Welcome to The WOMB's weekly Drop Ins! These drop in groups are an opportunity for parents and parents-to-be to connect with one another and build their village through all the joys and challenges of parenting.Drop In Groups are FREE for Members. Non-Members can make a donation (suggested $5) to our Angel Fund that benefits families in need with their own memberships, and / or birth or postnatal Doula Support.
Come out and join local moms for weekly babywearing meet ups with the Halton Peel Babywearing Group! Everyone who is interested in the art of babywearing is welcome to join us...Partners included.
- learn about the developmental benefits of wearing your baby
- understand the role of skin to skin contact in an infant's brain development and weight gain
- meet experienced babywearers who can help you with those tricky wraps and slings
- learn how to carry your child on your back, front and/or side
- try out various carriers to help make a good decision about which you might purchase
- learn how to breastfeed in a carrier or to provide your bottle fed child with lots of close contact
- discuss babywearing safety meet new friends along the way!
When: First Monday of each month 10:30-12noon
Please connect with the Halton-Peel Babywearers Facebook Group for updates on locations and times in cases of holidays and inclement weather.
Come and share your joys, challenges and unique breastfeeding experiences in an informal get-together. This group is facilitated by Anita Arora , lactation consultant with THE WORLD OF MY BABY™: THE WOMB.
When: 2nd Monday of each month, 12:30-2:30PM.
You've just had a baby. You expected to be basking in new mom bliss.
You 're expected to be celebrating the arrival of your little one with your friends and family.
But instead of celebrating, you feel like crying. You were prepared for joy and excitement, not exhaustion, anxiety, and weepiness. You may not have been expecting it, but mild depression or anxiety and mood swings are common in new mothers.
The majority of women experience at least some symptoms of the baby blues immediately after childbirth. It is a feeling precipitated by the sudden change in hormones after delivery, stress, isolation, sleep deprivation, and fatigue. You might feel more tearful, overwhelmed, and emotionally fragile.
Be loved, supported and guided through those stages into ones of celebration, joy and gratitude.
When: Every third Monday of the month, 1:30-3:00PM
This is a free drop-in circle for women, where we will hold space for each other, while sharing about our journey after a loss(es). We will support each other as we talk about feelings that show up after a loss such as guilt, shame, grief, blame, doubt, pain, withdrawal, emptiness etc.
We will end each circle with a meditation, visualization, mindfulness activity to help clear and renew our WOMB space.
We invite you to participate whether your experience of pregnancy or infant loss occurred recently or decades ago.
Duration: 90 mins
When: 4th Monday of each month, 12:45-2:15PM.
Curious about Didymos Babywearing? Interested in a Playdate with like minded parents? The WOMB now proudly carries DIDYMOS organic baby carriers! This is a great opportunity to come out and socialize as well as see, feel and try out a wide selection of organic Didymos carriers including new designs! DIDYMOS carriers include woven wraps, ring slings (didyslings) and meh-dais (mei tais) AND more! The drop-in will be led by Cindy, a Canadian Babywearing School Educator who will show you how to use a Didymos carrier! Come out for the entire time or drop by when you can! All our welcome!
When: Fridays 9:00 - 11:30AM
Come create a deeper connection with yourself and the women in your community.
A New Moon Circle is an opportunity for women to gather and honour, nurture, celebrate, connect, share, grown and hold space for each other. Come with an open hear and mind, and join our community of amazing women. Bring a delicious snack to share. PLEASE RSVP AS SPACE IS LIMITED.
Held each new moon of the month from 7:30-9:30PM.