As our world continues to change rapidly, the process of childbirth does not. Due to the advent of Social Distancing, face to face Childbirth Classes have been cancelled, at least for the time being.

Many couples, still requiring knowledge to help them through the childbirth process, are looking for on-line instruction. While most of my 35+ years as a prenatal teacher have been face to face teaching, both in a classroom setting as well as private and semi-private sessions, I have also done a number of online sessions for new parents and refreshers. For more information on the topics we will discuss, please click on the Private Classes tab.

Is you are interested in FaceTime or Skype classes, please contact me at patjmccarthy@rogers.com or 416-745-6268.


Welcome to TorontoPrenatal.com. 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.