Please note – this course is not currently being offered at The Willow Studio. We are referring clients to Andrea Paul Birth Services, who offers a similar course in Peterborough.
This one-day prenatal education course will help you and your partner feel more prepared and confident as you approach childbirth.
Experience the benefits of in-person, hands-on learning where you can ask questions in real time, get up-to-date, evidence-based information, and learn the basics of labour, birth, and beyond all in one crash course.
This course is ideal for all expecting parents, whether you’re planning a hospital birth, home birth, Cesarean birth, or are seeing an OB or midwife. It’s also a great option if:
You and your partner are busy people and need some scheduled time to connect;
You’re anxious or nervous about the labour and birth experience;
You’re excited about birth and want to prepare as much as you can!
Anatomy and physiology of birth
Signs & stages of labour
Medical interventions and alternatives
Comfort measures, positioning, massage techniques and coping strategies
Techniques for pushing
Tips for postpartum recovery
Feeding your baby
Infant sleep and other common infant issues
Life as a new parent
This course is taught by Kelly Swift, certified Birth Doula, Childbirth Educator, and Registered Massage Therapist. Kelly supports clients journeying through the prenatal and postpartum period and has been teaching childbirth education since 2015.
Your course instructor, Kelly Swift
Your registration includes:
A day of learning in our relaxing, spa-like studio
We provide a supportive, non-judgemental environment to help you make decisions that feel right for you, so that both partners can feel empowered during the birth process and connected to the experience!
Time: 9 am to 5 pm with a 1 hour lunch break
Date: Typically held one Saturday every other month.
Cost: $175 + HST/ couple (payment plans are available – please contact us for more information). Spaces are limited, these will sell out!
You will be emailed a receipt upon purchase – some insurance companies provide coverage for Childbirth Education. Check with your insurance provider to see if yours is covered.
I recently attended the Childbirth 101 Prenatal Class with Kelly and found it extremely informative and positive. Kelly was extremely knowledgeable, and my partner and I enjoyed the day greatly! I can’t say enough about her knowledge and demeanor. The Willow Studio is a beautiful, clean, calming space!”