BIRTH MATTERS PRENATAL CLASSES

 Welcome to Kamloops Premiere Prenatal and Postnatal Classes!

Taught within the Modern Nest; a City Wide Trusted Favourite!

Education is the Key!
Proudly offering Kamloops' Only Freestanding Birth Support and Education Centre!

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Are you and your partner ready to embark on the most rewarding & exciting journey of your life?

 

At Birth Matters, we are dedicated to supporting and educating you and your partner as you prepare to greet your little one and in the months that follow.

 

Birth Matters Prenatal Classes are the most trusted & comprehensive series of prenatal & post-partum classes offered in Kamloops.  It is the only Childbirth Education Centre in Kamloops, offering a full classroom and extensive resources learning library. Classes are taught by a facilitator with  22 years of experience in labour, birth and post-partum.  The classes are for everyone; whether you plan to birth at home or the hospital, with a Physician or a Midwife, with Medications or Without. I have an extensive array of teaching materials for learning, including Posters, DVD's, 3D models & visuals, Group activities, library of related books, and the PlumTree Baby textbook is included for each expecting family.

 

The studio and office are spacious and lovely places to learn alongside other new families. Centrally located in Sahali's Tudor Village Complex within Modern Nest. 

 

Classes are designed so there is plenty of opportunities to address each of your concerns.  I recognize that all expectant mothers and support persons are unique and we welcome all questions and facilitate discussion.  I provide a safe, FUN and supportive learning environment, as well as a social setting to meet and get to know other expectant families in the community.

 

Prenatal classes will include; group discussions, videos, demonstrations, and plenty of time to practice supporting techniques & the PlumTree Baby curriculum booklet.

 

Birth Matters specializes in preparing expecting families for an amazing, educated birth and bonding experience. Through the 4 weeks of comprehensive group classes, 2 Intensive childbirth preparation classes, or the Prenatal in a Day we are able to help prepare all birthing families throughout the Kamloops area.

We Believe:

  1. You & your support person CAN have an amazing birth and bonding experience!

  2. You will work together and grow closer & more ready through our childbirth education series &  the upcoming birth day.

  3. Learning to relax both mentally, emotionally and physically is an important skill needed for a satisfying birth experience. 

  4. Preparation, knowledge, and support are an integral part of having a memorable & empowered birth experience.

  5. Your support team matters! Through the weeks of learning, we hope to help your support person feel ready & prepared to be there for you.

  6. Our learning environment is fun and social. We strive to help you and your support person build connections not just with each other but with other new expecting families as well.

 

Thank you for joining me in this most incredible journey as you prepare to give birth to your baby. I am honoured to be part of your birth stories.    

 

Let’s get started!

 

Curriculum for all of our classes follows the PlumTree Baby practices and learning models, which include the most comprehensive and up to date materials available. Provided to each couple. As well as a comprehensive collection of teaching materials, posters, DVD's, 3D models etc.

PRENATAL CLASSES

 

4 Week Prenatal Sessions

 

Day & Time: Wednesdays from 6:30-9pm

 

Investment:: $325 (price includes expectant mother & 1 support person)

 

Location: 503 - 1315 Summit Dr. (Tudor Village)

Upcoming 4 week Class Schedule
ALL SESSIONS TAKE PLACE
OVER THE COURSE OF

SUMMER SESSION 2020

Split Session / July 15th-22nd  & August 12th-19th (no class July 29th & Aug 5th)

** limited spaces available**

FALL SESSION 2020

Split Session / September 9th-30th 

(no class Sept 23rd)

WINTER SESSION 2020

Split Session / November 4th, 18th - 25th & December 2nd 

(no class Nov 11th)

NEW YEAR SESSION 2021

Split Session / January  13th-27th & February 10th 

(no class Feb 3rd)

Weekly Overview

Week 1: Overview - Stages of Labour & Breathing

  • Introductions & Overview

  • Anatomy & Physiology

  • Stages of labour 

  • Relaxation breathing & Visualizations

Week 2: Comfort Measures, Positions & Preparation

  • What to bring /pack for labour

  • Labour support- what does that mean?

  • Positions for labour & birth

  • Back labour positions & techniques 

  • Comfort techniques
     

Week 3: Medical Supports & Procedures
Medications in Labour

  • Medical support & procedures​

  • Cesarean Birth & Induction of Labour

  • Informed decision-making activities 


Week 4 : Birth planning & Post-partum Expectations

  • Exploring Birth Preferences​

  • Immediate post-partum expectations  for mom & baby

  • Post-partum preparation

  • Planning for parenthood

2 INTENSIVE SESSIONS

FOR LABOUR & BIRTH PREPARATION

 

Day & Time: Wednesdays from 6:30-9pm

 

Investment:: $325 (price includes expectant mother & 1 support person)

 

Location: 503 - 1315 Summit Dr. (Tudor Village)

 
choose a class 1, then CHOOSE a
class 2, in sequence- each session 2.5hrs 

What is covered in the sessions:

 

Intensive 1

  • Anatomy & Physiology of Pregnancy & Birth

  • Signs & Symptoms of Labour

  • Stages of labour

 

Intensive 2

  • Breathing, Positions & Comfort Measures.

