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.
The Bringing baby home class is an excellent course that equips you with the knowledge and resources to feel more confident going into new parenting. Highly recommend taking the course in your 2nd to 3rd trimester!
Money well spent! We weren’t sure what we would walk away with, but would recommend to everyone we know looking for a prenatal class!
Lily was fabulous and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend the class and the instructor.
We liked being able to take the class from the comfort of our own home, yet in an interactive way.
It was interactive and live so we could ask questions as it went on and get instant feedback.
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.
Erin was absolutely phenomenal as a course facilitator and her knowledge of all subjects relating to the course was outstanding! She has a casual approach to many baby topics that would otherwise cause great (unnecessary) stress for parents-to-be. The combined experience of having her own family and working with new parents over the years adds an amazing wisdom that was so refreshing to see. It was too bad the course was online as I'm sure it would've been more engaging in person, overall I give it an A+.
Julia was really great and enthusiastic.
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.
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 :)
Since taking the course with Lilly, I have told all of my pregnant friends about it. She made me and my partner feel very comfortable and at ease about the whole childbirth experience. She was calm, and knowledgeable making me feel much more confident and less anxious about labour and childbirth.
Erin is AMAZING! She is warm, supportive and beyond knowledgeable. She is always available to answer questions. The way she presents information is truly superior. I’m sad that our course is over and we won’t see her on a regular basis. Erin truly made the experience. My husband and I are so happy we took this course and had her as our instructor. Thank you so much, Erin!!