In light of the strict physical distancing measures in the Province of Ontario, we have moved all of our prenatal classes to an online platform - for your safety and ours.
We know that now more than ever families need support - we are here for you, in many capacities - through your pregnancy, your birth experience as well as in the days and weeks after baby arrives.
We invite you to explore our prenatal class offerings. Between our private customized "crash course" to our fabulous continuing education series (over 12 hours of classes covering many topics relevant to your pregnancy & postpartum time), we are confident you will find something that's just right for you!
Oh, and don't forget to join us for our FREE webinars (details below)!
~SJ & Carol Anne
We've partnered with babywearing and baby carrying expert Victoria Celestini to bring you this free session to answer all of your questions and prepare you for life with baby.
We can’t wait to take this deep dive in to baby carrying with you (all caregivers are welcome: prenatal moms and partners too!).
Join us for a FREE 2.5 hour virtual (LIVE) pre-natal class that will help you navigate your pregnancy, birth and postpartum experience during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We know that there are a lot of unknowns and that you may have questions about pregnancy, birth, postpartum recovery and infant care - this is your chance to have your questions answered! All are welcome at any stages of their pregnancy.
During our group session we'll talk about what to expect for your upcoming birth experience, you will learn about the difference between birth plans vs preferences, which choices have the biggest impact on your birth experience, and how to write a precise birth preference list or create a visual birth preference document.
HypnoBirthing® The Mongan Method is based on the belief that babies can be born into the world gently and joyfully, and that mothers give birth calmly and comfortably. Many women have no idea how their body's are supposed to work in labour, and more importantly, how best to support their body's ability to birth. Through education, breathing techniques, relaxation, visualization, self-hypnosis and more, this class will bring you closer to achieving your ideal birth experience.
The course fee includes the official HypnoBirthing® The Mongan Method paperback, the course activity book, Rainbow Relaxation & Affirmation download card as well as the attendance of your birth companion.
HypnoBirthing® classes are taught as a 4 week series, and each class is ~3 hours in length. Sarah and Carol Anne are both Certified HypnoBirthing® Practitioners and believe that this is one of the most comprehensive and all encompassing birth preparation courses available to families. Carol Anne and Sarah teach this class together and students love that they get two perspectives and a combined 18 years of birth doula knowledge. Our classes are interactive, inspiring, fun and empowering. Expectant parents learn more about biology, birth options, and themselves, and they also make lasting friendships with their classmates.
The lack of education around body feeding as well as a lack of proper support can stack the odds against families who are seeking to feed their baby this way. With 20 years of experience between them supporting hundreds of families during the 4th trimester, SJ & Carol Anne have created this 3.5 hour class to help prepare you for your infant feeding journey.
It can take a few weeks to really get things going and what if you have experienced a difficult birth, or your baby is struggling to figure out feeding? There are many common challenges but also thankfully many solutions.
It's all about education, support and helping you reach your infant feeding goals.
There is a lot to learn when it comes to preparing for a baby, and even more to learn and plan for when you are expecting twins, triplets, or more!
As a doula, childbirth educator, and a mother to twin boys herself, Sarah Baker is passionate about preparing families for the realities of birthing and parenting multiples.
This privately facilitated Breastfeeding Basics class covers all the same must have topics as our group class, except it's just us! We'll cover it all - how to get a proper latch, how birth affects breastfeeding, learning hunger cues, common challenges and how to overcome them and so much more.
This 2 hour online prenatal "crash course" covers all the *must have* topics of a traditional prenatal education class and can accommodate your busy schedule.
With options for daytime, evening as well as weekend classes, our availability makes it easy for you to schedule a date and time that best suit your life.
Not only is it important to understand how your body changes when you have a baby, but it is equally as important to understand how your emotions, hormones and mind change as well. Learn how to manage the transition into parenthood by knowing how to spot the signs and symptoms of perinatal mood disorders, get tips on how to practice self care, and make healthy connections with a village of support for you and your baby.
We spend so much time planning for pregnancy, labour & birth but not postpartum recovery. The 4th trimester is both a beautiful & transformative time, but it can also be challenging. You are recovering from birth, taking care of baby/babies, and slowly figuring out who you are as a parent. We've teamed up with Angela Wallace RD to bring you a workshop focused on YOU, your recovery & your journey.
We created our newborn care class to cover the most important topics for taking care of a new baby and to answer your most pressing questions. Our professional training and a career as postpartum & infant care doulas make us the perfect baby manual for you as you prepare for your baby. Join us for this exciting class as we cover all the "must learn" topics, and invite the excited grandparents too!
As doulas, we know how important pelvic floor health is to people on their pregnancy and postpartum journey. We've teamed up with Emily Adams & Jessica Doig of Core Restore Physio to bring you this informative workshop created specifically for pregnant and postpartum women who are looking for practical information on how to improve their birth experience and optimize their postpartum recovery.
Do you feel overwhelmed about introducing solid food to your baby and are not sure where or who to turn to for information? You are not alone, and that's why we have joined with Registered Dietitian, Personal Trainer and Family Food Expert Angela Wallace, MSc, RD from Eat Right Feel Right to bring you this interactive 2 hour workshop all about Baby Led Weaning.
Caitlin Jerome, RMT has put together a 4 week class where you will learn basic infant massage techniques and self-care tips for baby's primary caregiver. She will also discuss the benefits of massage for sleep, digestion and development of motor skills, while creating ways to incorporate what you learn into everyday life.