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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
  • How to decide what items to purchase for life with baby
  • Basic baby care including bathing, swaddling
  • The difference between cloth and disposable diapers and diaper service
  • Benefits of babywearing and the opportunity to try different baby carriers
  • Breastfeeding, 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 the class is $175 (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.  Request for date changes within 7 days of class will reflect a $75 fee.  Please keep this in mind when booking classes and plan to be finished 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.

The OCEA prenatal course was amazing. We are first time parents and honestly didn't know what to expect or how to prepare for the arrival of our baby. This course and Brandie were excellent and have really helped us prepare with the most useful in depth information. It was more than we could have hoped for. .

Pre Natal – with Brandie Lekovic

Lilly was amazing. She approached sensitive conversations (sex, positions, comfort measures, anatomy) with grace and took the awkwardness of the conversation away.

Pre Natal – with Lilly Bianchi

She did a great job in making us feel comfortable to ask questions.

Bringing Baby Home – with Erin Shaheen

Misty was great! It's obvious that she's passionate about labour and birth, and she approaches all topics with tons of knowledge and absolutely no judgment. It was a pleasure to take this course with her!

Pre Natal – with Misty Pratt

Phenomenal workshop with an equally phenomenal facilitator. Erin was so knowledgeable on ALL topics relating to this course, it was a breath of fresh air to know that we could ask any question and she would reply with personal, professional experiences, or both. My husband and I learned so much in this course, as a couple we feel more confident in preparing for our first baby, and now are aware of many additional resources that are available to us. Amazing experience!

Bringing Baby Home – with Erin Shaheen

Brandie was great! She was non-judgemental, calm, and made it all feel informative but not scary. We weren't sure what to expect and felt that we had an instructor who valued healthy mom, healthy baby and involved partner more than anything else. That was really important to us.

Pre Natal One Day – with Brandie Lekovic

Lilly was amazing - she is clearly extremely knowledgeable, answered every participant's question, and her voice was extremely soothing especially during the comfort measures section.

Pre Natal – with Lilly Bianchi

During such a difficult time to be pregnant (I never thought my pregnancy would be during a pandemic!) it was really nice to come together with other couples in the same boat. Though it wasn't as social as an in class opportunity likely would have been, the sense of community is such a nice feeling.

Pre Natal – with Lilly Bianchi

Very very pleased. I'm difficult to impress, do a lot of research on my own and have very high (some would suggest too high) of expectations with very low tolerance to incompetence....i give Julia a 10/10 :D

Pre Natal – with Julia Wykes

Julia was phenomenal! Very kind, knowledgeable and a great educator!

Pre Natal – with Julia Wykes

The slides accompanied by Erin’s explanation and the fact that it was interactive.

Bringing Baby Home – with Erin Shaheen

I enjoyed the fact that we were at home, it made my wife more comfortable to be able to use our own bathroom and have snacks on hand etc. It also allowed us to must ourselves during the discussion and make comments to each other privately when an issues or decision that we wanted to discuss came up.

Pre Natal – with Misty Pratt


 
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  • Bringing Baby Home
    6 weekday evenings
    Mon, Oct. 3 · Oct. 5 · Oct. 10 · Oct. 12 ·
    Oct. 17 & Oct. 19, 2022

    07:00 PM - 09:15 PM
    Online using Zoom
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  • Bringing Baby Home
    6 weekday evenings
    FULL
    Tue, Oct. 11 · Oct. 18 · Oct. 25 · Nov. 1 ·
    Nov. 8 & Nov. 15, 2022

    07:00 PM - 09:15 PM
    Online using Zoom
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  • Bringing Baby Home
    weekend
    FULL
    Sat, Oct. 15 · & Oct. 16, 2022
    09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Online using Zoom
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    weekend
    FULL
    Sat, Oct. 22 · Oct. 23 · Oct. 29 & Oct. 30, 2022
    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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  • Bringing Baby Home
    6 weekday evenings
    Tue, Nov. 1 · Nov. 8 · Nov. 15 · Nov. 22 ·
    Nov. 29 & Dec. 6, 2022

    07:00 PM - 09:15 PM
    Online using Zoom
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  • Bringing Baby Home
    6 weekday evenings
    Wed, Nov. 2 · Nov. 7 · Nov. 9 · Nov. 14 ·
    Nov. 16 & Nov. 21, 2022

    07:00 PM - 09:15 PM
    Online using Zoom
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  • Bringing Baby Home
    weekend
    Sun, Nov. 6 · Nov. 13 · Nov. 20 & Nov. 27, 2022
    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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  • Bringing Baby Home
    6 weekday evenings
    Mon, Nov. 28 · Nov. 30 · Dec. 5 · Dec. 7 ·
    Dec. 12 & Dec. 14, 2022

    07:00 PM - 09:15 PM
    Online using Zoom
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    weekend
    Sat, Dec. 3 · & Dec. 4, 2022
    09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
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  • Bringing Baby Home
    6 weekday evenings
    Tue, Dec. 13 · Dec. 20 · Dec. 27 · Jan. 3 ·
    Jan. 10 · Jan. 17 & Jan. 24, 2023

    07:00 PM - 09:15 PM
    Online using Zoom
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  • Bringing Baby Home
    6 weekday evenings
    Mon, Jan. 9 · Jan. 16 · Jan. 23 · Jan. 30 ·
    Feb. 6 & Feb. 13, 2023

    07:00 PM - 09:15 PM
    Online using Zoom
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  • Bringing Baby Home
    weekend
    Sun, Jan. 22 · & Jan. 29, 2023
    09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Online using Zoom
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