Once a month we run a What to REALLY Expect during labour and childbirth group class.
Learn from an experienced birth and postpartum doula who has supported over 450 families in the Greater Toronto Area.
In this condensed, 2.5hr class we will explore and cover all the must haves to know for labour and what to really expect once your at your birth location.
Stages of Labour
We will review the stages of labour – how to time contractions, what are the signs of early labour, when to call your midwife or go to your hospital.
Learn what the common medical interventions are, why they occur and ways to avoid them.
Practice comfort measure techniques that help at home in early labour and at the hospital. Learn about the medical pain relief including epidurals (and no, it’s almost never too late to receive one). Learn about the roller-over and peanut ball – a must if you receive an epidural.
What positions are best for labour? What about birth? Learn those and more.
Learn about the top must have items to pack for labour and birth and find out what items are provided to you and what items that are packed but seldom used.
There are common tests and procures done to babies once they are born and before you leave the hospital. Learn what those are and what your choices are. As of January 2019, some are no longer mandatory.
Learn what to expect with recovery for a vaginal birth and caesarean. How long do you stay at the hospital? What to buy ahead of time for a smooth recovery – adult diapers have never been more in fashion!
What to REALLY expect
You will leave this class armed and ready with all of the information you need to have a memorable birth, make informed decisions and care for you and your new baby. Easy to read and understand handouts will be provided.
Melissa has been providing doula services in Toronto and GTA area since 2016 and support all births: home, hospital and birth centre, as well as medicated and unmedicated. She also provides postpartum support and overnight doula support. She is also a childbirth educator and yoga instructor.
Group Class $89 for two people
Private in your home pricing ranges from $120 to $360
Please contact us to learn more
Sunday March 17, 2019 1:00PM to 3:30PM
Sunday April 7, 2019 1:00PM to 3:30PM
Sunday May 26, 2019 1:00PM to 3:30PM
Sunday June 16, 2019 1:00PM to 3:30PM