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.
Lilly was amazing, she has so much experience to share and tips to give. She makes the entire session super lively and interesting. Barely using any notes makes the whole thing more interactive. We both highly appreciated her and would definitely recommend.
I had no idea what doing the class over Zoom would be like but Brandie was excellent!
Julia was excellent. Very personable and she made you feel very comfortable in the class and when asking questions. Really enjoyed her overall approach. I will definitely be recommending her and the class to friends.
My partner and I were both really happy with how easy Zoom was to use. Brandie made it feel like we were really in class!
The Bringing Home Baby course was an incredible learning experience for us. Our instructor Erin was passionate about the course content and is a very effective communicator. We enjoyed it so much we immediately signed up for the Pre Natal and CPR courses with Ottawa CEA as well. The course gave us the opportunity to ask questions about conflicting information we’ve heard about while preparing for our baby’s birth and hear how other soon-to-be parents are handling and setting boundaries relating to COVID. I feel this course has given us more confidence in our ability to become capable, calm parents.
We very much enjoyed the online OCEA pre-natal course and are glad we took it. We appreciated that our instructor presented unbiased information on the birth process that was specific to Ottawa hospitals. Even my partner who already has experience with childbirth and babies learned a few new things! Would recommend to other expecting parents.
Julia was an amazing educator and I would highly recommend her and this course to new parents. It was incredibly helpful.
She did a great job in making us feel comfortable to ask questions.
Brandie was amazing, very knowledgeable, answered all our questions. Very engaging instructor and would recommend her to anyone taking the course.
Very fun and informative! Lily made online learning more community like than we thought possible! It was great to experience online learning from the comfort of our own home!
Lily made online learning more community like than we thought was possible! It was also very nice to learn from the comfort of our own home!
How easy it was to use Zoom. That this was offered as an alternative rather than just cancelling outright. That we didn't have to get up earlier and travel anywhere :)