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PRENATAL TO POSTPARTUM EDUCATION

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Understand your body and learn how to advocate for yourself in your prenatal and postpartum journey.

Here's how NBC can support you:

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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. 

 

Thank you to the Family Connection Program for allowing us to use their space!

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Week 1 Session 1:
Prenatal Class

Topics Include: 

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

  • Mental health and self-advocacy - guidance on advocating and supporting yourself throughout pregnancy, labour, birth, and postpartum 

  • Basics on anatomy and physiology of birth - demonstrating how the pelvis works during labour and birth 

  • How to prepare for labour and birth 

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Week 3 Session 3:
Postpartum Class

Topics Include: 

  • What happens now that the baby is born? (Hospital procedures, etc.) 

  • How to hold your baby, breastfeeding/chestfeeding, picking up your baby, diapering your baby, etc.)

  • Caring for your postpartum body 

  • Self-care resources and tips 

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Week 2 Session 2:
Labour and Birth Class

Topics Include: 

  • Labour

  • Positioning during labour and why it's important 

  • Ways partners can support during labour 

  • What to expect during labour from the hospital ie. monitoring, hydrotherapy (tub, showers, etc.), moving around, eating, types of medications and interventions 

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Week 4 Session 4:
Feature Class - Infant Feeding

Facilitated by Rachel Macneill, Certified Infant Feeding Specialist

Topics Include: 

  • Breast/chest feeding 

  • Pumping 

  • Storing your milk 

  • Colostrum collections 

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WHAT'S THE COST?

Prenatal and postpartum education classes with NBC is

cost-supported. 

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LOCATION + DETAILS

Bowling Green Building, 4817 49th Street, Yellowknife, NT, Canada, Northwest Territories

  • Snacks and refreshments provided 

  • Taxi vouchers available upon request 

  • 4 out of 8 spots prioritizing Indigenous families

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HOW TO BOOK?

Please visit our Events page to book your class sessions. Check below under Upcoming Classes to see when the next class is available. 

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UPCOMING CLASSES

  • February 6, 2024 (6-8PM)  - Week 1: Prenatal Class 

  • February 13, 2024 (6-8PM)  - Week 2: Labour and Birth Class

  • February 20, 2024 (6-8PM)  - Week 3: Postpartum Class  

  • February 27, 2024 (6-8PM)  - Week 4: Feature Class - Infant Feeding with Rachel Macneill 

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