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Introducing Solids to Your Infant | Toddler Toilet Learning & Pelvic Health | A Workshop for Emerging Mothers I | Infant First Aid & CPR | Mummy Tummy Workshop | Nurturing Family Sleep Workshop | Picky Eaters Workshop | A Workshop for Emerging Mothers II | The Amazing Healing Journey After Birth | It's All Connected |  Infant Massage Workshop  | Wee Hands Baby Sign Language |Emerging Mothers Postnatal Group |  Emerged Mothers | Emerged Fathers |Car Seat Clinic |


A 6-week Parenting Series for the Empowered Family

There is so much to learn, to love and to inspire parenthood! Come to one or come to all 6 weeks of this Parenting Series for the Empowered Family. JOIN IN ANYTIME
Register for all 6 weeks 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 Naturopathy, Dr. Amy Dobbie, 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.

THURSDAY MAY 18, 2017: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
THURSDAY JUNE 29, 2017: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
THURSDAY AUGUST 17, 2017: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 28, 2017: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 9, 2017: 10:00AM - 12:00PM

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

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Toddler Toilet Learning & Pelvic Health

Dr. Sinéad Dufour, Pelvic Health Physiotherapist and Clinical Therapist, Marianne O'Byrne, 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.

THURSDAY JULY 13, 2017: 10:30AM - 12:00PM
THURSDAY OCTOBER 5, 2017: 10:30AM - 12:00PM

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

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A Workshop for Emerging Mothers I

Being Present with Your Baby: How to connect with your baby through the ups and downs of parenting with Mindful Parenting:

New information on brain development can leave parents wondering if they are doing enough for their babies. The pressure to do more for our babies, combined with the many demands on our attention, energy and time, can be overwhelming.  This workshop explores ways to identify what your baby really needs from you, as well as simple mindfulness practices to calm the anxious mind so you feel more connected to your baby, and better able to respond to their needs. Join Personal Coach, Yoga Instructor and Doula, Nelia DeAmaral in this engaging, insightful workshop all about BEING a mom.

THURSDAY JULY 20, 2017: 10:30AM - 12:00PM
THURSDAY OCTOBER 12, 2017: 10:30AM - 12:00PM

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

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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.

SATURDAY MAY 13, 2017: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
SATURDAY JUNE 17, 2017: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 9, 2017: 7:00PM - 9:00PM
SATURDAY OCTOBER 21, 2017: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 14, 2017: 7:00PM - 9:00PM

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

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Mummy Tummy 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.

THURSDAY MAY 4, 2017: 10:30AM - 12:00PM
THURSDAY AUGUST 3, 2017: 10:30AM - 12:00PM
THURSDAY OCTOBER 26, 2017: 10:30AM - 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 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.

THURSDAY MAY 11, 2017: 10:30AM - 12:00PM
THURSDAY AUGUST 10, 2017: 10:30AM - 12:00PM
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 16, 2017: 10:30AM - 12:00PM


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

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Picky Eaters Workshop: With Naturopath, Dr. Amy Dobbie

Is mealtime a struggle with your toddler? Can your little one find a speck of vegetables, no matter how well you try to hide them? Feeling frustrated with making sure your child is getting enough nutrients? Join Dr. Amy Dobbie, Naturopathic Doctor to learn valuable tools and tricks to help families with picky eaters. Learn how to know if your little one is getting enough for healthy development, identify why your child is fussy and learn how to set up mealtimes for success. This workshop will be full of simple, easy recipes that are kid-approved!

THURSDAY MAY 25, 2017: 10:30AM - 12:00PM

Individual Workshop Fee: $20 for workshop OR FREE with Family Plus & Family Forever Memberships

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A Workshop for Emerging Mothers II: Being a Confident Mother

Being a new mom can make us second guess ourselves alot. We all want to do a good job. There is a lot of pressure to be perfect.  This workshop will explore ways to work with these pressures to feel more joy & confidence as you learn to mother your baby.

