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Private & Group Childbirth Education Classes
Located at Full Moon Physiotherapy in the Comox Valley

Jaz Macdonald will be on maternity leave until-spring 2025. Thank you for understanding and best of luck on your journey!

To learn more about the self-paced Informed Birth Course,

What class participants are saying...

''I wish all expecting parents could take this class''

''I can't thank you enough for everything- I'm feeling much more confident and ready to go!''

''I now have a clear understanding of what I can do to help as the father''

''Great, informed, neutral information on everything you need to know''

''Worth every penny''

''Really worthwhile. Jaz is an excellent teacher, will be a fabulous nurse!''

Who am I?

My name is Jaz Macdonald (she/her)


I love talking about all things pregnancy and birth and have been working in the birth field since 2015 when I attended my first Doula training with DONA International. I am a ProDoula Certified Childbirth Educator (PDCCE) and Certified Birth and Bereavement Doula (SBD). I am a Registered Nurse working in Pediatrics (currently on maternity leave). I am also working towards the Perinatal Nursing Specialty through BCIT. I also participated in a week-long Midwife Assistant training at the Farm Midwifery center in Tennessee.


This background has given me an appreciation for births in all settings, knowing that the most important thing is that you give birth where you feel safe! It has also given me an immense passion for advocacy and informed decision-making during birth, which is why I decided to pursue nursing.

To learn more about me and my qualifications,

Topics include:

  • Pre-labour vs labour

  • Anatomy & physiology

  • Stages & phases of labour

  • Stress, fear, & labour hormones: how to help them help you

  • The creation of a birth plan

  • Relaxation techniques

  • Partner support

  • Common interventions & tips for communicating with your care providers

  • Self advocacy & tips for informed decision making

  • Comfort measures & natural pain relief

  • Pain medication options

  • Cesarean birth, cesarean prevention & VBAC's (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean)

  • Postpartum period

  • Newborn care

  • Infant feeding basics


and more!

Why choose this class?

Clients very often enter the class feeling a bit nervous and scared of birth. My favorite part of childbirth education is seeing expecting parents leave at the end of the series feeling relieved, excited, and prepared to birth their baby. I am a strong believer that knowing what to expect, knowing your options, and having some tools to help you navigate labour and birth have a HUGE on having a more positive experience.

My background as a doula combined with my knowledge from my nursing program and specialty courses has given me a well-rounded appreciation for all types of births, in all types of settings. The most important thing is that you know what your options are, and that your wishes are heard and respected. Most of the time, there is more than one way to reach a desired outcome, and childbirth classes help you know what those options are.

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I look forward to hearing from you!

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