Birthing and Babies Prenatal Classes

  A course to prepare you for childbirth and bringing baby home

 

WHY CHOOSE PRIVATE PRENATAL CLASSES?

  • They allow flexibility for those who cannot attend an extended series of prenatal classes.

 

  • They offer individualized attention so you can ensure that all your questions will be thoroughly answered.

 

  • They can be scheduled weekdays, evenings or weekends to conveniently suit those with busy schedules.

 

  •  They give the opportunity for expectant couples to customize the classes covering topics to meet their specific needs.

 

  • They provide the option to arrange semi-private classes with another couple who is also expecting around the same time!

Private classes can be taken individually and include Natural Pain Management, Medications and Interventions, Bringing Baby Home, Breastfeeding, Childbirth Refresher or the COMPLETE PRIVATE PRENATAL COURSE (recommended for first time parents)

 

COMPLETE PRIVATE COURSE

Understanding Pregnancy, Labour, Pospartum & the Newborn

This private course covers all the topics listed in private classes #1,2, 3 and 4 (see below), and is designed for expectant couples who want to learn all aspects about Late Pregnancy, Labour, Delivery, The First Weeks Home, Newborn Baby Care & Breastfeeding in a private setting with focus on the following topics:

  • Overview of the Third Trimester of pregnancy, normal signs, warning signs and when exactly to go to the hospital
  • Stages of labour, how it progresses and variations in labour
  • Coping with labour pain using natural pain management techniques, "Hands-On" session involving the labour coach
  • Pain medications, medical interventions including the cesarean birth and tips on minimizing interventions while creating your birth plan
  • Postpartum and the new mom's physical and emotional changes, warning signs
  • Immediate Newborn Procedures, normal characteristics, crying , colic and when to call baby's doctor
  • Bathing & Hygiene, Sleep Safety & S.I.D.S., Baby safety precautions & helpful products
  • "Hands-on" practice session for baby care basics such as holding, dressing,diapering and swaddling a newborn.
  • Breastfeeding Basics including pumping, safe storage and preparing bottles

(total prenatal class time hours range from 6-10 hours taken in 2-4 sessions)

 
PLEASE CONTACT US FOR PRICING 613-914-8489
 

PRIVATE CLASS #1

Understanding Labour: Natural Pain Management Techniques 

Perhaps you are hoping for a natural childbirth experience, a homebirth, or your caregiver is a midwife...then this class is definitely geared for you!! This private class is a wonderful hands-on session designed to include both the expectant mother AND the Labour Support Person/Labour Coach with focus on the following:

  • Overview of the third trimester of pregnancy, and the normal signs that labour is approaching
  • Identifying warning signs and when to go to the hospital
  • Introduction to the stages of labour and how labour progresses
  • Reasons behind labour pain and how to cope with it productively using natural pain management techniques
  • Hands-On session to help decrease tension including labour relaxation, gentle massage, labour breathing techniques & productive labour positions that you can practice at home

PLEASE CONTACT US FOR PRICING 613-914-8489

birthingandbabies@gmail.com

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PRIVATE CLASS #2

Understanding Labour: Pain Medications & Medical Interventions

This  private class is great for those who want to learn more about medicated births includng pain medications & common related medical interventions with focus on the following:

  • Overview of the third trimester of pregnancy,  the normal signs of labour and warning signs
  • Stages of labour, how labour progresses,variations in labour and when to go to the hospital
  • Pain medications for labour including narcotic analgesics, epidural anesthesia and nitrous oxide gas
  • Side effects for both mother and baby and identifying when in your labour is the best time to receive medications
  • Medical interventions, the cesarean birth & how to create your own personal birth plan.
  • Helpful Tips on how to decrease your risk of receiving medical intervntions and cesearean birth

You have decided to choose a medicated birth...If you would like to feel more empowered and learn how to make informed decisions together with your healthcare team, this private class is HIGHLY recommended ! 

PLEASE CONTACT US FOR PRICING 613-914-8489

birthingandbabies@gmail.com

 
 

 

PRIVATE CLASS #3

Prepared Childbirth: Bringing Baby Home

You are excited yet terrified at the same time- how do I care for a newborn baby?? This private class is a great way for expectant couples to learn about what to expect the first weeks home with baby and how to prepare beforehand for the transition to parenthood with focus on the following:

  • What to expect immediately after your baby's delivery, recovery at the hospital, and common newborn procedures
  • Physical and emotional changes for the new mother,  along with the warning signs 
  • Tips on how to prepare for the transition to parenthood and life with a new baby
  • Normal newborn characteristics, warning signs and when to call the baby's doctor
  • Crying & colic,  bathing & hygience, safety precautions,  sleep safety & S.I.D.S. , helpful baby products.
  • A "hands-on" practice session is offered for baby care basics such holding, dressing, diapering and swaddling a newborn
  • List of helpful community resources and knowledge of where and how to get help

 

Please note: breastfeeding is not covered in this class-please click here to view the breastfeeding private class


PLEASE CONTACT US FOR PRICING 613-914-8489

birthingandbabies@gmail.com

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

PRIVATE CLASS #4

Prepared Childbirth: Breastfeeding Basics

This  private class is a great way for expectant couples to learn about the breastfeeding basics including the benefits,techniques, positions, baby's hunger cues, common challenges and resources available.  Also covered is information about how and when to use a breast pump, safe storage of breastmilk and choosing bottles/nipples for expressed breast milk and/or  infant formula.

PLEASE CONTACT US FOR PRICING 613-914-8489

birthingandbabies@gmail.com
 

 

 

 

PRIVATE CLASS #5

Prepared Childbirth, Newborn Care and Breastfeeding Refresher

This private class is a great refresher that will be tailored to meet your personal needs-Do you wish to review more about natural or medicated childbirth? Postpartum &Parenting? Baby Care or Breastfeeding? Its your choice! This class offers the opportunity to address any additional topics or concerns you may have as second time parents, and can also include tips on how to prepare sibling(s) for the baby's arrival. Contact me for more details.

PLEASE CONTACT US FOR PRICING 613-914-8489