Did you know? Parents who take a prenatal education class feel more confident and informed heading into their births. It prepares you to manage expectations and lowers fears.
Class One: What is happening in late pregnancy? How your body prepares for birth Birth wishes Birth at the IWK Getting ready for baby What will you need for baby? What to bring to the hospital? How do you know when your in labour? Partners role in the labour process When do I go to the hospital?
Class Two: Anatomy and physiology of labour Hormones of labour Natural comfort techniques for labour Pain control options Induction Assisted and Cesarean delivery Pushing Delayed cord cutting
Class Three: Skin to skin Newborn appearance Newborn screening Breastfeeding Pumping Bottle feeding Combined feeding Formula and bottle feeding
Class Four: Understanding your infant Infant and parent sleep Infant care basics Attachment, bonding and development Infant safety (car/sleep/stroller/baby wearing) Postpartum mood
Classes are offered in several ways: Four separate 2 hour classes Two day 4 hour classes One condensed 5 hour class * Due to Covid 19, classes are not currently delivered in a larger group setting.
Fees $65.00 for an individual class $125.00 for condensed class $ 250 for all four classes $200 for all four in your home or on-line at your convenience!