Chelsea Bootsman

Birth Doula, Birth Photographer,

Family Photographer, Videographer



Serving Red Deer and Central Alberta

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Childbirth Education Class


Childbirth classes take place in the comfort of your home. I bring with me, my model pelvis, rebozo, and exercise ball. During the class, we go through a printout booklet which you will get to keep at the end. It's best to have your partner join in, but not required.

This class generally takes around 3 hours, which is a great option if you can't commit to weekly classes offered in Red Deer.

Here's what we go over;

  • Common birth terms

  • Creating your ideal birth preferences plan

  • Psychology of Labour - Getting into the right mental state

  • Words of Affirmation

  • Dad/partner's role

  • Preparing for a homebirth (optional)

  • Activities and stretches to do during pregnancy

  • Labouring at the hospital / Red Deer Hospital protocols

  • Your postpartum stay at the hospital

  • What to do when labour has begun

  • Labour - What’s going on in your body?

  • Working through contractions

  • Birthing positions & comfort measures - During labour

  • Stalled labour or “slow/failure to progress”

  • Breastfeeding

  • Your Postpartum Journey – Things to think about