Best Swimming Activities For Pregnant Women In Vancouver Near Me

UBC Aquatic Centre BC Women’s Hospital Dancing Star Birth YMCA of Greater Vancouver Dr. Allana Polo N.D Polo Health + Longevity Centre Tong Louie Family YMCA BC Women's Labour and Delivery

1. UBC Aquatic Centre - University Endowment Lands

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· 506 reviews

6080 Student Union Blvd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, Canada

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UBC Aquatic Centre: what do users think?
Kaavya Hogle: I would love to spend time here. I could swim in just 2 days. This place is awesome
Mehar Bhogal: Not much to say - quality pool. Unlike most, doesn't feel icky to swim in. Unfortunately my Mother ventured out here to use the sauna/steam, and was assured in person that it was Open. Only to get changed and be told it is not by the lifeguard on duty. A refund was issued, but nonetheless frustrating.Staff does not answer the phone, as well.
DC Lougheed: Wonderful place to play in the water with a group of 7 and 8 year olds. Lazy river and unsinkable canoes!
K.P. Priyadharshini: Best pool… clean and spacious ♥️
Marwyn Pangaliman: Good
César Ulises Monjarás Ávila: I really enjoy going to swim!
Paul Stewart: You will need to register before you arrive or else you will have to get out of line to do this then get back in. Then you will go to the locker area and realize you need a loonie to use the lockers so you will go back to line up for the cashier and they will tell you they can’t do cash back to get you the loonie you need for the locker so then while your friends are waiting you now need to figure out where you are going to keep your clothes. Good luck.
Clifford Mascarenhas: Excellent swimming facilities along with the jacuzzi and the sauna room
MIGUEL MARTINEZ CEJA: Well, Drop in has changed. Now is Membership drop in. So you buy your membership then sign for the time you want to attend. Awful that I tried to buy the memberships at the front desk, and I was told that the system is too slow, so they recommend me to go home and do it from my own computer. No busy and can't help at the front desk?.. I had my 4 and 5 year old excited about going back to the UBC pool, and the effort was blocked by not getting help. End of the rant.Buy your membership at home and book at time to visit this pool.
Zain Ul abdin: Beautiful and fun ,clean
Daniel Silver: Overall not my favourite pool. However, I liked the locker rooms (except the showers) and the kids community swim area is nicely heated (good for younger kids).
Kai Ling Ma (The Demon): Great pool, floors could be cleaner
Isabelle Truong: Best aquatic centre at a Canadian university! Absolutely world class.
Marcus Xiong: Bsller
David Cretney: Had a TERRIBLE expience bringing my child and friend here for a drop in swim. Each family and person is REQUIRED to register and you can only do that through and app on your phone. No app no swim. Oh and you can’t pay cash and you can’t tap a card.We spent a frustrating 25 minutes trying to register emails addresses and passwords and birthday dates for us and friends. This was a TERRIBLE experience. No matter how nice the facility is this experience totally RUINED our day.
Michael Kim: Clean pool, everyone is respectful. Very much a great place for swimming!
Arash Khoddamy: Pricey parking but one of the best pools in town
Neil Meade: Swimmable
Pedja Lee: Bad
B.: You have to create online profile just to visit once. Lockers return your loonies. Steam room and sauna never working. Lane swim very crowded. Hot tub not that warm. A good place for families.
John Ticknor: Excellent - except for the fact that the dry sauna has been closed for more than a year now without any explanation as to why ...

2. BC Women’s Hospital - Vancouver

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4500 Oak St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3N1, Canada

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3. Dancing Star Birth - Vancouver

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2647 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V5K 1Z5, Canada

