After 30 years of working as a perinatal nurse, I retired from the public health network and I have not renewed my permit from the Ordre des Infirmières et Infirmiers du Québec since September 2016. I am now entirely devoted to providing you with up-to-date, pertinent and probing information to help you prepare for your role as a parent.
Video prenatal classes are:
- More than 180 videos covering all the stages of your pregnancy – before, during and after childbirth up to your baby’s 1st birthday;
- Watch the videos as many times as you like, when you like during a three month period;
- Member exclusive content and guides, including a birthing plan, baby purée recipes and much more;
- 20-minute private consultation with Marie Fortier ($60 value) while your subscription.
Prenatal classes include:
Class 1: Pregnancy
Class 2: Exercises and pelvic floor
Class 3: Breastfeeding
Class 4: Signs of labour and childbirth
Class 5: Visiting where you will give birth and soothing pain
Class 6: The postnatal period and returning home
Video prenatal classes: 1 – Pregnancy
Pregnancy is a big moment in life. To better understand what is happening, get answers to your questions and prevent complications, watch the following videos:
Do you want to learn more about different pregnancy topics? Here are a couple of video suggestions you can watch.
During pregnancy, you want to do everything you can to take care of yourself and your baby. Here are a couple of informative article suggestions for more information.
Video prenatal classes: 2 – Exercises and Pelvic Floor
Being in shape during pregnancy is critical for childbirth and recovery. Watch these videos for inspiration on how to stay in shape.
Do you want to learn more about how to stay in shape during pregnancy? Here are some articles that can help.
Video Prenatal Classes: 3 – Breastfeeding
Do you have questions about breastfeeding? Have you heard conflicting things about breastfeeding and want the full story? How can you make an informed choice? Here are some videos that you can watch for more information.
Some situations require you to make decisions and use other means to help feed your child. Here are a couple of examples in the following videos:
Here are some articles that will provide you with more information found in the breastfeeding videos.
Video Prenatal Classes: 4 – Signs of Labour and Childbirth
You’ll be giving birth soon! You better get ready. How do you know if your labour has started? When it has, what do you do? Here are several video suggestions for more information.
These videos cover two essential but often times forgotten issues – prematurity and anxiety.
Better to be informed than not! Please read the following articles that deal with labour and childbirth.
Video Prenatal Classes: 5 – Visiting where you will give birth and soothing pain
Childbirth pain is often times feared by future mothers. How can you better understand it, handle it and tolerate it? The following videos provide you with practical things you can use from different approaches to help soothe pain during labour and childbirth.
While alternative approaches are less well known, they can really help soothe the pain for some women. Here are a couple of articles that I suggest you read to learn more.
Video Prenatal Classes: 6 – The postnatal period and returning home
Giving birth to a baby is one thing, but what happens after? How do you prepare for life with a baby? Mom and Dad have to adapt, but what does that really mean? Watch the following videos to learn more about this stage of becoming a parent.
There’s so much to learn with a little baby, many unknowns associated with their fragile, immature state. Do you have questions about life with a newborn at home? Watch these other videos to get answers to your many questions.
To help facilitate your return home with the baby, please read these articles about the topic. They will provide you with concrete and practical information you can use when the big day arrives.