MULTIPLES: 101 prenatal classes are back!

Next class:

November 16, 2019 - 12:00PM to 5:00PM


Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre

2260 Walkley Rd

Ottawa, ON  K1G 6A8


Register here.

Multiples 101: What to expect when you're bringing home multiples

Our prenatal course, Multiples 101, offers hints, ideas and true-life stories about coping with newborn multiples. It also offers expectant parents the opportunity to participate in a supportive network with other parents who are expecting twins or more.

These classes are not designed to provide medical information and should not be a replacement for hospital prenatal classes. On the other hand, all classes are taught by volunteers who themselves are parents of multiples (and not medical professionals). We provide you with our own experience and share knowledge and ideas to help you deal with twins, triplets or higher order multiples.

Our one-day classes begin at 12:00PM and run until 5:00PM.

Cost per couple (not per person): $40 for members and $60 for non-members (includes all relevant materials for the course).

We cover the following topics, depending on the interest in 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
  • The 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. 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 couple of minutes early to confirm registration.
  • 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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