Classes

“Freedom to make decisions based on knowledge of alternatives.” International Childbirth Education Association

Childbirth education classes are a time honoured tradition and are almost a rite of passage for new parents. Prenatal classes or birth prep classes are designed to help you gather information about choices and options so that you feel well prepared to make the best decisions for your growing family. You gain tools to better cope with labour and achieve a more realistic representation of what birth can look like (one that is drastically different than in popular media!). It’s also a great opportunity to meet other expecting parents going through similar things at the same time as you. The camaraderie is often one of the many highlights of in-person prenatal classes!

We suggest that parents plan to attend our classes between 20 weeks and 36 weeks of pregnancy.

Group Classes

The Classic!

Consider this Birth101! This fun and engaging course helps you prepare for birth and help you clarify your birth wishes, no matter what they might be, by exploring different options and alternatives. We offer evidence-based information with a healthy dose of practical knowledge to help you navigate all your choices and to help you feel confident making the best decisions for your family on the big day. Together we explore stages and phases of labour, including comfort measures for each, relaxation and breathing techniques, medical interventions and pharmaceutical pain management, breastfeeding and basic newborn care, postpartum adjustment and community resources.

We offer three options for your convenience:

  • Weekend (9am-4pm over 2 days, 12hrs) – $225 (+HST)
  • Evening (6 Sundays, 6-8pm) – $225 (+HST)
  • One-Day Condensed (9am-4pm, 6hrs) – $155 (+HST)

Dates to be announced soon!

 

Private Classes

Hoping to dig deeper on some of the topics covered in your prenatal class or one that you read about? Are you a first-timer looking to pick and choose what you want to learn about or are you a seasoned parent (1 or more children) hoping to brush up on a few specific things to prepare for your upcoming birth? This private class option is designed for you and by you! Let us know what you are looking for and we’ll get in touch with you with available times and a course outline, from 2-6 hours in length, you get to choose!

Rates $40/hour of class time in your home (min. of 2 hours)

Want to know more? Get in touch with us!

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