All childbirth classes are being offered virtually over Zoom in accordance with the restrictions in the Province for in-person gatherings.
4 Week Childbirth Education Class
A four-week childbirth education class with Amy Bidrman starts by covering pelvic anatomy and basic movements of the pelvis which help us understand why hands-on labour comfort measures work. We practice the labour comfort measures as well as relaxation every week, and learn the physiology of labour so that when labour starts, the sensations of contractions, and baby's descent and rotation are expected rather than surprising. Once the baby's journey is understood, we cover what it is like for us, physically (positions and hands-on support for comfort), mentally (how our thoughts affect our physiology) and emotionally (emotional signposts through labour and how to hold space), and how we'll find support on all of those levels.
We talk about variations and unexpected situations, typical interventions, when and why they are offered. Pushing and physiologic pushing, placentas, umbilical cords, and the postpartum period from birth through at least the first month. We discuss babies from head to toe, breastfeeding and the excellent breastfeeding resources in the area. Always with plenty of time for questions, concerns, support and more.
$200 (prices increasing to $250 in the New Year), Tuesdays 6-8pm at Shifra Centre for Wellness. Check registrations for start dates and availability by following this link: https://shifracentre.janeapp.com. Payment due in full at time of booking to reserve your spot, you will be invoiced through email to pay for the workshop once you book online or call 403-932-3176 to book over the phone.
Date Night prenatal couples workshop with Amy Bidrman
- A workshop suitable for couples (husband, partner, sister, mom, doula – anyone who will be with you at your birth) at any stage of pregnancy, who wish to deepen their knowledge of pregnancy, labour and birth
- We’ll cover the physiologic processes of labour and birth, and practice hands-on comfort measures, postures conducive to good positioning of baby, and postures conducive to deep relaxation and support of mother, including massage, relaxation and visualization
- Discussion of common interventions and other concerns.
- A great compliment to a birth class you might have taken; a great review for second or third pregnancies
- The confident presence and loving encouragement of a husband or partner is a powerful aid to normal labour and birth. Deepen your relationship with each other and your unborn child.
- Wear comfortable clothing
$60 per couple, 2 hour workshop - Please contact the clinic for current offerings. Payment due in full at time of booking to reserve your spot, you will be invoiced through email to pay for the workshop once you book online or call 403-932-3176 to book over the phone.
4 Week Childbirth Education Class
This is a comprehensive evidence based class that helps prepare you and your partner for what to expect during delivery. I provide information that is current and helps you and your partner decide what type of labour works best for you. I cover all avenues such as medicated and unmedicated and focus on comfort measures for both choices. I will teach you how to cope with changes during labour and how to make evidence based decisions with your health care team. We will explore topics such as:
- Birth choices and goals
- Later pregnancy - including diet and exercise
- Signs of pre-labour and labour
- The birthing process
- Comfort measures
- Pain management options
- Post-partum recovery
- Newborn care
and much, much more...
Each class is $250 a series, on Thursdays 7pm-9pm, once a week for four weeks at Shifra Centre for Wellness. Click on this link to see the current offerings and start dates: https://shifracentre.janeapp.com. Payment due in full at time of booking to reserve your spot, you will be invoiced through email to pay for the workshop once you book online or call 403-932-3176 to book over the phone.
Comfort Measures Class for Labour - Virtual
$25 per person
Join me for a limited edition, 60 minute condensed class on comfort measures. In this class I will provide and demonstrate multiple variations of supportive techniques and comfort measure positions for all stages of labour.
I will provide part of my information packet geared towards how your partner and yourself can overcome the stages of labour in a calm, relaxing manner. Included will be a cheat sheet on the stages of labour and how to plan your labour strategies for you to review and complete on your own time.
Class will run for 60 minutes with a 15 minute Q & A afterwards. Class will run through zoom in accordance to the guidelines currently in place.
Childbirth Education Refresher Course
Been there. Done that. But, can't remember it all? Let me help you refresh you and your birth partners memory. Maybe this is a new experience for one of you and you want to be your best. We will go over ways to manage pain, comfort measures, your birth goals, siblings and the postpartum recovery and period.
Cancellation Policy for Childbirth Classes
72 hours notice required before the first class of the series to receive a full refund. There will be no refunds after the first class begins.
72 hours notice required to cancel from a date night/refresher course for a full refund. If cancellation happens without 72 hours notice, only a 50% refund will be issued.
Full payment due at time of booking to reserve your spot.