Prenatal Group Course: 1-day Intensive

$248.00

You’ll leave our group class feeling confident and calm about what lies ahead in this wild, transitional time in your life. Kama not only shares her unique knowledge, perspectives, and experiences as a midwife, doula, and parent – she also tells it like it is. She’ll keep you laughing as you learn about everything from when to call your midwife or OB to what colour your newborn baby’s poop should be.

*Fee includes birth parent/surrogate and support person.

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Description

Class is held at Oma Chiropractic and Wellness Centre, 1 Munro St., near Queen/Broadview in Toronto. Birth partner is included in the fee. The class runs from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

prenatal class curriculum

All of the following topics (and more) are included in our prenatal classes.  All of these topics are also available as private individual sessions.

You, your body, and your labour and birth: the mind-body connection

The mind-body connection and understanding yourself  – the good and the ‘getting there’ – is the first secret to having a positive experience. This is a fact that athletes trust in all the time! You’d be surprised at the difference nurturing this connection makes

Your body in labour, your baby in labour

Understanding the nuts and bolts of what’s happening inside your body during this incredible process can really go a long way on the big day.

Preparing for labour and birth

We’ll cover everything from what to pack in your hospital bag (yes, even if you are planning a home birth), how to prepare your living space (yes, even if you are not planning a home birth), what to buy, and when to call your doula, midwife, doctor, and family.

Labour coping techniques for you and your partner

Clinical interventionsTricks, tips, and techniques for getting through labour for both the labourer and the support person, from what to have on hand to dealing with loved ones, from breathing to visualization. You will also learn the hows, whys,  whens, pros/cons of epidurals.

The rundown on the most common and not-so-common clinical interventions, including labour induction, epidurals, and caesarean sections.

The postpartum period

The postpartum period begins in that magical moment you are no longer pregnant.  We’ll talk about what happens to everyone in the first 24 hours, the first week, and the first 6 weeks postpartum.

Newborn care 101

Your tiny new little human has arrived. Um, now what?  This session covers the need-to-knows for the first few hours, days, and weeks of your newbie’s life, from which baby sounds are normal and which are not, how often to change a diaper, signs of health vs. reasons to react, co-sleeping, how often to feed, and more.

Breastfeeding 101

How it works, how to make it work best, how it’s a team effort, and why you should be kind to yourself if it doesn’t come as naturally as breathing.  Also, simple tricks to take the guesswork out of positioning and getting a good latch.

Postpartum coping

Transitioning into this new life and relationship stage can be tricky business. You’re dealing with a different body, a different relationship, different and difficult demands, rampant hormones, and the challenges that come with navigating your way through parenthood. We’ll cover how to safeguard your relationship, postpartum healing, postpartum sex, and postpartum anxiety and depression.

Additional information

Date

Sunday, March 17 (10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.), Sunday, March 24 (10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.), Sunday, April 28 (10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.), Sunday, June 2 (10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.), Sunday, July 14 (10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.), Sunday, August 4 (10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

Price

$248.00