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 (stages
and phases of labour) knowing when labour has begun.
Class 2 Comfort Measures Tools for labour and birth
A practical of application of breathing
ad relaxation techniques, use of positioning for labour, birthing balls, and more.
Pain Medications & 2nd Stage
What medications are available and when to use them affectively. Understanding the
benefits, risks, and limitations of their use. Inductions of labour, pushing, assisted vaginal
delivery (forceps, vacuum) and episiotomy.
Class 4 Meeting the Challenges of Birth
Strategies to deal with complications and variations of normal i.e.
slow labour, Cesarean section and recover. Labour practice and relaxation ends class five.
5 Newborn Care, what to expect in that first few hours & days, newborn procedures, bathing,
cord care and more. Breastfeeding in that first few weeks - what you need to know. (Class 5 is not offered with the weekend
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.