These are resources to go along with the first section of the class and include your handouts along with other useful articles, videos, and information.
Postpartum plan worksheet
Use this worksheet to help you identify your needs and plan for ways to get those needs met in the first weeks of your baby's life.
Connecting with your Baby
Some ideas for your parenting toolbox to help you calm your baby and connect with him or her through your daily life, along with links to more information.
Skin to skin contact - learn more about why all babies thrive with touch.
Bonding - what is it and why is it important for both parents and babies.
An amazing article about the importance of skin to skin contact for premature babies.
Getting to know your baby's cues is one of the most amazing parts of being a parent. You're the expert on your baby and you'll learn to understand what your baby is telling you about what he or she needs. This is a wonderful video that shows a variety of cues to help you understand what some of the big ones look like.
Baby Health Basics
What's normal and when to ask for help, and a collection of links to trusted websites where you can learn more.
Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region gives all parents a booklet about infant care and postpartum recovery.
Canadian Paediatric Society - an excellent online health resource.
The basics on newborn jaundice.
Your newborn baby doesn't look like the babies on TV - and that's ok. Here's a good overview of the range of normal newborn appearance.
The second night of your baby's life - read this so it doesn't take you by surprise! (It's possible it'll be the third night, or whatever night it happens that your baby catches on that they've been born.)
A nice little video of baby hacks for the newborn period. From an Australian mum, so some of the info is a tiny different from Canadian recommendations - "winding" is "burping" in these parts, and paracetemol is the same as Tylenol.