Childbirth Education – The Wholebirth Effect

If you are searching for a Childbirth Education program that is thought provoking, engaging, and interactive, look no further! Our Childbirth Classes are a one-of-a-kind curriculum that focus on the core aspects of a whole body approach to birth. We discuss the mind/body connection for birth, comfort strategies, minimizing fear, as well as how to navigate a birth that feels right to YOU. We firmly believe that by understanding the biology of fear, the perception of pain, and what options are available, we can create better and more positive birth outcomes.

This class series will provide you with the knowledge necessary to actively participate in decision-making with your care providers, and birth partners will be provided with a variety of techniques for support during childbirth. We will also provide you with a wealth of information about labour, birth, postpartum, breastfeeding and baby care so that you are able to leave your births confident in your ability to parent!

Plan to start your series anytime after your first trimester.  
If a full consecutive series presents a challenge to fit within your schedule, please contact us today to help strategize a solution!  We love to work with our customers to find options that allow you to join us!

WHEN:

  • Monday evening series, 6:00-9:00pm (4 weeks)
  • Wednesday evening series, 6:00-9:00pm (4 weeks)
  • Weekend Intensive: Saturday & Sunday, 9:30-3:00pm each day

COST:

  • EARLY BIRD RATE: $275 +hst –> valid for registration more than 3 weeks before the start date.  Unique coupon code provided, click on the program date to acquire & apply during the checkout process.
  • REGULAR RATE: $299 +hst

Instructor: Toni

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

  1. Section 1
    • The mind/body connection
    • Pain perception
    • How we learn fear
    • Language & influence
    • Affirmations
    • Visualizations
    • Mental skills for birth
    • and beyond!
  2. Section 2
    • Signs of labour
    • Phases & stages of labour
    • Preparing to push
    • Hormones of labour
    • Mindfulness & breathing
  3. Section 3
    • Medical/non-medical comfort
    • Routine vs Evidence
    • Interventions
    • Using our B.R.A.I.N.S
    • Induction & augmentation
  4. Section 4
    • Postpartum planning
    • Breastfeeding/feeding
    • Newborn care
    • Postpartum mood
    • New Parent care