  • Medical Support -medications & procedures 

  • Immediate Post Partum Expectations

Upcoming Class Dates

Intensive 1&2

JULY 2020

July 14th 5-8pm (Tues) & July 21st 5-8pm (Tues)

(pending  1/3 enrolled- need 3 enrolled)

 

​September 2020

Sept. 14th 5-8pm (Mon) & Oct. 15th 5-8pm (Thurs)

 

​November 2020

Nov. 12th 5-8pm (Thurs) & Dec. 10th 5-8pm (Thurs)

PRENATAL IN A DAY

FOR LABOUR & BIRTH PREPARATION

 

Day & Time: Full day from 10am-3pm

 

Investment:: $325 (price includes expectant mother & 1 support person)

 

Location: 503 - 1315 Summit Dr. (Tudor Village)

 

What is covered in the sessions:
 

  • Anatomy & Physiology of Pregnancy & Birth​

  • Signs & Symptoms of Labour

  • Stages of labour

  • Breathing, Positions & Comfort Measures.

  • Medical Support -medications & procedures 

  • Immediate Post Partum Expectations

Upcoming Class Dates

Summer 2020

June 18th 10am-3pm (Thurs)

Pending ~ need 3 enrolled

July 22nd 10am-3pm (Wed)

Fall 2020
September 12th 10am-3pm (Sat)
October 17th 10am-3pm (Sat)
November 14th 10am-3pm (Sat)

 

Winter 2020-21

December 12th 10am-3pm (Sat)

January 16th(2021) 10am-3pm (Sat)

February 21st (2021) 10am-3am (Sun)

Spring 2021
March 21st  (2021) 10am-3pm (Sun)
April 18th (2021) 10am-3pm (Sun)

3hR PRIVATE BIRTH PREP & PLANNING SESSION

FOR LABOUR & BIRTH PREPARATION

Investment:: $165 (price includes expectant mother & 1 support person)

 

 

Difficult Schedules?  Special Circumstances?

If you can't find the right class to suit your needs, I can help  create a unique experience just for you!
 

Some expectant families have specific needs in regards to childbirth preparation.  Things like a quickly approaching due date, medical conditions or issues that make attending a regular class challenging , or shift work type schedules .  These Private sessions are customized for your specific needs &  allow for added flexibility.

  • Booked at your convenience

  • Experienced & Knowledgeable Guidance

  • Private welcoming office with extensive lending library 

  • Comfort measures, Breathing, What to pack for Birth, Medications, Medical Supports, Expectations & Custom Birth Planning, PostPartum preparation and SO MUCH MORE!

NEWBORN CLASSES

 

NEWBORN 101

BRINGING YOUR BABY HOME

 

Investment:: $65 (price includes expectant mother & 1 support person)

 

Location: 503 - 1315 Summit Dr. (Tudor Village)

 

What is covered in the sessions:

  • 3 hr class will explore everything you need to know when bringing your sweet new little one home.

  • Join us in our warm cozy classroom. Meet new families just like yourselves. Build your village.

  • Increase your confidence with all things baby related. Diapers, Sleep, Eating.
     

Topics will include:

  • A Newborn's appearance & behaviours

  • Basics for Feeding your Baby  - breast and/or bottle

  • Gas, Fussiness & Burping

  • Sleeping Habits in the first weeks

  • Diapering options and how to's

  • Bathing

  • Carseat Safety

  • Soothing Techniques & Swaddling & Baby Wearing

  • How to Read your baby ~ hunger and sleeping cues

  • Baby Gadgets?! What items do you REALLY need for your new baby?

  • How to plan for and take care or your relationships with a new baby

  • And Much Much More!

Upcoming Class Dates

Summer  2020

July 7th 6-9pm (Tues)  ** limited spaces available**

Fall 2020

Sept. 22nd 6-9pm (Tues)

Oct. 20th 6-9pm (Tues)

Nov. 17th 6-9pm (Tues)

Dec. 15th 6-9pm (Tues)

BOOKING INFORMATION

 

Our online registration involves the following,

simple 2-Step process.

STEP 1

Complete our online registration form desired dates listed to ensure class availability.  Spots fill quickly!

Payments

  • Payments can be made online via Paypal and credit card, or in cash at our front desk. 

  • All fees include include expectant mother, and 1 support person. 

 

Reservations

  • Spots can only be held with full payment, deposit payment.

  • Registration fee is non-refundable.

  • No refunds of balance within 7 days of class start dates commencing or during current sessions.

  • Make-up date/time arranged ONLY if classes are rescheduled by a facilitator.

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BIRTH MATTERS  |  KAMLOOPS, BC

EMAIL:  BIRTH.MATTERS@ME.COM

503- 1315 Summit Drive

(Tudor Village, within Modern Nest)

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