COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS & CLASSES
We are proud to offer Prenatal and Breastfeeding Educational Programs. Our workshops, lectures and classes prepare parents for stages of pregnancy, childbirth and parenting by connecting them with incredible teachers in our community. Ask questions, meet other parents and equip yourself with tools that will help and reassure you along the way.
Prenatal classes and workshops equip participants with information and tools that guide parents-to-be through the various stages of pregnancy, birth and the first precious weeks of life.
Hypnobabies (Prenatal Class)
Samara Birth (Prenatal Class)
Bloom's Breastfeeding Essentials (Prenatal Breastfeeding Class)
Bloom Babies Postpartum Drop-In
6 Week Course
Register with Jenn at www.HypnoMammas.com
This program is an in-depth, high quality and comprehensive 6 week, 18-hour natural childbirth class addressing all aspects of childbirth education. Recognized by DONA (Doulas Of North America) as a complete childbirth education class, it is even currently being taught at natural childbirth friendly hospitals in the US. Topics include prenatal nutrition & exercise, stages of labour, birthing choices & natural alternatives, birth plans, the use of birth balls, positions during labour, the benefit of movement and upright positions, optimal fetal positioning, complete birth partner training, and 4th trimester planning!
Ideal for parents desiring a natural birth, Hypnobabies uses visualization, relaxation and affirmations to prepare you for a POSITIVE birth experience, as well as real, medical-grade hypno-anesthesia. Using "Eyes Open Childbirth Hypnosis", Moms easily remain in hypnosis while walking, talking, & changing positions; being as mobile as they choose. Enjoy your babies' birth!
Hypnosis? There are SEVERAL misconceptions and a lot of mis-information surrounding hypnosis. Please take the time to learn more by visiting us at www.hypnomammas.com/Hypnosis.html
Group and private classes are available. Group classes are kept to a maximum of 5 couples to keep the class size small and personal.
Weekend Course (Saturday - Sunday)
Register with Amanda at www.samarabirth.com
Introducing a new baby into the world is so amazing and exciting! Each parent brings their own unique level of knowledge and experience to this new chapter of their lives. Whether you are planning a birth at home or in hospital, vaginally or by caesarean, medicated or un-medicated, Samara Birth Services offers prenatal education for your specific needs.
Our facilitators are experienced Registered Nurses who are also certified childbirth educators. We provide comprehensive prenatal classes that take place in a comfortable, relaxed environment, where learning can be fun and unhurried. The information discussed in our classes is based on current research in maternal health and obstetrics. We focus on birth as a normal process; however, we also discuss when things do not go according to plan and how to make informed decisions along the way. Lastly, we spend a considerable amount of time discussing what happens after you have the baby and adjusting to your baby's needs as well as your new needs as this will be a huge life change for you. For a complete list of topics discussed in our classes please see our
What's in a class? page.
We offer private, in home classes for those wanting a more personalized class or for those on bed rest and we offer small group (3-4 couples) classes over a Saturday and Sunday.
Bloom's Breastfeeding Essentials
One Evening Monthly
Register by contacting Bloom
An evening class designed to help pregnant women and their support team get ready for a rewarding breastfeeding experience.
Topics that will be covered in our classes:
Learn to latch your baby on successfully
Hear what to expect from your newborn
Learn to recognize if your baby is getting enough milk
Get your questions about feeding your baby answered
We'll also troubleshoot difficult but common breastfeeding challenges with you and help you feel prepared and excited for this special experience.