Newborn Care 101
This class covers what you need to know about your baby’s first few weeks and months of life so that you enter parenthood feeling more informed, confident and prepared.
We will discuss newborn characteristics, appearance, and behaviour as well as bathing, diapering, comforting, bonding, and the importance of early skin to skin. Other topics such as postpartum nutrition, infant feeding and sleep patterns will also be included.
We encourage both parents to attend and registration is limited to a maximum of eight (8) couples. This small group size allows the teacher to personalize the class to your needs and questions. Handouts and materials are provided.
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.
Class / Workshop Facilitators
- Janalee FerreiraDoula
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.
- Petra NobelDoula and Newborn Care 101 Instructor
Petra is a CAPPA certified postpartum doula and has been working in the postpartum field for over 30 years. Working with new families is her passion. She knows how important it is for new parents to have somebody around to reassure and answer all the questions that come up when you bring a newborn home. She has worked many times with families that have multiples.
Petra is also a certified Infant and Child Sleep Consultant, a Newborn Care Specialist and she is working towards her Childbirth Educator Certification. She loves to share her knowledge and experience with new parents.
Find out more about Petra on her website www.doulaworks.com