Prenatal Childbirth Education Classes

Prenatal Education in the comfort of your own home

We are proud to offer prenatal education classes to you in the comfort of your own home. At The New Mummy Company we can tailor a class specific to your needs and spend the day concentrating on subjects you are particularly interested in. We have different curriculum’s on offer including The Bradley Method and more, providing you with the knowledge you require while also removing any apprehension you may have about your upcoming birth.

Prenatal Education Classes

We currently offer these prenatal services in Toronto and across Southern Ontario. Because we provide our prenatal classes in the comfort of your own home, we have the unique ability to cover all the areas in between London, Vaughan and Bowmanville. Feel free to give us a call to check what prenatal classes are available in your area should you have any questions after reading the detailed information below. We will take care of all the arrangements and timing to suit your specific schedule. Prenatal classes are available evenings and weekends to accommodate your working schedule. The classes typically take 3 to 5 hours however we can tailor each class to meet your individual needs. Our flexibility doesn’t stop there perhaps you would like to take the course with a couple of friends, family members or another pregnant couple.

Our goal is to build your confidence & provide you with the prenatal and birth information you require. We aim to remove any anxiety you may have surrounding your upcoming birth, by providing you with enough information to make the best decisions for you and your baby. Though we are sure you have already received information from a number of sources, our classes are conducted within a non-judgmental, supportive environment where each topic is discussed based on the best medical evidence and research available.

We will cover all aspects of a healthy pregnancy, planning for your labour and birth, through to the delivery and finally bonding with your bundle(s) of joy during the early postpartum period.

Let The New Mummy Company alleviate your fears and provide you with a foundation of knowledge to make your pregnancy and birth journey as healthy as possible. Our aim is to give you the confidence and information to give you and your baby the healthiest start in life.

 

Classes Available in the comfort and privacy of your own home

 

Early Pregnancy Class

Available in Oakville, Milton, Burlington, Georgetown, Hamilton, St Catherine’s & the West End of Mississauga

This 4 hour early pregnancy class is offered at approximately 11-20 weeks of pregnancy. This class is tailored to answer questions that new, expectant parents have related to the early weeks of pregnancy.

Some of the topics included in this course include:

  • What is happening to my body?
  • Discomforts of the early pregnancy and what to do about them
  • Testing in pregnancy – why are they done and what it means to me
  • Nutrition for pregnancy
  • Preparing for baby
  • Transition to parenthood
  • Parenting decisions
  • Safety and the newborn
  • Relaxation for pregnancy

 

Birthing Basics

Available in Brantford, Hamilton, Oakville, Burlington, Mississauga, Etobicoke & Toronto areas

Everything you need to know about your birth, let our expert Prenatal Educator’s take you through what to expect from your birth and answer your questions.

This 3 hour class is provided in the comfort of your home.

Some of the topics included in this course include:

  • Stages of labour, 1st, 2nd & 3rd stage of labour
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Immediate postpartum period, how to cope.
  • Comfort measures for each stage of labour
  • Preparing for the unexpected, Medical options for birth
  • Cesarean birth
  • Anything else? We tailor the learning to answer any questions or topics you may want to focus on!

 

The Bradley Method

Available in Brantford, Burlington, Oakville, Hamilton and Toronto areas

The Bradley Method childbirth classes are based on the belief that birth is a natural process, we focus on relaxation techniques, prepare Mom and prepare coach to effectively help Mom in labour.

Topics include:

  • Exercise
  • Nutrition
  • Pregnancy
  • The Coach’s role
  • First stage labour
  • Second stage labour
  • Planning your birth
  • Variations & unexpected situations
  •  Postpartum preparation
  • Being a great coach
  • Preparing for your new family

Preparing for Labour and Birth / Life with a new baby 

Available in Oakville, Milton, Burlington, Georgetown, Hamilton, St Catherine’s & the West End of Mississauga

 *Service will be provided during weekdays, weekends and evenings depending on your needs.

