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  1. The same thing happened to me with my first. They book up quickly. I called around, and did some research. There was nothing available…you need to book those appointments SUPER early. The only reccommendation that came out of my research was getting a doula. I didn’t. And to be honest…by my second…I was like…I actually was okay without those classes. I was also terrified but Youtube videos, talking to other moms and online research helped.

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    • Iesha Haas Iesha Haas says:

      Yes YouTube has great videos! I watched many on hypno birthing, using breathing exercises during early labor. I had my second baby without pain medication, all natural using breathing techniques. 🙂
      Amazing experience the second time compared to my first. I had an epidural with my first baby.

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  2. Call the hospital youre delivering at

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  3. I was just in the deliver room with my niece, the nurses and doctors there were amazing! They helped her through the entire process, don’t be afraid to ask for the epidural

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  4. Aly Marie Aly Marie says:

    Hospitals do it.

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  5. Hospitals or find your local Health center. I was offered classes through the health center right away but wasn’t able to attend

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  6. Helga Cassidy would Jackie know?

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  7. Lucina often has classes. If you are dealing with a lot of fear around birth hypno birthing or hypno babies might be a good class for you to look into

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  8. Bri Zupcic Bri Zupcic says:

    Any Alberta health centre offers prenatal classes, if you go there then at least you’ll have an idea of where you’re going -if you decide to vaccinate your baby-to vaccinate your baby. 35 weeks isn’t cutting it close IMO. Alberta health also offers breast feeding classes, etc.

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  9. Joanne Hall Joanne Hall says:

    It might be better to do closer to your delivery so you don’t forget everything. If you plan to breastfeed, look into the breastfeeding class through public health.

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  10. Ruth Wadley Ruth Wadley says:

    I highly recommend taking classes independent from the hospital. There are lots of birth resources in Edmonton. Join the ASAC group, search past posts as this was just discussed.
    I’ll post some links in the ‘reply’ below.

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  11. Amanda Lunt Amanda Lunt says:

    Take the class even at 35 weeks! Worth it!

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  12. Call health link and sign up for the public health prenatal classes

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  13. Ruth Chalk Ruth Chalk says:

    You know you can go to alberta health website and find a doctor that accepts new patients….

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  14. Health for 2 and dr mah on the west side is a good obgyn

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  15. Contact health link 811. They will give you the info you need

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  16. Call the health clinics

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  17. Dre Costello Dre Costello says:

    All I know is , take the epidural becsuse you don’t have someone there to msake that decision for you half way through when you’re starting to pass out from the pain

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  18. Try classes through a doula. I think Gentle Touch offers some??

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  19. Parent link can help you out so much and they are with the Alberta government
    They are also the ones doing the baby box as well
    http://www.humanservices.alberta.ca/locations/offices.html#OfficeType=PLC

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  20. Carla Schatz Carla Schatz says:

    Try the Grey Nuns Community Hospital, they have classes year round. Good Luck!

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  21. Try different public health centres.

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  22. Gina Belle Gina Belle says:

    North East health center offers them

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  23. Check with Sturgeon County Hospital in St Albert.

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  24. The best thing I did was get a doula. We got one on one prenatal classes with her, but I also forgot most of it in the moment so having her there to coach and support my husband and I both was great. I was in labor for a while and rotated through lots of nurses/drs due to shift changes. Some of the nurses I liked, some I didn’t, so it was comforting to have my doula who I knew already from our meetings/classes to depend on instead of the nurses who varied in helpfulness. Check out Full Circle Birth Collective/Vanessa Shynkaruk

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  25. Kat Pederson Kat Pederson says:

    To the original poster, If you contact me via the Misericordia Hospital web site, I can register you into a prenatal class with us. Our next classes right now are Jul 29 and Aug 12.

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  26. Brandi Rioux Brandi Rioux says:

    Check out lucina wellness center. I took classes there and submitted to my health insurance with a drs note for full reimbursement.
    http://Www.lucinacentre.ca

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  27. Adina Green Adina Green says:

    Check out mommy connections

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  28. you can even do a lot of research online. Otherwise, if you can find a great mentor type who has experience either coaching or with birth experience you could try that. I went to one prenatal class when I was pregnant with my oldest. I delivered fine without. My daughters delivered without them as well, but I also coached them through. I actually coached my daughter and niece on the same day. A great labor coach can make a big difference. Look for one among your friends.

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  29. those classes gave me more anxiety then anything else lol.

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  30. Surgeon hospital in st.albert does

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  31. Lisa Lutz Lisa Lutz says:

    Please contact the Pregnancy Care Centre to connect with a very supportive group of ladies who can offer amazing workshops to ease your stress. My daughter completed their “Earn While You Learn” program & it was AWESOME!

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  32. I highly recommend a doula if you have fear going into your birth. State of mind is 80% of the birth process. Prenatal classes are useless but something that helps first time mom’s feel more prepared. If you need a doula recommendation, PM me. I know some.

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  33. Kerry Lynn Kerry Lynn says:

    If you can afford a doula I highly recommend taking that option. She’ll be there every step of the way right from your first contractions.

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  34. Try looking in a smaller town ! They might have an option

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  35. I never made it to a pre natal class and managed to have two healthy boys – I understand your fear truly – but if you can’t get in don’t sweat it you will be fine

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  36. You don’t need classes

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  37. Nicole Small Nicole Small says:

    You don’t need classes…you can do it…the people at the hospital will guide and protect you

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