In-person classes are currently suspended. Virtual classes can be scheduled at your convenience.
Price per couple: $135
Joyful Moments Birth Skills
This class was developed in Manitoba, to fill a need for a birth skills class that provided support people with all the ways they can support their partner through the marathon of birth.
It is not a prenatal class, but an excellent complement to traditional prenatal education, which gives you your options for birth. This class is a skills class, of all the ways you, as a birth partner, can comfort and support the pregnant person, as they experience labour. This class is for anyone providing birth support, and for all birth experiences. Whether it is your first baby or your fifth, you are sure to learn a new way of being supportive in this class.
When it comes to birth, the one thing that is for certain is that the baby has got to come out. Doulas are experts in comfort measures and techniques for coping with labour. But hiring a doula isn’t for every person, for a variety of reasons. As doulas, we want to empower and support every birthing person and so we developed this class to teach you and your partner some tried and true techniques to manage your own labours!
Centered on your “labour bag,” we help you create a bag of helpful items, reminders, and handouts that you can take with you to your choice of birthplace in order to help provide you with comfort and support during your own birth. These are skills that can be used for all types of births - back labour, induction, VBAC, natural birth, epidural, or with or without pain medications. No one can predict how your labor is going to go.. Fast and intense? Slow and drawn out? Textbook or unusual? With this birth skills class be prepared to learn in detail, some of the tried and true techniques to help manage and cope with the roller coaster ride of labor!
Whether you are first time parents and don’t know what to expect, or on your sixth baby and looking for a refresher; whether you’re hoping for a different experience than last time, or whether you are planning for a home birth or a hospital birth - this fun, relaxing, interactive class is for you.
Classes are approximately 3 hours long.