Established in 1974, OCEA is a not-for-profit organization. We provide Prenatal Classes, the Bringing Baby Home class, CPR and Infant Massage for families expecting in Ottawa, Canada.
Our philosophy is consistent with the International Childbirth Education Association's “Freedom of Choice Based on a Knowledge of Alternatives”. In addition, OCEA follows The Six Lamaze Healthy Birth Practices. Collectively, the OCEA teachers hold certification and training through Lamaze International, DONA, CAPPA, IAIM, La Leche League and Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada (CPSAC) and Bonapace. Our instructors stay current by attending yearly conferences, networking with area professionals and attending births regularly.