Private Childbirth Classes and The Art of Breastfeeding

Private childbirth classes

 Advantages to in-home classes…

The class is tailored to your specific needs

The class is at a time convenient for you

The class is done in your own home

The class allows you to discuss personal issues at ease.

If You are on bedrest or activity restrictions.

Class Content:

Describe the process of labour and birth and the different stages.

Demonstrate massage, breathing and relaxation techniques.

Demonstrate different positions and movements to ease and speed up labour.

Practice these techniques as a couple.

Partner or support persons role and participation.

Information on making informed choices during labour.

Interventions, benefits, risks, and alternatives.

Information on baby care and postpartum.

Breastfeeding information.

Help with birth plan.

Videos and handouts.

2 classes, 2 hours each, 1 week apart, 1 month (approx) before due date.

Fee for Prenatal classes: $140+travel.

The Art of Breastfeeding

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Are you a first-time parent planning to breastfeed your baby? Did you have a hard time nursing your first baby and want to get off to the right start this time? I am offering private breastfeeding consultations to help you discover the benefits of breastfeeding, dispel common myths, and promote breastfeeding success by empowering the mother/partner parenting team.

Expect a relaxed, informal atmosphere where expectant or new parents will be presented with information that will cover:

Benefits of breastfeeding.

Planning for early breastfeeding success.

The partners role in a breastfeeding family.

Avoiding/overcoming common breastfeeding difficulties.

An information package will be given to parents that will include the following:

Handouts that cover the principal topics covered in the consultation.

Information about local breastfeeding support groups and contact information.

Recommended reading and internet sites.

Fee for Breastfeeding consultation: $30/hr. + travel.

I am also available for a more informal private consultation, where we will go over a more specific concern. Please call me for details 250.804.1628.

I also facilitate a breastfeeding support group every second Tuesday of the month at the Health Centre in Salmon Arm from 10:30am-11:30am.

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