Prenatal/ Birth Preparation

Content coming soon. basic info, prenatal classes (yoga, alignment, PF), blog, see hcps, pelvienne wellness, Prepare to Push, Beautiful/ Bountiful/ Blissful, , RMW awareness, belts (Upsie vs. compression vs. perineal support)

Prenatal Classes

Evidence-Based Birth


The evidence on: birthing positions One-page handout available https://evidencebasedbirth.com/evidence-birthing-positions/




Lamaze International


The pros and cons of 11 common labour positions https://www.lamaze.org/laborpositions




The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin


Who will be with me during my birth? https://www.pennysimkin.com/shop/the-birth-partner-5th-edition/




Comfort in Labour by Penny Simkin


http://www.kingstonmidwives.ca/userfiles/html_file/comfort-in-labor-simkin.pdf





Basic Changes, Preparation for Birth

Birth Well


Hypnobirthing Classes

  • A program of deep relaxation, self-hypnosis, breathing techniques, visualisation, affirmations, and education to help women birth with safety and ease.

  • Group and private classes are offered in the Ottawa/Gatineau area classes in both English and French.
  • Classes occur once weekly for 2.5 hours over a 5 week period.
When: Contact for more information Where: In your home (private) or Claire’s home in the Golden Triangle Downtown Ottawa Cost: $500 (private) or $350 (semi-private) Includes copy of Hypnobirthing® The Mongan Method book, an audio relaxation CD and other paper resources https://www.birthwell.ca/




Ottawa Birth Doula


HypnoBirthing® Course – The Mongan Method

  • Prenatal preparation course focuses on relaxation in labour and teaches breathing techniques and coping strategies for labour to eliminate fears and anxieties, and build maternal confidence.
  • Course is available in private or group setting.
  • Consists of 5 sessions of 2.5 hours each and includes book, audio and handouts.
When: Next group course from March 21-April 18 2019 on Thursdays from 630-900 pm Where: In your home (private) or at the Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre (group) Cost: $500+HST/individual or couple (private) or $400+HST (group) https://ottawabirthdoula.com/home-2/services/hypnobirthing-classes/





Doulas

Exercise in Pregnancy Guideline


The Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC) https://www.pregnancyinfo.ca/your-pregnancy/healthy-pregnancy/exercise-during-pregnancy/




Fitmom Ottawa


FITMOM2B Prenatal Series program

  • Prenatal fitness classes that focus on improving muscular balance, cardiovascular endurance and core stability.

  • Appropriate for women at all stages of pregnancy
When: Feb 8-May 2/2019 on Thursdays from 630-730 pm Where: KV Dance studio Cost: 6 classes for $99+HST or $20+HST drop-in fee https://www.fitmomottawa.com/




Rasa Nutrition


Prenatal flow and movement

  • Description: yoga-based classes to build strength, stamina and endurance, find calm with restorative meditative work

  • Appropriate for all stages of pregnancy and all levels of practitioner
When: Thursdays Jan 17-Feb 28/2019 from 700-815 pm and Sundays Jan 20-Mar 3/2019 from 900-1030 am Where: Cost: $105 http://www.rasanutrition.com/prenatal-yoga/




Rama Lotus Yoga Centre


Prenatal Yoga

  • Kundalini-based prenatal yoga combines easy flow postures, breathwork and mediations. Hatha-based prenatal yoga involves gentle postures and breathing techniques.
  • Suitable for all stages of pregnancy
When: Various dates and times Where: Rama Lotus Yoga Centre, 342 Gladstone Avenue Cost: $15 per class or $145/month for unlimited classes https://www.ottawayoga.com/styles/prenatal-yoga/




