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Life with Baby Prep ClassesIntroducing 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 Workshop | Music Together® Class® ClassEmerging Mothers Weekly Group | Maternal Mental Health Workshop


The WOMB Talks Parenting! 

There is so much to learn, to love and to inspire parenthood!  Being a parent or parent-to-be can involve a lot of decision making for your child(ren). Gathering that information to make the right decisions for your family is part of what The WOMB can help you do. Register today for any or all workshops! The WOMB Family Membershe WOMB Family Members attend select workshops for FREE - see below!


Life with Baby Prep Classes

Life With Baby is an engaging and interactive 6 hour workshop designed to guide the transition from couple to family with real hands on practice, thought-provoking questionnaires, activities, worksheets, and discussion. Parents-to-be will leave feeling much more confident of what is to come once they "bring baby home" (or their midwives/doulas leave!!). 
Drawing on innate nurturing skills, parents-to-be will explore the topics of:
~ family and couple adjustment  ~ early parenting  ~ getting to know your newborn  ~ breastfeeding  ~ the "fourth-trimester" & the first 40 days  ~ soothing baby
~ newborn care  ~ getting sleep  ~ and bonding as a family

Facilitated by professional birth and postpartum doula, Karen McWilliam, has over 13 years birth and teaching experience, having attended over 300 births. She is a Birthing From Within Mentor, HypnoBirthing(R) Practitioner and Lactation Educator.

UPCOMING CLASSES:

BURLINGTON:
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 9, 2018:  10:00AM - 3:00PM
SUNDAY OCTOBER 21, 2018:  10:00AM - 3:00PM
SUNDAY DECEMBER 2, 2018:  10:00AM - 3:00PM
SUNDAY JANUARY 13, 2019:  10:00AM - 3:00PM

INVESTMENT: $170 (plus HST)

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

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 BURLINGTON:

  • 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: TBA

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BURLINGTON:

  • TBA

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Toddler Toilet Learning & Pelvic Health

WOMB Pelvic Health Physiotherapists, Sinead Dufour and Lea Damata 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 for WOMB Family Members!

MILTON:

  • SATURDAY OCTOBER 13, 2018: 1:00-3:00PM

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BURLINGTON:

  • 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

Learn how to address choking and CPR emergencies for babies and children in this non-certified first aid workshop. Topics covered include prevention, when to call EMS/911, circulation and breathing emergencies

Babies and children welcome! There will be time during the workshop to practice these lifesaving skills on manikins!

Individual Workshop Fee: Individuals, $35.50; Couples, $57

MILTON: Facilitated by a certified Canadian Red Cross instructor, Sheri Medina provides practical scenarios that pertain to everyday life experiences. 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.

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 22, 2018: 7:00PM - 9:00PM
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 29, 2018: 10:00AM-12:00PM

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BURLINGTON: Facilitated by SOS First Aid, a Red Cross Training Partner. . 

SATURDAY MAY 26, 2018: 10:00AM-12:00PM
TUESDAY AUGUST 14, 2018: 7:00PM - 9:00PM

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 Individual Workshop Fee: Individuals, $35.50; Couples, $57 


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 OCTOBER 4, 2018: 10:30AM - 12:00PM

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 BURLINGTON: 

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 for WOMB Family Members!

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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. Individual Workshop Fee: $20 OR FREE for WOMB Family Members!

MILTON:TBA

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BURLINGTON:

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 AUGUST 30, 2018: 10:30-11:15AM
  • THURSDAY OCTOBER 11, 2018: 10:30-11:15AM
  • THURSDAY NOVEMBER 22, 2018: 10:30-11:15AM
Individual Workshop Fee: $20 

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BURLINGTON: 

  • 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!

MILTON:

  • THURSDAY NOVEMBER 22, 2018: 10:30-11:15AM
 
Individual Workshop Fee: $20

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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: TBA

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BURLINGTON:

  • WEDNESDAY AUGUST 29: 10:30AM-12:00PM

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Individual Workshop Fee: $20 OR FREE for WOMB Family Members!

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:TBA

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Music Together® Classes

Music Together® Mixed Ages Classes For children ages birth through 5 years old    

The mixed aged class is the essential Music Together class.  It gives children from birth to age 5 the environment they need to grow and develop while interacting both socially and musically with other children of varying ages. Child development researchers have found that grouping together children of varying ages fosters natural, family-style learning. Children—even babies!—are inspired and stimulated through interaction with peers of different ages: younger children watch and imitate older ones, older children lead younger ones, and adults are happy because their children are in class together. Your baby will engage at their own level, vocalizing, moving, listening, observing, and exploring musical instruments. And any or all of your child's caregivers—parents, grandparents, nannies—can come share in the experience, both in class and at home. The whole family is welcome!

Weekly, 45-minute classes include songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement, and instrument play. These activities are presented as informal, non-performance-oriented musical experiences and are designed to appeal to a range learning styles. Our Mixed age classes make it easy for you to attend with multiple children. Classes are developmentally appropriate for your little ones and enjoyable for parents and caregivers - regardless of their own musical ability. A CD, a songbook, access to the Music Together online Family Music Zone™ and a parent/child guide are included in the cost of tuition!

Visit Tip Toe Music to find out more and register today for your classes at The WOMB Burlington!

BURLINGTON: Wednesdays 10:00-10:45am 
Starts September 19, 2018

Music Together® Classes

Music Together® for babies ages 8 months and younger

Babies love music. This will come as no surprise to you if you’ve ever soothed your newborn to sleep with a lullaby or bounced him to the beat of your favorite song. But did you know your son or daughter is also a natural music-maker? It’s true: We are each born equipped to respond to music from a remarkably early age. There is a lot you can do to nurture your new little musician—even if you don’t think of yourself as a “musical” person. Making music together from the very beginning will lead to a lifetime of shared musical enjoyment for both you and your child. 

Tip Toe Music's Babies-Only Class will start you on the path to becoming a musical family. Specifically designed for infants eight months and younger, this one-semester introduction to Music Together allows babies to embrace, enjoy, and express their inborn musicality. In your weekly class, you will spend forty-five music-filled minutes singing, dancing, and playing with your child, all in the company of other new parents and guided by an early childhood music specialist. You’ll learn how your child is developing musically and how you can support this growth at home. Plus, you’ll leave with lots of ideas on how to play and bond musically together and infuse music into your baby’s everyday life.

Visit Tip Toe Music to find out more and register today for your classes at The WOMB Burlington!

BURLINGTON: Wednesdays 11:00-11:45am 
Starts September 19, 2018

 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!)

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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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