So you're pregnant and want the very best birth for you and your baby. You want to get your hands on all the most up-to-date information. It can become overwhelming, especially when some of the information may be conflicting. So how can you decide what is best for you?
You may have even heard from friends and relatives that their prenatal classes did not adequately prepare them for birth, or that they were a waste of time. In addition, whether you have an existing medical condition, have specific fears and anxieties, or you plan to have a home birth, typical childbirth classes cannot possibly address all these individual concerns. But not all prenatal classes are the same.
When you leave our classes, you will feel GREAT about Birth! You will feel confident and INFORMED, EMPOWERED, and EDUCATED!
Our Prenatal Classes, with a practical approach, are designed to prepare parents not only for pregnancy and birth, but also for what happens when you take your babe home!
Advanced Comfort Measures Prenatal Preparation
As a doula and childbirth educator I receive many requests from parents-to-be for additional prenatal preparation. And now we have put a session together just for you!
If any of the following is true:
Have you taken childbirth education classes at the hospital or through Public Health but you feel unprepared and wanting to learn more about how to prepare and cope with labour?
Dads, do you wish you knew more about how to support mom when the big day comes?
You are due in couple of weeks and it is too late to take HypnoBirthing but you wish you could?
Then call us and book your advanced comfort measures session. This 4.5 hour session will be tailored to your individual needs. You will be on the driving seat and tell us what you would like to focus on. We have a list of the most popular topics, which include physical comfort measures, emotional coping techniques, visualizations, hands-on practical tips on what to do and ask when you are in the hospital, preparing your birth plan.
Yes, you can have a more comfortable birth by feeling more confident and being better prepared.
FEE: Private session: $175. Semi-Private: $135
Prenatal Baby Care and Breastfeeding Class
5-hour baby care, breastfeeding and bottle feeding, and postpartum care class UPCOMING DATE Sunday Nov. 6th 2016, 10AM-3PM Saturday Dec. 10th 2016, 10AM-3PM All parents welcome!
FEE: $55 for HypnoBirthing parents / $75 for non-HypnoBirthing couples
Prenatal Classes Quick and Easy - 1 Day Crash Course
UPCOMING DATES Saturday November 19, 2016, 9:30am-5:30pm Saturday December 17, 2016, 9:30am-5:30pm
You and your baby deserve the best, and we highly recommend you take the time to inform yourself in preparation of your baby's birth. Our Prenatal Classes with Pam and our HypnoBirthing® Classes will provide the evidence-based information you need. However, if you are looking for a crash course, or you need a last minute, quality Prenatal Class, our 1-Day Prenatal Class format is designed with you in mind. Its interactive format is optimal for providing valuable and practical information quickly, and gives hands-on tips for involving dads and your support companion in ways that reading a book, or taking on-line classes cannot. Please contact us for availability.
Prenatal Classes with Joan or Bring an Instructor to You!
Our private childbirth education classes are tailored to your needs and your schedule.
This private childbirth education program helps expectant couples prepare for the labour and birth of their newborn. Using quality-teaching aids, research based material, interesting discussions, videos and hands on learning. This practical approach will build confidence and prepare new parents for labour, birth and beyond!
Learn what to expect not only in labour but when you take your child home. Learn what is normal and what is not.
Joan is a Certified Labour Doula as well as a Certified Childbirth Educator. She has taught over 900 couples prenatal education, both privately and in groups. You can be confident that Joan will provide you with the information and gentle caring support that you need to bring your little miracle into the world.
Classes are casual and fun, and can be provided in the comfort of your own home. You tell us what you want to know, and we will tailor the curriculum to best suit your needs. We will ensure that you receive all the information you NEED to know, even if it's not on your radar screen (as parents-to-be, there may be things you NEVER even thought of!).
"Having a private prenatal class in the comfort of your own home was excellent. Joan customised the class to our needs, allowing us to explore our own areas of interest. The class was dynamic, full of humour and honest discussions. The materials she provided were excellent references that I continued to use throughout the remainder of my pregnancy. I can highly recommend Joan as a doula and prenatal educator." - Barbara
"We decided in favour of a private prenatal class to allow us the flexibility of fitting it into our busy schedules. Joan led the class in a professional manner, sharing her vast knowledge with us, providing many opportunities for interaction and even hands-on activities. She did an excellent job!" -Tom
Our Childbirth Education Classes will:
engage you and prepare you informationally, emotionally, and spiritually for the birth of your baby and the transition to being a family
answer the question: "How do I know if I'm in labour?"
show you videos that will inspire you, not frighten you
teach what to expect as your body changes throughout your pregnancy, especially the last few months
provide nutrition guidelines for you and your baby
equip you with coping strategies for labour and birth
provide you with many, many options for natural pain relief
offer you choices and options for a positive birth experience
teach you about breastfeeding and its merits, and dispel myths
provide you with the necessary information to navigate the postpartum period during which you and babe settle in and get to know each other
most importantly, give you confidence as new parents, as you take your baby home
You will also receive an exclusive binder with all the information covered and more, to keep as a resource manual.
And if you have friends or relatives who are also expecting a baby, we can arrange group classes so you can all learn together in the privacy of one of your homes.
"My husband and I had been looking at taking prenatal classes but the time required, 6 weeks in many cases, kept us from enrolling. My husband’s work schedule meant he would miss out on at least ¾ of the lessons. It was at this time that my closest friend, also conveniently pregnant, suggested that we take a prenatal class with their Doula, Joan. My husband and I committed to one full Saturday at my friend’s house. The prenatal class was exceptionally informative and the small setting allowed us to ask questions that we might not have been so willing to ask in a larger class. Both my husband and I learned so much and were so impressed with our experience. We felt so much more prepared as a result of having taken our prenatal class with her. Thank you Joan for making our pregnancy experience so much more enjoyable." - Marj and Marc