PREPARING FOR BIRTH AND POSTPARTUM:  CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION SERIES

Group Classes

$180 + HST (per couple)

This is a 6 week series class for expecting parents to help plan for childbirth and prepare for life with a new baby.  Each week we will meet for 1 ~1.5 hrs to discuss a different topic.  You will have opportunities to ask questions and interact with other new parents during each class.  


The goal of this series is to provide you with information, resources and skills to create your own safe birth space and be confident in your birthing and immediate postpartum experiences.  I have divided this class into 6 parts to give you time to digest information, practice techniques and build friendships. 


Birth leaves a lasting impact on our lives.  Knowing your options and what to realistically expect in birth and the postpartum period are vital to a positive experience.


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WEEKLY TOPICS

Week 1

  • Preparing the mind and body for birth

  • Fear - Tension - Pain cycle

Week 2

  • Phases and Stages of Labour

  • Comfort measures for labour

Week 3

  • Medical Interventions

  • Creating a birth plan

Week 4

  • Creating a postpartum plan (expectations vs. reality)

  • Breastfeeding

Week 5

  • Newborn procedures & care

  • Physical Health and Healing after birth

Week 6

  • Newborn comfort measures & attachment

  • Postpartum mental health

Pregnancy

UPCOMING SERIES DATES

Fall 2021 Series

Sundays:  Sept. 12, 2021 - Oct. 17, 2021  (1pm ~ 2:30pm)  *outdoor class in Elmvale, ON*

*Classes will be moved online if needed due to weather*