Welcome to TorontoPrenatal.com. My name is Pat McCarthy. I am a certified childbirth educator and I've been teaching expectant women and couples in the Toronto area since 1984. I currently teach childbirth classes for Prenatal on the Go, Etobicoke General Hospital and Orange Dot.

I provide services for the following:

  • Childbirth Preparation Classes
  • Relaxation strategies for the general public
  • Stress management
  • Coping strategies for acute and chronic illness
  • Mental preparation for athletes

I also teach private and semi-private classes in your home. These classes can be customized to suit your individual needs.



A little about me…

  • After taking Lamaze classes for my first child and benefitting greatly from the experience, I decided that I wanted to help others by becoming a certified teacher myself.
  • Upon completion of a rigorous training program, I was certified by ASPO/Lamaze (now Lamaze International) in 1984.
  • I first taught classes in my home, then with Mount Sinai for 19 years, and now with Prenatal on the Go, Wm Osler Health Centre (Etobicoke site) and Orange Dot.
  • I taught the psychoprophylaxis module of the ASPO/Lamaze certification program and when the teacher training program required new leadership, I was chosen to be the program director for all of Canada, a position I held for 22 years.  The program became part of the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies and then The Michener Institute.