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Prenatal Classes - York Region / Mackenzie Health

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[OP]
Newbie
Jul 13, 2017
3 posts

Prenatal Classes - York Region / Mackenzie Health

Hello,

I am due in November and looking at prenatal classes in York region/ Mackenzie health. I am a first time mom. If any one of you have took classes from any of the listed providers, please share your experiences.

I have questions that which one is better and which one did you preferred?

Prenatal classes in York region:

Cost $45.73,
two days weekend classes,

Topics covered:

•Changes during pregnancy
•Healthy lifestyle choices
•Labour and delivery
•Breastfeeding
•Newborn care
•Adjusting to parenthood
•Parenting skills
•Perinatal mood disorder


Mackenzie health prenatal classes:

Costs 150$
One day weekend class

Changes to your body during pregnancy
• Nutrition tips and Exercise
• What to expect in late pregnancy
• Stages of labour and false labour
• Coping techniques and pain management
• Delivery of your baby
• How you will feel after your baby arrives
• Postpartum care for Mom
• Becoming parents (physical and emotional changes)
• Baby’s physical development
• Breastfeeding and feeding baby
• Holding and burping baby
• Changing diapers
• Safe sleep for baby


Thanks in advamce :)
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Nov 25, 2016
15 posts
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Tbik78 wrote:
Jul 17th, 2017 11:27 am
Hello,

I am due in November and looking at prenatal classes in York region/ Mackenzie health. I am a first time mom. If any one of you have took classes from any of the listed providers, please share your experiences.

I have questions that which one is better and which one did you preferred?

Prenatal classes in York region:

Cost $45.73,
two days weekend classes,

Topics covered:

•Changes during pregnancy
•Healthy lifestyle choices
•Labour and delivery
•Breastfeeding
•Newborn care
•Adjusting to parenthood
•Parenting skills
•Perinatal mood disorder


Mackenzie health prenatal classes:

Costs 150$
One day weekend class

Changes to your body during pregnancy
• Nutrition tips and Exercise
• What to expect in late pregnancy
• Stages of labour and false labour
• Coping techniques and pain management
• Delivery of your baby
• How you will feel after your baby arrives
• Postpartum care for Mom
• Becoming parents (physical and emotional changes)
• Baby’s physical development
• Breastfeeding and feeding baby
• Holding and burping baby
• Changing diapers
• Safe sleep for baby


Thanks in advamce :)
I took the MacKenzie health class. I think the class is worth 150. The majority of the content was stuff you can read online or books (I. E. Not new for me since I spent every spare moment reading baby websites and pregnancy books), but it was good for my husband who didn't read as extensively. The person teaching it did include tips that I found helpful (I can't remember what, but I know there was stuff because I wrote notes on the back of the handout. For example, off the top of my head, charts to track newborn pee and poo. Pouring a few tbs of water into an empty diaper so that we had a good idea what is considered a full diaper. Padsicles).

They skipped the first few topics (majority of the pregnancy topics, which I was glad for since I was in my last month already and at that point... new information about pregnancy was pretty useless to me). They did give out handouts for them.

The breastfeeding section of the class is too short (they save it for last in case people take the breastfeeding class... but the class overall had too much content for the time, so the breastfeeding topic got the short end of the stick). For this reason, I would recommend taking the breastfeeding class (if you plan on breastfeeding). I especially recommend taking your partner with you to the breastfeeding class... it makes a big difference to have the full support.

As a heads up, the one day class is painfully long. Especially when you're pregnant (tired and needing to pee all the time).

If you're looking to save costs, this class could be skipped if you read baby websites and books (borrow at library). The breastfeeding stuff could also be skipped; if the hospital has, contact the lactation consultant (usually free).
[OP]
Newbie
Jul 13, 2017
3 posts
Thank you. I will definitely look into pregnancy books. I also found great youtube prenatal classes.

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