The Group Prenatal Class is a program geared towards expecting parents who are more than 20 weeks along in their pregnancy. You will learn about the stages of labour, comfort measures, pharmaceutical options and you will have a chance to discuss medical interventions with trained professionals. Incorporating interactive activities, you will have the opportunity to work through a number of labour and birthing scenarios, tips for reducing discomfort, and different labouring positions.
Expecting parents will learn what life with a newborn is like and will be shown how to care for a baby, including how to lift, support, diaper and dress a baby. Infant feeding with a focus on getting breastfeeding off on the right start will be explored. Self-care strategies and the importance of mental health during pregnancy and postpartum will be discussed, as well strategies for physical activity.
What to bring:
- Your partner or support person
- A doll or stuffed animal