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Birth + Baby Prep School Summer Sessions

Summer school is in!

If you are looking for a hands-on prenatal education experience, Hello, Baby! has got you covered with the Birth + Baby Prep School weekend classes.  This convenient 2 day class will give you the confidence boost you need for an empowering and positive birth and get you ready to navigate life with a newborn. Our spring sessions filled up FAST so we have rolled out of summer dates!

Peterborough doula prenatal education

Birth Prep

Saturday (Day 1) is all about labour and birth!  Your Hello, Baby! doulas will help you create a recipe for a positive and empowering birth! LEARN and then PRACTICE is our motto. To get you and a birth partner ready for birthing your baby your way we will learn about: 

  • Hospital, Home or Clinic birth
  • Preparing for a positive and empowering birth - how the heck can we do this?
  • What can my birth partner do? 
  • What can I bring to my birth space?
  • What's a birth plan and how can I use it?
  • How can I cope emotionally and physically?
  • What are my pain relief and induction options? (natural and medical)
  • What is a doula and how can they help us?
  • What is a placenta? What can I do with it?
  • “What if” scenarios and how to cope

We will also practice positions, breathing exercises, and ways to cope through contractions and pushing. Class includes tons of instructional and empowering videos, exercises to demonstrate what we're learning about... and so much more!

Baby Prep

On Sunday we will be picking up where we left off, which is immediate recovery after birth, what newborns look like and the checks they may have, and what to do once you're settling in at home. Here's a look at some of the topics we cover in this class

  • How long will it take to heal from birth?
  • What can healing from a cesarean birth be like?
  • What is postpartum depression & how do I know if I have it?
  • How much will my baby sleep?
  • How often will my baby eat?
  • What the heck do I do with baby's umbilical cord stump?!
  • How do I swaddle my newborn?
  • What is breastfeeding & how does it work?
  • Who can help me with all of this... and so much more!

Register with a few quick clicks

You can register for all of Hello, Baby!'s classes online with a few easy steps. Choose your class, choose the date, provide your contact information and pay the class fee in less than five minutes!  Hello, Baby!'s Birth + Baby Prep School classes fill up fast so don't wait too long to grab your spot.

Birth and Baby Prep School is Selling Out Fast!
 
 

Don't delay! Book your seat today.

This convenient 2 day class will give you the confidence boost you need for an empowering and positive birth and get you ready to navigate life with a newborn. 


JANUARY - SOLD OUT
FEBRUARY - SOLD OUT
MARCH - 2 SPOTS LEFT
APRIL - 4 SPOTS LEFT
MAY - 4 SPOTS LEFT

So what do we talk about?


DAY 1

ALL ABOUT BIRTH

How to create a recipe for a positive and empowering birth? LEARN and then PRACTICE, which is exactly what we're going to do on Saturday. First we will get to know the pregnant body and the way birth tends to unfold and then we will try out some exercises to learn what makes you comfortable and what you can do with your partner. Here's a look at some of the topics we cover in this class:

  • Hospital, Home or Clinic birth
  • Preparing for a positive and empowering birth - how the heck can we do this?
  • What can my birth partner do? 
  • What can I bring to my birth space?
  • What's a birth plan and how can I use it?
  • How can I cope emotionally and physically?
  • What are my pain relief and induction options? (natural and medical)
  • What is a doula and how can they help us?
  • What is a placenta? What can I do with it?
  • “What if” scenarios and how to cope

We will also practice positions, breathing exercises, and ways to cope through contractions and pushing. Class includes tons of instructional and empowering videos, exercises to demonstrate what we're learning about... and so much more!
 

DAY 2

ALL ABOUT RECOVERY, FEEDING, AND BABIES!

On Sunday we will be picking up where we left off, which is immediate recovery after birth, what newborns look like and the checks they may have, and what to do once you're settling in at home. Here's a look at some of the topics we cover in this class

  • How long will it take to heal from birth?
  • What can healing from a cesarean birth be like?
  • What is postpartum depression & how do I know if I have it?
  • How much will my baby sleep?
  • How often will my baby eat?
  • What the heck do I do with baby's umbilical cord stump?!
  • How do I swaddle my newborn?
  • What is breastfeeding & how does it work?
  • Who can help me with all of this... and so much more!

