2 Day Weekend Intensive + e-Learning

For the inquisitive couple who can't commit to evening/weekly classes but still wants all the information. This convenient class is taught at a faster pace and requires more commitment to e-Learning and additional assignments at home.

14 hours of in-class instruction  (2 x 7 hour full days)
11.5 hours of e-Learning/Homework assignments
TOTAL:  Over 26 hours of curriculum & additional resources

*We recommend choosing a class that ends before you are 37 weeks gestation to ensure you makeit to all the classes before baby arrives (Ideally 3-6 weeks). This will also ensure you are in a class with other couples with similar due dates.

Course Content

IN CLASS

PREPARING FOR A HEALTHY BIRTH - CORE CONTENT

Level 1 core content prepares you and your partner for what to expect during a normal birth, how to avoid complications, minimize pain and what to do during the different phases. 

This content is covered over the 2 days and various e-Learning videos.

 

  • Birth Physiology Defined (Anatomy, hormones, stages, etc.)
  • The psychology of birth
  • Birth Culture & Giving birth in Calgary
  • Coaching roles and responsibilities
  • Best practices for avoiding complications
  • Minimizing & managing pain
     

NAVIGATING OBSTACLES & UNDERSTANDING INTERVENTIONS - ADVANCED KNOWLEDGE

Level 2 advanced knowledge on navigating birth and adapting to when things don't go as planned.  

This content is covered partially in-class and partially via e-Learning videos.

 

  • Evaluating progress of labour
  • Common medical interventions, practices and routines
  • Facing obstacles (induction, slow labour, prelabour rupture of membranes, etc.)
     

E-LEARNING

HISTORY OF CHILDBIRTH - e-Class

Fears surrounding the safety of birth today are largely unjustified.  This 23 minute e-learning video hleps us understand the roots of our birth culture in North America and appreciate the safety of childbirth today.

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WHEN BABY IS BREECH - e-Class

Understanding breech (bum or feet fown) fetal presentation, suggestions for turning baby and options for delivering vaginally.

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BREASTFEEDING - e-Class

How to set yourself up for success with breastfeeding.  This 2 hour e-Class helps to eleviate a lot of the worry and frustrations that first time parents experience in the first hours and days post-birth.

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CESAREAN SECTION - e-Class

This 17 minute e-Class details cesarean section surgery, along with benefits, risks, and recovery suggestions.

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NATURAL HOSPITAL BIRTH - e-Class

Giving birth naturally in an environment that does not see much natural birth can take a little extra know-how.  This 2 hour e-Class helps to prepare expectant parents with understanding, strategies and best practices for achieving a natural birth in a hospital environment.

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POST-BIRTH & NEWBORN EXPECTATION - e-Class

Recovering from birth and getting to know your baby can be overwhelming.  This e-Class helps to make those first few weeks less stressful and more enjoyable by giving a better idea of what to expect.

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What's Included

  • Childbirth Companion Workbook
  • Online quizzes
  • Unlimited phone & email support before, during and after birth
  • Small class sizes.  Limited to 7-9 couples.

Cost

$395/couple
$50 deposit required upon registration
Balance due 30 days prior to Class 1