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Childbirth Education Classes

We offer two options for Childbirth Education (prenatal classes). These education sessions will empower and equip you and your birth partner with key skills for a positive prenatal and birth experience.

Weekend Childbirth Education Course

This comprehensive weekend course is offered to individuals in their 3rd trimester and facilitated by a Doula. Course content focuses on preparing for the labour and delivery experience and early newborn care.

The goal of the class is to provide participants with information about:

  • reproductive anatomy (how the body works around pregnancy and birth)
  • stages of labour (what happens during labour)
  • medical interventions (what they are, risks/benefits, options)
  • pain medication options, including epidural anesthesia
  • infant feeding (breastfeeding)
  • newborn appearance and routines
  • postpartum recovery (physical and emotional)
  • labour coping strategies: relaxation, breathing, positive positioning
  • birth plans
  • role of support people

2017 Dates (weekend courses available, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.):

  • January 28-29, 2017
  • February 25-26, 2017
  • March 25-26, 2017
  • April 29-30, 2017
  • May 27-28, 2017
  • June 24-25, 2017

Want to learn more?
Please download our Childbirth Education flyer.

Contact: familypracticeprograms@wchospital.ca or call 416-323-6400 ext. 4950

PREP Course (Prenatal Education and Resources Program)

This course is offered in 3 parts at different points during your pregnancy. Each session focuses on topics specific to where you’re at. Sessions are facilitated by Family Medicine Residents and Physicians.

Topics Include:

  • Prenatal care
  • Changes in pregnancy
  • Healthy lifestyles
  • Environmental exposures
  • Medication safety
  • Prenatal care: what to expect at your visits
  • Fetal movement
  • Preterm labour
  • Cord blood banding
  • Delayed cord clamping
  • Setting yourself up for success
  • In hospital newborn care
  • Going home with your newborn
  • Preparing for labour
  • First, second & third stages of labour
  • Assisted deliveries
  • Infant feeding

Want to learn more?
Contact: familypracticeprograms@wchospital.ca or call 416-323-6400 ext. 4950

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Location & Contact Info

Childbirth Education Classes
Women's College Hospital
77 Grenville Street
2nd floor
Toronto, ON M5S 1B3


Registration
To register for a course, or for more information, please contact familypracticeprograms@wchospital.ca or call 416-323-6400 ext. 4950.

Cost
$200.00 per course.


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