The Prenatal Class Program; is
for couples expecting their first baby. Prenatal education is the most effective way for couples to prepare for their
birth of their baby and gain knowledge on how to best care for themselves and their babies after birth. We offer them
in an evening class from 7:00 - 9:30 pm once a week for 4 weeks or 2 Saturday afternoons from 1:00
- 5:00 pm. We recommend the evening classes when possible because there is more time to ingest the information and allow for
questions. Please schedule your classes in your 2nd trimester
(approx. 20 wks) as they fill quickly. Classes are on-going all year long. *If you need to arrange classes combining
day and evening classes due to shift work or other circumstances, please contact the office as we are flexible in our
programming. You must be registered in advance to attend the classes.
Available Class Dates
Prenatal Class Curriculum
Class 1 Process
of Labour and Birth - Preparing you for the physical and emotional aspects of birth. Understanding how your body works, knowing when labour
has begun, Planning
Class 2 Comfort Measures Tools for labour and birth -A practical of application of breathing and relaxation techniques, use of positioning for
labour, massage, birthing balls, and more.
Class 3 Pain Medications & 2nd Stage -What medications are available and when to use them affectively. Inductions
of labour, assisted vaginal delivery (forceps, vacuum) and episiotomy.
Class 4 Meeting the Challenges of Birth -Strategies to deal with complications and variations of birth such as a Cesarean
section and recover after birth. Review and final Labour practice and relaxation.
Scheduled approx. a month after the last due
date in the class. A great time to show off your beautiful babies and talk about the challenges of parenting.