Prenatal classes

Niko teaches Lamaze inspired prenatal classes at the Lucina Birth Center.

Upcoming classes:

  • September  11, 18, 25 October 2  (Mondays) 7-9pm
  • Nov 6, 13, 20, 27                             (Mondays) 7-9pm
  • January 8, 15, 22, 29                      (Mondays) 7-9pm
  • March 5, 12, 19, 26                         (Mondays) 7-9pm
  • April 30, May 7, 14, 28                  (Mondays) 7-9pm

 

No classes in July and August.

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Class Overview

Here’s what’s covered in each class.

Anatomy and Physiology of Birth
  • Lamaze Six Care Practices
  • Imagining your birth
  • Preparing mentally for the journey ahead
  • Stages of Labour
  • Understanding the “timeline” of Labor
  • Signs of labour
  • What is a “normal” labour
  • Physical and emotional changes in labour
  • What happens if things don’t go as planned
  • Preparing the birth environment (Room)
  • Water birth
  • Warning signs – when you should call your midwife/caregiver
Hands on Comfort Measures
  • What causes discomfort?
  • What brings you comfort?
  • Reframing pain
  • Tools for labour – Touch – Breathing – Vocalizing – Music – Lighting – Heat Packs – TENS – Rebozo – Birth Ball
  • Early Labour – comfort and progress
  • Active Labour – comfort and progress
  • Upright Positions
  • Restful Positions
  • Variations of labour – back labour – slow or stalled labour
  • Precipitous or fast labour
  • Second Stage
  • Pushing
  • Signs of “readiness” to push
  • Spontaneous vs. coached pushing
  • Avoiding perineal tears
Postpartum Mom and Baby
  • Delayed cord clamping
  • Physical – Mom
  • Taking care of yourself, comforts
  • Emotions – baby blues – postpartum depression
  • Placenta encapsulation? What is that?
  • Postpartum dad
  • Communication
  • Realistic expectations
  • Physical Baby
  • Preparing for the early weeks
  • Diapers
  • Skin care
  • Equipment – crib, bassinet, strollers, change tables,
  • Fluff or Necessary
Breastfeeding and Baby Wearing
  • Breastfeeding basics
  • Skin to skin
  • Baby lead latch
  • Out put – Normal Nappies
  • Is baby getting enough
  • Equipment
  • Baby Wearing – Hands on
  • Safety
  • Evaluating carriers
  • Slings, Mei Teis, Buckle Carriers, Wraps