Prenatal Class Series/Reunion and Prenatal In-A-Day


To register call the Continuing Education Registration Office at: 604.527.5472 or 1.866.930.5472 (toll free).


The handbook Prepared Childbirth - The Family Way will be provided.  With this handbook and these classes as a stimulus and commitment to further preparation, parents will be well prepared for labour, birth and early postpartum.

Please bring a pillow for your comfort and a yoga mat if you have one.

Prenatal Class Series - Shape of the Series

Class One: Pregnancy & Labour

Welcome, Introductions & Learning Goals
Physical & Emotional Challenges
Comfort Measures
Emotional Wellbeing – Managing Fear & Anxiety
Healthy Choices
Physiologic Birth – Stages & Phases of Labour
Connecting With Your Baby

Class Two: First Stage
Preterm Labour & Other Concerns
Prelabour & Early Labour
Active Labour – Comfort & Coping
First Stage Challenges – Strategies & Medical Procedures

Class Three: Second Stage & Immediate Postpartum
Review labour & birth
Second Stage Labour & Birth
Birth & Immediate Postpartum
Third Stage
Decision Making & Communication
Second Stage Challenges: Strategies & Interventions
Support in Labour

Class Four: Breastfeeding
Supporting Breastfeeding
Decisions About Newborn Care
Exploring Reasons to Breastfeed
How the Breast Makes Milk
Breastfeeding Myths & Facts
Breastfeeding in the Early Days
Breastfeeding Challenges

Class Five: Challenging Labours & Cesarean Birth
Review Comfort Measures
Decision Making
Unexpected Outcomes
Cesarean Birth
Challenging Labours
Labour & Birth Review

Class Six: Postpartum & Baby Care
Postpartum Adjustments
Breastfeeding Beyond the First Days
Knowing the Newborn
Baby Care & Safety
Final Evaluation

Reunion Class

Come together with those from your prenatal class and share your experience of birth and parenting.
An opportunity for sharing the joys of parenting as well as addressing any questions you may have.

Prenatal In A Day  – Shape of the Day

Welcome, Introductions & Learning Goals
Icebreaker – The Company You Keep
Physical & Emotional Challenges
Comfort Measures & Healthy Choices
Preterm Labour & Other Causes for Concerns


Break

Physiologic Birth – Stages & Phases of Labour
Support, Comfort & Coping
First Stage Challenges – Strategies & Medical Procedures
Second Stage Challenges – Strategies & Medical Procedures

Lunch

Birth & Immediate Postpartum
Cesarean Birth
Decision Making
Unexpected Outcomes

Break

Breastfeeding
Postpartum Adjustments & Life with Baby
Baby Care & Safety
Closing

Course Fees & Information

Prenatal Class Series/Reunion Class
Fee: $175/couple

Prenatal In-A-Day
Fee: $140/couple

When registering for your prenatal class:

  1. Know your due date.
  2. Completion of the program should be approximately one month before your due date.
  3. Please bring a pillow for your comfort and a yoga mat if you have one.

To register call the Continuing Education Registration Office at: 604.527.5472 or 1.866.930.5472 (toll free).

(Please note, students can not register for prenatal classes on-line thru the website.)