Birth Essentials: Expedited Childbirth Education Class


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Cost: $225 + HST

Duration: 3.5 hours PLUS a one-on-one with doula Janalee Ferreira

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Please note: this class is held ONLINE in a live-taught format. Our class sizes are kept small to ensure as personal an experience as possible.

This hybrid course makes sure families get all their essential questions about pregnancy, labour and delivery answered.

The class format is one 3.5-hour interactive, group class as a complete birth primer, PLUS a one-on-one meeting with the instructor (who is a doula!) to help develop your personalized birth plan according to your own unique preferences.

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?

Not only will the course ensure you have a great basis of knowledge and skills to prepare for delivery, but you’ll also know how to best apply the information to YOUR vision and preferences for birth.

This course can be used as a standalone class for those who don’t have time to take a traditional multi-week childbirth education class, for those who have taken a hospital class and are looking for just a bit more information on their options during birth, and also offers families the opportunity to get insight from a doula about their birth plan without committing to a birth doula package.

Oona's studio mask policy

Masks are highly recommended but optional in all studio classes. Please do bring your mask with you though, as masks are mandatory in all common areas in our clinics, including reception, hallways, etc.

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Class / workshop facilitator(s)

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Janalee Ferreira (she/her)Childbirth Educator

Janalee’s work as a doula and yoga teacher focuses on encouraging women to trust their body and honour their intuition. ​Janalee’s mission is to support women as they bring their...

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Client reviews

(Oona was previously called West End Mamas)

I have seen Erica for naturopathy/acupuncture, Jillian for pelvic floor physiotherapy, and Emran for osteopathy to prepare for labour and birth, and they were all wonderful! They were really knowledgeable... read more

thumb Lorie Legge
May 14, 2022

Love West End Mamas so much. After a very subpar prenatal massage at a local spa, I sought out people who actually specialize in working with pregnant people and West... read more

thumb Danielle Zies
May 17, 2022

West End Mamas was a second home for me during my pregnancy and post. In particular, I always looked forward to seeing Emily for my pelvic floor physio appoints... read more

thumb Bessie Lam
June 13, 2022

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