PranaShanti Yoga Centre


Yoga for Childbirth Workshop

  • Workshop taught by certified Doula/Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher Nathalie Edward. Part 1: Practice integrating active meditation and breathwork for pregnancy and birth as well as discussion of yoga tools for labour.
  • Part 2: discussion, group activities and question period to discuss birth and how to use tools like yoga, meditation, mantra and breath to manage fears and anxieties of childbirth.
When: Next workshop offered Saturday March 30th, 2019 from 1230-2pm (Part 1) and 230-430pm (Part 2) * Can attend only one or both segments * Where: Pure Yoga Downtown, 71 Bank Street, Ottawa Cost: $30 (Part 1) or $45 (Part 1 + 2) https://www.pureyogaottawa.com/workshops/yoga-for-childbirth-with-natalie-edward




Beyond Yoga Studio & Wellness Centre


Prenatal Yoga

  • Class to learn how to modify yoga postures for practice throughout pregnancy.
When: Tuesday When: Next session is February 25th to April 1st 2019 (6 weeks) from 600-700pm Where: 66 Hearst Way #3, Kanata, ON Cost: $84 + HST https://beyondyogaottawa.com/




Little Lotus Yoga


Prenatal yoga class

  • Classes utilize breathing techniques, increase strength and relieve tension through yoga postures.
When: Tuesdays 6:00-7:00 pm Current session from January 15 to March 26th, 2019 Where: Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre Costs: $180+HST per session https://littlelotusyoga.ca/




Salsa Babies Ottawa


Salsa Bellies

  • Low-impact Latin dance class for expectant moms.
Where: Offered at various locations in Kanata, Barrhaven, Hintonburg, The Glebe, Overbrook and Orleans. When: Saturdays at 1115 am Cost: $70+HST per session (5 weeks) http://dancingmama.ca/salsababiesottawa/salsa-bellies/




Dovercourt Recreation Centre


https://www.dovercourt.org/enterprise/healthwellness_prepostnatal Prenatal Fitness

  • Prenatal yoga (55 mins)

  • Yoga postures to stretch and strengthen the entire body and breath work for relaxation.
Cost: $164.40 ($185.80 Inc Tax) for 15 sessions total Prenatal Aqua (45 mins)
  • Low-impact fitness program for expectant moms to strengthen and prepare the body for childbirth.
Cost: $128.30 ($145.00 Inc Tax) for 15 classes total Prenatal strength (55 mins)
  • Strength training for pregnancy and preparation of body for childbirth that focuses on strengthening the core and pelvic floor.
Cost: $151.02 ($170.64 Inc Tax) for 14 classes total When: various dates and times weekly Where: Dovercourt Recreation Centre https://www.dovercourt.org/enterprise/program/index





Prenatal Fitness

Exercise in Pregnancy Guideline


The Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC) https://www.pregnancyinfo.ca/your-pregnancy/healthy-pregnancy/exercise-during-pregnancy/




Fitmom Ottawa


FITMOM2B Prenatal Series program

  • Prenatal fitness classes that focus on improving muscular balance, cardiovascular endurance and core stability.

  • Appropriate for women at all stages of pregnancy
When: Feb 8-May 2/2019 on Thursdays from 630-730 pm Where: KV Dance studio Cost: 6 classes for $99+HST or $20+HST drop-in fee https://www.fitmomottawa.com/




Rasa Nutrition


Prenatal flow and movement

  • Description: yoga-based classes to build strength, stamina and endurance, find calm with restorative meditative work

  • Appropriate for all stages of pregnancy and all levels of practitioner
When: Thursdays Jan 17-Feb 28/2019 from 700-815 pm and Sundays Jan 20-Mar 3/2019 from 900-1030 am Where: Cost: $105 http://www.rasanutrition.com/prenatal-yoga/




Rama Lotus Yoga Centre


Prenatal Yoga

  • Kundalini-based prenatal yoga combines easy flow postures, breathwork and mediations. Hatha-based prenatal yoga involves gentle postures and breathing techniques.
  • Suitable for all stages of pregnancy
When: Various dates and times Where: Rama Lotus Yoga Centre, 342 Gladstone Avenue Cost: $15 per class or $145/month for unlimited classes https://www.ottawayoga.com/styles/prenatal-yoga/




