January 2022 – My Powerful Birth Live Online Prenatal Class


My Powerful Birth is NOT your typical prenatal birth class. Our course is focused on teaching you how to use your voice, your body and your intuition so that you can birth in your power.

Here’s what you can expect from our prenatal class:

  • focus on your right to informed choice
  • find out how to powerfully communicate your needs and values with your care team
  • getting your mind blown with what is possible for your birth
  • some serious myth bustin’
  • a deep dive into connecting with your intuition
  • a whole lot of fun

Increase your confidence, connection and ability to discover what is really important to you in this experience.  

Next class starts January 8, 2022 and ends on February 12, 2022 (6 weeks).

We meet every Saturday mornings at 10:00am PST for 2 hours online through Zoom.

These classes are ideally for those due at the end of February, March, April or May 2022.

Whether you are planning to birth at home or in hospital, go unmedicated or fully medicated, low intervention or high intervention, or even a cesarean birth - My Powerful Birth classes are for you. While it is suitable for any kind of birth, the emphasis is on informed choice and having a birth that you feel powerful in. One thing Samantha and Michelle focus on is unlearning some of those lifelong stories that have built your perception of birth so that you can really tap into what is important to you through this momentous journey.

So much of the information out there is just focused on fear and control of birthing parents. That is not what these classes are about. Feel confident in your power by getting valuable information and tuning into your intuition that will make a positive difference for your pregnancy birth and postpartum.

As experienced doulas, Michelle Tyliakos and Samantha Gagnon have attended pretty much every kind of birth there is. They can pull their knowledge and experiences at high intervention birth and completely hands off births too. Their knowledge base is broad and this means they can easily adapt the information to suit your class needs. Having birthed 7 babies between them in various ways, they also can share what it is like for first time parents and adjust to life with more kids.


  • Physiologic birth
  • Informed choice
  • Common interventions in pregnancy, birth and postpartum
  • Birthing planning
  • Connecting with your intuition
  • Comfort in birth
  • The partners essential role
  • Powerful Postpartum
  • Other topics depending on class needs

Frequently Asked Questions:


While we prefer all our students to join us live each week so that you can ask your questions on the spot, we do record all our classes. These recordings and all the free resources for that week will be emailed to you by the next day so that you can watch it at your own time.


Yes! It is very important that your birth partner joins every class so that they too can feel powerful in supporting you in your birth. Additionally, if you have a doula or another birth support person, they are welcome to join CLASS 5 - our partner specific class!


We know that you have a lot of choice in who to take prenatal classes from and that is great! Something you do want to consider is what the background of the teacher is. As experienced doulas, we have been to practically every kind of birth there is and are able to draw on that varied experience to give you a well rounded prenatal class.

Beyond that, we do not work for any hospitals and health authorities so this gives us the freedom share options and information which others are simply not allowed to tell you. We teach you how to explore the system that we are experts at navigating.


We know you have probably read some birth books, joined a baby group and already follow Bad Ass Mother Birther on Instagram and maybe you are already feeling information overload. We get it. There is almost too much information out there. One thing we really like to focus on is unlearning some of those lifelong stories that have built your perception of birth so that you can really tap in to what is important to you through this momentous journey.

So much of the information out there is just focused on fear and control of birthing parents. That is not what we are about. We want you to feel confident in your power and one of the ways to do this is by getting valuable information that will make a positive difference in your pregnancy, birth and postpartum.

Another aspect in the group classes that we love is the ability for you to find other like minded birthing families to connect with and share this journey.

My partner and I had the pleasure of taking the ‘My Powerful Birth’ prenatal class with Samantha Garcia and Michelle Tyliakos in June. The class was amazing and we learned so much from both of them – they were the perfect compliment to one another and both brought a unique view and background that offered an engaging dialogue around the birth journey as well as lots of great resources to share with us. They are very passionate about advocating for the importance of informed choice/consent and inspired all of us in the class to feel confident in our abilities to make decisions and take control over our bodies and babies throughout the birth journey.

We were educated on all the stages of labour, the various interventions and options we could be offered, the risks and benefits of these options, and most importantly, our bodies natural wisdom and responses to birth that give us all the tools we need to bring our babies into the world. They made some of the heavier topics of conversation feel easier to digest and the class was an enjoyable, engaging experience my partner and I looked forward to attending each week.

I could go on and on but I highly recommend you take this prenatal class. You will feel inspired, supported, and confident in your bodies natural ability to birth your baby.”

– Jessica (past student)


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