Are you living in Edmonton or the surrounding area?
Are you looking for information on pregnancy, labour, birth and beyond?

  • Classes offered in person or virtually in Edmonton and surrounding areas

  • Supporting clients to feel knowledgeable, prepared and involved in their childbirth and parenting journey is our primary focus.

  • Classroom topics are determined in real time and may change from group to group and class to class. Topics often include when to go to the hospital, the labour process, coping strengths & strategies for both mom and the support person, postpartum care, newborn feeding & care basics, finding credible information on the internet and more.
    Bring your questions, bring your experience, bring a snack!

  • It is recommended you select a series ending approximately 4 weeks prior to the expected due date whenever possible. If this is not possible, please choose a class that works best for you.

  • Review the Class Calendar tab for a description of upcoming sessions.

    Click the “How to Register tab to enroll in a class – We look forward to meeting you!

Congratulations on your pregnancy!

 

It is wonderful that you are taking steps toward better understanding your baby’s development and ways to care for your pregnancy. There are some readily available resources for you to use to find information on everything pregnancy!

 

– The Healthy Parents Healthy Children health resource is available 24/7. You can scroll through it to find information on everything pregnancy, prenatal care, common discomforts, nutrition, exercise, physical and emotional changes, warning signs and what to do in those situations.

 

Health Link AB – 811. You can phone and speak with a nurse for timely help with health issues or questions

Birth & Babies – Weeknight Series

Prenatal Class Options:

  • Once a week for 4 consecutive weeks
  • Twice a week for 2 consecutive weeks

 

Common Topics:

– Signs of labour

– Positioning & comfort measures

– Decision-making

– Postpartum care

– Labour process

– Medical Procedures

– Infant feeding

– Communication & relationships

– When to go to the hospital

– Pain Management

– Newborn Care

 

Classroom topics are determined in real time and may change from group to group and class to class. We recommend that you choose a class that ends when you will be around 36-week gestation.

 

$80

 

Birth & Babies – Weekend Series

  • Friday evening 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Saturday day 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

Common Topics:

– Signs of labour

– Positioning & comfort measures

– Decision-making

– Postpartum care

– Labour process

– Medical Procedures

– Infant feeding

– Communication & relationships

– When to go to the hospital

– Pain Management

– Newborn Care

 

Classroom topics are determined in real time and may change from group to group and class to class. We recommend that you choose a class that ends when you will be around 36-week gestation.

 

$80

 

Newborn Safety

One evening class 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

 

A time to meet with other expectant and new parents to explore how we keep our babies safe in the 21st century!

 

Come discover:

– Why more is not always better

– Why immunizations are so important

– How to know if what they are selling is safe

– Why you should read car seat manuals

 

Topics discussed often include creating safe play and sleep environments, finding credible information on the internet, having pets with infants in the home and so much more.

 

$25

Eat Sleep Poop Repeat

Class options:

Afternoon class 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Evening class 6:00 pm – 8:30pm

Various dates available

 

A time to meet with other new parents around infant feeding, share what is working, what you have learned along the way and what you love most about feeding your baby.

 

Come discover:

– Latch tips and tricks

– Milk supply

– Newborn feeding cues

– Growth Patterns

– Managing YOUR new sleep schedule

– And so much more! We will be happy to add your question to the list!

 

Topics discussed often include creating safe play and sleep environments, finding credible information on the internet, having pets with infants in the home and so much more.

 

NOTE: This class is not intended to address breast or breast/chestfeeding concerns. If you are experiencing any symptoms that Healthy Parents, Healthy Children recommends the help of a health care professional, please call your health care provider or 811 for assistance.

 

$25

Grandparent Class

Evening class 6:00 pm – 8:30pm

Various dates available

 

A time to meet with other new or soon to be grandparents, “refresh” on infant care and explore strategies to support your adult children as “new parents” and share what your new name is… Grandma, Papa, Oma, Gido… so many options!

 

Come discover:

– Safe sleep

– Newborn feeding and care basics

– Finding credible information on the internet

– And so much more! We will be happy to add your question to the list!

 

$25

Healthy Eating for Pregnancy

Expecting a baby? Join our class to learn more about:

 

– Eating during pregnancy – are there foods that are recommended? Are there foods to avoid?

– How to manage nausea, heartburn and other common discomforts

– Quick and tasty meal ideas

 

Click the Register Now button to learn more and/or register for a class.

Click the Register now button to create an account and register for a class. Fees can be waived if finances are a barrier to registration. Please contact us at 780-342-2833 or email us at birthandbabiesedmonton@ahs.ca for help, if you have any questions or need support to register.

 

Enrollment is first come, first served

 

Hope to meet you soon!