Private Birth Classes

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Oakville Family Birth specializes in private prenatal classes.

Private classes are taught in the comfort of your home or virtually via Zoom, on your schedule. These classes are fun for both partners, encouraging, practical, realistic, and always judgement-free. You have the opportunity to customize your class based on your needs and interests. We’ll arrange a time that works for you and bring everything needed to deliver an engaging and useful class.

Give yourself the knowledge and practical tools to feel informed, prepared and confident about your baby’s arrival!

We’ll go over everything you want to learn and you’ll have a chance to ask all of your questions. You’ll also receive an information packet filled with useful resources to use throughout your pregnancy, birth and postpartum period.

OPTION 1: Two-part class (2 x 2.5 hours, 5 hours total)

Session 1: Labour and Birth (2.5 hours)

    • Signs of labour, the labour process
    • Labour positions, comfort measures, medical pain relief
    • Childbirth interventions (induction, cesarean, etc)
    • What happens in the first hours after birth  

Session 2: Postpartum Recovery, Baby Care and Feeding (2.5 hours)

    • Recovering from birth
    • Breastfeeding, bottle feeding
    • Taking care of your newborn (bathing, dressing, diapers, etc)

Additional topics: tailor your class to include any of the following:

    • Preparing a birth plan or wish list
    • Birth partner communication exercise
    • Planned cesarean birth
    • VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean)
    • Twins 

Option 2: Condensed 2.5 Hour Class

In one 2.5 hour class, focus on the topics you most want to learn. You can choose from common topics (the birth process, birth comfort measures, postpartum recovery, newborn care, newborn feeding), or customize to your needs. This shorter class is perfect for you if you have a busy schedule, it’s your second time around and you need a refresher, or you want to focus on some specific subjects like cesarean birth or newborn feeding.

You can book your in-person or virtual class below. If you have questions or if you don’t see an available timeslot that meets your needs, please contact us.