Why Take Childbirth Classes?
Childbirth classes or prenatal classes are useful tools that are for
more than embarrassing the partner of the pregnant woman.
They are a place to ask questions, gather information, and to
socialize with other pregnant women and their families.
Recent studies have upheld the benefits of childbirth education.
Childbirth education should be seen as an amazing opportunity to learn more about what to expect and how to
care for yourself and your baby, especially in tougher economic times. An expense not to be looked over or seen as a waste of money.
Payment arrangements can be made....book your class with an experienced, qualified Awaited Arrivals instructor TODAY!
Choosing a Childbirth Education Class
Today, many couples attend some type of childbirth education class.
They attend these classes for various reasons. Some want to learn as
much as possible about labour and delivery so they can prepare for
the birth of their baby. Some attend because they think they are
supposed to because their friends did it. Some attend because they
want to deliver without the use of medications; still others attend
because they are afraid. They fear the pain of childbirth,
the process of labour, and the loss of control.
Whatever the reason, attending classes can be an invaluable experience.
Classes allow you to spend time with others experiencing the same fears,
discomforts, and anticipation for birth that you are experiencing.
Classes teach you to gain knowledge about the process of childbirth as
well as labor procedures and childbirth options. Classes also give you
new skills to help you cope with the challenges of labour and birth.
Childbirth classes have one basic goal: to minimize the pain and make
childbirth a safe, fulfilling and rewarding experience.
DID YOU KNOW?
Of what we learn, we retain approximately:
- 10% of what we read
- 20% of what we hear
- 30% of what we see
- 50% of what we do
- 70% of what we say AND
- 90% of what we say and do!!!!
Awaited Arrivals Prenatal Classes
Awaited Arrivals offers childbirth classes to any woman with any
birthing history i.e. new parents and parents with prior vaginal
and/or cesarean births wanting a refresher course.
Our classes are fun, relaxed, evidence-based and innovative in design.
They help women gain confidence in their ability to birth and help birth
companions become aware of ways they can make labour safer and more comfortable.
The classes are interactive and provide both a physical and emotional
preparation for birth. Our unique prenatal classes are generalized to
provide the most up to date information for a variety of birthing options
so that any expectant parents of a midwife or OB physician may attend.
Previous clients of Awaited Arrivals are always welcome and encouraged
to come back to future classes after their births to share their story
with other expectant parents.
The topics covered include: prenatal care, what to report to your physician/midwife, stages of labour,
informed consent, medications/medical interventions, comfort measures, birth options, doulas, cesarean births, VBAC's,
parenting, postpartum, breastfeeding, newborn appearance/care, and others...
Dad/partner or a support person are always encouraged to attend.
Follow-up is available by email during/after the classes if you have questions or concerns...or if you happen to forget something along the way.
Class dates & times
Saturday 9:30am-4:00pm and Sunday 10-4pm. Times may change.
Classes are approximately 12 hours in length.
Please make sure you bring to the class :
- Saturday- Pillow and a blanket
- Casual & comfortable clothing (pants instead of skirt or dress, if possible)
Moms will be allowed to lay on blanket during class if sitting becomes too uncomfortable or if your health care provider has restricted how long you may sit upright for.
Please let us know if there are any restrictions the doctor may have placed regarding activity, if you have had any bleeding
during the pregnancy or other issues of concern. This will be maintained confidential.
Lunch is 1 hour on own.
Classes restart in 2012. Dates to be announced.
Class dates are subject to change at any time.
Please contact Nancy to confirm if there is availability in the classes listed or if any changes in dates/times.
If you are unable to take a full weekend class (Saturday and Sunday) as listed,
accomodations may be made to split the weekend for you (ie Saturday on one weekend,
and the Sunday class on another weekend).
Please contact Nancy for further details.
Call to book your classes early. I recommend to take the classes anytime after the 24th week and before the 32nd week. Information early in pregnancy is beneficial for you and your baby.
Classes will be held at:
The Puce Sports and Leisure Centre
962 County Rd. 22
Lakeshore, ON N0R 1C0
(County Rd 22/EC Row and Old Tecumseh Rd.
About 10 min east of Manning Rd)
Formely the old Puce Grade School, next to the Sandbar Restaurant
"Some things are worth the extra drive"
Full Weekend Classes (Saturday and Sunday) are $105 per expectant mom (spouse/partner or support person included)
Refresher Prenatal Classes (Sunday only) $65 for those who are having another baby and just wish to review some topics such as
breastfeeding, newborn care & postpartum.
Payment plans can be arranged if there is a need. Please contact Nancy for more information.
For information on payment for prenatal classes, click here:
**Please review the Awaited Arrivals cancellation policy. Thank you.