Nov
6
7:00 PM19:00

Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class in Ottawa

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Take the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class!

What's being taught?
In this class, we focus on comfort, evidence, and advocacy. You will learn:

• How your Partner can be your Advocate
• Evidence Based Care
• Overcoming Fears and Anxieties
• Comfort Measures
• Stages of Labor
• Navigating the Healthcare System
• Providers (Models of Care)
• Support
• Doulas
• Communicating with Hospital Staff
• Know your Rights
• Interventions
• Pain Relief
• Labor Rehearsal
• Postpartum Discussion
• Newborn Procedures
• Baby Care
• Breastfeeding


How long does the class take?
• 2 in-person classes (approx 2 hours each) to learn about the stages of labor and hormonal physiology, discuss our perceptions about birth, and a labor rehearsal to pull it all together
• 5 weeks of online videos for you and your partner to watch together
• 4 video chats with Allison and your classmates to discuss the weekly online content
• BONUS: Breastfeeding and newborn care videos & discussion
• BONUS: Earn points throughout the class to redeem for free prizes at the end of the class.

When should I take this class?
You are welcome to take this class any time that is convenient for you. Private classes are scheduled for your convenience because I understand crazy life schedules. If you are deciding on a group class..... Count back 3 months from your due date and ask yourself if this is enough learning time and is a class available around that time. (I schedule classes every other month) If not, consider the 6-month option and register for the class that is earlier. The class stretches 6 weeks so you don't want to end too close to your due date. I suggest you leave about 3 weeks to process the information and plan for the big day. ​

Click here for more information and to register.

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Feb
27
7:00 PM19:00

Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class

When I had my first baby, I was terrified of the pain I expected to experience. So, I began to research what it is like to have a baby and what to expect in the hospital. I learned that many women did not have terrible birth experiences, if they were properly prepared and provided with the right kind of care. But I was shocked to learn that many women were subject to medical treatment that was not backed by evidence and that it was often done without their consent.

At that time, almost all women were being given episiotomies (a cut to the vaginal opening). I made it clear to my doctor that I did not want that and I was fortunate enough to have a doctor who listened to me. As I spoke to other new mothers about their experiences, I learned that I was in the minority.

Too often I meet women who cast their eyes down with a look of defeat and sorrow when they think about their birth experiences. It doesn’t have to be this way! Arm yourselves with the knowledge and skills you need to have an empowered birth.

I became an Evidence Based Birth® Instructor to learn how to skillfully mentor you and your partner in evidence based care, comfort measures and advocacy so that you can embrace birth with confidence and courage. Begin parenthood from a place of strength!

Listen to what some of the first students of the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class have had to say:

“This class is a total gamechanger for us. I’d heard negative stories…I was scared and very on edge. Then once we started taking the class, and when we learned about interventions that I was apprehensive about… It brought us together in that [my partner] understood birth more, and I understood it more. And as soon as I went into labor, we were on. We were a team.”

“I really appreciated how informative it was. I knew a lot about the biology of birth and babies, but what we learned was just very impressive. It was a really good experience—fairly chill, fairly laid-back, and not nearly as stressful and awkward as I thought it might be. All the information—I never would’ve thought there was that much information out there!”

Take the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class!

  • Get mentored by your own Evidence Based Birth® Instructor!

  • Learn about evidence based care, comfort measures, and advocacy

  • Get prepared, get answers, get empowered!

Your Childbirth Class includes:

  • Mentorship from Allison Thompson, experienced EBB Instructor

  • Two in-person classes to practice your labor skills

  • 1st in-person class on February 27th, 7pm-9pm

  • 2nd in-person class on April 3rd, 7pm-9pm

  • Five weeks of online videos for you and your partner to watch together

  • BONUS: Breastfeeding and newborn care videos

  • BONUS: Four video chats with your Instructor!

  • BONUS: Earn points throughout the class to redeem for prizes at the end!

 Ready to Get Empowered? Register for Your Class Now!

Not ready to commit? We have a FREE information session on February 20th, 7pm-8pm at East End Family Wellness at 1250 Woodbine Ave. Come out and meet your instructor, ask questions and see what the class is all about!




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Jan
16
7:00 PM19:00

Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class

Are you looking for a childbirth class in Toronto that gives you the flexibility of online learning, but also the support of in-person connections?

By taking the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class, you and your partner will not only learn the evidence for your birth options in an online class, but you’ll also get to meet in-person with an experienced instructor and other parents in the area who are going through pregnancy and birth just like you! 

Click here for more info or to register for our Pre-registration Waitlist.

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