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Thank you for your interest in our Childbirth Education classes!

Whether you prefer a small intimate group setting in Laura's home,  a larger group class that takes place on the beautiful Roundhouse farm property with Jay, or a private class in the comfort of your own home - Vida has you covered. All of our classes are designed for clients of both doctors and midwives and are taught by certified Lamaze instructors and experienced doulas.

We look forward to meeting you!


60/40 CLASS - OAK BAY

People asked for more baby care and we delivered.  This class provides you with 60% childbirth preparation and 40% all about your baby.  This class is taught by laura at her home in oak bay.

Vida has reinvented the way childbirth classes are taught.  After listening to people’s needs about what they wanted in a class we came up with our very popular alternative to the large classroom settings.

For our first two sessions, as the instructors discuss labour and birth, everyone can kick back and enjoy snacks and drinks.  The third session we continue to learn, with the added bonus of enjoying a light Saturday brunch together.

We know that knowledge is power, and how the knowledge is acquired is very important. Our classes are structured to your needs and some of the common elements we will be discussing are:

  • Stages of labour
  • Emotionally and physically preparing for labour and birth
  • Common interventions
  • Navigating the birth plan
  • Preparing for and beginning the breastfeeding journey
  • Guidance through the early post partum period
  • Building confidence as new parents

Our small groups allow us to cover everything in 7 hours broken into three sessions. Two Thursdays 6-8 pm and Saturday 10-1 pm

We conclude our classes with an optional (included) hospital tour conducted by one or more of the Vida instructors.

The classes are $225 per couple.

2018 dates for 60/40 class:
August 2, 9 and 11 - FULL
September 6, 13 and 15 - FULL
October 4, 11 and 13
November 1, 8 and 10
December 6, 13 and 15

2019 Class Dates:
January 3, 10, 12
February FULL
March 7, 14, 16
April 4, 11, 13
May 2, 9, 11
June 6, 13, 15
July 4, 11, 13
August FULL
September 6, 13, 15
October 4, 11, 13
November 1, 8, 10
December 6, 13, 15

Click Here to register for the Oak Bay class with Laura


CLASSES AT THE ROUNDHOUSE FARM

VIDA Doulas are now offering Childbirth classes for larger groups (5 to 8 couples) at the stunning property of the Roundhouse Farm at 1506 Burnside Road W.  Enjoy the beautiful scenery of a working farm as you receive our much sought after 60/40 class format taught in the beautiful Roundhouse space on the property. You will receive quality Childbirth preparation instruction coupled with newborn, new parenting and breastfeeding information.

Class format is Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 3:30pm with a snack provided on both days.

A hospital tour is provided on a Thursday evening and you will be joined by couples from other VIDA classes.

Cost: $225

2018 Class Dates:
July 21st and 22nd
August 18th and 19th
September 22nd and 23rd
October 20th and 21st
November 24th and 25th
December 15th and 16th

2019 Class Dates:
January 26th and 27th
February 16th and 17th
March 23rd and 24th
April 27th and 28th
May 25th and 26th
June 22nd and 23rd
July 20th and 21st
August 17th and 18th
September 21st and 22nd
October 19th and 20th
November 23rd and 24th
December 14th and 15th

Click Here to register for the Roundhouse class with Jay


HOME SWEET HOME CLASS

Custom, tailored classes in the privacy of your own home ensures you only learn what is applicable to you and you're 100% comfortable in the warmth of your own home.

Do you enjoy the comforts of your own home? Well, let VIDA come to you. We offer full Private Childbirth Classes right in the comfort of your own home. We know that people have busy lives that cannot always fit into a longer scheduled course series. We are flexible and together we can come up with the times and dates that are appropriate for you. Whether you have young children at home and do not wish to find a babysitter, you are on bed rest, you do not wish to be in a large classes with couples, or you are unable to fit the dates of other classes into your life, we are here to offer you all the information you will need for childbirth. 

A hospital tour is provided on a Thursday evening and you will be joined by couples from other VIDA classes. Please see tour dates below.

These classes are tailored to your specific needs, and includes topics such as:

  • How labor works
  • Preparing yourself physically and emotionally for birth
  • Keeping calm and comfortable during labor
  • How the hormones of labor can help or hinder your birth process
  • Positions that will help with the process of labor
  • Common Medical interventions and pain relief
  • Postpartum mom and life
  • Getting breastfeeding off to a good start

Two, 2 hour private classes are $250

Click Here to register for the Home Sweet Home class


HOSPITAL TOURS

All of our classes include a tour of Victoria General Hospital. They take place once a month at 6:30pm and we meet at the hospital.

2018 Tour dates:
July 19
August 16
September 20
October 18
November 15
December 20


BREASTFEEDING EDUCATION & ASSISTANCE

The ultimate breastfeeding lesson will happen when you have that baby in your arms, so having the knowledge ahead of time is as crucial as getting the help you need as soon as possible.

Laura Warren is a Victoria based birth doula, childbirth educator and breastfeeding counsellor. She has dedicated the last eleven years to working with new and expectant parents in her various roles. 

The ultimate breastfeeding lesson will happen when you have that baby in your arms, so having the knowledge ahead of time is as crucial as getting the help you need as soon as possible.

Laura offers breastfeeding education and support through classes and also one on one consults.

In the privacy and comfort of your home, she will help you understand the amazing connection between you and your baby when it comes to breastfeeding. You will also learn:

  • How breasts make milk    
  • How to latch a baby
  • How to recognize a good latch   
  • How to tell if baby is getting enough   
  • How to establish a good milk supply   
  • Frequency and duration of feeds 
  • Up to date information and handouts

Laura will help you understand the amazing connection between you and your baby when it comes to breastfeeding.

 

 

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Contact


GET IN TOUCH

If you're interested in booking a class with us, don't hesitate to get in touch. We'll be happy to provide you with any information you may need in order to find the best fit for you.

All classes are suitable for Doctor + Midwife clients.

Contact


GET IN TOUCH

If you're interested in booking a class with us, don't hesitate to get in touch. We'll be happy to provide you with any information you may need in order to find the best fit for you.

All classes are suitable for Doctor + Midwife clients.

 
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