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 see Alison Hock for pelvic floor physio at the Toronto-Jane/Bloor location. I saw her for prenatal pelvic floor and am now continuing postpartum. Alison is incredibly warm and thorough,... read more

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May 31, 2022

West End Mamas consistently provides amazing service. Every practitioner I’ve seen for massage, chiro, and physio is great. You can’t go wrong no matter what your need is.... read more

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June 13, 2022

I take my daughter to see Alima Rahman for Pediatric Chiropractic visits at the Toronto location and she is absolutely wonderful. She is so kind and gentle when working with... read more

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May 14, 2022

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