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Introducing Solids to Your Infant | Breastfeeding & Back to WorkToddler Toilet Learning & Pelvic Health | Infant First Aid & CPR | Restore Your Core! Workshop | Nurturing Family Sleep | Wee Hands Baby Sign Language | How to Babywear WorkshopEmerging Mothers Weekly Group | Maternal Mental Health Workshop


The WOMB Talks Parenting! 

There is so much to learn, to love and to inspire parenthood! Join us Thursday mornings for one or all 6 weeks of this parenting series for the empowered family. JOIN IN ANYTIME. Register for 6 workshops and pay only $150!

Family Plus and Family Forever Members attend for FREE!


Introducing Solids to Your Infant Workshop

The manner in which we introduce young children to the world of food and nutrition can have a life-long impact on their physical and emotional well-being. In this informative session with Naturopathic Doctors, Dr. Amy Dobbie (Milton) and Dr. Emily Casey (Burlington) we will empower you with the essentials on when to start solid foods, and how to do so in a manner that optimizes your little one’s digestion and immunity. Let’s remove the confusion and overwhelm, so that you can enjoy this exciting milestone with your baby! This is a casual workshop – please feel free to bring your baby with you.

MILTON:

  • THURSDAY MAY 17, 2018: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  • THURSDAY JULY 12, 2018: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  • THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 6, 2018: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  • THURSDAY NOVEMBER 1, 2018: 10:00AM - 12:00PM

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 BURLINGTON:

  • WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 28, 2018: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  • WEDNESDAY JUNE 13, 2018: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  • TUESDAY JULY 24, 2018: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  • TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 18, 2018: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  • TUESDAY OCTOBER 30, 2018: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  • TUESDAY DECEMBER 11, 2018: 10:00AM - 12:00PM

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Individual Workshop Fee: $39 for individuals, $59 for families OR FREE with Family Plus & Family Forever Memberships


Breastfeeding & Back to Work

So you are you getting ready to go back to work and are breastfeeding. You are considering continuing your breastfeeding relationship when you go back to work but what does that look like? Or do you need to actively wean before going back to work?

Join lactation consultants, Anita Arora, IBCLC (Milton) and Hayley Bennison, IBCLC (Burlington), for this informative workshop where you will learn the answers to these questions and many more.

  • What do I offer my child in replacement of breast milk?
  • Do I need to pump when I go back to work?
  • Does my baby need to take a bottle?

Bring your questions along and get your solutions worked out!

MILTON:

  • THURSDAY FEBRUARY 15, 2018: 10:30AM - 12:00PM
  • THURSDAY APRIL 19, 2018: 10:30AM - 12:00PM
  • THURSDAY JUNE 21, 2018: 10:30AM - 12:00PM

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BURLINGTON:

  • WEDNESDAY JUNE 27, 2018: 10:30AM - 12:00PM

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Toddler Toilet Learning & Pelvic Health

Dr. Sinéad Dufour, Pelvic Health Physiotherapist will provide tips for optimal toilet learning from both a physical and psychological perspective. They will also review common pediatric pelvic health conditions such as bed wetting and constipation and review how pelvic health physical therapy strategies can help.

Individual Workshop Fee: $20 OR FREE with Family Plus or Family Forever Memberships

MILTON:

  • THURSDAY APRIL 26, 2018, 10:00AM-12:00PM

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BURLINGTON:

  • TUESDAY JUNE 19, 2018, 10:00AM-12:00PM
  • TUESDAY AUGUST 7, 2018: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  • TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 25, 2018: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  • TUESDAY NOVEMBER 6, 2018: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  • TUESDAY DECEMBER 18, 2018: 10:00AM - 12:00PM

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Infant First Aid and CPR

Knowledge is power! Attend this workshop to learn how to address choking and CPR emergencies in a non-intimidating environment. Facilitated by a certified Canadian Red Cross instructor, Sheri Medina provides practical scenarios that pertain to everyday life experiences.

