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Tue, Feb 06


Family Connections Program

Prenatal to Postpartum Classes (week 1 - Prenatal)

Week 1- Our prenatal topics are designed to help you understand and learn about pregnancy and the changes leading up to birth!

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Prenatal to Postpartum Classes (week 1 - Prenatal)
Prenatal to Postpartum Classes (week 1 - Prenatal)

Time & Location

Feb 06, 2024, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Family Connections Program, 4817 49 St, Yellowknife, NT X1A 3S7, Canada

About the event

Join us for our first round of prenatal to postpartum classes! Our program is a 4-week cohort that includes prenatal, birth, and postpartum topics. We also have a feature class at the end of the cohort that dives deeper into crucial topics that will help you along your reproductive journey.

Our goal is to help you gain confidence, understand your body and learn how to advocate for yourself. We hope our classes are accessible for families and provide a safe space to ask questions. Everyone has different experiences; we wish to honour that in our groups.

We plan to have eight pregnant folks join us! You're encouraged to bring a support partner, whether a spouse, family member, or friend. We hold 4/8 spaces for Indigenous families.

February 6,2024 - Week 1 Session 1: Prenatal Class

Topics Include:

1. Trimesters-what to expect with body changes and growth of baby.

2.Mental health/ self advocacy-  Guidance on advocating and supporting yourself throughout pregnancy, labour, birth , and postpartum.

3. Basics on Anatomy and physiology of birth; demonstrating how the pelvis works during labour and birth.

4. How to Prepare for labour and birth.

February 13,2024- Week 2 Session 2: Labour to Birth Class

Topics include:

1. Labour 

2.Positioning during labour and why it’s important. 

3.Ways partners can support during labour. 

4.What to expect during labour from the hospital: monitoring, tub/shower?, Moving around, eating, and types medications and interventions.

February 20,2024- Week 3 Session 3: Postpartum

Topics Include:

1. What happens now that the baby is born? (hospital procedures/checks)

2. How to hold my baby, breastfeeding, picking up your baby, diapering your baby.)

3. Caring for your body postpartum

4. Self care resources and tips

February 27,2024- Week 4 Session 4 : Feature Class with Rachel Macneill - Certified Infant Feeding Specialist

Topics Included:

1. breast/chest feeding

2. Pumping

3. storing your milk

4.colostrum collection

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