PRENATAL CLASSES

My prenatal classes are perfect for first time parents looking for accurate information about what to expect and how to best prepare. With over 13 years of experience working with families in labour & delivery I strive to ease your anxiety and help you feel prepared for baby's arrival.

tricities prenatal class

MAMABEAR TRUTH:

Birth is like riding a wave. Just when you feel like you’ve got a handle on the contractions, another, stronger one comes along. The best way to handle it is by going with the flow, knowing what your options are and being open to whatever will happen.

I take the stress out of trying to figure out what all the medical jargon means.

The benefit of my prenatal classes is that I address your concerns and questions, and cater the information to best support you, your partner and your pregnancy. Your baby has already decided how he/she is going to make their entrance into the world and the best thing you can do is to be informed. Couples that take my class feel prepared, less anxious and supported. They have the information they need in order to make informed decisions.

My prenatal classes include the following information: signs of labour, how your body prepares for labour, when to go into the hospital, how your partner can best support you, coping mechanisms, pain medication options, what happens when you go to the hospital, what is an induction, explaining the different ways to deliver, what to expect if you’re having a c-section, breastfeeding, basics like diaper changing, bathing, and safe swaddling, and postpartum care of Mama and baby.

Which prenatal class is the best option for me?

Select one of my prenatal support options below, or package this together with one of my postpartum support services listed below. Looking for complete support? Be sure to check out the Complete MamaBear Package.

tricities prenatal classThis 4 hour prenatal class includes:

  • Email support until your baby arrives
  • Ebook of material covered
  • Packing List
  • Newborn/Breastfeeding Ebook
  • Welcome goodie bag filled with organic baby products from local businesses

COST: $150/couple

For the time being, my prenatal classes will be offered virtually. Click this link for dates and more information on my virtual private Prenatal class.

This 4 hour private in-home class is perfect for the couple that needs the class to work around their busy schedules. It includes:

  • Email support until your baby arrives
  • Ebook of material covered
  • Packing List
  • Newborn/Breastfeeding Ebook
  • Welcome goodie bag filled with organic baby products from local businesses

COST: $250

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This 2 hour in-home shortened class is perfect for the couple needing a little refresher on what to expect. It includes:

  • Email support until your baby arrives
  • Ebook of material covered
  • Packing List
  • Newborn/Breastfeeding Ebook
  • Welcome goodie bag filled with organic baby products from local businesses

COST: $175

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Frequently Asked Questions About My Prenatal Classes

Who should take a prenatal class?

Everyone, whether it’s your first time or your second, it’s a great way to decrease your anxiety and help you prepare for the arrival of your baby.

When should I take the class?

After 24 weeks is a good time and before 36 weeks. This way you are far enough along, but not too close to your due date, to give you enough time to digest the information and prepare.

Does my partner have to attend?

That’s completely up to you. I strongly recommend that your support person attend, so that you can both hear the information and you can discuss how they can best support you.

If I can’t make it to a group prenatal class, do you offer private in-home option?

Yes, I do. Our lives are so busy that it can be hard to fit it into an already busy weekend. I have availability during weekdays, evenings and weekends. Whatever works best for your schedule.

Can I take the information home?

Yes, I will be sending you a PDF of all the information covered in class.

How long is your prenatal class?

My prenatal classes are 4 hrs long.

What information is covered?

I cover everything from:

  • common tests at the end of your pregnancy
  • packing list
  • exercise and nutrition in pregnancy
  • how to cope with nausea and vomiting
  • signs of labour
  • how your body prepares for labour
  • when to go into the hospital
  • how your partner can best support you in labour
  • coping mechanisms in labour
  • pain medication options
  • what happens when you get to the hospital
  • what does induction mean
  • explaining the different ways to deliver a baby
  • what to expect if you’re having a c-section
  • breastfeeding
  • basics like diaper changing, bathing, and safe swaddling
  • postpartum care of Mama and baby
I’m going to have a scheduled c-section, should I still take a prenatal class?

Yes, because I include information about c-sections and I feel that it helps decrease your anxiety and helps you prepare for what to expect.