PranaShanti Yoga Centre


Yoga for Childbirth Workshop

  • Workshop taught by certified Doula/Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher Nathalie Edward. Part 1: Practice integrating active meditation and breathwork for pregnancy and birth as well as discussion of yoga tools for labour.
  • Part 2: discussion, group activities and question period to discuss birth and how to use tools like yoga, meditation, mantra and breath to manage fears and anxieties of childbirth.
When: Next workshop offered Saturday March 30th, 2019 from 1230-2pm (Part 1) and 230-430pm (Part 2) * Can attend only one or both segments * Where: Pure Yoga Downtown, 71 Bank Street, Ottawa Cost: $30 (Part 1) or $45 (Part 1 + 2) https://www.pureyogaottawa.com/workshops/yoga-for-childbirth-with-natalie-edward




Beyond Yoga Studio & Wellness Centre


Prenatal Yoga

  • Class to learn how to modify yoga postures for practice throughout pregnancy.
When: Tuesday When: Next session is February 25th to April 1st 2019 (6 weeks) from 600-700pm Where: 66 Hearst Way #3, Kanata, ON Cost: $84 + HST https://beyondyogaottawa.com/




Little Lotus Yoga


Prenatal yoga class

  • Classes utilize breathing techniques, increase strength and relieve tension through yoga postures.
When: Tuesdays 6:00-7:00 pm Current session from January 15 to March 26th, 2019 Where: Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre Costs: $180+HST per session https://littlelotusyoga.ca/




Salsa Babies Ottawa


Salsa Bellies

  • Low-impact Latin dance class for expectant moms.
Where: Offered at various locations in Kanata, Barrhaven, Hintonburg, The Glebe, Overbrook and Orleans. When: Saturdays at 1115 am Cost: $70+HST per session (5 weeks) http://dancingmama.ca/salsababiesottawa/salsa-bellies/




Dovercourt Recreation Centre


https://www.dovercourt.org/enterprise/healthwellness_prepostnatal Prenatal Fitness

  • Prenatal yoga (55 mins)

  • Yoga postures to stretch and strengthen the entire body and breath work for relaxation.
Cost: $164.40 ($185.80 Inc Tax) for 15 sessions total Prenatal Aqua (45 mins)
  • Low-impact fitness program for expectant moms to strengthen and prepare the body for childbirth.
Cost: $128.30 ($145.00 Inc Tax) for 15 classes total Prenatal strength (55 mins)
  • Strength training for pregnancy and preparation of body for childbirth that focuses on strengthening the core and pelvic floor.
Cost: $151.02 ($170.64 Inc Tax) for 14 classes total When: various dates and times weekly Where: Dovercourt Recreation Centre https://www.dovercourt.org/enterprise/program/index





Hyponobirthing

Birth Well


Hypnobirthing Classes

  • A program of deep relaxation, self-hypnosis, breathing techniques, visualisation, affirmations, and education to help women birth with safety and ease.

  • Group and private classes are offered in the Ottawa/Gatineau area classes in both English and French.
  • Classes occur once weekly for 2.5 hours over a 5 week period.
When: Contact for more information Where: In your home (private) or Claire’s home in the Golden Triangle Downtown Ottawa Cost: $500 (private) or $350 (semi-private) Includes copy of Hypnobirthing® The Mongan Method book, an audio relaxation CD and other paper resources https://www.birthwell.ca/




Ottawa Birth Doula


HypnoBirthing® Course – The Mongan Method

  • Prenatal preparation course focuses on relaxation in labour and teaches breathing techniques and coping strategies for labour to eliminate fears and anxieties, and build maternal confidence.
  • Course is available in private or group setting.
  • Consists of 5 sessions of 2.5 hours each and includes book, audio and handouts.
When: Next group course from March 21-April 18 2019 on Thursdays from 630-900 pm Where: In your home (private) or at the Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre (group) Cost: $500+HST/individual or couple (private) or $400+HST (group) https://ottawabirthdoula.com/home-2/services/hypnobirthing-classes/





Lamaze

Exercise in Pregnancy Guideline


The Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC) https://www.pregnancyinfo.ca/your-pregnancy/healthy-pregnancy/exercise-during-pregnancy/




Fitmom Ottawa


FITMOM2B Prenatal Series program

  • Prenatal fitness classes that focus on improving muscular balance, cardiovascular endurance and core stability.

