Congratulations, you’re having a baby!  Expectant parents can prepare for the upcoming birth, breastfeeding and the care of their new infant by enrolling in our fun and informative prenatal classes. Cost is $100.00 per couple. 6 classes per series.  Next offered January 30, 2018 to March 6, 2018  Tuesday 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm.  Facilitator: Lactation Consultant/Doula

6 Week Prenatal Series Outline

Class One:

Welcome/Intros

Nutrition and exercise in pregnancy (Video)

Physical discomforts and emotions

Introduction to coping/practice

Class Two:

Physiology of Birth – how the body works

Stages of Labour and Birth – physical and emotional  (Video)

Hormones in Labour

Variations in Labour

When to go to the hospital or birth centre (planned/unplanned)

Hopes and expectations for your birth

Review coping – practice

Class Three:

What might coping look like? (for both birthing parent and the partner/support person)

Comfort measures (Video and practice)

More coping practice

Doulas as additional support

Class Four:

Pain management – review coping strategies from previous class, medication options (Video)

Medical procedures/support in labour

Communicating with your care provider

Cesarean births

Birth Plans

Class Five:

Immediate postpartum – what to expect

Breastfeeding in the first few weeks (Video, hands on practice)

When and where to get help

Class Six:

PP recovery, emotional adjustments, expectations – PP warning signs

Possible Video on PP emotional adjustments

Newborn appearance, behaviour, communication

Upcoming Events

  • February 23, 2018Drop-in 9:00-4:00
  • February 23, 2018Bingo 1:30-2:30
  • February 23, 2018Breakfast Club 9:15-11:15
  • February 26, 2018Music Circle 11:30-12:00
  • February 26, 2018Drop-in 9:00-4:00
  • February 27, 2018Art in the Kitchen 2:30-3:30
  • February 27, 2018New Realities (Being Me) 9:00-12:00
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