BIRTH PREPARATION WORKSHOPS

Our workshops are taught by Registered Midwives and are specifically designed to centre around preparing for labour, birth and your first hours with baby. You will build foundational knowledge, essential skills and labour support techniques to guide you through the physiological process of birth. A reoccurring theme throughout will be the current evidence and community practices that will be most relevant to your family. Our goal is to equip you with the tools and knowledge for an empowered and positive birth experience! 

 

Our services are designed to meet the needs of all families regardless of your maternity health care provider or intended place of birth. All of our prenatal classes are held at Aurora Midwifery in South East Calgary. The workshop fee includes registration for the birthing parent and their support person.

**COVID-19 Update**

Given the most recent recommendations from Alberta Health Services to limit non-essential group gatherings, we have decided to put a hold on all our in-person workshops and transition to live video conferencing for the foreseeable future. This will allow us to stay as close to our workshop style as possible and maintain our sense of community through virtual group discussions and activities.  We are hopeful that in the coming months we will once again be able to gather as a group for our workshops!

 

Please feel free to contact us directly if you have significant financial barriers that are preventing you from being able to register in a workshop. We are always willing to work with families to overcome barriers to accessing the support they need.

COMPREHENSIVE SERIES

This series is designed to be the most in-depth workshop we offer and is the optimal way to prepare for your first birth. Over the 7 week period families have the opportunity to build relationships, share experiences, and create a community of support with others in the same stage of life.

INTENSIVE WORKSHOP

This two day intensive workshop is designed to provide comprehensive information while being mindful of families on a tight schedule. This is a compressed version of our full series and provides families with key information and relevant hands-on guidance.

ESSENTIALS WORKSHOP

An engaging half day refresher workshop designed for experienced parents who wish to brush up on the essentials of labour and birth preparation. With a heavy focus on mindset, this workshop is also intended to help navigate emotions tied to previous birth experiences.  

VBAC WORKSHOP

This one day workshop focuses on labour support skills, strategies for partners and options that are relevant to parents hoping for a Vaginal Birth After Cesarean. We will include insights from our own professional midwifery experience supporting many women to have successful VBACs.

 PRIVATE WORKSHOPS

Our private birth preparation workshops are designed for new or experienced parents wishing to have our undivided attention and expertise. Both the content and the length can be tailored to best suit your specific needs. 

PRENATAL BREASTFEEDING WORKSHOP

An essential workshop for all expecting parents hoping for a successful breastfeeding experience. With the right guidance and preparation many common breastfeeding challenges can often be prevented or more easily overcome. Join us to gain foundational knowledge to get off to the best start!

 
 
 
 
 
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