About Us


Celebrating our 8th year at Frantastic Beginnings!

 Frantastic Beginnings, founded by M Francine Walsh, RN, in 2009

Credentials: Neonatal / Labour & Delivery Nurse
Following graduation, worked for 2 years at Sick Childrens’ Hospital in Toronto, Neonatal Intensive Care.
Currently employed by the Niagara Health System for over 30 years in the Maternal Child Family Centre.

To date we have educated over 300 couples throughout Niagara!

The Frantastic Beginnings program is based on the guidelines directed by:

The Society of Obstetricians & Gynecologists of Canada


The Canadian Pediatric Society

  • Labour is only one day of your life, you cannot change the process, but you can change how you deal with it.
  • Childbirth is only one day of your life, parenting is FOREVER.
  • Parenting is a rewarding, never ending experience, one I wouldn’t change for the World!
  • As a young couple venturing into parenting, educating yourself in childbirth will enable you to look at the experience with a positive attitude.


Frantastic Beginnings will guarantee you a rewarding experience with lots of fun, knowledge & laughter!


The Frantastic Beginnings team:

  • Fran WALSH RN
  • Debi AUDET  RN  BSCN
  • Kelly DICKEY  RN
  • Sheila McDONELL  RN  IBCLC
  • Holly McNEANEY  RN  BSCN
  • Cindy SKUBEL  RN  BSCN

Instructors are Registered Nurses currently working at the Niagara Health System, Women & Babies Department

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