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 classes (details below)!
~Sarah & Carol Anne
Join us for a FREE 2 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.
Join us along with Angela Wallace (registered dietitian and pre/postnatal fitness specialist) for a free webinar all about nutrition and exercise during pregnancy.
Learn the basics in the comfort of your home: be confident and prepared for birth.
This 2 hour in home 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, weekend classes, our availability makes it easy for you to schedule a date and time that best suit your life.
Carol Anne and Sarah have been helping families learn the facts about breastfeeding and techniques for breastfeeding success over the last 8 years. With training from the world renowned INFACT Canada 20 Hour Breastfeeding Course, World Health Organization's Breastfeeding Training for Birth Professionals, as well as our ProDoula Postpartum and Infant Care training, we have combined our knowledge and skills to create this course not just for our private birth and postpartum clients, but for all expectant parents in Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon, Orangeville and the surrounding communities.
HypnoBirthing® 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.
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 15 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.
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.
We've partnered with babywearing and baby carrying expert Victoria Celestini to bring you this 2 part 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!).
We created our infant care class to cover the most important topics for newborn care and to answer your most pressing questions. Our professional training in postpartum infant care, car seat safety, baby carrying, infant sleep, infant feeding practices, and more 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, and that's why we've teamed of with 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.
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.
Writing a birth plan is more than just telling your health care providers about the type of birth experience you want. Author Diana Korte wrote: "If I don’t know my options, I don’t have any." During our group session you will learn 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.
Growing a baby inside of you is beyond incredible, our bodies are so amazing! However, pregnancy & birth come at a cost, nutritionally speaking. We often hear a lot about our needs and recommendations for nutrition during pregnancy, but you may be surprised to know that you also have increased nutritional needs to support your postpartum recovery. Join us for this helpful workshop led by Registered Dietitian Angela Wallace
So you've started feeding your baby solids and that is going well, but this next stage may seem a bit overwhelming. In this workshop you will learn more about how to wean from breast or bottle when you are ready, what nutrients are important for growth and development of your little and what milk options you have. This course is facilitated by Angela Wallace, Registered Dietitian and Family Food Expert.
This workshop focuses on feeding your child between 18 months - 4 years. Facilitated by Registered Dietitian and Family Food Expert Angela Wallace, you will learn more about how to support your little eater in making healthy choices and eating a variety of foods. You will also learn more strategies on how to handle picky eating and how to best support your child in exploring and trying new foods.
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 forces 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.
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