Book today!

Behind the scenes! What does a Hello, Baby! Childbirth Education Class look like?!

Have you ever wondered what we get up to in class?

Here is your chance for a little behind the scenes look!  All of our Hello, Baby! classes are packed with information, resources, and hands-on practice so that you walk away feeling confident in what you have learned.  Sharing this time with us and a small group of other parents is a great way to learn and to build community!  We try to keep things on point but fun and enjoyable for you, too.  It is a really well balanced class!

Register for your Childbirth Education Class alone or in a bundle with our Newborn Care & Breastfeeding Basics class!  Get prepared from bump to baby.  

Register for your Childbirth Education Class alone or in a bundle with our Newborn Care & Breastfeeding Basics class!  Get prepared from bump to baby.  

Does "hands on" participation sound intimidating?

Don't be shy!  This is YOUR class so you can participate as much or as little as you are comfortable.  Steph and Jenn - owners of Hello, Baby! and your teachers - can work with anyone and strive to make people feel comfortable.  We do most of the talking and are always happy to demonstrate or lend a helping hand while you are learning.  We use props, videos, and printed materials to help you get the answers to your questions as we move through class.

From booby balls to baby dolls, Hello, Baby! classes keep things light and interactive with props, videos, and demonstrations!

From booby balls to baby dolls, Hello, Baby! classes keep things light and interactive with props, videos, and demonstrations!

Sit down and get comfy!

During class we move from comfy couches down to the floor so dress comfortably and don't worry about a formal class setting.  There is a lot of "circle time" where we try things out and get to talk through the ins and outs of labour, birth, and caring for a baby!  One of our goals is to get you and your birth partner working together and into a good communication groove so there is lots of time for you to work together and with us as doulas.

Steph is demonstrating infant swaddling as we enjoy a little "circle time" during our Newborn Care & Breastfeeding Basics class.  There is a chance to practice and to learn from us and your class mates!  Everyone has something to offer to the discussion.

Steph is demonstrating infant swaddling as we enjoy a little "circle time" during our Newborn Care & Breastfeeding Basics class.  There is a chance to practice and to learn from us and your class mates!  Everyone has something to offer to the discussion.

Speaking of getting comfortable.... 

Learning how to manage the intensity of labour is probably one of the biggest reasons people register for Childbirth Education Classes. We help you understand what to expect during the different stages of labour and give you a variety of options for getting comfortable and keeping calm while you labour.  You and your birth partner will have a chance to figure out what techniques you like and want to practice as you continue getting ready for birth and which ones are just not for you!  

Jenn helping demonstrate a hip-squeeze using a woven wrap.  Comfort measures can be done together with your birth partner or on your own if you find yourself just needing a little space.

Jenn helping demonstrate a hip-squeeze using a woven wrap.  Comfort measures can be done together with your birth partner or on your own if you find yourself just needing a little space.

Want to know more about Hello, Baby!'s classes?

We thought you might!  We are passionate about teaching classes that leave people feeling informed and empowered.  Birth is a big deal and, ideally, should be something you feel ready to celebrate and move through in whatever way you choose.  Our class schedule is always being updated and you can register for everything online with a few quick clicks!  

Want more behind the scenes updates?

Follow us on Instagram!  our handle is @hellobabyptbo and we love seeing new followers pop up! We are always updating our stories and sharing sneak peaks into our classes and our lives as doulas, mothers, and women in Peterborough.  

Fall and Winter 2017 Class Dates are Here!
childbirth education class peterborough doula

Our June class was such a huge hit we've set our class dates for the rest of the year! Each couple walked away with tons of knowledge, full bellies and shared laughter and a lot of happy excited tears at the end.

Now it's your turn!

Join us for the ultimate in childbirth education. Our class is designed by US for people birthing here in Peterborough and the surrounding area. We created each piece of content with you in mind and tailor our class to your needs as we go along. Check out our instagram feed for a look into our class and watch our stories during class weekends for an insiders perspective. Space fills up quickly so make sure you register today. 

Don't miss our TOP 3 REASONS to take a prenatal education class. 

Fall / Winter Dates

September 9th and 10th

October 14th and 15th

November 11th and 12th

December 9th and 10th