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Prenatal and Childbirth Education

Prenatal and Childbirth Education

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Part Number:WS-PCE

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Class dates
Saturday, April 8, 2017 @ 10am-5pm (1-day session) $185/couple
Wednesdays, May 17 and 24, 2017 at 6:00pm - 9:00pm ($185 per couple)
Wednesdays, June 14 and 21, 2017 at 6:00pm - 9:00pm ($185 per couple)
Saturday, July 8, 2017 @ 10am-5pm (1-day session) $185/couple
Wednesdays, August 23 and 30, 2017 at 6:00pm - 9:00pm ($185 per couple)
Saturday, September 23, 2017 @ 10am-5pm (1-day session) $185/couple
Wednesdays, October 11 and 18, 2017 at 6:00pm - 9:00pm ($185 per couple)
Saturday, November 4, 2017 @ 10am-5pm (1-day session) $185/couple
Wednesdays, November 29 and December 6, 2017 at 6:00pm - 9:00pm ($185 per couple)
Classes are held at 2543 Agricola Street, Halifax. 902-405-4367. Parking is available.

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 a Certified Birth Doula, 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 our weekly breastfeeding support group over 6 years ago.

Wanda Cox will be your instructor for the multi night sessions. Wanda is a Certified Birth and Post Partum Doula, Certified Infant Massage Instructor, Certified Birth Educator and trained Lactation Educator. More about Wanda is here at Graceful Beginnings Birth Services. We have a special place for Wanda as she was NurturedMom'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 can be refunded (less a 5% administration fee) but any other cancellations will be non refundable. Nurtured will do the best it can to allow you to take a future workshop of the same topic. Your purchase of this workshop indicates that you understand this policy.
5 Stars
So grateful for this workshop
I feel compelled to share what a wonderful experience we had at this workshop. Jen Hammond is truly an amazing, gifted educator who brings knowledge, compassion and objectivity to this class. My husband and I were so grateful to have this workshop time together. We both walked away feeling really empowered and excited about our journey. My husband left our day feeling more confident in how he can be a support system and I feel much more informed, capable and empowered. Regardless of how much research you've done or people you've spoken with, I highly recommend taking the time to attend this workshop.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Halifax. on 3/14/2016
5 Stars
One Day Prenatal Class
We were part of Jens small prenatal class on Nov 7th and we found it very resourceful. Jen does a great job explaining and presenting the wide variety of topics that new parents need to be aware of. The day flew by and we came away feeling like we had really taken in a lot of useful information. Thank you!
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Reviewed by:  from Halifax . on 11/10/2015
5 Stars
This class was essential to feeling prepared and confident with many important topics: nutrition, biomechanics, labour/delivery. Pain management, baby wearing, breastfeeding. The class was welcoming and supportive. We felt comfortable asking questions and felt that Jennifer our doula teacher presented research based and up to date information.
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Reviewed by:  from Halifax. on 8/26/2015
5 Stars
Great Class!
I'm really enjoying this class. With the IWK and other locations cancelling their prenatal classes, I was a bit worried about what I was going to do. While there is a lot of access to information these days, the one-on-one time with Jen has really helped.She is very informative and gives the good, bad, and ugly of everything (but always does so in a very positive way). I feel much better knowing what my options are and being prepared for any situation that may arise. I definitely recommend this class to anyone who is thinking about doing classes, but is uncertain about paying for it. Worth the money in my opinion!
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Reviewed by:  from Halifax. on 2/12/2015

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