THURSDAY JUNE 1, 2017: 10:30AM - 12:00PM
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 7, 2017: 10:30AM - 12:00PM
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 30, 2017: 10:30AM - 12:00PM


Individual Workshop Fee: $20 for workshop OR FREE with Family Plus & Family Forever Memberships

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The amazing healing journey after birth (your body and your baby)

Join Osteopathic Manual Practitioners in this two part workshop.

Part 1 will focus on a mother's body:
-recovery from cesarean scars
-recovery from epidurals
-recurring headaches
-re-establishing proper posture and position of abdominal and pelvic organs to prevent/reduce back pain

Part 2 will focus on the baby's healing by:
-introducing the birth spiral for babies born by caesarean, forceps or vacuum
-improving breastfeeding latch through TMJ and cranial work
-balancing internal pressures to improve digestion and reduce reflux
-correcting postural issues (head frequently favouring one side, curvature in the spine, hyperextension)

THURSDAY JUNE 15, 2017: 10:30AM - 12:00PM
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 14, 2017: 10:30AM - 12:00PM
THURSDAY DECEMBER 7, 2017: 10:30AM - 12:00PM

Individual Workshop Fee: $20 for workshop OR FREE with Family Plus & Family Forever Memberships

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It's All Connected - You and your baby's nervous systems

There are two parts to this amazing workshop from paediatric expert and Chiropractor, Dr. Diane Meyer. Learn how your child's thinking, behaviour, digestion and system, can be integrated through a healthy nervous system. Dr. Diane will explain how to look for disruptions in the baby’s nervous system and how to resolve them.
The second part of the workshop: Mom, Dad...are you feeling foggy? Dr. Diane will explain how chiropractic can "turn on the power" and help you better focus, connect, and attain your own optimal health.

THURSDAY JUNE 22, 2017: 10:30AM - 12:00PM
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 21, 2017: 10:30AM - 12:00PM
THURSDAY DECEMBER 14, 2017: 10:30AM - 12:00PM

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 Infant Massage Workshop

Join the RMTs of THE WOMB for an Infant Massage Workshop! Learn the basics of infant massage to help your baby sleep better, aid digestion, and relax, soothe and bond.

Next workshop: Make an appointment with our RMTs today for your little one! One-on-one's are covered by your extended health coverage.



Wee Hands Baby Sign Language Classes

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!

Wednesday  May 10, 2017: 10:45-11:45am
Wednesday  June 21, 2017: 10:45-11:45am
Wednesday  August 2, 2017: 10:45-11:45am
Wednesday  September 13, 2017: 10:45-11:45am
Wednesday  October 25, 2017: 10:45-11:45am
Wednesday  November 29, 2017: 10:45-11:45am

Cost: $20 per family

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 coach/counsellor, Nelia DeAmaral, to share your experiences and grow from connecting with others. Each series lasts six weeks.

Sessions: Fridays 10:45AM - 12:15PM

Cost: $132 per session

REGISTER HERE

 


 

Emerged Mothers

Feel like your little one is too old for Emerging Mothers, but want the support and company of your fellow Mothers?

Come to Emerged Mothers!

For Moms who have “graduated” from Emerging Mothers and for Any Other Moms of toddlers (age 1 to age 3), who were not part of Emerging Mothers, but want a welcoming space to have meaningful dialogue with other moms.

What can you expect?
-A couple of simple, fun yoga exercises to do with the tots (or on your own, if they prefer to just play:)
-A chance to catch up with friends
-A juicy, engaging dialogue about important mommy worries and questions
-Laughter, friendship & support

Next Workshop Dates: TBD


 

Emerged Fathers

As fathers we are more involved than ever. We’re learning as we go. It isn’t always easy. What do you need to grow as a father & partner? This Free, informal gathering for dads (& dads to be) is a chance to have dialogue about what you would like to see at the WOMB.

Babies & toddlers welcome! Facilitated by fellow father, Derek Wickham

Next Workshop Dates: TBD


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