Prenatal Classes at Toronto Family Doulas
Imagine looking forward to the birth of your baby feeling confident & prepared.
Prenatal classes at Toronto Family Doulas are designed to give you and your birth team the information and tools you need to navigate through your big day. We focus on pain management and how the members of your entire birth team can help you cope. Whether you’re planning on using pain medication or having a medication-free birth, you will have some labour sensations that you’ll need to manage. Having these coping tools can give you the skills you need to manage your pain, and help you to feel more confident in your birth.
Your class will focus on the birth partner/team as well as on the birthing parent. It’s important for your support team to understand what to expect from the different parts of labour and how they can best support you.
In class we will discuss the birthing options in Toronto: hospital birth, birth centers, home birth, midwives, family doctors, and obstetricians. You will leave class knowing all of the options available at your birthplace of choice, and with the tools to get the information you need to make decisions that are right for you and your baby.
Choose from two, group-class options. The first is a 2.5 hour group class runs in the evening once a week for 3 weeks. The second option is a one-day intensive group class, usually held on a Saturday. This is an especially popular option for busy couples who are unable to commit to a multi-week class.
Our most popular classes are our private classes. Our Certified Childbirth Educators will meet you in your home, on your schedule, and deliver our modern, Canadian curriculum in comfort. Have the opportunity to ask all your questions, on your schedule. Contact us for more information.
In addition to our Birth Boutique prenatal classes, Toronto Family Doulas works in collaboration with community partners to deliver a variety of workshops and classes designed to meet your every need. We are currently scheduling classes with West Coast Kids Toronto, starting April 2017. These workshops are offered on a rotating and on-demand basis. Registration can be completed below, or at West Coast Kids Toronto.
Would you like the grandparents-to-be to get caught up on the latest trends and recommendations for infants? Wondering what all of this stuff is and if you will actually use it? Not sure what a doula is or if you should have your placenta encapsulated? Our workshops have all those answers and more.
Sleep Sacks, Swings, and Soothers...Oh My!
Feeling overwhelmed by all your options? Baby gear got you down? This 90-minute class will cover the basics, the extras, and the must-haves for baby. Our Certified Postpartum Doula will demonstrate our favourite products and baby hacks to minimize clutter and maximize use of everything you need for baby. Enjoy an exclusive shopping experience after the event.
We know you are excited to become a grandparent, but things have changed since you had children. You want to be up to date. This two-hour course will cover current car seat and safety recommendations, feeding guidelines, as well as give you a quick refresher on all
Bringing Home Multiples:
Are you expecting twins, triplets or more? Life with multiples can seem daunting at first. In this 90-minute class, we will explore the reality, the tricks, and the gear, to make life with multiples smooth sailing. Optional add-on, a private registry consultation with a certified Postpartum Doula.
Meet the Doula Night
Not sure what a doula is, or if a doula is right for you? Not sure where to start when it comes to interviewing doulas? Come out for an introduction to what doulas are and what they can offer, then spend time speed-dating the birth and postpartum doulas from Toronto Family Doulas. Light refreshments will be provided.
The Low Down on Placenta Encapsulation:
Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, January Jones, Gabby Hoffman, and more are doing it. So what is placenta encapsulation exactly, and why would people do it? Is it safe? Is it gross? Our Certified Postpartum Placenta Specialist will answer these questions and more in this one-hour talk about placenta encapsulation. Purchase placenta services from Toronto Family Doulas within one week of this workshop and receive $25 off.