Family Birthing Centre
Family Birthing Centre

Tours & Classes

TOURS

Prenatal tours of the Family Birthing Centre are held on Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. Registration is required. Please call 416-469-6130. If you register for a weekend Prenatal/Postnatal Class the tour is included. You can also watch a tour of the unit

PRENATAL CLASSES 

This program will prepare you for your birth experience. Learn what you might expect during your pregnancy, birth, and early weeks with your baby. Watch videos, practice comfort measures such as breathing and massage, share concerns with other expectant parents. Our prenatal classes also include a Monday evening Breastfeeding Class and a Baby Care class.

Four post-natal classes are also included. These sessions cover a variety of topics including: starting solids, adjustment to parenthood, coping with fatigue and isolation, going back to work, daycare, weaning, and more. As well, these classes provide an opportunity to meet other parents and babies, to share experiences and provide support for the new parent.

We offer the flexibility of choosing a time that is convenient for you. Please choose one of the following: 

Full Day Weekend Classes 5-Night Series Classes

Saturday OR Sunday 900 am - 5:30 pm

Thursday Evenings 7:30 - 9:30 pm

+ Breastfeeding Class (Monday evening) + Breastfeeding Class (Monday evening)
+ Baby Care Class (Tuesday or Thursday evening) + Baby Care Class  (Tuesday or Thursday evening)
+ 5 Post Natal Classes for Parent & Baby (Friday afternoons) + 5 Post Natal Classes for Parent & Baby (Friday afternoons)
$220.00 per couple $220 per couple 

BREASTFEEDING CLASSES

In the Breastfeeding Class participants learn what to expect when initiating breastfeeding, how to prepare, common challenges, baby positioning and more, along with an informative question and anwser period.  It runs Monday nights from 7:00-8:30 p.m. This class is $20.00 per couple. Please complete the Prenatal Class Registration Form and return in person the the Reception Desk on J7. 

BABY CARE CLASSES

At this class participants learn basic skills, such as bathing and diapering, to help how to care for a new baby in an interactive setting. This classes run on Wednesday or Thursday evenings from 7:30-9:30 p.m. This class is $20.00 per person or couple. Please complete the Prenatal Class Registration Form and return in person the the Reception Desk on J7. 

GRANDPARENT CLASSES

In this class, participants will learn how to support both adult children and new grandchildren during this exciting time in their lives. Learn of updated techniques, guidelines on caring for infants, major growth and development milestones for newborns and how to provide emotional support for new parents. There is an informative question and answer session. Classes are $40.00 per persona and are held Wednesday evenings from 7:00-10:00 p.m. Please complete the Prenatal Registration Form and return it in person to the Registration Desk on J7.    

INFANT CPR CLASSES 

In the Infant C.P.R. class participants will learn life-saving techniques from Heart & Stroke infant CPR from certified instructors. Classes are offered on Thursdays from 6:00-7:30 p.m. This class is $45.00 per person or $80.00 per couple. Please complete the Prenatal Class Registration Form and return in person the Reception Desk on J7. 

BIRTHING OPTIONS: VAGINAL BIRTH AFTER C-SECTION (VBAC) CLASSES

Having a vaginal birth after having a c-section is an option for some parents. Speak with your physician or midwife about whether a VBAC is a possibility for your next delivery. This class discusses risk factors and what happens during a trial of labour to help you make an informed decision about whether a VBAC could work for you. For information about these classes please call 416-469-6580 ext. 3196. 

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