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MULTIPLES 101: When you're bringing home multiples

Next class:

January 18, 2019 - 12:00PM to 5:00PM


Centennial Public Library

3870 Old Richmond Rd

Ottawa, ON  


Register here.

What to expect when you're bringing home multiples

Our prenatal course offers insights, guidance and suggestions in addition to true-life stories about coping with newborn multiples. It also gives expectant parents the opportunity to participate in a supportive network with others who are expecting twins or more.

This class is not designed to provide medical information and is not a replacement for hospital prenatal classes. It is taught by volunteers who are parents of multiples (not medical professionals). We share our own experience and ideas to help you manage life with twins, triplets or higher order multiples.

Our one-day class begins at 12:00PM and run until 5:00PM.

Fees

The following fees are per couple, not per person, and include all relevant materials for the course: 

  • $40 for members 
  • $60 for non-members

Topics

We cover the following topics along with other topics of interest to the class:

  • Introduction to the MBFA
  • Prenatal nutrition and activity
  • What to do if put on bed rest
  • Common worries, concerns and how to cope
  • What it means to be classified as a "high risk pregnancy"
  • Other complications of multiples pregnancies
  • Signs of pre-term labour and what to do
  • What to expect and how to cope if you have premature babies
  • Pregnancy, labour and delivery stories from parents of multiples and their tips for coping at home
  • Labour and delivery of multiples
  • Stages of labour
  • Medical and non-medicated forms of pain control during labour & delivery
  • What to expect if a cesarean section is required
  • Post-partum recovery for mom and babies
  • Post-partum mood disorders
  • Caring for your babies
  • Feeding your babies: schedule vs. on-demand, bottle, breast, pumping breast milk, etc.
  • Surviving at home with multiples, including what equipment, clothing, etc. that other parents of multiples have found useful
  • Guest speakers from our community


Upcoming events

Take Note:

  • We kindly ask that no children attend the class.
  • If you are registering a week or less before the classes starts, please contact prenatal@mbfa.ca to find out if there is still space available.
  • Please arrive a few minutes early to sign-in.
  • Payment must be received in advance - online payments are preferred.

For more information about our prenatal classes, please contact prenatal@mbfa.ca or (613) 860-6565.

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