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Prenatal Breastfeeding Class |  Childbirth Without Fear  |  Natural Pregnancy  |  Preparing to Birth: Your Pelvic Floor | Ask A Doula Night | Why the Position Your Baby is Carried, Held and Sleeps Matters | Preparing for the Realities of Parenthood |  Homebirth Information Night

 A 5-week Pregnancy and Birth Workshop Series

There is so much to learn, to love and to inspire parenthood! Come to one or come to all 5 weeks of this Pregnancy and Birth Series. 

Register for 5 workshops and pay only $125! 

Prenatal Breastfeeding Class

Each mother and her baby have innate connection response that make for their ideal breastfeeding "technique". Facilitated by Certified Lactation Consultant, Anita Arora, for this prenatal breastfeeding class will help you understand your baby's biological needs right from birth and how meeting those needs will facilitate increased breastfeeding success and parenting confidence.

What to expect to learn:

  • how to establish a connection to your baby right from the beginning
  • how skin to skin contact helps establish breastfeeding
  • where does breastmilk come from and how to ensure a great supply
  • the essentials of knowing how to express breastmilk
  • what is 'normal' newborn breastfeeding behaviour
  • establishing a latch and positioning your baby at the breast
  • understanding the relationship between happy babies and full tummies
  • what the role of partners in the breastfeeding relationship what to do in special situations (jaundice, hypoglycemia, weight loss)
  • where to get support
  • ask questions and get answers!

Women who are supported by their partners are more successful with breastfeeding, so we encourage parents to attend the class together. 

WEDNESDAY APRIL 26, 2017: 7:00PM - 9:00PM
WEDNESDAY MAY 31, 2017: 7:00PM - 9:00PM
WEDNESDAY JULY 5, 2017: 7:00PM - 9:00PM
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 2017: 7:00PM - 9:00PM
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 18, 2017: 7:00PM - 9:00PM
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 22, 2017: 7:00PM - 9:00PM

INDIVIDUAL WORKSHOP FEE: $75 per couple, OR FREE for Family Plus and Family Forever Members

PRIVATE CLASSES AVAILABLE: $150 per couple

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Childbirth Without Fear

Stemming from the philosophies of Dr. Grantly Dick-Read and his Fear / Tension / Pain Cycle, we will explore how movement, tension and our fears affect our reactions to pain in childbirth and the labour process itself. This workshop will give you tools on how to identify your fears, work with them and tame them - emotionally and physically. Facilitated by Owner and Birth Doula, Lorri Fleming and The WOMB Doula Team.

WEDNESDAY MAY 3, 2017: 7:00-9:00PM
WEDNESDAY JUNE 7, 2017: 7:00-9:00PM
WEDNESDAY JULY 12, 2017: 7:00-9:00PM
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 16, 2017: 7:00-9:00PM
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 20, 2017: 7:00-9:00PM
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 25, 2017: 7:00-9:00PM
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 29, 2017: 7:00-9:00PM

INDIVIDUAL WORKSHOP FEE: $20 per couple OR FREE for Family Plus and Family Forever Members

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NEW!  Childbirth Without Fear Workshop on the Road!

BURLINGTON
MONDAY MARCH 27, 2017: 7:00-9:00PM
Burlington Public Library
2331 New Street
Burlington, Ontario

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MISSISSAUGA / PORT CREDIT
THURSDAY APRIL 27, 2017: 7:00-9:00PM
Cabin Goods & Grooming for Gents
504 Lakeshore Road East
Port Credit, Ontario

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Natural Pregnancy with Naturopathy

A healthy pregnancy is much more than nutrition. Learn Naturopathy's top tips how to optimally support pregnancy, ease pregnancy discomforts, support a smoother, easier birth, and thrive post-partum. Dr. Amy Dobbie will cover how herbs, Traditional Chinese Medicine, nutrition, homeopathy and acupuncture can assist families through these stages.

WEDNESDAY JUNE 14, 2017: 7:00-8:30PM
WEDNESDAY JULY 19, 2017: 7:00-8:30PM
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 27, 2017: 7:00-8:30PM
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 6, 2017: 7:00-8:30PM

INDIVIDUAL WORKSHOP FEE: $20 per couple OR FREE for Family Plus and Family Forever Members

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Preparing to Birth: Your Pelvic Floor & More

Today's common birthing practices are changing in order to support and prevent rampant pelvic problems. Join Pelvic Health Physiotherapist, Dr. Sinead Dufour and Midwifery Student, Sequoya Bartrem to prepare you to "breath your baby down" and help prevent prolapse and perineal tearing. 

WEDNESDAY JUNE 28, 2017: 7:00-8:30PM
WEDNESDAY JULY 26, 2017: 7:00-8:30PM
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 4, 2017: 7:00-8:30PM
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 13, 2017: 7:00-8:30PM

INDIVIDUAL WORKSHOP FEE: $20 per couple OR FREE for Family Plus and Family Forever Members

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Ask A Doula Night

What is a Doula and how does she work with your family? Ask your pregnancy, birthing and parenting questions of The WOMB's Doula Team. 

Join the doulas of The WOMB for this FREE evening.
 

- What does a Doula do? 
- Why do people hire Doulas? 
- What is the difference between a Doula and a Midwife? 
- How can a Doula reduce fear and pain, and increase confidence, peace and love in the birthing room? 
- How can a Doula help my partner be more confident and supportive? 
- Ask your burning questions related to your pregnancy, birth and parenting!

WEDNESDAY MAY 24, 2017: 7:00-8:30PM
WEDNESDAY JUNE 21, 2017: 7:00-8:30PM
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 2, 2017: 7:00-8:30PM
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 6, 2017: 7:00-8:30PM
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 11, 2017: 7:00-8:30PM
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 15, 2017: 7:00-8:30PM

INDIVIDUAL WORKSHOP FEE: FREE 

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Why the position babies sleep, are held and carried matters

The way your hold, carry and place your baby down to sleep can reduce your baby's chance for developing colic, digestive and stress issues as well as plagiocephaly (flat head syndrome). Learn proactive tips from our Osteopath, Gael Gaudeau

WEDNESDAY MAY 10, 7:00-8:30PM
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 23, 7:00-8:30PM
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 1, 7:00-8:30PM


INDIVIDUAL WORKSHOP FEE: $20 per couple OR FREE for Family Plus and Family Forever Members

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Preparing for the Realities, Joys and Challenges of Early Parenthood

All it takes is a little discussion, honesty and experience to prepare for your baby's arrival. Pre & Post-Natal Coach, Nelia DeAmaral and Postnatal Doula, Shannon Galway, will provide tips and experiential exercises to help your family prepare for your new roles.

WEDNESDAY MAY 17, 2017: 7:00-8:30PM
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 30, 2017: 7:00-8:30PM
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 8, 2017: 7:00-8:30PM

INDIVIDUAL WORKSHOP FEE: $20 per couple OR FREE for Family Plus and Family Forever Members

Register Here


Homebirth Information Night

Community Midwives of Halton

Learn about the benefits and safety of birthing at home presented by the Community Midwives of Halton.

Please contact CMOH for more information at 905-338-8004. 


Get in touch! Give us a call at 905.842.2434, or click here to send us an email.