  • Appropriate for women at all stages of pregnancy
When: Feb 8-May 2/2019 on Thursdays from 630-730 pm Where: KV Dance studio Cost: 6 classes for $99+HST or $20+HST drop-in fee https://www.fitmomottawa.com/




Rasa Nutrition


Prenatal flow and movement

  • Description: yoga-based classes to build strength, stamina and endurance, find calm with restorative meditative work

  • Appropriate for all stages of pregnancy and all levels of practitioner
When: Thursdays Jan 17-Feb 28/2019 from 700-815 pm and Sundays Jan 20-Mar 3/2019 from 900-1030 am Where: Cost: $105 http://www.rasanutrition.com/prenatal-yoga/




Rama Lotus Yoga Centre


Prenatal Yoga

  • Kundalini-based prenatal yoga combines easy flow postures, breathwork and mediations. Hatha-based prenatal yoga involves gentle postures and breathing techniques.
  • Suitable for all stages of pregnancy
When: Various dates and times Where: Rama Lotus Yoga Centre, 342 Gladstone Avenue Cost: $15 per class or $145/month for unlimited classes https://www.ottawayoga.com/styles/prenatal-yoga/




PranaShanti Yoga Centre


Yoga for Childbirth Workshop

  • Workshop taught by certified Doula/Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher Nathalie Edward. Part 1: Practice integrating active meditation and breathwork for pregnancy and birth as well as discussion of yoga tools for labour.
  • Part 2: discussion, group activities and question period to discuss birth and how to use tools like yoga, meditation, mantra and breath to manage fears and anxieties of childbirth.
When: Next workshop offered Saturday March 30th, 2019 from 1230-2pm (Part 1) and 230-430pm (Part 2) * Can attend only one or both segments * Where: Pure Yoga Downtown, 71 Bank Street, Ottawa Cost: $30 (Part 1) or $45 (Part 1 + 2) https://www.pureyogaottawa.com/workshops/yoga-for-childbirth-with-natalie-edward




Beyond Yoga Studio & Wellness Centre


Prenatal Yoga

  • Class to learn how to modify yoga postures for practice throughout pregnancy.
When: Tuesday When: Next session is February 25th to April 1st 2019 (6 weeks) from 600-700pm Where: 66 Hearst Way #3, Kanata, ON Cost: $84 + HST https://beyondyogaottawa.com/




Little Lotus Yoga


Prenatal yoga class

  • Classes utilize breathing techniques, increase strength and relieve tension through yoga postures.
When: Tuesdays 6:00-7:00 pm Current session from January 15 to March 26th, 2019 Where: Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre Costs: $180+HST per session https://littlelotusyoga.ca/




Salsa Babies Ottawa


Salsa Bellies

  • Low-impact Latin dance class for expectant moms.
Where: Offered at various locations in Kanata, Barrhaven, Hintonburg, The Glebe, Overbrook and Orleans. When: Saturdays at 1115 am Cost: $70+HST per session (5 weeks) http://dancingmama.ca/salsababiesottawa/salsa-bellies/




Dovercourt Recreation Centre


https://www.dovercourt.org/enterprise/healthwellness_prepostnatal Prenatal Fitness

  • Prenatal yoga (55 mins)

