Classes we offer

Most classes at Central Alberta Doulas are open to the public, though a few are only open to our birth clients. Please check the description to confirm it’s open to the public. For all events, please sign up here to confirm your spot at least 7 days in advance. Classes require a minimum number of attendees to run. Our classes are held in Red Deer at our office.

For traditional prenatal classes in Red Deer please visit Your Birth Prenatal  (A division of Central Alberta Doulas Inc.)

GIVING BIRTH YOUR WAY– will cover your birth plan/preference options, how to write a birth plan and what to expect in the hospital. You will learn the pros and cons on many common birth choices so you can make an informed and educated decision as to what is best for you and your birth. THIS CLASS IS ONLY FOR BIRTH DOULA CLIENTS AND DOES NOT REQUIRE A MINIMUM TO RUN.

 
 Date: Thursday September 14th, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Date: Sunday  September 24th, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Date: Monday October 2nd, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Date: Sunday  October 15th, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Date: Monday November 6th, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Date: Sunday November 19th, 10:00am – 12:00pm
 
Cost: FREE for clients of Central Alberta Doulas. 
 

COMFORT MEASURES– will cover positions and comfort measures for labour and delivery, including how to use a rebozo during labour and delivery. We will watch a 30 minute DVD called “The Amazing Talents of a Newborn”.The video covers the first couple of weeks after birth. After this class you will know many comfort measures for labour and for delivery. You will have tried them so you and your partner will be comfortable doing them. THIS CLASS IS ONLY FOR BIRTH DOULA CLIENTS AND DOES NOT REQUIRE A MINIMUM TO RUN.

 
Date: Sunday August 27th, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Date: Thursday September 21st, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Date: Sunday  September 24th, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Date: Sunday  October 15th, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Date: Monday October 23rd, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Date: Thursday November 9th, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Date: Sunday November 19th, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
  
Cost: FREE for clients of Central Alberta Doulas. 
 

REBOZOS IN PREGNANCY & LABOUR – during this class your and your partner will learn how to use a traditional Mexican rebozo for comfort before and during labour. Christine is a rebozo instructor who will go thru many different rebozo techniques in this hands on class with you and your partner. Christine first learnt about rebozos in Mexico in 2012 and has since taken additional courses to increase her knowledge about rebozos. This is a very hands on class and we will be moving around a lot and trying techniques so please dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat. Recommended you pre-purchase a rebozo so you have your own to use in class and during pregnancy, labour and delivery There will be rebozos for sale if you do not pre-buy one with your class. Gorgeous 9 foot rebozo from Mexico are $75 if not pre-purchased when you sign up (can take your pick of rebozos in stock at the beginning of class).

 
Date: Thursday September 28th, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
-For September Class ONLY –
Cost: Intro price for this class $65 per couple. With a rebozo just $119 when pre-purchased – save $45!
Cost: FREE for Birth clients of Central Alberta Doulas. Purchase a rebozo when signing up for just $55 – save $109!
 
Date: Monday December 4th, 7:00pm – 9:00
Cost: $89 per couple. With a rebozo just $135  when pre-purchased – save $29!
Cost: FREE for Birth clients of Central Alberta Doulas. Purchase a rebozo when signing up for just $65 – save $99!
 
Space is limited to 6 couples. Please sign up here
 
 
 “DREAM ON” INFANT SLEEP CLASS  – Info coming soon!
 
 
 BABY MASSAGE CLASSES:  Rediscover Massage Therapy teaches this hands on class.
 

June 1st from 10:00-11:00: Learn a basic massage routine that is easy to remember & something that both you & your baby will love to do every day. This is a great routine to teach dad! This class covers the basic techniques and is a great foundation class for the following classes.

June 8th  from 10:00-11:00: Learn specific techniques & patterns to help with tummy troubles. This includes diarrhea, constipation, colic, acid reflux, gas, and regulating bowel movements. We will also cover some acupressure points, tips for peaceful car rides and how to do the bicycle.

June 15th  from 10:00-11:00: A super informative & practical class on how to help your little one when they get sick & also how to prevent it! Information will include massage, acupressure & Chinese massage techniques. Techniques to reduce teething discomfort will also be taught.

June 22nd  from 10:00-11:00: Learn a massage routine to help induce a peaceful slumber for you & your baby. Information will focus on relaxation techniques & other tips for a good night’s sleep. This class is taught last in order to pull techniques from the other classes to create a customized sleep routine that works for your family.

 
$20 per class or all for $75. If you are a client of Central Alberta Doulas, please let Ayla know for a discount! Sign up here!
**DUE TO NO SHOWS THESE CLASSES ARE NOW PREPAID WITH LIMITED SPACE**
 

MOM-TO-BE CLASS WITH MOMMY CONNECTIONSWhether you are a soon to be new mom or experienced second or third time mom, this program is built to educate, empower and create friendships for a lifetime. We strive to give education that is not presented in typical prenatal education by leading experts in our area for you to make the most informed decisions about your pregnancy, baby and family. We also give you a chance to experience some great local activities and programs all while getting to know other soon to be moms.

Lunch will be provided. Please let us know if you have any specific dietary restrictions. We will also have some refreshments and snacks, but feel free to bring your own as well. There is a microwave and fridge on site.

Weekend Class includes:
Breastfeeding Talk
Prenatal Yoga
Mom and Baby Chiro
Free Mini Photo Session
Financial Planning
Cloth Diapering
Introduction to Doula services
Baby wearing
Swag Bags
Mini Photo Session
Much More!
**Schedule subject to change.

Date: Fall 2017
Cost: $100 (Register here)
 

Classes takes place at our office in our comfortable meeting room. We are located in the Cronquist Business Park, just off Taylor Drive in Red Deer, Alberta.

 

Have questions? Contact us!