Before Birth-Prenatal (Tuesday's / Thursdays)

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm 

The weeknight session provides all the content you would receive in the Saturday session, but at a less intensive pace for 2 weeks (Two consecutive Tuesdays or Thursdays ), so you have time to soak up the information and ask follow up questions as needed. 

$170 +HST Per Couple

Topics Covered

Class One

Class Two

Breastfeeding / Postpartum Care / Newborn Baby Care

Class Two

  • How breastfeeding works 
  • Establishing breastfeeding and the first feed
  • Importance of skin-to-skin contact at birth 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 Mom's & Dads
  • Adjusting to parenthood - Postpartum blues; anxiety and depression
  • Postpartum care and recovery

Newborn B​aby Care

  • Newborn behaviour
  • Recognising when your baby is hungry, tired, ready to play or ill
  • crying/comforting
  • Keeping baby safe:- (sleep, Car Seat Safety & Immunisation)
  • Baby Care (bathing, diapering, soothing , baby wearing etc)

Class O​n​e

Preparing for Labour and Birth

March 15, 2018

  • 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

Comfort Measures

  • Pain management & self help strategies including positions for active labour
  • 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
  • Birth Plans