  • Yoga postures to stretch and strengthen the entire body and breath work for relaxation.
Cost: $164.40 ($185.80 Inc Tax) for 15 sessions total Prenatal Aqua (45 mins)
  • Low-impact fitness program for expectant moms to strengthen and prepare the body for childbirth.
Cost: $128.30 ($145.00 Inc Tax) for 15 classes total Prenatal strength (55 mins)
  • Strength training for pregnancy and preparation of body for childbirth that focuses on strengthening the core and pelvic floor.
Cost: $151.02 ($170.64 Inc Tax) for 14 classes total When: various dates and times weekly Where: Dovercourt Recreation Centre https://www.dovercourt.org/enterprise/program/index





Choice of Birthplace + Birthplace Tours

Birth Well


Hypnobirthing Classes

  • A program of deep relaxation, self-hypnosis, breathing techniques, visualisation, affirmations, and education to help women birth with safety and ease.

  • Group and private classes are offered in the Ottawa/Gatineau area classes in both English and French.
  • Classes occur once weekly for 2.5 hours over a 5 week period.
When: Contact for more information Where: In your home (private) or Claire’s home in the Golden Triangle Downtown Ottawa Cost: $500 (private) or $350 (semi-private) Includes copy of Hypnobirthing® The Mongan Method book, an audio relaxation CD and other paper resources https://www.birthwell.ca/




Ottawa Birth Doula


HypnoBirthing® Course – The Mongan Method

  • Prenatal preparation course focuses on relaxation in labour and teaches breathing techniques and coping strategies for labour to eliminate fears and anxieties, and build maternal confidence.
  • Course is available in private or group setting.
  • Consists of 5 sessions of 2.5 hours each and includes book, audio and handouts.
When: Next group course from March 21-April 18 2019 on Thursdays from 630-900 pm Where: In your home (private) or at the Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre (group) Cost: $500+HST/individual or couple (private) or $400+HST (group) https://ottawabirthdoula.com/home-2/services/hypnobirthing-classes/





Choosing a Care Provider + Birth Support

Exercise in Pregnancy Guideline


The Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC) https://www.pregnancyinfo.ca/your-pregnancy/healthy-pregnancy/exercise-during-pregnancy/




Fitmom Ottawa


FITMOM2B Prenatal Series program

  • Prenatal fitness classes that focus on improving muscular balance, cardiovascular endurance and core stability.

  • Appropriate for women at all stages of pregnancy
When: Feb 8-May 2/2019 on Thursdays from 630-730 pm Where: KV Dance studio Cost: 6 classes for $99+HST or $20+HST drop-in fee https://www.fitmomottawa.com/




Rasa Nutrition


Prenatal flow and movement

  • Description: yoga-based classes to build strength, stamina and endurance, find calm with restorative meditative work

  • Appropriate for all stages of pregnancy and all levels of practitioner
When: Thursdays Jan 17-Feb 28/2019 from 700-815 pm and Sundays Jan 20-Mar 3/2019 from 900-1030 am Where: Cost: $105 http://www.rasanutrition.com/prenatal-yoga/




Rama Lotus Yoga Centre


Prenatal Yoga

  • Kundalini-based prenatal yoga combines easy flow postures, breathwork and mediations. Hatha-based prenatal yoga involves gentle postures and breathing techniques.
  • Suitable for all stages of pregnancy
When: Various dates and times Where: Rama Lotus Yoga Centre, 342 Gladstone Avenue Cost: $15 per class or $145/month for unlimited classes https://www.ottawayoga.com/styles/prenatal-yoga/




PranaShanti Yoga Centre


Yoga for Childbirth Workshop

  • Workshop taught by certified Doula/Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher Nathalie Edward. Part 1: Practice integrating active meditation and breathwork for pregnancy and birth as well as discussion of yoga tools for labour.
  • Part 2: discussion, group activities and question period to discuss birth and how to use tools like yoga, meditation, mantra and breath to manage fears and anxieties of childbirth.
When: Next workshop offered Saturday March 30th, 2019 from 1230-2pm (Part 1) and 230-430pm (Part 2) * Can attend only one or both segments * Where: Pure Yoga Downtown, 71 Bank Street, Ottawa Cost: $30 (Part 1) or $45 (Part 1 + 2) https://www.pureyogaottawa.com/workshops/yoga-for-childbirth-with-natalie-edward




