Our childbirth education classes provide evidence-based information about pregnancy, birth and newborn baby care to expecting parents. We give you the tools you need to birth and parent with confidence. Classes take place in North East Oakville. 

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Lamaze® Certified Childbirth Educator Sarah Mason relies on her 10 years of experience working with birthing mothers to guide you through her 12-hour class series.  She will make sure you are well prepared for labour, birth and beyond.

 

Childbirth Education Classes (4 weeks): $250 + HST

Our classes include:

Infant Behaviour and Baby Care

  • Feeding
  • Sleeping
  • Newborn states
  • Newborn appearance
  • Baby care: bathing, diapering, dressing etc.

The Physiology of Childbirth

  • The phases and stages of labour
  • Prelabour vs. early labour
  • Active labour
  • Pushing

Healthy Pregnancy Practices

  • Diet and exercise
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Labour preparation
  • Postpartum preparation

Comfort Measures for Labour

  • Position changes
  • Relaxation
  • Breathing Techniques
  • Labour support
  • Pain theories
  • Medication
  • Other measures (TENS, massage, water etc.)

Common Interventions

  • Epidural
  • Cesarean birth
  • Labour induction and augmentation
  • Fetal heart rate monitoring
  • Episiotomy

Birth Plans and Common Hospital Policies

This represents a general summary of the information covered in My Confident Birth Childbirth Education Classes. All classes are taught by Sarah Mason, LCCE, CD(DONA). Due to the dynamic nature of comprehensive childbirth education classes, this list is cannot possibly be inclusive of everything covered. You are unique and so is your baby; as such, each series of classes is tailored to the needs and interests of participants. If you have a topic in mind that is not listed, please speak to Sarah about having it included in your series of classes.