Having a baby has never sounded so complicated has it?
Where will I deliver my baby, at home or in a hospital?
Will I have a midwife, family doctor or an obstetrician?
How will I cope during labour?
Once these decisions are made you then have to figure out how to care for a brand new little human being with a very loud voice.
How will I know what he/she needs?
How do I breastfeed?
What kind of diapers should we use?
What the heck is baby wearing?
This is where we come in.
Our prenatal classes were established in Collingwood in 2009 by two childbirth professionals, one a registered obstetrical nurse and the other a certified birth doula and childbirth educator.
As the friendly faces of Childbirth Choices, we help you to learn the differences between various models of care available for you in this area. We teach you all about the choices that are offered during labour and birth so that you can understand which ones may improve your birthing experience. We hold a class designed to teach you and your support person some awesome comfort measures for labour which has proven to be very popular.
As birth professionals, we work with midwives, family doctors and obstetricians within the hospital setting and with midwives within home birth settings. Our knowledge is constantly being updated and expanded.
As breastfeeding professionals and breastfeeding mothers, we provide support in the first few days and weeks after birth to help you establish a great breastfeeding relationship.
Our classes are hands on and fun and over a series of classes, you will see your fears diminish and your confidence grow.
It is a good idea to aim to finish classes by your 36th week of pregnancy.