Alba Aguanno, RN, BSc.N, LCCE, CLE
Alba Aguanno has been a Registered Nurse
for over 25 years and has been teaching prenatal classes since 1992.
She has been granted the Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator
designation by Lamaze International. Alba has also obtained the
designation of Certified Lactation Educator from the Chlidbirth and
Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA). She has taught for many
years for the Durham Region Health Department and for Mount Sinai
Hospital in Toronto. Since 2008, Alba has offered prenatal classes at the
Lakeridge Health Port Perry hospital.
In Fall 2009, The Port Perry Star
newspaper published an article on
Alba Aguanno's prenatal classes written by David Stell in the
Her Eyes supplement.
Our instructors have gathered a long list of endorsements from
past students and class organizers. Here are a few recent comments:
“Since joining our team, Alba has
demonstrated a high level of
competence and skill […] The participant evaluations of her classes
have consistently been very positive.”
- Dianne Younker, RN, MScN, Nursing Unit Adminstrator, Mount Sinai
"We really enjoyed the weekend and found
it very helpful. I hope that others
can have the opportunity to attend one of your weekends and feel more
re-assured about the "birthing" process and bringing home
baby! It is far more rewarding then I could have ever
- Susan, Kevin, and Hope
“Alba was our prenatal class teacher,
and she was excellent.
Carolyn and I continue benefit from the lessons she passed
[…] Thanks for all of the support.”
"Alba exceeded our expectations as an
instructor. She kept us attentive throughout the session. Well worth
"Thank you so much for the helpful
Lamaze/prenatal class. I probably couldn't have gone through labour
without the useful information you gave us. On Oct 29th I gave birth to
the most beaufiful baby girl in the world, weighing in at 8.3 lbs
'sunny side up'. Things are going really well. Breastfeeding
successful. The human body truly amazes me after that experience.
Thanks again for all your help!"
exercises you taught very helpful. The baby latched on right after
birth so other than being sore things are going well. Thank you for the
arrived after 9
hours of med-free labour. My wife went through the whole thing with
nothing but a birthing ball and 45 minutes of gas before 50
mins of pushing! Thanks so much for all the information and advice in
the classes, it did help in labour and still helps now." (C.T.)
Samples of feedback from past class
evaluation forms include:
“Alba was an
informed instructor and responded to questions in a very thoughtful
Q&A session was very helpful – I loved how the instructor could
transition and modify her approach/plan to meet the needs and questions
of all of us.”
was a friendly, comfortable class – I do feel better prepared for both
Labour & Delivery and for Postpartum.”
both enjoyed the classes very much and they helped us to feel more
informed on what we are about to experience - highly recommended!"
"We loved the small class sizes,
like we had for our weekend session."
"Very friendly and knowledgeable."
"We learned a lot of things we did
no know including tips from other couples."
"Helpful with any anxieties we had
about home care."
"I liked the freedom to be yourself
and ask as many 'silly' questions as I needed to."
"Alba’s humour and straight-forward
nature led to an open and comfortable learning environment."
"An experienced educator made for
"Very professional and
"Very good at facilitating group
"Alba is an exceptional
teacher. Very reassuring, and knowledgeable."
"Very knowledgeable. A
great sense of humour." (S.C. and H.E.)
"I do feel better prepared for both
labour and delivery and post-partum care. Thank you."
"Thank you. It was helpful
to have the repetition and the integration of early parenting tips."
"It’s programs like these that
really help me to ease my mind."
"The classroom session was
great. It was nice to break up the day with the hospital
"We are very satisfied with the
class and pleased we attended."
"I think that my husband found the
class very educational."
"She knows what is happening, and
has a great knowledge of birth."
"She is very engaging and sensitive
to the individual needs of participants."
is a very good educator. She answers questions with a lot of
knowledge. She makes the mothers and fathers feel reassured
any insecurities they may have."
"Charming, knowledgeable and
articulate. Kept things moving."
information. Funny. Very well explained."
Personable. Handled questions well and was tolerant of all