Prenatal Support & Childbirth Education
Choosing Prenatal Support and Childbirth Education is one way to help nourish your growing family. Classes and support sessions will guide you through the ins and outs of birth and parenting, making sure you are as prepared as possible. Plus, they are SO much fun!
Private, in home, classes make sure that your unique needs are met. You also get the extra benefit of a shared care model, meaning that you get the expert support and insight from myself and a doula from my team. Along with answering your specific questions, sessions will cover:
The physiology and anatomy of both birth and postnatal recovery
The physical and emotional stages and phases of birth
The ins and outs about natural and medical comfort measures
A wide range of active postures and relaxation techniques for birth
Uncovering your hopes for your birth and parenthood, plus activities to ease all of your fears
Writing your birth and postnatal plans
What to expect from your newborn and the early days of parenthood
Hands on games and activities, to ensure all the information sinks in
"Because it will not be "just another day" for you when your child is born, do what you can to make your child's birth a good memory... Prepare yourself by learning what to expect and what to do so that you will remain an active participant in this most meaningful experience. And surround yourself with supportive people who treat you kindly, respectfully, and with dignity." -Penny Simkin
THREE PACKAGES TO CHOOSE FROM
Birth OR Baby Prep
For families looking for either pre or postnatal education or a refresher course.
In home lessons
3 hours of lessons covering either Birth or Baby prep (or a touch of both)
Option to use the session as a refresher course, for second or third time parents
FULL BIRTH & BABY PREP
The full package gives you the best opportunity to ensure you're confident and prepared for birth and parenting.
In home lessons
6 hours of lessons covering birth preparation, plus newborn and parent care
Option to cater the classes to suit your unique interests and needs
Specialty classes cover your specific prenatal, birth and postnatal needs.
In home lessons
3-6 hours of lessons
Specialty topics can include: VBAC or HBAC (Vaginal or Home Birth After Cesarean), Twins and Higher Order Multiples, Grandparent Classes, Sleep Education, "High Risk" Pregnancy Needs, Surgical Birth Preparation, Breastfeeding and Feeding Education, and more
All 3 packages include:
Weekly, bi-weekly or weekend options, scheduled to fit your needs
Options to tailor classes to personal needs
Option to combine classes with doula support
Hands on and active learning - we will move, play games, laugh and learn
A range of handouts and resources provided, including birth plan ideas, positions for birth, recipes, and so much more!
Additional hours can be added at $45/hour
*HST will be added during payment
I take on a limited number of births each month so as to be able to fully serve each family. It’s never too early in pregnancy to sign-on – it’ll ensure you don’t miss out on a spot, and that you get the most out of your prenatal support! I also offer payment plans upon request. Please feel free to reach out for more information, or to book a consultation.
No questions are too big or too small!
I am always happy to chat about anything related to your pregnancy to parenthood journey.