Topics discussed:
• prevention education
• activating EMS/911
• CPR skills for child & baby
• Choking skills for child & baby
• hands-on practice with mannequins
• babies and children welcome!
There will be time during the workshop to practice the skills so you will
leave feeling confident!

Contact Sheri directly with your questions about the workshop at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

MILTON:

  • SATURDAY APRIL 21, 2018: 10:00AM-12:00PM
  • WEDNESDAY MAY 16, 2018: 7:00PM - 9:00PM
  • WEDNESDAY AUGUST 22, 2018: 7:00PM - 9:00PM
  • SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 29, 2018: 10:00AM-12:00PM

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 BURLINGTON

  • SATURDAY MAY 26, 2018: 10:00AM-12:00PM

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 Individual Workshop Fee: Individuals, $35.50; Couples, $57 OR FREE with Family Plus & Family Forever Memberships


Restore Your Core! Workshop

Do you leak when you cough, jump or sneeze? Have you been asked if you are pregnant when you are not? In this women-only workshop you will learn exercises to train your “Core 4″, deep foundation, prevent and help correct pelvic organ prolapse, and fix incontinence without surgery, all without doing crunches.

MILTON:

  • THURSDAY FEBRUARY 8, 2018: 10:30AM - 12:00PM
  • THURSDAY APRIL 12, 2018: 10:30AM - 12:00PM
  • THURSDAY JUNE 14, 2018: 10:30AM - 12:00PM
  • THURSDAY OCTOBER 4, 2018: 10:30AM - 12:00PM

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 BURLINGTON: 

  • TUESDAY MAY 29, 2018: 10:00AM-12:00PM
  • TUESDAY JULY 10, 2018: 10:00AM-12:00PM
  • TUESDAY AUGUST 28, 2018: 10:00AM-12:00PM
  • TUESDAY OCTOBER 16, 2018: 10:00AM-12:00PM
  • TUESDAY NOVEMBER 27, 2018: 10:00AM-12:00PM

Individual Workshop Fee: $20 OR FREE with Family Plus or Family Forever Memberships

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Nurturing Family Sleep

Join Andrea Strang, Gentle Sleep Consultant and Becky Soehner, Certified Infant Sleep Educator at The WOMB for this practical workshop using gentle and supportive sleep solutions for the whole family! Learn the truth about child sleep, better sleep for Moms & Dads, and review gentle and attachment focused coaching strategies.

MILTON:

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BURLINGTON:

  • TUESDAY JULY 3, 2018: 10:30AM - 12:00PM
  • TUESDAY AUGUST 21, 2018: 10:30AM - 12:00PM
  • TUESDAY OCTOBER 9, 2018: 10:30AM - 12:00PM
  • TUESDAY NOVEMBER 20, 2018: 10:30AM - 12:00PM

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Baby Sign Language 101

Are you looking for a new and fun way to build communication skills with your baby? Would you like to discover a tool that limits frustrations and helps you understand your baby’s needs before they begin speaking? Join us for this playful class where you and your baby will learn and practice using American Sign Language through a variety of great songs and stories, such as I Went Walking, Old McDonald Had a Farm and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. Topics that will be covered included basic beginning signs, the alphabet, colours, animals and so much more! Participant’s learning is enhanced through repetition and use of associations. Signing with your baby is fun, easy and rewarding! Babies can start as early as birth and classes are open to babies up to 12 months of age. Families welcome and encouraged to come together. Register for a class today!

MILTON:

  • THURSDAY JUNE 7, 2018: 10:30-11:15AM
  • THURSDAY JULY 26, 2018: 10:30-11:15AM
  • THURSDAY AUGUST 30, 2018: 10:30-11:15AM
  • THURSDAY OCTOBER 11, 2018: 10:30-11:15AM
  • THURSDAY NOVEMBER 22, 2018: 10:30-11:15AM
Cost: $20 per family

REGISTER HERE

BURLINGTON: 

  • TUESDAY JUNE 5, 2018: 10:30-11:30AM
  • TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 11, 2018: 10:30-11:30AM
  • TUESDAY OCTOBER 23, 2018: 10:30-11:30AM
  • TUESDAY DECEMBER 4, 2018: 10:30-11:30AM

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Baby Sign Language 102

Have you taken WeeHands Baby Sign Language 101 and are now looking to learn more signs to use with your baby? We would love to have you back for more singing and signing!

