Pregnancy

Prenatal Classes

Custom prenatal classes tailored to your needs and lifestyle.  At the parent child clinic we offer 5 different options.

It is recommended to take the class around the 28th week of pregnancy. Questions regarding the date or best option for you ? Just contact us. 819.486.1106 or sharon@parentchild.ca.

1- Private classes

  • Custom class answering your needs specifically (bilingual families)
  • Offered in the comfort of your home or at the clinic
  • Class is as long or as short as you need
  • Appointments available evenings and weekends

2- Semi-Private Classes

  • same as private class but for a small group of 2-3 couples (ideal for friends or in-laws)

*Availabilities (Private and Semi-private classes):

January: 17, 20, 21 et 24

February: 3, 7, 23, 24 et 28

March: 2,3,14,16,17,18,23 et 24

April: 6,7,8,18,20,21,22,25,27,28

updated January 11th 2018

3-One day intensive

  • One Saturday from  9:30-16:00.  (ideal for busy couples)
  • Discussed topics:

1- Labor & Delivery (increase your confidence, decrease your fears)

2- Coping with pain (Managing pain for moms / Partners actively providing comfort)

3- Our life with a baby (baby care, couple time, family issues)

4- Feeding baby (breastfeeding, alternatives ?,food intolerance, baby’s digestion…)

  • Small cozy groups (5-6 couples).
  • concrete tools as well as innovative tricks
  • Lunch included

Please note that our one day intensive class will not be offered during the months  February and March 2018.  Our private and semi private classes will however remain available.

4-Birthing ball classes

One time 3 hour intensive class with your labor partner.

The birthing ball as a tool during labor:

  • Gives Dad or the labor coach an active role and practical tools to help support mom during this process.
  • Helps labor progress more quickly
  • Decreases pain
  • Facilitates natural birth
  • Excellent refresher class for 2nd or 3rd pregnancies

You will have access to birthing balls for the class.  You can also buy your own medical ball on site.

5-Caring for your Newborn

A baby does not come into the world with it’s instruction manual and the amount of care a newborn needs can be quite intimidating.  This is why we created this unique class.  In this fun two hour interactive workshop led by a pediatric nurse you will learn the basics of caring for your new baby.

  • We wil practice diapering and bathing.
  • We wil discuss what to do when your baby is sick, red flags and when to seek medical attention and much more…

*A natural therapy receipt will be issued for income taxe and insurance purposes. (this applies to all our prenatal classes)

Pregnancy follow-ups

Not sure if your pregnancy cramps or other pregnancy symptomes are normal?  We are here to reassure you with our pregnancy nursing care:

  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Foetal heart rate (doppler) – NEW
  • Urine analysis
  • Weight gain
  • Counselling related to diagnoses during the prenatal period (maternal or fetal health problems)
  • Pricing according to the length and nature of nursing intervention

Resources

Massage for pregnancy (Pascale Lapierre, RMT, Vitalithai)

Prenatal yoga classes in Aylmer (Escential garden)