclusive content and guides, including a birthing plan, baby purée recipes and much more;
  • 20-minute private consultation with Marie Fortier ($60 value).

Only $75 for 3 months

Prenatal classes include:

     Class 1: Pregnancy

     Class 2: Exercises and pelvic floor

      Class 3: Breastfeeding

      Class 4: Signs of labour and childbirth

      Class 5: Visiting where you will give birth and soothing pain

      Class 6: The postnatal period and returning home

Video prenatal classes: 1 – Pregnancy

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Pregnancy is a big moment in life. To better understand what is happening, get answers to your questions and prevent complications, watch the following videos:

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Video prenatal classes: 2 – Exercises and Pelvic Floor

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Pelvic Floor

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Video Prenatal Classes: 3 – Breastfeeding

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Video Prenatal Classes: 4 – Signs of Labour and Childbirth

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Video Prenatal Classes: 6 – The postnatal period and returning home

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