Providing a comfortable and friendly atmosphere, Pampered Mamas Doula Services, Graceful Beginnings Birth Services and Nurtured have come together to offer Childbirth Preparation Classes for couples in HRM.
In these workshop, you and your partner will gain knowledge and build confidence as you plan and prepare for birth in these prenatal class(es).
Classes are interactive and provide couples with evidence based information to ensure you feel confident and empowered for your birth experience.
We offer a one day workshop that will be approximately 7 hours in duration (including breaks for lunch).
We also offer a 2 day workshop that is comprised of two 3 - 3 1/2 hour sessions + breaks.
Both options will provide you with the same content and will guide you through many topics including:
- Prenatal Exercise and Nutrition
- The Process of Labour
- Common hospital procedure and Interventions
- Birth Planning
- Breathing and Relaxation Techniques
- Newborn Care and Breastfeeding
- Participation also includes an introduction to Babywearing by a Certified Babywearing Instructor.
These are comprehensive classes that expectant parents will not want to miss. Class sizes are restricted to 6-8 couples so please reserve early.
Jen Hammond leads our one day courses. As an accredited Childbirth Educator and Lactation Educator, Jen of Pampered Mamas Doula Services has been a familiar face at Nurtured for many years and was instrumental in establishing the weekly breastfeeding support group at Nurtured over 8 years ago. Jen is also a Certified Birth Doula.
Wanda Cox will be your instructor for the multi night sessions. Wanda is accredited as a Certified Infant Massage Instructor, Certified Birth Educator and trained Lactation Educator. In addition Wanda is a Certified Birth and Post Partum Doula. More about Wanda is here at Graceful Beginnings Birth Services. We have a special place for Wanda as she was Nurtured Mom's & Dad's doula for the birth of their second son.
Please note that workshops are participant dependant and your registration is used to confirm minimum participant requirements. Cancellations received within two weeks of a workshop date will not be refunded for any reason. Cancellations received before the non refundable period can be cancelled (less a 10% cancellation fee). Nurtured will do the best it can to allow you to take a future workshop of the same topic in the event you cannot attend. There are no refunds for not attending a registered workshop however the instructor may make suggestions to help you get all of the course materials. An extra fee may apply. You also understand that our Childbirth Educators also work as Certified Birth Doulas and as such they may be called to a birth. This may interfere with your scheduled workshop. In the unlikely event that this happens the instructor will endeavour to reschedule the class to a time convenient to all participants. If you are unable to attend a make up class the instructor will attempt to find a mutually convenient solution without any additional fee. There will be no refunds given if a class needs to be rescheduled. Your purchase of this workshop indicates that you understand this policy.