CLASSES AND EDUCATION

The best way to prepare for an amazing birth and postpartum period is to be educated and to understand your options. How do you do that? You take some classes!

Taught by experienced and certified doulas, childbirth educators, lactation coaches, and newborn specialists, our unique approach to classes are a great way to make sure you’ve got answers to your questions- no matter what they are!

Looking for childbirth education? Don’t know what to expect when you bring your newborn home? Do you want to get your breastfeeding relationship off to the best start possible? Take a look at our catalogue of private, confidential classes, and let us bring the information to you in a fun, relaxed, and no-pressure format in your very own living room, our office, or over Zoom. Don’t see exactly what you’re looking for? Get in touch with us and let us create a custom class just for you!

CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION

  • Covers all the need-to-know apects of late pregnancy, birth, and postpartum
  • How labour begins, how it progresses, and what you can do to help
  • Common procedures, interventions, and why you may opt for them
  • What to expect at the hospital
  • Comfort measures, techniques, and building your support team

BIRTH PLANNING

  • How to decide what’s on your birth plan
  • Common procedures, interventions, and why they’re used
  • What to expect at the hospital
  • How to make decisions when you’re in labour
  • How to communicate your wishes with your care team
  • How to write an effective birth plan

BREASTFEEDING PREP

  • How breastfeeding works
  • Normal newborn feeding habits
  • Latch: What, why, and how
  • The early days of breastfeeding, common issues, and how to address them
  • Establishing and maintaining a good milk supply
  • Hand expression, pumping, and bottle feeding
  • Recognizing red flags

NEWBORN 101

  • How to prepare for a newborn
  • Newborn behaviour, reflexes, and appearance
  • Baby care, feeding, diapering, sleep, healthcare, and more
  • The fourth trimester, attachment, and your baby’s transition
  • Baby supplies you need- and what you don’t
  • Infant crying, communication, and soothing techniques
  • Baby-proofing your relationship¬†

POSTPARTUM PLANNING

  • What to expect in the first 6 weeks
  • Recovery, your postpartum body, hormonal changes, and how to work with them
  • The importance of, and arranging for, real help
  • Visitors, meals, sleep, and self care
  • Postpartum mood disorders and getting help
  • Includes workbook to create and implement a postpartum plan

TWINS, TRIPLETS, AND MORE

  • Pre-term birth and life in the NICU
  • Recovery, your postpartum body, hormonal changes, and how to work with them
  • Finding a rhythm and creating a schedule
  • Planning for practical help
  • Baby gear for multiples
  • Tandem feeding options (breast and bottle)
  • Practical life with multiples: getting out and about, daily life, etc

*ALL CLASSES ARE 3 HOURS AND $150 (+GST). ASK US ABOUT CLASS BUNDLES TO SAVE EVEN MORE!

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Sign up here for prenatal classes, breastfeeding preparation, and more from Nanaimo’s leading perinatal support practice. After we receive your registration, you’ll receive an email with payment info and a private link for you to schedule your class. See you soon!