Childbirth Education Classes

CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION CLASSES
Embrace Doula is excited to announce that there will now be 3 individual childbirth preparation classes being offered at Woodlawn Medical Centre in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

These prenatal classes includes 2.5 hours of classes or a 7 hour weekend class in preparation, perfect for busy couples! It will provide parents with support and information as they make choices about their care during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. The interactive course will provide you with the tools you need to have a positive and empowering birth experience. You can expect to walk away feeling confident and calm, and excited for labor!

As a Certified Childbirth Educator, I offer non-biased information, support, encouragement, guidance, referrals, and education to families during pregnancy.  Classes include information on the following topics and are presented in a variety of methods, including group discussions, videos, and hands-on activities:

Class 1
PREPARING FOR BIRTH
Options for birth
Packing your hospital bag
Realistic birth expectations
Get home ready for your baby
What to expect at the IWK Health Centre
Food, exercise and intimacy
Signs that labor is starting

Class 2
LABOR & DELIVERY
Signs of labor
When to go to the IWK Health Centre
Understanding Stages of labor
Your partners role
Coping with labor and managing discomfort
Birth positions and pushing
What comes next?

Class 3
BRINGING HOME BABY
Your IWK Health Centre Stay
Recovering from birth
Bringing your baby home
How to care for your newborn (sleep, feeding, crying)
Postpartum Depression/Anxiety
Connecting with your partner
Connecting with other new parents
Connecting with community resources

These classes will:
* Prepare you for birth, boost your confidence, and dispel many myths about labor
* Empower expectant women and their partners to make informed decisions
* Inform expectant parents about early parenthood challenges
* Educate partners and help them understand the mechanics of labor
* Provide an unbiased space to learn about all of your labor options

Classes include instruction, hands-on practice, activities, videos, a workbook, handouts and weekly emails. You will be informed, prepared, and supported as you prepare for the birth of your baby. Register for your spot in these prenatal classes today!

Taught by a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Instructor Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula.

FALL DATES:
Thursdays
Class 1, October 10th, 6:30-9pm
https://events.eventzilla.net/e/childbirth-class-preparing-for-birth-2138741204

Class 2, October 17th, 6:30-9pm
https://events.eventzilla.net/e/childbirth-class-labor–delivery-2138741203

Class 3, October 24th, 6:30-9pm
https://events.eventzilla.net/e/childbirth-class-bringing-home-baby-2138741197

All 3 classes together – EVENINGS
October 10th, 17th & 24th
https://events.eventzilla.net/e/childbirth-class-all-3-classes-evenings-2138741188

All 3 classes together – WEEKEND
Saturday, October 19th, 10am-4pm (20min break for lunch)
https://events.eventzilla.net/e/childbirth-class-all-3-classes-saturday-2138741196

Class 1, December 5th, 6:30-9pm
Class 2, December 12th, 6:30-9pm
Class 3, December 19th, 6:30-9pm

All 3 classes together
Saturday, December 7th, 10-4pm (20 min break for lunch)

COST:
$75.00 per class or $200.00 for all 3 classes or the Saturday class

LOCATION:
Woodlawn Medical Centre, 92 Main Ave., Dartmouth, NS

REGISTER:
All events can be registered at the links above.