Are you looking for a Childbirth Education Class that
shares information on "Normal Birth"
and will help you feel
Prepared, Informed and Empowered?
We believe education builds awareness, awareness reveals choice and
choice brings empowerment.
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Our prenatal (class) workshops will help you feel more:
Prepared - What you learn and practice will make you more confident, and relaxed in and early postpartum.
Informed - Current information is shared.
Empowered - As you discover your options you will be empowered to make informed decisions that are right for you, your labour and your baby.
Childbirth Education Schedule
Registration is now being accepted for
2020 Prenatal Education (classes) Workshops.
Space is limited register early.
Please fill out the prenatal workshop registration form.
Choose from the side menu.
Workshops must be prepaid in order for your space to be held.
*Workshop fees are non-refundable.
*Due to limited space, we are unable to offer make-updates for any missed workshops.
All Workshops are held at the Edmonton Community Midwives Office
Unit 101, 10123 112 street NW Edmonton
Four week series Workshop Fees
Four Week Prenatal Education Class - Workshops
Workshops are suitable for participants who have midwifery care or those who desire an unmedicated birth (no in-depth discussion on medications or on hospital policies and procedures)
February 3, 10, 24, March 2nd. (Mondays) 7-9pm
April 6, 20, 27 & May (Mondays) 7-9pm
June 1, 8, 15 & 22 (Mondays) 7-9pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (total 8 hours)
Not your first Birth but want a review of
Register for CLASS TWO in the series
Cost $50.00 per couple
Wear comfortable clothing as this class is hands on.
Space is limited
Registration form on
*Registration Fee is non-refundable for all workshops.
Here’s what’s covered in each class.
Anatomy and Physiology of Birth
- Lamaze Six Care Practices
- Imagining your birth
- Preparing mentally for the journey ahead
- Stages of Labour
- Understanding the “timeline” of Labor
- Signs of labour
- What is a “normal” labour
- Physical and emotional changes in labour
- What happens if things don’t go as planned
- Preparing the birth environment (Room)
- Water birth
- Warning signs – when you should call your midwife/caregiver
Hands on Comfort Measures
- What causes discomfort?
- What brings you comfort?
- Reframing pain
- Tools for labour – Touch – Breathing – Vocalizing – Music – Lighting – Heat Packs – TENS – Rebozo – Birth Ball
- Early Labour – comfort and progress
- Active Labour – comfort and progress
- Upright Positions
- Restful Positions
- Variations of labour – back labour – slow or stalled labour
- Precipitous or fast labour
- Second Stage
- Signs of “readiness” to push
- Spontaneous vs. coached pushing
- Avoiding perineal tears
Postpartum Mom and Baby
- Delayed cord clamping
- Physical – Mom
- Taking care of yourself, comforts
- Emotions – baby blues – postpartum depression
- Placenta encapsulation? What is that?
- Postpartum dad
- Realistic expectations
- Physical Baby
- Preparing for the early weeks
- Skin care
- Equipment – crib, bassinet, strollers, change tables,
- Fluff or Necessary
Breastfeeding and Baby Wearing
- Breastfeeding basics
- Skin to skin
- Baby lead latch
- Out put – Normal Nappies
- Is baby getting enough
- Baby Wearing – Hands on
- Evaluating carriers
- Slings, Mei Teis, Buckle Carriers, Wraps
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