Welcome to The WOMB's weekly Monday 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.
Milton: THE WOMB
When: 2nd Monday of each month, 12:30-2:30PM.
Oakville: Oakville Parent Child Centre at 461 North Service Road, Unit 17, Oakville
When: 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, 9:30-11:30AM
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.
Facilitated by Mom of 3 and Clinical Therapist, Marianne O'Byrne.
When: Every third Monday of the month, 1:30-3:00PM
Reconnect with the moms from your prenatal childbirth class and yoga class now that you have your baby! This FREE group is for new moms to ask questions about parenting, their babies, relationships and the transitions accompanying new parenthood.
Moms new to THE WOMB are welcome to join us. Meet new moms and get the group support you need.
Veteran moms are also welcome! New moms need your support and wisdom too.
When: 4th Monday of each month, 1:00-2:00.
Please share this information with all new, newish and new again mommies that you know!
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.
April 26, 2017
May 25, 2017
June 23, 2017
July 23, 2017
August 21, 2017
September 20, 2017
October 19, 2017
November 18, 2017
December 18, 2017
Fathers are more involved than ever & often learning as we go. What do you need to grow as a father & partner? Be a part of an informal gathering for dads (& dads to be) where you’ll co- create a safe place for meaningful dialogue about the most common issues for men to better support our families. BABIES & TODDLERS ARE WELCOME.
FACILITATED BY FELLOW DAD, DEREK WICKHAM
Next group: TBD