Grandparents classes & More
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 throughout 2021.
We dearly want to support the health of our expectant families.
I liked how much this course included the partners I to the discussions and empowered them to be an integral part of my he birth process.
The slides accompanied by Erin’s explanation and the fact that it was interactive.
We were very impressed with the OCEA "Bringing Baby Home" course. It was well-paced and kept my attention, but also had enough time to ask questions and try some "hands-on" work such as straddling and baby-wearing. The instructor was fantastic and I left the class feeling much more confidant about what's to come. Perhaps most importantly, we gained the knowledge of where to go for help in the community and when to seek help.
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
This experience was great! We would definitely recommend this session to others.
Great class despite changed format
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.
Thank you so much! We learned a lot and feel much more prepared now for when baby arrives.
Julia was wonderful. She kept us engaged and created an environment where we felt comfortable asking questions and was very thro with each topic. Highly recommend:)
I liked the structure, and being muted at home meant my partner and I could talk about the information as we were learning it.
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.
This course will help you answer questions you didn't even know you had - both for people who are pregnant and their partners!
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Sat, May 15 · & May 16, 2021
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Online using Zoom
Sat, June 26 · & June 27, 2021
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Online using Zoom