Classes

For Expecting Parents Who Want To Be Prepared. 

Know that you want to take a prenatal class? Not sure which class is right for you?

Our signature Prenatal Class is the only class you’ll need to prepare for your labour, birth, and postpartum.  It is comprehensive, hands-on,  and leaves no questions unanswered. Still not sure what class is best? I’m happy to answer any questions you have to make the decision easier.

Prenatal Class – Weeknight Series

The only prenatal class you will need. We go in-depth from pregnancy, labour, birth, and the fourth trimester.

$169

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Price is per couple. Meeting 1 weeknight per week for 3 consecutive weeks 6:30pm – 9:30pm. Classes are held at Play-a-Latte in Kitchener. Also available virtually via Zoom. 

Next classes are online on the following dates: 

  • May 13, 20, 27
  • June 10, 17, 24

Not sure what you need to know about birth and life with a baby?

Are you feeling nervous and want to prepare yourself and your partner for the birth you want?

This hands-on class provides an in-depth look into everything you will need to know during childbirth and the fourth trimester. It will leave you feeling informed, empowered, and prepared for your birth and parenting journey.

You will learn how to prepare for labour and birth with information and hands-on practice of comfort measures for natural pain management. Feel prepared for making informed decisions about medical pain management, interventions and cesarean birth if these events become part the birth journey. Partners are always included to make sure they feel ready to support you in all stages of labour, birth and postpartum.

We go in-depth with information for planning your postpartum recovery, breast/chest/bottle feeding, signs of postnatal mood disorders, and more.

Hands-on baby care activities help you become more at ease with taking care of baby. We also include additional discussions and demonstrations of topics that interest the class – babywearing, car seat safety, freezer meal recipes, etc.

Class size is limited to 6 couples.

* All prices +HST and in CAD

Prenatal Class – Private Session

The only prenatal class you will need. We go in-depth from pregnancy, labour, birth, and the fourth trimester all from the comfort of your own home OR Virtually via Skype, WhatsApp, or Zoom.

$35/hour

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Price is per couple. Minimum of 2 hours.

Not sure what you need to know about birth and life with a baby?

Are you feeling nervous and want to prepare yourself and your partner for the birth you want?

This hands-on class provides an in-depth look into everything you will need to know during childbirth and the fourth trimester. It will leave you feeling informed, empowered, and prepared for your birth and parenting journey.

You will learn how to prepare for labour and birth with information and hands-on practice of comfort measures for natural pain management. Feel prepared for making informed decisions about medical pain management, interventions and cesarean birth if these events become part the birth journey. Partners are always included to make sure they feel ready to support you in all stages of labour, birth and postpartum.

We go in-depth with information for planning your postpartum recovery, breast/chest/bottle feeding, signs of postnatal mood disorders, and more.

Hands-on baby care activities help you become more at ease with taking care of baby. We also include additional discussions and demonstrations of topics that interest the class – babywearing, car seat safety, freezer meal recipes, etc.

Student packets with be emailed if class is done virtually.

* All prices +HST and in CAD

Newborn Care 101

Learn what you’ll need to know for when baby arrives! Some of the topics we cover – infant feeding options, normal infant sleep, diapering options, babywearing, car seat safety, and more!

$85

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Price is per couple. Always available as a private class. Group Classes to be announced. 3 hours long.

Nervous and have little experience with newborns?

Ready for birth but feeling anxious about bringing baby home?

Heard from all your friends and family that bringing baby home was not what they were expecting?

Learn all you need to feel ready to meet your baby! This class will help you trust your parenting instincts and delve deep into the fourth trimester.

Discover a variety of ways to meet your baby’s physical, emotional and developmental needs and how to remain calm while doing so.

This hands-on class helps you handle the first few months of life with a baby. Learn what to expect in the first 24 hours all the way through to the end of the fourth trimester. Learn how to tell if your baby is hungry, tired or overwhelmed. Learn about normal infant sleep.