Join us for this interactive class where you and your baby will learn and practice using more American Sign Language through a variety of great songs and stories, such as On Top of Spaghetti, Time to Change Your Diaper and the Five Finger Family.

The class will include food signs, family signs and so much more! Participant’s learning is enhanced through repetition and use of associations. Signing with your baby is fun, easy and rewarding!

Babies can start as early as birth and classes are open to babies up to 12 months of age. Families welcome and encouraged to come together. Register for a class today!

Wednesday November 1, 2017: 10:45-11:45am
 
Cost: $20 per family

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How to Babywear Workshop

Learn how to wear your baby with Didymos wraps and slings, in a safe way for both you and your baby!

MILTON:

  • THURSDAY MARCH 29, 2018: 10:30AM-12:00PM
  • THURSDAY MAY 3, 2018: 10:30AM-12:00PM

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BURLINGTON:

  • TUESDAY JULY 17: 10:30AM-12:00PM

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 Cost: $20 

Babywearing: Beyond the Cross Carry Workshop

Have you mastered the Front Wrap Cross Carry and are wanting to explore additional carries with your Didymos Woven wrap? Learn about Front Wrap Cross Carry variations such as the 1/2 Front Wrap Cross Carry, Semi Front Wrap Cross Carry & the Front Reinforced Torso Carry, and other front carries such as the pre-tied Front Cross Carry and the Robbins & Poppins Hip Carry!

Space is limited due to a small class size required so register now! ONLY $20 for 3 hours of information and hands-on 

Please note that participants must have already been front wrapping with a woven wrap for at least a few months and/or have previously taken the introduction to babywearing workshop. In addition, to try the hip carries, the babies must demonstrate strong head, neck and trunk control or be able to sit on their own.

MILTON:

  • FRIDAY MAY 31, 2018: 9AM - 12PM

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 Emerging Mothers Postnatal Mom & Baby Group

Emerging Mothers is a group for moms with others moms facilitated by a mom and counsellor. It’s no secret that the postpartum period is a time of huge adjustment when mothers often question themselves and worry. Doing this alone or in isolation can be overwhelming and unrewarding.

Joining other moms and talking about the challenges, joys, and concerns of motherhood is one of the best ways of understanding this transition, receiving support, providing support, taking care of yourself and your needs, and reconnecting with others, yourself, and those around you. Every week, we will discuss a topic that is specifically relevant to this transition, such as sleep, identify shifts, relationship changes, reconnecting or reframing our needs, body image, and recognizing important emotional processes, such as shame, guilt, fear, and anxiety. Each class, you will be invited to share, to connect, to provide support, empathy and understanding, and most importantly, to understand yourself and grow through connecting with others’ experiences. Each class will also involve a reflection exercise to connect with the week’s topic in order to build on your strengths and gain new insight.

Come and meet with other moms and counsellors, Jennifer Lynn Walker and Michelle Brans to share your experiences and grow from connecting with others. Each series lasts six weeks.

MILTON

  • TUESDAYS 10:45AM - 12:15PM 
  • FRIDAYS 10:30AM-12:00PM (This group is for mothers who have 2, 3, 4...or more children!)

REGISTER HERE

BURLINGTON:

  • MONDAYS 10:30AM-12:00PM

Cost: $132 per session, $25 for drop-in

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Joy & Vitality in Motherhood

Join WOMB Therapist Sarah Patterson for a FREE talk in recognition of World Mental Health Day.

Engage in a brief presentation on how to maintain good mental health and then a Q and A. Bring your questions and concerns about: 

- Feeling good enough as a Mom
- When do I know when I need mental health support?
- Dealing with guilt
- Handling irritability and fatigue
- Enhancing your connection with you partner
- Coping with worry and feeling overwhelmed

BURLINGTON:

  • WEDNESDAY MAY 2, 2018: 6:30-8:30PM

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