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

  • 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

Cost of class is $175 (CAD) (per couple). 
*A couple is defined as a pregnant person and one support person which could be a spouse, partner, friend or family member.

The BBH class runs two full days on the weekend from 9-4pm.

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 and wear masks, OCEA will continue to offer all classes online throughout 2021.
We dearly want to support the health of our expectant families.

Lilly was an absolute joy! She was very professional, but also included tasteful humour which made the discussions and content very enjoyable. She did a great job of engaging the participants even over Zoom.

Pre Natal – with Lilly Bianchi May 9, 2020

Erin is incredible! The classes flew by as she kept us all engaged and excited throughout each part and truly made things fun and less overwhelming. She is up to date on all guidelines and laws and quick to answer any questions that arise!

Bringing Baby Home – with Erin Shaheen Aug. 29, 2020

Lilly was friendly, engaging, relatable, professional and very knowledgable. We really enjoyed her as our educator!

Pre Natal – with Lilly Bianchi May 25, 2020

We really appreciated Julia's approach. She was objective, knowledgable and funny! I appreciated her non-judgemental but also no-nonsense attitude very much:)

Pre Natal – with Julia Wykes April 25, 2020

OCEA classes, like the Bringing Baby Home course, were our best investment pre-baby! We feel more confident, prepared, and better equipped to deal with the normal challenges facing every new parents. We cannot recomment OCEA classes enough - the instructors are truly amazing, endless source of knowledge and compassion. OCEA classes are huge confidence boosters, and they are also...fun (even virtually). We loved everything about the Bringing Baby Home, and our ongoing pre-natal class.

Bringing Baby Home – with Erin Shaheen Dec. 7, 2020

Erin was very personable and shared her expertise freely and in a non-threatening way. The way she laid out the information and gave us room to ask questions and determine the best route for our own choices was so appreciated. Her quick responses to questions on the chat was also most welcome.

Bringing Baby Home – with Erin Shaheen May 16, 2020

Was very impressed with the educator, delivery, personal stories and experiences and neutral, evidence based opinions and attitude

Bringing Baby Home – with Brandie Lekovic April 10, 2020

Thanks for being willing to add in information about how to deal with our fur babies when we bring the baby home!

Pre Natal – with Lilly Bianchi April 10, 2020

Brandie did an excellent job at teaching the course via zoom. She was engaging, offered great tips and information.

Bringing Baby Home – with Brandie Lekovic April 18, 2020

Erin is a fabulous teacher! Great personality, very approachable, very non-judgemental. She is also super knowledgable. Would highly recommend her and would love to hire her as a Doula if they are allowed to work again when we give deliver.

Bringing Baby Home – with Erin Shaheen March 21, 2020

Julie was very kind, attentive and informative. We found the course information credible and were comforted by the fact that she has midwifery training. We are strongly considering taking the "Bringing Baby Home" course as well. Thank you for adapting the course material.

Pre Natal – with Julia Wykes March 28, 2020

I loved Brandie's chat at the end about plugging the baby into your life, and seeing the first 6 weeks as "vacation."

Bringing Baby Home – with Brandie Lekovic April 18, 2020


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  • Bringing Baby Home
    weekend
    Sat, May 15 · & May 16, 2021
    09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Online using Zoom
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  • Bringing Baby Home
    6 weekday evenings
    Thu, May 20 · May 27 · June 3 · June 10 ·
    June 17 & June 24, 2021

    07:00 PM - 09:15 PM
    Online using Zoom
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  • Bringing Baby Home
    6 weekday evenings
    Mon, May 31 · June 7 · June 14 · June 21 ·
    June 28 & July 5, 2021

    07:00 PM - 09:15 PM
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  • Bringing Baby Home
    6 weekday evenings
    Wed, June 2 · June 9 · June 16 · June 23 ·
    June 30 & July 7, 2021

    07:00 PM - 09:15 PM
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  • Bringing Baby Home
    weekend
    Sat, June 5 · & June 6, 2021
    09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
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    weekend
    Sat, June 19 · & June 20, 2021
    09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
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    weekend
    Sat, July 3 · & July 4, 2021
    09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
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  • Bringing Baby Home
    weekend
    Sat, July 24 · & July 25, 2021
    09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
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  • Bringing Baby Home
    6 weekday evenings
    Mon, Aug. 16 · Aug. 23 · Aug. 30 · Sept. 6 ·
    Sept. 13 & Sept. 20, 2021

    07:00 PM - 09:15 PM
    Online using Zoom
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  • Bringing Baby Home
    6 weekday evenings
    Wed, Aug. 18 · Aug. 25 · Sept. 1 · Sept. 8 ·
    Sept. 15 & Sept. 22, 2021

    07:00 PM - 09:15 PM
    Online using Zoom
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  • Bringing Baby Home
    weekend
    Sat, Aug. 21 · & Aug. 22, 2021
    09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
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  • Bringing Baby Home
    6 weekday evenings
    Thu, Aug. 26 · Sept. 2 · Sept. 9 · Sept. 16 ·
    Sept. 23 & Sept. 30, 2021

    07:00 PM - 09:15 PM
    Online using Zoom
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  • Bringing Baby Home
    6 weekday evenings
    Mon, Sept. 27 · Oct. 4 · Oct. 11 · Oct. 18 ·
    Oct. 25 & Nov. 1, 2021

    07:00 PM - 09:15 PM
    Online using Zoom
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  • Bringing Baby Home
    6 weekday evenings
    Tue, Nov. 16 · Nov. 23 · Nov. 30 · Dec. 7 ·
    Dec. 14 & Dec. 21, 2021

    07:00 PM - 09:15 PM
    Online using Zoom
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