Topics Covered in this 6 hour class

  • Understanding Labour and Birth
  • The Pain of Labour and Birth
  • Comfort Measures & Positive Coping during Labour
  • Cesarean Birth & Informed Decision Making / Birth Plans
  • Postpartum & transition to parenthood
  • Breastfeeding Basics
  • Infant Crying and Comforting
  • Protecting your baby (safe sleep, car seat safety, immunizations)
  • Baby Care (diapering, bathing, soothing/baby wearing)

The refresher program – tailored for second or subsequent births

Available in Oakville, Milton, Burlington, Georgetown, Hamilton, St Catherine’s & the West End of Mississauga

This 4 hour refresher class is offered in the third trimester. It is tailored for couples who want to review or re-discover breathing techniques and/or comfort strategies for a second or subsequent birth.

Topics covered in this class:

  • Birth story review – discussion about previous birth
  • Signs of approaching and definite labour
  • Stages of labour
  • Discomforts and non-medical comfort measure for the stages of labour
  • Breathing and relaxation for labour
  • Medical options offered in hospital
  • Cesarean Birth
  • Postpartum physical & emotional changes and care
  • Baby Basics (if desired)
  • Introduction to breast feeding (if desired)

 

Pregnancy / The first year after birth / breastfeeding 

Available in Oakville, Milton, Burlington, Georgetown, Hamilton, St Catherine’s & the West End of Mississauga

 *Service will be provided during weekdays, weekends and evenings depending on your needs.

Topics Covered in this 6 hour class

  • Healthy Pregnancy
  • Internet Health Literacy (credible websites to use)
  • Media’s Influence on Childbirth
  • Stress Management
  • Newborn Literacy and Importance of Play
  • Infant Attachment
  • Involved Dads
  • Importance of Breastfeeding /Informed Decision Making
  • How Breast milk is made (The law of supply and Demand)
  • Signs of Adequate Milk Intake and Normal Feeding Behaviours
  • Making Breastfeeding Work for You
  • Community Supports

Baby Basics 1

Available in Brantford, Hamilton, Oakville, Burlington, Mississauga, Etobicoke & Toronto areas.

Give you and your baby the best start in life, Our 3 hour Baby basics classes cover everything you need to know about life with a newborn baby.

Some of the topics included in this course include:

  • Bathing, Diapering and dressing an infant
  • Soothing your baby
  • Intro to Breastfeeding and other feeding methods
  • Swaddling
  • Caring for your newborn
  • Bringing your baby home, how to cope in the first few days.
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Baby Basics 2 – coming soon to Downtown Toronto

Grandparents class

Available in Oakville, Milton, Burlington, Georgetown, Hamilton, St Catherine’s & the West End of Mississauga

This 2 hour class is for grandparents who want to know the latest safe practice recommendations for prenatal and newborn care.

Topics in this class

  • Discussion about your memories of your grandparents
  • What has changed in hospital care and newborn care
  • Postpartum depression and how to recognize it
  • How to support new parents
  • Newborn care – diapering, bathing, dressing and soothing the newborn
  • Safety and your grandchildren
  • Feeding the newborn
  • Benefits of breastfeeding

Prenatal Classes for Multiples (12hrs in total)

Available in Oakville, Milton, Burlington & the West End of Mississauga

Two Week day or Two Saturdays, Classes could be customized as per clients’ needs with a minimum of 6hrs

 Day 1: Pregnancy/birth and recovery (6hrs)

  • Prenatal care
  • Surviving bed rest
  • Vaginal and C/S birth (Term and Preterm)
  • Comfort measures and pain management in labour
  • Preterm labour and the NICU
  • Kangaroo care
  • Postpartum physical and emotional changes


Day 2: Caring for your baby/breastfeeding (6hrs) 

  • Breastfeeding Multiples and getting organized at home
  • Crying , comforting and attachment
  • Newborn Care
  • Growth & development
  • Building supports
  • Involved Fathers
  • Healthy environments for families

 

***Classes coming soon to Vancouver, Calgary & Ottawa***

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