ABOUT WENDY , EXPERIENCE, The experience is important, Wendy Goodman is a registered nurse (Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Toronto) and a certified Lactation Consultant. She received her Master's degree in Adult Education from The Ontario Institute of Studies in Education (OISE) , Wendy has many years of maternal/newborn nursing and teaching experience gained in hospital, university and community settings. Her reassuring manner and warm sense of humour quickly puts new mothers, families and staff at ease. Her Extensive Experience Includes: *Prenatal classes taught to hundreds of new families; at The Toronto Department of Public Health, North York General Hospital, Toronto General Hospital, as well as in her own private nursing practice: For Baby And You •  Obstetrical Nursing Instructor at the Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto and Postpartum Staff Nurse at Mount Sinai Hospital •  Maternal/Infant Clinical Nurse Specialist in both teaching and community hospitals (Women's College Hospital, Toronto East General Hospital and St. Joseph's Health Centre) PRE-NATAL CLASSES, ARE CLASSES NECESSARY? You bet they are! While labour and birth is often less than a day in your life, the birth of a woman's first child has an enormous lifelong impact on her. Women remember with incredible clarity the details of their births, fifteen to twenty years later (Simkin, P., Birth, 1991). The better prepared you are, the more rewarding your birth experience will be. But most importantly, the knowledge gained in these classes will enable you to be the best patient advocate for you and your baby's well-being. No one cares more about you than you! Parents–to-be learn: * what to really expect and do during labour, birth and those early days at home * breathing and relaxation techniques and comfort measures for you during labour and birth * pain management and medical interventions and options * breastfeeding: why it's the big deal and the “how-to's” of proper positioning and latching-on – essential for breastfeeding success * baby care, such as crying, bathing and sleeping- tricks of the trade to help soothe your baby (and you!) *…and much more! (snacks served!) All you need to know! For Baby And You provides group classes or one private “crash” class in your home. GROUP CLASSES Five weekly 2.5 hour sessions; Evenings: 7-9:30p.m. Cost: $240 (for mom and partner) Where: Wendy's home; located in the Bathurst/Eglinton area in central Toronto (free parking) Maximum: 8 couples Class Outline Week 1 - Introduction to Labour and Birth, Week 2 – Labour and Birth Continued/ Pain Management, Week 3 – Medical Interventions and Options/Breathing and Relaxation Techniques/Coach's Role, Week 4 – The BEST Breastfeeding Class, Week 5 – We're Home: Now What?!, Contact Wendy for more information and registration. PRIVATE PRENATAL CRASH CLASS , Right in your home!! DOULA SERVICES WHAT IS A DOULA? Doula is an ancient Greek word meaning servant. The most important servant of the Greek household assisted and supported the “lady of the house” through her births. Today, the word has come to mean an experienced woman in childbirth who helps other women in childbirth. A doula is a private labour coach who provides emotional, physical, and educational support to the mother and her family before, during and after childbirth. site by Addrenaline Media , pro concrete , eohomecare , allis