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Ottawa Childbirth Education Association

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Practical tools to prepare for birth

Hands on parenting class for expectant parents

Bringing baby home

For over 40 years, trusted by Ottawa's parents-to-be.

Baby Box Co. distributor

OCEA is proud to be a Baby Box Co. distributor. The Finnish Baby Box program was created in 1938 in Finland to increase prenatal care for pregnant women and decrease infant mortality. Following Alberta’s successful introduction to the Baby Box ...
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Pre Natal Classes

OCEA's prenatal class will give you all the practical tools to prepare you for your birth whether at home, hospital or birth centre. Class size is limited to a maximum of 8 couples. Our classes include the following information presented ... Pre Natal Classes Schedule


Bringing Baby Home

Our Bringing Baby Home class is a hands on parenting class for expectant parents including how to decide what items to purchase for life with baby, basic baby care including bathing, swaddling, the difference between ... Bringing Baby Home Schedule


Private Tutoring

OCEA provides private tutoring for individuals and couples unable to commit to an evening series or weekend class. Take a session on your own or with friends and we will meet your scheduling needs ... Private Tutoring Schedule



CPR classes are Level C certification level. This life skills class is excellent for family and friends who are interested in learning all aspects of infant, child and adult CPR. Class training is approximately 2 1/2 hours and includes the following ... CPR Schedule


Comfort Measures

A hands-on class that includes coping strategies of many styles to help you practice and find practical tips for your labour and birth. Dress comfortably, bring a birth/pilates ball if you have one, a comfortable pillow, and a yoga mat ... Comfort Measures Schedule


Family Centred Cesarean Birth Class

OCEA offers a class specifically for women who are planning on giving birth by Cesarian. Whether you are giving birth to one child, or multiples, this class will allow you to explore the process of giving birth, post operative recovery tips and breastfeeding ... Family Centred Cesarean Birth Class

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