Group Prenatal Classes

Serenity Birth Studio group prenatal classes to prepare for birth.

Our Prenatal Classes will provide you with a wealth of information about pregnancy, labor, birth, postpartum, breastfeeding and baby care to support you in actively participating in your birth.  Birth partners will be provided with a variety of techniques to support you during childbirth as having an educated & prepared support person is vital to your overall experience.

We will cover everything from stages of labour, coping techniques, caring for a newborn and infant feeding. The goal of this course is to prepare expectant parents by providing evidence-based information and support to ensure that, regardless of where or how you choose to give birth, you feel confident and prepared.

Plan to start your series anytime after your first trimester.

We are here to support your prenatal education in the midst of COVID-19.  We understand navigating the birth space right now is very daunting and we want to make sure you can make the right decisions for you to feel comfortable and confident despite these circumstances.  With this is mind, and the evolving landscape of our communities opening back up, we have created more options for delivering our Private Prenatal Classes – in person or virtual.

Please Note: Starting Monday March 21st, mask mandates in Ontario are being lifted.  We will continue to be a mask friendly place should you choose to continue to wear a mask.

WHERE:

  • Serenity Birth Studio (Barrie, ON) – option to join in person or virtual via Zoom Meeting
WHEN:

To best meet your needs and schedules we offer to options to join us, weekend or weeknight:

  • SATURDAY’S @ 9:00am-5:00pm (with breaks), a 1-day class
  • MONDAY’S @ 6:30-9:00pm (3 week series)
  • Click “view upcoming dates” button for our schedule.

 

COST:

  • $224 +hst
  • Cost includes pregnant person + 1 birth partner
PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Part 1:
  • Birth and You
  • Mechanics of Birth
  • Stages of Labour
  • Comfort Measures
  • Connecting With Baby
Part 2:
  • Birth Plan: Communication and Informed Consent
  • Inductions
  • Baby’s Positions
  • Cesarean Birth
Part 3:
  • Pushing, Placenta and Immediate Postpartum
  • Baby Care Plan: Feeding and Healing
  • Relationships
  • Sleep
  • Perinatal Mental Health

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

Sarah Downey (she/her) is a Perinatal Educator and Certified Doula. Sarah has been teaching classes and facilitating groups at Serenity Birth Studio since 2015. She is also an Instructor in the Early Childhood Education Department at Georgian College.