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Dancing Star Birth: what do users think?
Ilenia Dal Castello: Great course! Our instructor Michelle was very inclusive :) Highly recommend it for LGBTQ+ families
Andrea Šrolová: I can’t imagine a better prenatal preparation. It helped my partner to get involved and both of us to communicate our thoughts, hopes and expectations. Apart from that, the course was very informative and practically focused.I recommend it!
Anees Khorram: Highly recommend this class for all expecting parents. We had Bethany as our instructor. She was amazing. Kept things very engaging, a lot of room for questions and discussion, and kept everything light and fun.
Karina Chumachenko: My partner and I had an amazing experience with Dancing Star Birth prenatal classes. We loved that we had a chance to learn about birth from absolutely different perspectives and experiences. Every class we had a safe space for a discussions with other couples expressing their concerns and opinions about birth. Best part is how respectful everyone is in that space. We felt how our couple became closer after this experience of learning about birth. We want to thank Bethany for being an amazing mentor all the way through ❤️
Eilis Whelan: I took prenatal classes with Dancing Star for the past 6 weeks. Overall, I really enjoyed the experience. My instructor, Dori, was extremely kind, approachable, and welcoming. I loved the small class sizes as we got to know all the other couples a bit, and have even formed a group to stay in touch and have a baby meetup in the future. My only wish is that a bit more time focused on newborn care and a bit less time focused on labour. But overall I would recommend Dancing Star!
Canan Alsaihaty: We attended a prenatal class with Dori and she was great at validating everyone's feelings while also preparing us realistically for birth. I was NOT looking forward to having to give birth and I can say that the class took away a lot of my anxiety and made me have more realistic expectations. It also helped a ton in giving me confidence when it came to my birthing plan and taught us strategies on how to make sure that we make informed medical decisions.Dori made sure to include the partners and their roles, which I loved as talking about birth is often centred solely around the person giving birth.I would recommend taking a prenatal class with Dori to any first-time parents-to-be!
P L: Niki does a fantastic job teaching! She teaches with enthusiasm, passion and humour. I highly recommend Dancing Star Birth!
Tarra Horsfield: We attended the 3 day prenatal class at Pomegranate midwives on the weekend with instructor Jessica Medrea who is also a birth doula. Both my husband and I were very impressed. The class was focused on education and advocacy regarding the whole birthing and postpartum process. Leaving the weekend, my husband and I feel more empowered and unified as a team than ever before. Jessica was amazing, she used an evidence based approach to examine birth decisions and offered multiple perspectives. As a holistically minded couple, we appreciated this critical thinking and examination of informed consent and how to assert this. I would 100% recommend this class.
Agata Osinska: The classes were excellent. Morag is a fantastic instructor who provides very practical and comprehensive information. We had started the classes not knowing much and came out of the 6 week program feeling a lot more confident. Morag provides a very good overview of all the options empowering future parents to make the best decisions for them and their baby.
Martina Bolcic: We learned so much from Morags class! We did the zoom classes from the comfort of our own home which was awesome. Morag kept us engaged the entire time and allowed us to ask as many questions as we wanted along the way. We felt very confident going into our homebirth and were realizing what stages of labour I was in along the way.Hubbs felt way more confident and was the BEST birthing partner ever!I also love that Morag was a doula..(sorry not sure if she still is) and really understood the physiology of birth and not fear mongering the process.Highly recommend this course!
Evada Perón: My partner and I just completed the birthing class instructed by Morag and I could not recommend it more! Morag kept the atmosphere fun and relaxed and initiated conversations and shared resources that have really opened up our perspective and helped us confidently create our birth plan/preferences. We both feel equipped, empowered and excited for our upcoming labour/birth. Thank you Morag!
Rob Williams: Thank you to Dancing Stars Birth for giving us all of the information we needed to prepare for our baby!Going into this class we were acutely aware of all of the known (and unknown) unknowns surrounding the birth of our first born. On completion I am happy to say that we felt fully prepared for what was to come and confident in our options and rights. The class is informal and informational and a great forum to build connections with other expecting parents. On a personal note, we would like to sincerely thank Morag for all of her generosity and connections with her community. You have helped us in our greatest time of need and we will be forever thankful.Tara and Rob.
Linla Messin: WOW! Five stars does not give justice to what a beautiful experience my husband and I had at our Dancing Star Birth class this past weekend! From the moment we walked in, we knew we were welcome-Dori had set up a cozy, inviting space for us with candles and pillow seats, and a kettle ready for whenever any of us wanted some tea to warm our hearts. We all sat sitting in a circle facing each other, which I was pleasantly surprised by and found much more conducive to an intimate learning environment than the modern, impersonal classroom style of students in chairs just facing the teacher. I believe this was a subtle but powerful detail that really helped us six couples get to know each other better in the three sessions we had together. Dori taught us how to cope with pain, what to expect with each stage of labor, how to approach interventions, and postpartum skills such as breastfeeding and keeping our babies happy and healthy, and so much more than I can cover here. Most importantly, she taught us how to trust in our innate wisdom and to tap into our instincts as we navigate the fears and anxieties we have surrounding birth. We learned that birth is not just something that “happens” to us, but a process that we can have an active role in. She helped us know how to make informed decisions about interventions so that we can still feel like we have a say when a birth