Beyond Yoga Studio & Wellness Centre


Prenatal Yoga

  • Class to learn how to modify yoga postures for practice throughout pregnancy.
When: Tuesday When: Next session is February 25th to April 1st 2019 (6 weeks) from 600-700pm Where: 66 Hearst Way #3, Kanata, ON Cost: $84 + HST https://beyondyogaottawa.com/




Little Lotus Yoga


Prenatal yoga class

  • Classes utilize breathing techniques, increase strength and relieve tension through yoga postures.
When: Tuesdays 6:00-7:00 pm Current session from January 15 to March 26th, 2019 Where: Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre Costs: $180+HST per session https://littlelotusyoga.ca/




Salsa Babies Ottawa


Salsa Bellies

  • Low-impact Latin dance class for expectant moms.
Where: Offered at various locations in Kanata, Barrhaven, Hintonburg, The Glebe, Overbrook and Orleans. When: Saturdays at 1115 am Cost: $70+HST per session (5 weeks) http://dancingmama.ca/salsababiesottawa/salsa-bellies/




Dovercourt Recreation Centre


https://www.dovercourt.org/enterprise/healthwellness_prepostnatal Prenatal Fitness

  • Prenatal yoga (55 mins)

  • Yoga postures to stretch and strengthen the entire body and breath work for relaxation.
Cost: $164.40 ($185.80 Inc Tax) for 15 sessions total Prenatal Aqua (45 mins)
  • Low-impact fitness program for expectant moms to strengthen and prepare the body for childbirth.
Cost: $128.30 ($145.00 Inc Tax) for 15 classes total Prenatal strength (55 mins)
  • Strength training for pregnancy and preparation of body for childbirth that focuses on strengthening the core and pelvic floor.
Cost: $151.02 ($170.64 Inc Tax) for 14 classes total When: various dates and times weekly Where: Dovercourt Recreation Centre https://www.dovercourt.org/enterprise/program/index





Birth Positions

Evidence-Based Birth


The evidence on: birthing positions One-page handout available https://evidencebasedbirth.com/evidence-birthing-positions/




Lamaze International


The pros and cons of 11 common labour positions https://www.lamaze.org/laborpositions




The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin


Who will be with me during my birth? https://www.pennysimkin.com/shop/the-birth-partner-5th-edition/




Comfort in Labour by Penny Simkin


http://www.kingstonmidwives.ca/userfiles/html_file/comfort-in-labor-simkin.pdf





Prenatal Mental Health

Birth Well


Hypnobirthing Classes

  • A program of deep relaxation, self-hypnosis, breathing techniques, visualisation, affirmations, and education to help women birth with safety and ease.

  • Group and private classes are offered in the Ottawa/Gatineau area classes in both English and French.
  • Classes occur once weekly for 2.5 hours over a 5 week period.
When: Contact for more information Where: In your home (private) or Claire’s home in the Golden Triangle Downtown Ottawa Cost: $500 (private) or $350 (semi-private) Includes copy of Hypnobirthing® The Mongan Method book, an audio relaxation CD and other paper resources https://www.birthwell.ca/




Ottawa Birth Doula


HypnoBirthing® Course – The Mongan Method

  • Prenatal preparation course focuses on relaxation in labour and teaches breathing techniques and coping strategies for labour to eliminate fears and anxieties, and build maternal confidence.
  • Course is available in private or group setting.
  • Consists of 5 sessions of 2.5 hours each and includes book, audio and handouts.
When: Next group course from March 21-April 18 2019 on Thursdays from 630-900 pm Where: In your home (private) or at the Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre (group) Cost: $500+HST/individual or couple (private) or $400+HST (group) https://ottawabirthdoula.com/home-2/services/hypnobirthing-classes/





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