The last 30 years have offered families more information than ever before on Infant Mental Health, Skin to Skin and strategies to support attachment, which has resulted in changes in our day to day parenting techniques. And of course, Covid-19 has impacted Grandparents, and the ability to visit whether you live in town or out of town. Expectant parents are planning 'bubbles', physical distancing, and quarantines during this unusual time. Leave with strategies to support your children and grandchildren through the following topics and more!
We will cover newborn sleep recommendations
Car seat information
Infant feeding recommendations
Supporting a new family during Covid-19
How you can use technology to stay connected to your grandchild
Registration is per couple OR for one grandparent and their friend ( ie: Grandma to be and an Auntie )Leave feeling excited to be able to offer support for your family reflecting all your family’s values
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 until the end of 2020.
We dearly want to support the health of our expectant families.
It was nice to be at home and be able to adjust our computer, seating, etc. at our leisure.
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!
The Pre Natal course with Misty was phenomenal, she is beyond knowledgeable and research-based which made the learning unbiased and to the point. She answered every question and I feel much more prepared for birth than I thought was possible. Amazing experience!!!
Lilly is awesome. She presented information in helpful ways that felt really supportive. I went into the class kind of panicked and came away with a sense of confidence and trust in my abilities.
Honestly, it was easily one of the best online courses I have taken. The size of the group was perfect. I still felt connected to the instructor and the participants. Lilly did a great job of making us all feel included and part of the class, despite there be a screen between us. I don't have anything bad to say about it.
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.
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.
Brandie was wonderful! She’s extremely knowledgeable, explains things really well and so kind!
Brandie made me feel much more relaxed about how to manage pain during this class- and I loved the massage techniques that she taught our partners
She was very engaging and passionate about the information she was sharing. I enjoyed her teaching style.
Erin was fantastic! She is extremely knowledgeable and is able to offer good recommendations without pushing her opinion on you. She was very friendly, has made herself accessible to help should we have questions or need help assessing our car seat setup, etc. We could not ask for a better educator!
Before Covid-19, we both had very busy schedules and it was easier for us to sign up for one single day. We’ve also been reading a lot of books in preparation so we felt that a one day session would be ok. It definitely exceeding our expectations. I think my partner is much more ready for when I’m in labour as am I!
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Sat, Sept. 26 · & Sept. 27, 2020
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Online using Zoom
one day condensed
Sat, Oct. 17 2020
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Online using Zoom