The private prenatal class option is designed for the family that cannot make it to regular prenatal classes or just feels more comfortable discussing this topic in the privacy of their own home. This course will be tailored to you, depending on your needs and areas of interest. A hospital tour is also an option.
Costs can be offset if you have expectant friends or acquaintances that would like to get together to form a small class with you.
An inventory of your needs will be taken during the first few minutes of the class.
Choice of topics include:
- Anatomy & physiology of birth
- The process of labour
- Emotions of labour
- Birth in our culture
- Defining your ideal birth
- Pain theories
- Physiology of pain in labour
- Comfort measures
- Movement / positioning for birth
- Supporting the woman in labour
- Birth planning- yes or no?
- Informed decision making
- Birth memories and satisfaction
- The six care practices that promote normal birth
- Medical procedures and interventions
- The newborn at birth
- Newborn needs, appearance, and capabilities
- Physical care and safety for your newborn
- Breastfeeding, bonding and attachment
- Parenting styles
- Postpartum mother care
- Postpartum adjustment disorders
- Community resources for new parents
Cost for this private course is $35.00 per hour for mother and one support person.
If you know another couple that is also interested in joining you the cost is $15.00 more per hour for each extra couple.
- Extra support people, $5.00 each.
- Recommend adults only
To register, or for more information please contact Wendy Muir by email or phone at 250-768-2562, or cell: 250-801-5004, email: [email protected] or fill out the Contact Information, thank you.