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Prenatal classes

Niko teaches Lamaze inspired prenatal classes.

Upcoming classes:

  • Nov 2, 9, 16, 23 (Mondays) 7-9pm (Lucina Birth Center)
  • Jan 4, 11, 18, 25 (Mondays) 7-9pm (Lucina Birth Center)
  • Feb 29, Mar 7, 14, 21 (Mondays) 7-9pm (Lucina Birth Center)
  • May 6, 13, 20, 27 (Fridays) 7-9pm (Lucina Birth Center)

No classes in July and August.

To register, please visit http://doulacare.vpweb.ca/Prenatal-Workshops.html

Topics that are covered are:

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
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