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Parent Center Classes

In anticipation of a positive birthing experience and in preparation for the joys of parenting, the Edmonton Parent Center offers the following courses:

Prenatal Classes:

Labour and Delivery (six 2-hour classes)

bulletBasic anatomy and physiology
bulletReview of the birth process
bulletRelaxation, massage and breathing techniques
bulletBirth support roles (i.e. role of Dad/partner)
bulletFamiliarization with hospital procedures
bulletOptions in medication
bulletPreparation for Cesarean Section
bulletDiscussion of postpartum issues
bulletBirth videos to enhance the learning experience
bulletPostpartum Reunion "Baby Party" (An informal evening session in celebration of family)
bulletShow off your new baby and share your birth story
bulletPostpartum discussion
bulletInformation on available community resources

Baby Care for Parents (one 3 hour class)

bulletParenting skills and confidence building for new parents
bulletBasic care for newborns
bulletNewborn safety issues
bulletInfant nutrition

Short Sessions:

bulletPrivate sessions tailored to your needs (6 to 8 hours in the comfort of your own home)
bulletLabour and Delivery Workshop / "Crash Course" (7 hours condensed)
bulletPreparation for Cesarean Section (1 class)
bulletInfant and Child CPR


bulletPrenatal and Postnatal Fitness (8 weeks)