One day, two evening, 4 evening, and private classes! We can find times that meet your needs. These classes are taught by Lamaze trained childbirth educators and are evidence based and Manitoba specific. They will fully prepare you for your birth covering such topics as the process of labour and birth, coping strategies, support for birthing person and partner, hospital information, pain medications, medical procedures, effective communication skills, breastfeeding and the first days with a newborn.
A 5 week class series that is a complete childbirth class that includes all the essentials of a regular prenatal class, with a focus on mindfulness and the practice of deep relaxation. Our minds and bodies continually interact with one another, and these interactions powerfully influence our fears. The focus of mindfulness and the practice of deep relaxation prenatally will help you become empowered to create a calm and peaceful birth experience.
Postpartum doulas are skilled and knowledgeable about the care and development of infants as well as maternal recovery and adjustment. We provide non-judgmental guidance on newborn care and feeding, assist the mother with physical and emotional recovery, care for baby so mother can care for herself, and provide practical household assistance.
Yoga enables us to feel more comfort, and less pain, enhance flexibility, and improve strength and stamina. Breath work, gentle yoga postures and meditation are learned to enhance relaxation, flexibility, and confidence.
Breastfeeding, although natural, is a learned art. It takes knowledge and practice to become successful. Studies have shown that pregnant women who learn about breastfeeding are more likely to succeed than those who do not. In our classes, we will have hands-on learning where participants will get to practice different positions, ask questions and learn what you need to know about breastfeeding before your baby comes.
One of your doula's first goals is getting to know the birthing person and her partner and building a trusting and warm relationship so that by the time your baby is ready to be born you will know and trust all of your support people. Your doula helps you to determine your goals for your birth, and works to help you meet those goals.
Birth Roots started in June of 2000.
Initially, we only offered birth doula services, but since then our Collective has grown, and with the help of a dedicated group of women we are able to offer a comprehensive range of services for the childbearing year. These services include: Birth Doulas, Postpartum Doulas, Prenatal classes, Breastfeeding classes, Newborn classes, Fearless Birthing classes, Prenatal Yoga, Postnatal Yoga, Birth Pool Rentals, TENS rental and more. Birth Roots is located in Winnipeg, MB.