Prenatal classes for couples or single parent
Before we begin, let’s be clear on one thing: you (or your partner) are completely capable of giving birth without any prenatal class, teaching or technique.
Birth is innate and instinctual for humans.
Birth does not have to be like the movies: stressful, difficult, medicalized and even scary. Giving birth can be a positive experience, full of happiness and devoid of fear or worry! It can be gentle. Prenatal classes, whether private or in-group, can help understand the options that are available to you.
Questions about your pregnancy?
Our mission is to help inspire you to have the birth that you imagine.
Our classes can help paint a picture of a birth that differs from the classic depictions and give you the information you need to choose which interventions are for you – and which are not.
If you have a high-risk pregnancy or any special needs, we can create content adapted to your unique situation. For example:
- Twin Pregnancy
- VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Caesarean)
- Gestational Diabetes in Pregnancy
- Rainbow Babies (after perinatal loss)
- The list goes on!
French Only for Now
We welcome you for a two part series, each class 5 hours. Fear not, you are not here to gaze into each other’s eyes and learn to breathe!! We have a curriculum adapted to your needs! You will be paired with a maximum of 4 couples, and we teach our classes in a warm and comfortable environment. The spots fill up quickly and are limited so we recommend you call in advance to reserve your spot!
During these classes, you are free to ask all your questions in an inclusive and respectful environment. There is also time set aside to exchange knowledge and build community with others going through the same stages of pregnancy and life transitions.
Come to develop the know-how to navigate the birth world and create an environment that allows you to birth your way and following your own rhythm! Our doulas and naturopaths share their best tricks and expand on the science behind physiological birth and allowing the body to do its work! We also outline the protocols and interventions that are possible and available to you whether having your baby in hospital, birthing centre or at home.
FRENCH GROUP CLASS ONLY FOR NOW (SORRY FOLKS, BUT ASK US THOUGH!)
The next sessions are :
Montréal (Hochelaga-Maisonneuve) : October 27 and November 3rd from 9 am to 2 pm. We offer these classes at the boutique ‘Les P’tites Poires, situated at 3921 St-Catherine St. Est in Montreal.
St-Eustache : October 19 and 26 from 1pm to 6pm. These classes are done at Sharmakaya at 92 St-Laurent Street.
We guarantee that these classes will help ease your mind and prepare you for all possibilities.
Offered in French, English and Spanish
If you have an atypical work schedule, our doulas are available day, night or even on the weekend to teach private classes adapted to you and your unique situation.
These classes are taught in the comfort of your own home. We offer a two part series, each class 4 hours.
Whether giving birth at a birthing centre, at home or in hospital, build the confidence to give birth on your own terms.
Create a relationship with the doula teaching the classes, so that she can better guide you through your own fears or doubts.
We take the time to truly listen to you and to develop an approach that is tailored to you and your family’s needs.
We travel anywhere in Montreal and in most of Montreal’s surrounding areas and maybe even further – just ask!
Receipts are available for this service.
- Nutrition in pregnancy and post-partum
- Natural remedies
- Preparing your body for birth
- Posture, exercise and baby positioning
- The beginning of labour
- Managing intensity and sensations
- The birth Partner
- Possible interventions
- Your birth Plan
- Your baby’s first days
- Breastfeeding, bottle-feeding and pumping 101
- Transitioning to parenthood
Are you looking for ways to involve your partner during birth?
We have prepared a special 1.5 hour workshop designed to give your partner the tools they need. This workshop will answer your questions and was created for anyone who will be present as a support-person during birth as we address safe and proven physical and emotional support techniques.