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Childbirth Education Classes

Weekend Childbirth Education Course

This comprehensive weekend course is offered to individuals in their 3rd trimester and facilitated by a registered practical nurse. 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

2018 Dates (weekend courses available, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.):

  • January 27-28, 2018
  • February 24-25, 2018
  • March 24-25, 2018
  • April 28-29, 2018
  • May 26-27, 2018
  • June 23-24, 2018

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

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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