Our Classes

We are proud to offer

Bringing Baby Home

For our group classes, we ask that all participants keep their video on throughout the class. Similar to an in-person class, this creates a sense of community and safety. If you prefer not to be seen, we recommend a private one-on-one session with one of our instructors.

Our Bringing Baby Home class is a hands-on parenting class for expectant parents including
  • Choosing daycare and managing the wait list
  • Building your after-birth support system, including filling in service gaps when you do not have a Family Doctor
  • How to decide what items to purchase for life with a baby
  • Basic baby care including bathing, swaddling, and holding the baby
  • The difference between cloth diapers, disposable diapers and diaper service and the diaper loaner program
  • Benefits of babywearing and how to pick baby carriers for ergonomics
  • Infant Feeding and introducing solids
  • What you need to know when purchasing a car seat for your baby
  • Learn how to properly and safely install your car seat
  • How to properly restrain newborns in car seats
  • How to deal with choking
  • Babyproofing: how to make your home safer for your baby
  • Learn the most common cause of injuries and how they can be prevented
  • Where to purchase home safety products

The cost of class is $200 (CAD) (per couple). 
*A couple is defined as a pregnant person and one support person (which can be a spouse, partner, friend or family member)

Refund Policy: When cancelling a prenatal class after it has been booked there is a $25 (CAD) administration fee. If the cancellation occurs less than 14 days before the class there is a 50% cancellation fee. If it is less than 7 days there is no refund.  Requests for changes within 7 days of class will reflect a $75 fee.  Please remember tihs when booking classes and plan to finish your session by 35 weeks.

People who took our online class during COVID-19 had this to say:

Given the continued need to physically distance, the size of our room rentals and the evolving state of our global pandemic, OCEA will continue to offer all classes online throughout 2022.
We dearly want to support the health of expectant families.

Comfort of my own home :)

Pre Natal One Day – with Brandie Lekovic

Lilly was fantastic and had a calm yet informative and empowering approach to educating our class on prenatal subjects. She was thorough and welcomed any questions we had, which created a very open and comfortable atmosphere for learning. My partner and I looked forward to our lessons and felt we benefiitted from them immensely.

Pre Natal – with Lilly Bianchi

The prenatal course was so thorough and really helped us feel ready for this next big step in our lives. The instructor was so knowledgeable, kind, supportive, and just an all-around amazing teacher. The course helped relieve our anxieties about the birthing process, and what to expect afterwards, we feel so much more confident now. Thank you!

Pre Natal – with Lilly Bianchi

We liked being able to following the course from our home. We also appreciated how flexible and understanding Erin was throughout.

Bringing Baby Home – with Erin Shaheen

Julia was wonderful! She did a great job of making the information engaging and easily accessible for first time parents. She was really encouraging and inspiring!

Pre Natal – with Julia Wykes

Easy going, could speak up and ask questions without feeling judged.

Pre Natal One Day – with Brandie Lekovic

We would highly recommend the OCEA's Bringing Home Baby class to any expecting parents. Our instructor was extremely knowledgeable and was very generous with sharing her time and vast experience. This was incredibly useful in helping us navigate the overwhelming amount of information available and left us with a great overview of the most important points of caring for a new baby as well as a long list of quality resources for more detailed information when we need it. Thank you so much Erin!

Bringing Baby Home – with Erin Shaheen

Julia was a great teacher! Very knowledgeable and passionate. We learned a lot.

Pre Natal – with Julia Wykes

This class strikes a great balance between super practical guidance and insights on day-to-day life with a new baby, and also up to date, thoroughly referenced, scientifically backed health information and parenting discourse.

Bringing Baby Home – with Erin Shaheen

My husband and I had the pleasure of attending prenatal classes this weekend, guided by the wonderful Michelle. Her kindness, expertise, and unwavering support made the experience truly invaluable. From Saturday to Sunday, we felt empowered and informed, thanks to her guidance. Without hesitation, I would wholeheartedly recommend these classes to any expecting couple. Michelle's dedication and warmth create an environment where you feel not only prepared but also genuinely cared for.

Pre Natal – with Michelle Morra

Great use of zoom. Thank you.

Pre Natal One Day – with Brandie Lekovic

Erin was really wonderful and had so much information that was easy to follow and was non-judgemental with any questions you had. She did really well with teaching the class online given the current situation.

Bringing Baby Home – with Erin Shaheen


 
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    Bringing Baby Home
    6 weekday evenings
    FULL
    Mon, July 15 · July 17 · July 22 · July 24 ·
    July 29 & July 31, 2024

    07:00 PM - 09:15 PM
    Online Class Using Zoom
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    weekend
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    Sat, July 20 · July 21 · July 27 & July 28, 2024
    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    Bringing Baby Home
    6 weekday evenings
    Tue, July 23 · July 25 · July 30 · Aug. 1 ·
    Aug. 6 & Aug. 8, 2024

    07:00 PM - 09:15 PM
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    weekend
    Sat, Aug. 3 · Aug. 4 · Aug. 10 & Aug. 11, 2024
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    Bringing Baby Home
    6 weekday evenings
    Mon, Aug. 19 · Aug. 21 · Aug. 26 · Aug. 28 ·
    Sept. 2 & Sept. 4, 2024

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    Bringing Baby Home
    6 weekday evenings
    Tue, Sept. 3 · Sept. 10 · Sept. 17 · Sept. 24 ·
    Oct. 1 & Oct. 8, 2024

    07:00 PM - 09:15 PM
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    Bringing Baby Home
    6 weekday evenings
    Wed, Sept. 11 · Sept. 16 · Sept. 18 · Sept. 23 ·
    Sept. 25 & Sept. 30, 2024

    07:00 PM - 09:15 PM
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    Bringing Baby Home
    6 weekday evenings
    Mon, Oct. 7 · Oct. 14 · Oct. 21 · Oct. 28 ·
    Nov. 4 & Nov. 11, 2024

    07:00 PM - 09:15 PM
    Online Class Using Zoom
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    Bringing Baby Home
    weekend
    Sat, Oct. 19 · Oct. 20 · Oct. 26 & Oct. 27, 2024
    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    Bringing Baby Home
    weekend
    Sat, Nov. 16 · Nov. 17 · Nov. 23 & Nov. 24, 2024
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    Bringing Baby Home
    6 weekday evenings
    Mon, Nov. 18 · Nov. 25 · Dec. 2 · Dec. 9 ·
    Dec. 16 & Dec. 23, 2024

    07:00 PM - 09:15 PM
    Online Class Using Zoom
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    Bringing Baby Home
    weekend
    Sat, Dec. 7 · Dec. 8 · Dec. 14 & Dec. 15, 2024
    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Online Class Using Zoom
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