Embracing Parenthood: AGAIN

A Prenatal Refresher Class

Embrace Doula is now offering prenatal refresher classes for repeat parents!

If you are pregnant for a second (or third, or fourth) time, you may be wondering about the benefits of taking a prenatal class for this new pregnancy, particularly if you completed a childbirth education course during your first. Prenatal classes for parents who have already given birth to another child are in fact incredibly valuable, allowing families the opportunity to draw on their previous birth experience to ask new questions and gain different information, and to draw on the varied experiences and many questions of other course participants.

This rewarding, four-hour prenatal workshop is specifically-designed for parents who are expecting their second (or third, or fourth) child, and will provide information and education on issues ranging from birth to breastfeeding, from comfort measures to labouring techniques and sibling introduction.

These sessions will help families:

• Approach this birth as a new experience
• Discuss with a childbirth educator the elements of their previous birth experience (both
the positive and challenging aspects), and examine alternatives to help alleviate those
challenges this time around
• Gain information about policy changes at the IWK Health Centre that may not have been
in place during the previous pregnancy
• Explore ideas for sibling introductions
* How to prepare your first baby for sibling-hood
• Gain support for your growing family

Each family will also be provided with a unique and comprehensive PDF Resource Guide to help with your journey through this birth and postpartum experience.

Date: September 17th (and November 26th)
Location: Hazelnut & Rose, 46 Queen Street, Dartmouth
Time: 10am – 2pm
Cost: $80 per couple
Light snacks will be provided.

Contact Amy at amy@embracedoula.ca to register.

Photo taken by the amazing Samantha Ryer Photography. You can see more of her work at www.samantharyerphotography.com.