Feel excited to have fun and learn ways to bond with your baby.

* All prices +HST and in CAD

C-Section Prep

You’re having a scheduled surgical birth and want to be prepared. This class will walk you through all the prep and procedures – and help you to feel calm and prepared.

$85

More Details

Price is per couple. Always available as a private class. Group Classes to be announced. 3 hours long.

Are you having a planned surgical birth?

Do you have fears you need to work on?

This may or may not be the birth you had envisioned, but after this class you will feel more in control and have a more positive birth outlook. We talk through any fears you have, lift the mystery of what happens with a surgical birth, and empower you with the information and options that you will have available at your birth.

You will learn what happens step-by-step from entering the hospital, preparing for surgery, recovery, and going home. We will also cover breast/chest feeding considerations and healing after the surgery. Postpartum planning is vital to a smooth recovery and we take the time to plan for this with my Postpartum Planning Workbook that is yours to keep.

* All prices +HST and in CAD

How Do I Know Which Class is Right For Me?

Since every expecting parent has unique needs, my classes focus on preparing you for all birth outcomes. If you are unsure of which class is best for you, check out the FAQ here or reach out for a 1 on 1 chat to discuss your needs. 

Short on time?

My private prenatal class is going to be the best fit for you. We go over all the same content as my 3 day class – but make it fit your unique needs. You are able to ask all the questions you want, go at your own pace, and still get all the information you need to be prepared. Offered in person or virtually via Zoom.

I'm not a first time parent, but I didn't feel prepared for my first. What class is best for me?

Any of the classes would work well for you. If you’d like a more focused class for your unique needs, then a private class may be the best fit. Available in person or virtually via Zoom.

I found out I need a scheduled c-section. Is the c-section prep class all that I need?

Yes, I still teach about signs of labour (in case you go into labour before your scheduled date), the fourth trimester, postpartum planning, breastfeeding, and more. It is a comprehensive class focused more on surgical birth prep and procedures so you feel prepared, informed, and empowered.

I've never held a baby. Help!

My prenatal class includes newborn care 101. Or if you feel prepared for birth but just need reassuracne about taking care of a newborn then the stand alone Newborn Care 101 is perfect. We go over skin to skin, breast/chestfeeding, bottle feeding, infant sleep, bathing, diapering, etc. If you have a question, I have the answer!

What Is Covered?

Mind & Body

We start by examining the mind-body connection.  The key to having a positive birthing experience is by truly understanding yourself and your body.  The Fear-Tension-Pain Cycle is discussed.

Preparing for labour and birth
We go over everything from packing your hospital bag to how to prepare your living space, writing a birth plan, and when to call your doula, or midwife and when to go to the hospital.

Stages of Labour
By understanding what is happening with your body and your baby, you can make informed decisions and be more relaxed knowing what is happening.

Medical interventions & Navigating the System
We talk about common (and more rare) interventions and why they may be offered/happen, including induction, epidurals, and c-sections. We talk about birth as it is now – and how to navigate the system we are currently in.

 

Natural comfort measures

Using these techniques and tips can help relieve your pain naturally during labour. We go over what to buy, how to use the items and techniques such as breathing and visualization.

Postpartum and the fourth trimester
The postpartum period begins after baby arrives. We talk about what happens to everyone in the first day, the first week, and the rest of the fourth trimester.

Newborn care 101
We cover the essentials for the first days and weeks as you get to know your baby. Skin to skin, infant sleep, bathing, diapering, and more.

Breastfeeding/chestfeeding
Getting a good latch, trying different positions, and is the baby eating enough? Breastfeeding often doesn’t come naturally – and in fact, is a learned skill. Feel prepared to know when and where to get help.

The Fourth Trimester

Guide & Workbook

 

Awareness of the types as well as the signs and symptoms of  perinatal mood disorder.

Figure out if you are predisposed to experiencing a perinatal mood disorder.

Take action! Create a plan so that you can avoid and/or manage your postnatal mental health.

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