When you prepare for everything, yet your entire world changes with the arrival of your little baby. Be ready!

Prenatal Classes

Our Prenatal classes are open to all new parents and supporting team. Our goal is to provide the most accurate information, for you to be able to make the right decision at the right time. Our knowledge is a mix of traditional practice and hospital settings. This knowledge will allow you to have an extended vision of what is available, what you could do to achieve your ultimate goal & how to thrive after your baby is born.

We want to inform you, prepare you and why not train your partner and/or supporting people that will participate in this SENTINEL life event.  

“Knowledge is power and power is what you need.”

Our courses are based on these subjects.

 

Part 1:  Road to DELIVERY!

2nd & 3rd Trimester challenges, GET READY!

Nutrition & Exercises for a healthy pregnancy.

DAD’s ARE IMPORTANT TOO – The FATHER’s perspective in pregnancy.

Importance of “Couple bonding” prior baby’s arrival.

Creating a BIRTHING PLAN. (Expectation vs Acceptation).

Adapting your house for a newborn to come.

LATE PREGNANCY complications: Diabetes, Preeclampsia, Twins, High blood pressure, etc.

 

Part 2 : THE STORK is on the WAY.

LABOR PROGRESS: When do we know things are rolling.

SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES: Preterm Labor, Rupture of Membranes, Bleeding, High Blood Pressure, etc.

Labor or not? Baby moving? Did you loose your water? What to do next?

Pain or NO Pain? How to cope with it, methods to prepare yourself for it… is there a plan to cope better?

Interventions for pain management. Lamaze/Bonapache, the bath, the ball, the pressure points, etc.

PARTNERs ACTIVE ROLE and how to work as a team.

TYPES OF DELIVERIES: when the unexpected comes:

> Cesarean section, instrumental deliveries & Episiotomy; understanding the RNs and Drs!.

Hospital policies, protocols and HOW TO TALK & COMMUNICATE with the team.

HOW TO EXPRESS your goals.

What to bring to the hospital, what to leave at home until ready for discharge.

 

Part 3 : BABY IS HERE!

Skin to skin contact, importance and who can do it?

Breastfeeding or not, benefits and realistic goals.

Understanding breastfeeding, its challenges. How to be ready and when to call for help.

Milk production & types of milk.

1st night at home with a Newborn – Rooming in with a baby. Sleeping safety arrangements.

 

Part 4 : POST-PARTUM CHALLENGES.

Postpartum depression: “when normal ISN’T normal & when to call for help!”

Home Visitors or not?

Nutrition and sleep patterns for New Parents

How to bath your baby, etc.

*Feel free o request a specific subject*

GROUP classes $300

Our Group Classes will be given at our location, per couple or with the support person.
♥ Our classes are limited in number, because we prefer to give you our undivided atention.♥
Duration: 5h
Schedule: Saturdays from 10am a 4pm.
(For reservations please see subscription section)
Lunch: 1h (Not incluided)
**Healthy snacks will be provided in our office classes.**
Questions: 30 min.

PRIVATE classes $350

Our Private Classes will be given at our office or at the comfort of your home.
Duration: this class can be fractioned en 2 classes of 2h each class.
Schedule: M-F starting at 19h.
(For reservations please see subscription section)
Questions: 30 min.
* We have FLEXIBLE schedule – Let us know your DISPONIBILITY.*

Breastfeeding Classes

It is well know that breastfeeding is the most natural thing, but is it natural when generations have only done something totally different? What to do when there isn’t a role model to ask about it or to support you in case challenges may present?

Have you heard the wonderful stories that everyone tells but would this be your case? Be prepare, be ready, allow us to help you help yourself!.

“The power is within yourself, you just need to be ready to set it free.”

Our classes are based on several subjects and here a sample of what will be discuss:

Part 1: Preparing for a Successful breastfeeding.

How to prepare yourself for breastfeeding – home setting.

Hormonal changes during pregnancy.

Maternal nutritional demands.

External factors that may influence Breast feeding (Surgeries, implants, C-section, size, etc?)

Part 2: Why to breastfeed.

Lactogenesis I, II, II. or Milk production, types & when to expect it.

Breast milk composition and benefits.

Benefits of breastfeeding for the mother and the baby.

Baby stomach size and nutritional demands.

Newborn deficiências: Inmune, Gastro-intestinal and Neurological development (Brain development).

Sleeping characteristics: REM & safety.

Difference between breast-milk and formula.

Reinforce milk with ADH. What really means hypoallergenic milk? Risks.

Part 3: Baby is here!

Hunger cues, when to fed the baby.

Breastfeeding positions & correct latch.

Types of Latching: Nutritional vs Non nutritional.

Pain during latching, how to resolve this little/BIG problem.

*IMPORTANCE of the PARTNER’s ROLE: involvement, support & WHEN He can feed the baby.

Jaundice of the Newborn.

Safety co-sleeping & rooming in.

PUMP types, choosing the best for you and when to use it. Buying vs renting?

Milk storage, Do’s & DO NOT’s, how to cleaning the equipment… etc.

Breast pads & clothing.

Types of baby carriers & safety.

*Feel free o request a specific subject*

GROUP classes $220

Our Group Classes will be given at our location, per couple or with the support person.
♥ Our classes are limited in number, because we prefer to give you our undivided atention.♥
Duration: 2.5 h.
Schedule: Sundays from 10am to 1pm.
(For reservations please see subscription section).
Lunch: 1h (Not incluided)   
**Healthy snacks will be provided in our office classes.**
Questions: 30 min.

PRIVATE classes $260

Our Private Classes will be given at our office or at the comfort of your home, per couple or with the support person.
Duration: 2.5 h.
Schedule: M-F strating 19:30 h or Sunday at 10am.
(For reservations please see subscription section)
Questions: 30 min.
* We have FLEXIBLE schedule – Let us know your DISPONIBILITY.*
 

 

Maman Cigogne endorse UNICEF!

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F.A.Q

Do You have a list of professional that you would recommend?

We like to remain imparcial, but at the same time we want to provide you all the information you need.

These information will be shared at the end of our class. Ask us! ♥

Can I bring into the class other person than my partner?

Yes, you are allow to bring 1 person along with you.

Whether is your partner, your family member or your best-friend. ♥