Childbirth Classes and Support

Childbirth Classes and Support

Childbirth Classes

Welcome to our classes and support resources for pregnancy and beyond! We offer classes, videos and consultations for mothers and families for pregnancy and after birth care.

Planning for your pregnancy and beyond

In this class, our childbirth navigator will talk about preconception, pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum planning. Topics include nutrition, exercise, choosing a care provider, complimentary therapies, variations in labour and birth, making a birth plan, life with a new baby and much more. Midwives and physicians will be available to answer your questions as well.

Location: Alongside Midwifery Unit (AMU), building B, 4th floor, meeting room 
Dates: First Saturday of each month
Time: 1 – 3 p.m.
Register: Planning for pregnancy and beyond

Growing pains – preparing for the physical challenges of pregnancy and labour

In this class, you will learn about postural changes during pregnancy, how to relieve hip, back and pelvic discomfort and how to prepare for labour and about postpartum healing. This class is offered in partnership with Markham Pelvic Health and lead by Melissa Wong, Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist

Location: MSH Alongside Midwifery Unit (AMU), building B, level 4
Dates: first Wednesday of each month
Time: 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Register: markhampelvichealth.com 

Birth options after caesarean section information session

If you have had a previous caesarean birth, this free class provides greater depth about the risks and benefits of both a trial of labour after a caesarean (TOLAC) and repeat caesarean birth. This will help support you and your partner in making an informed birth decision. 

Location: Unit 4WF, room B4611, building B
Dates: Held monthly
Time: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Register: Please call 905-472-7351

Family support videos about caring for new babies

This series of eight videos will provide you with important information about caring for yourself and your baby. Please connect with your healthcare provider for more detailed information on any of these topics.

Women’s wellness services

MSH has launched new services to support women’s health by providing therapies to improve quality of life. Learn more about Women's wellness services.

More classes and supports at Markham Stouffville Hospital

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