may not go as planned, whether that be a home birth or a hospital birth, or whichever in between. As we all were first-time parents, this empowerment that Dori gave us was invaluable. Dori is a very warm person who makes you feel relaxed and known when you’re around her. She was so patient and gave each person time to think about their questions and she never hurried her answers. Not once did she make us feel like our questions were silly or dumb. My husband and I were particularly impressed with how she fluidly adjusted her teaching to tailor to the specific needs of us six couples in particular, rather than teaching a rigid curriculum with information that does not apply to us. She also used a variety of teaching methods, such as props, videos, and group brainstorming. Her lovely birth-educator-in-training, Jessica, is also a doula and helped roleplay and share her wisdom with us, and it was just a wonderful bonus having her there with us! The 12-13 hours we shared in that space were filled with laughter, fun, enlightenment, and heartwarming stories. I believe I can say that we all walked away from the class as couples more committed to welcoming parenthood as a loving team, as more compassionate human beings towards our babies, towards each other, and towards ourselves, and having a greater respect for the gift of birth. The birth lessons and life lessons you will learn from this class…wow…you cannot put a price on it. It’s worth the investment. My husband and I would love for more parents out there to share in the transformative experience we had this weekend! :)
Jenna-Lee Tuttle: This class was incredibly informative and full of information that was very useful. Our instructor had a wealth of experience and knowledge. They were really good at answering any questions we had. I found that it really helped prepare me for my birth and early parenthood. I’m so happy that we attended and would recommend to all expectant parents! A +++++
Martha Lanphear: As a local doula, Dancing Star is my go-to recommendation for prenatal education for my clients. It's important that I refer my clients to a class that will prepare them for their birth with evidence based knowledge from instructors who know the system surrounding birth first hand. My clients who take this course come out with such a solid foundation of knowledge around physiology of birth, options available to them and tools to have informed conversations and questions surrounding their care. Can't recommend this class more!
Morgan Edgar: We loved our weekend class with Dancing Star Birth a few months ago. The class prepared us for our birth and helped my partner support me during our long hard birth. The baby care and breastfeeding information was invaluable. The class was fun and very informative and the instructor was very knowledgeable. I also connected with some of the other parents in the class and meet up for walks in the neighbourhood. I would highly recommend this class to others.
Radu Medrea: We took these classes to prepare for the birth of our first child and are so glad we did. The most valuable parts I think were all the information we received about the choices available to us during our labour and birth, and the information about medications and epidurals. It was so useful to hear in detail about how it all works!
mason lemons: Total waste of time and money,12 hours class that could be done in 4 hours.The instructor Dori is completely ignorant on important topics such birth phisiology and pharmacology,she wasn t able to answer many questions on that.Also the teaching method is very weak,lacking any visual or digital support.I would not reccomend this classes,total waste of money and time,read a book instead
GUY STOWELL: We did the Zoom course with Dori, she is the best! She is very funny and great communicating things, we actually really enjoyed it and for sure we are a lot more confident having more knowledge on what's to come. Wait until you see her performance of someone having contractions , haha so good.
Daniela Szary: My husband and I registered with Dancing Star because we had heard fantastic testimonials about their services. We were so looking forward to our classes but were informed that given the risk of covid, classes would be hosted virtually rather than in-person. While we understand the rationale behind this decision, we were disappointed because in-person learning was a very important element for both myself and my husband. I had expressed my concerns to Dancing Star and asked for a last minute withdrawal and refund as this wasn't part of our birthing plans. Dancing Star didn't challenge our request but honoured our decision and promptly withdrew us and refunded us. I am so thoroughly impressed with how they handled what could have otherwise been a tricky situation. From this experience alone it is obvious that they put the MOM, DAD, AND BABY FIRST and because of that, I can only assume that they provide excellent prenatal services and education. Thank you!
Jim Chisholm: Judy is a fabulous facilitator and provides comprehensive information on the full spectrum of birthing options in an unbiased manner. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our Pre-natal in a Day class. Had time permitted for us, we would have enjoyed an extended class as Judy does a great job in fostering a sense of community. I highly recommend Dancing Star Birth for anyone who is expecting a baby.

4. SWIM TEAM - Vancouver

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950 W 41st Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Z 2N7, Canada

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5. South Community Birth Program - Vancouver

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· 27 reviews

1193 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5V 3C9, Canada

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6. YMCA of Greater Vancouver - Vancouver

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300-5055 Joyce St, Vancouver, BC V5R 6B2, Canada

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7. Dr. Allana Polo N.D Polo Health + Longevity Centre - New Westminster

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711 Columbia St, New Westminster, BC V3M 1B2, Canada

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8. Tong Louie Family YMCA - Surrey

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14988 57 Ave, Surrey, BC V3S 7S6, Canada

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9. BC Women's Labour and Delivery - Vancouver

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97-4500 Oak St, Vancouver, BC V6H 2N9, Canada

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