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Tue, Apr 02


Family Connections Program

Prenatal to Postpartum Classes (week 1 - Prenatal)

Week 1/4 of our Prenatal to Postpartum Classes. This class is designed to prepare and help you understand pregnancy; learning to navigate changes in your body as well as how to advocate for yourself throughout your journey!

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

Time & Location

Apr 02, 2024, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. MDT

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


About the event

Join us for our Second 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.

* Please note that our goal is to have these classes run each month. If you are unable to attend these times, try the following month instead. With the expection of the feature class that changes monthly!

**April 2, 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.

April 9, 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.

April 16, 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

April 23, 2024- Week 4 Session 4 : Feature Class : How to be a support partner/person; prenatal, birth and postpartum!

Topics Included:

1. "What is a support persons role", Understanding you & your partners needs during prenatal, birth and post partum. 

2. Tips & Tricks on advocating to meet the needs of you and your partner

3. Tools and resources to use during these stages.

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