Pregnancy is an exciting time and there is much you can learn to prepare for the upcoming labour and birth.
National Capital Doulas are proud to offer a wide variety of classes offered in the comfort of your own home, taught by a certified birth doula. We will travel to clients living in the Ottawa, Outaouais, and surrounding areas. If you live outside of those areas contact us to inquire.
We cover topics such as comfort measures, birth preferences and options, full childbirth education, and lactation education. These can be purchased separately, in combination, or added to any birth support packages.
Childbirth Education - $225
Two three hour classes in your home including topics such as late pregnancy, signs of early labour, stages of labour, pain management option, comfort measures, hospital policies, how to advocate for yourselves, your postpartum recovery, breastfeeding and how your partner can support you, and what to expect from yourselves and your baby in the first few weeks.
"I just wanted to write to say thank you for your wonderful prenatal classes, they really made a big difference for me, giving me confidence and ideas for natural pain management during labour as well as some great tips and insight for the days following birth." C.T.
Comfort Measures - $75
Two hours of in home instruction where you will learn about non-medical comfort measures and pain management techniques including Rebozo, touch, birth ball, positioning, breath work, and TENS. We also include how to articulate your wishes during your baby's birth, options available to you, hospital policies and procedures, and how to advocate for yourselves.
Infant Feeding Education Before Birth - $50
One two hour in home meeting where you and your partner will learn the basics of breastfeeding including how to get started, how to know your baby is hungry, what is latch, breastfeeding myths and realities and community resources, and how your partner can best support you in the first few weeks.