Birth Essentials: Single-Day Childbirth Education Class – currently held ONLINE
THIS CLASS IS BEING HELD ONLINE, in a live-taught, interactive format. Prior to your class start time, you will receive a zoom link for this class.
This course will focus on the essential questions most folks ask us about pregnancy, labour and delivery. The 6-hour interactive, hands-on course will answer these questions and much more to give you a great basis for preparing for your birth. Please note the class is from 10am-5pm to accommodate a 30-60 minute lunch break.
This class can be used as a standalone class for those who don’t have time to take a traditional multi-week childbirth education class, and would also be useful for those who have taken a hospital class and are looking for just a bit more information on their options during birth.
This course will answer some of your most common questions about pregnancy and childbirth, including:
- How will I prepare for baby’s arrival?
- How do I know I am in labour?
- How will I manage through the stages/phases of labour?
- What are my options?
- Who will support me?
- Once Baby is born: What happens next?
- How will I take care of myself?
Classes and workshops are non-refundable. Cancellations made more than 2 weeks prior to the start of the class/workshop will be credited in full to your account. Cancellations made less than 2 weeks or after class has started will not be credited.
Changes such as switching into another class or workshop may be made without penalty if the change is requested 2 weeks prior to the commencement of the workshop.
In the event that a class or workshop is cancelled, registered students are eligible for a refund or may select an alternative and equally priced class or workshop option.
On occasion, teachers may be substituted at short notice; in such cases the cancellation policy still applies. There’s no exception to this policy. We thank you for your understanding.
Refunds will not be given for failure to attend a pay-what-you-can class or workshop.
Class / Workshop Facilitators
- Janalee FerreiraDoula, Childbirth Educator
Janalee’s work as a doula and yoga teacher focuses on encouraging women to trust their body and honour their intuition. As a Doula, her mission is to support women as they bring their babies earthside in the most conscious and gentle way possible. There’s no one way or best way for a woman to birth; how she feels most confident and most comfortable is the best way for her. In addition to her doula work, she has been teaching yoga the last four years and also teaches our very popular class on newborn care, Newborn Care 101.
- Nadine RossDoula
Nadine is the proud parent of four beautiful daughters. After fifteen years working in childcare, Nadine decided to
make a career change and bring her passion and knowledge for birth and infant care to the Doula world in early 2016. She has had
the privilege of going through her Doula journey with her own mother, and has been working with her as a unique mother-
daughter team in Toronto.
As a child and young adult, Nadine traveled extensively with her family and resided in Mexico for nearly a
decade. This unique upbringing afforded her the opportunity of also being able to offer Doula services to families in Spanish and bring her love for Rebozos into her birth work.
Nadine is a Certified and Registered Ontario Birth & Postpartum Doula, Dancing for Birth InstructorTM, Placenta Specialist – APPAC®, Baby-Led Sleep & Well Being Specialist, and member of Evidence Based Birth.
Nadine currently volunteers on the board of directors with the Association of Ontario Doulas, and forms part of the Birth Doula
program at Markham Stouffville Hospital. She specializes in overnight postpartum support and has extensive experience caring for multiples. Nadine adores working with infants and brings her expertise in helping support parents with those early nights at home with a newborn. As a Doula, Nadine believes that better support during pregnancy, birth and postnatal periods creates stronger and healthier families. She envisions creating change in her community and building stronger families through support and education.