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Before Birth-Prenatal (Saturdays)

Time - 9:30 am-4:00 pm

An informative one-day prenatal workshop includes two sessions: The first session is a birthing class that will enable you to understand the essentials of labour and birth. The second session will provide useful information on breastfeeding, postpartum and care for a newborn baby. These classes can be taken separately as well (contact us for more information and pricing).

$165 +HST per Couple


Topics Covered

Labour & Birth / Comfort Measures

  • Understanding Labour & Birth
  • Body's preparation for labour & signs of labour
  • What happens during labour and birth
  • When to go to the hospital or call your midwife
  • Pain management & self help strategies including positions for active labour
Comfort Measures
  • Creating a safe emotional birth environment
  • Relaxation & Breathing skills
  • How your support person can best help you
  • Medical Pain relief options
  • Dealing with Unexpected outcomes
  • Cesarean Birth

Breastfeeding

  • How breastfeeding works
  • Establishing breastfeeding and the first feed
  • Importance of skin-to-skin contact and beyond
  • Benefits of Breastfeeding
  • Positions for Breastfeeding and attachment to the breast
  • Understanding your milk supply
  • How to know the baby is getting enough milk

Postpartum Care for Moms & Dads

  • Adjusting to parenthood - Postpartum blues anxiety and depression
  • Postpartum care and recovery

Newborn Baby Care

  • Newborn Behaviours
  • Recognising when your baby is hungry, tired, ready to play or ill
  • crying/comforting
  • Keeping baby safe:- (sleep, Car seat Safety & immunisations)
  • Baby care (bathing, diapering / Soothing)
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