What our families say about us...

"We had a wonderful experience with the Lucina Birthing Centre. It offered an option to have the safest birth possible in the most natural environment available to us. As we live outside of Edmonton, and a fair distance from our midwife, it became essential to plan our birth in Edmonton. The Lucina Birthing Centre offered a beautiful, home-­‐like environment free of the pressures of the hospital. We were able to have the birth we planned under the expert care of our midwives, without feeling exposed to the interventions and complications of a hospital.

Having such a safe, and home-­‐like place available in Edmonton gives confidence and peace of mind to those of us seeking a natural birth but live outside of Edmonton. I'd recommend the Lucina Birthing Center to all women looking for an alternative to a hospital environment and a beautiful, safe place in which to welcome their child!

- Christy

I had a wonderful experience at the birth centre. I have told everyone that I speak to about my baby's birth that it is a labouring woman's dream. I loved the shower and the birth in the tub. I also loved sleeping with my baby and husband in the large bed after the birth. I felt well taken care of throughout my pregnancy, birth and in the postnatal period.

During the birth I felt like Maureen provided amazing guidance but also let me follow my own instincts. I loved the breakfast afterwards. It provided the energy I needed to get back on my feet. Maureen and Kerstin were wonderfully nurturing throughout my care and listened intently to all my questions and concerns. When I spoke to them they took the time to really listen and we talked about it in more depth. I really appreciated that.

- Kathryn

I had a wonderful experience at Lucina Centre. I always felt very comfortable and welcome there. I really appreciated that, from my first visit to my delivery, I never felt like I was in a hospital and I never felt pressured to do anything I was uncomfortable with.

I love the beautiful birthing rooms, especially the small touches like curtains and pictures on the walls. And the breakfast was great! Here is the story of our son Samuel's birth!

- Megan

We would love to hear about your experiences at the Lucina Birth Centre! Please email us your stories at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Upcoming Events at the Lucina Centre

Pregnancy to Parenting 1 day Prenatal Workshop.  Watch for new classes coming soon!  A one day prenatal course facilitated by experienced perinatal nurses.  For more information contact Susan at www.ptopconsulting.ca or pregnancytoparenting@gmail.com

Nurture Her Birth Better Class: Physical Preparation for Birth and Beyond:  Sept. 24 12:30-5:30pm  Learn skills to build a better birth.  Partners also learn hands-on skills and lots of tools to help a birthing mama.  Taught by Mandy Rempfer-Kuncio, pelvic health physiotherapist and doula.  Register online: http://nurtureher.ca/birth-better-classes/ or contact Mandy at info@nurtureher.ca or 780-278-2004.

BRINGING BABY HOME WORKSHOP: NOVEMBER 4 & 5 9am-4pm.  An educational program to support couples prepare for life with a new baby which increases the joy of parenting and gives new parents the tools they need to be the best parenting team possible.  Presented by Claire Wilde, M.ED., R.PSYCH.  Contact Claire at: www.clairewilde.ca

BREASTFEEDING CLINC:  Mondays 9:30am-12:30pm (by appointment).  Breastfeeding support offered by experienced RNs.  Please email for an appointment: pregnancytoparenting@gmail.com or call (587)986-9295.

DAYS FOR GIRLS Monthly Meeting:  4th Wednesday of the month 6:30-8:30pm.  Fall and Winter Dates starting in September. This non-profit organization helps girls stay in school and retain dignity, giving back important days of their lives.  Most girls in developing countries miss school during their periods; many eventually drop out.  Come help make lovely, high-quality feminine hygiene kits and help end the cycle of poverty by keeping girls in school.  Contact Pat Prendergast 780-466-6448 or edmonton@daysforgirls.org

Prenatal Yoga:Thursdays 6:45-8:00pm.  Classes Are Back!  New series starts Sept. 14 and Nov. 2. A 6 prenatal yoga series starting designed to decrease stress, strengthen the major muscles that are active during labour and birth, as well as enhance the connection between mom and baby.  No prior yoga experience is required.  Contact Ashley at graces3yoga@gmail.com to register. $80/session or $145 for both.

Postnatal Mom and Baby Yoga 9:45-11:00am Starting Sept. 14 and Nov. 2:  A 6 week postnatal yoga series for moms and their new additions.  Bond with new baby while restoring and strengthening pelvic floor and abdominal muscles.  For more information and to register contact Ashely at graces3yoga@gmail.com. $80/session or $145 for both.

Prenatal Workshop Series Sept. 11- Oct. 2, Nov. 6-27:  A Four Week Prenatal Education Series presented by Certified Doulas/Childbirth Educators. Contact Niko 780-965-6585 or register online at doulacare.vpweb.ca

Mosaic Magazine Mystics Meeting Tuesdays Sept. 12, Dec. 5,  7-9:30pm RSVP Connie at mosaicmagazine@shaw.ca for this month's topic and registration details.

DONA Doula Training in 2017: Oct. 13-15  Contact Suzanne Moquin, Birth Doula Trainer gentletouchdoula@shaw.ca

MEET THE MIDWIFE NIGHT! Lucina Centre will be holding information nights on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm. Group tours of the Lucina Centre will accompany the info sessions. If you are interested in seeing the Centre and learning about midwifery care, the Birth Centre, and wellness services offered at the centre just drop by at 7:30pm, no registration or appointment needed.

Workshop space and meeting room rentals available Now! For more information or to book a room please contact us at information@lucinacentre.ca