New Baby Time

Once your baby is born join us for our weekly New Baby Time program. We are pleased to co-host this program with Blue Heron Midwives during the COVID shutdown. 

Join us for a weekly Zoom call every Wednesday from 9:30 to 11 am.

This special drop-in program features different local experts sharing about life with a new baby. Get sleep tips for the whole family, understand baby digestion, learn about postpartum health and recovery for mom, and so much more.

And have a chance to meet other new parents especially when so many in-person programs are no longer available due to the pandemic shutdowns.

 

Email Bronwyn for the Zoom link

 

Fall Presenter Schedule:

 

September 23Post Birth Processing with Bronwyn Addico

When your birth experience did not go as expected or planned, or unfortunate events occurred, it can leave you feeling angry, sad, anxious, remorseful, and even isolated from those you are closest too. It can be hard to resolve these feelings while care for your new baby. Join Doula and Childbirth Educator, Bronwyn Addico, to learn about the tools she uses to help her clients work through a tough birth experience.

Connect with Bronwyn:

Instagram @bronwynaddico

Birth Healing Group Coaching Program

 

September 30 – Parenting Without Punishment with Lindsay Ford

It’s hard to imagine that in one short year, your baby will be a toddler. The toddler years bring new challenges: picky eating, bedtime battles, potty training, tantrums, and not listening (to name a few). Join Positive Parenting Mentor, Lindsay Ford to discuss how to get your child to listen without yelling, threats, or time-outs, and find out if positive parenting is right for you. Lindsay is certified in Positive Discipline and the author of The Positive Parenting Framework: The Simple Guide to Let go of Fears, Navigate Uncertainty, and Parent the Child in Front of You. 

Connect with Lindsay:

thinkfeeldecide.com

Facebook Group: Wholehearted Parenting https://www.facebook.com/groups/WholeheartedParentingWithLindsay

Instagram: @lindsaythinkfeeldecide

 

October 7 – Wholesome Family Health with Naturopathic Dr Joanna Thiessen

I am Dr. Jo, Naturopathic Doctor in Waterloo, and mama of 3 awesome kids.  I am passionate about wholesome family health.  Since 2006, I have been empowering families by teaching ways to keep everyone healthy through all the different stages of life.  In my New Baby Time presentation, I share simple tips and tricks to treat all sorts of common health issues that arise in families including gassy babies, skin rashes, stuffy noses, hemorrhoids, milk supply issues, and much more!  

Connect with Dr. Jo:

jt@georgestreetnaturopathic.com 

www.georgestreetnaturopathicmedicine.com

@georgestreetND on insta 

facebook.com/georgestreetND  

 

October 14 – Babywearing with Chiropractor Nicole Lederman

Dr Nicole will be demonstrating with several different carriers as well as answering your questions. Bring your own carrier with you on the Zoom call if you wish to get specific help.

Connect with Dr. Nicole:

www.awakenchirokw.com

awakenchiro.kw@gmail.com

 

October 21 – Breastfeeding Buddies

A “Breastfeeding Buddy” is a caring, committed and trained volunteer who has breastfed. Buddies provide one-to-one and group support for breastfeeding moms and help connect them with community supports and resources. Learn about what ‘normal’ breastfeeding behaviour looks like and help deal with some common concerns that new (and/or) experienced nursing mothers may have. Bring your breastfeeding questions!

Connect with Breastfeeding Buddies:

https://www.facebook.com/BreastfeedingBuddiesWR/

http://instagram.com/breastfeedingbuddies

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbIqg4COgzfqJmZd2kn5hxA8TIQXrWHnW

 

October 28 – Birth Control & Intimacy with Shore Centre
Intimacy can be an important part of new parent’s lives. It can help you feel connected, attractive and give you pleasure. However, you may not be ready to be pregnant again. This presentation the Sexual Health Options, Resources and Education – SHORE Centre, will help you decide what birth control, if any, is right for you whether you are breast feeding or bottle feeding.

Connect with the Shore Centre:

shorecentre.ca

https://www.facebook.com/shorecentre/

https://twitter.com/SHORECentreWR

 

November 4 – Infant Language and Cognitive Development with UW Infant Development Lab

At the University of Waterloo’s Infant & Child Studies Group, we are interested in studying language and cognitive development in infants and children. Some of our research questions include: 

-when and how do infants and young children learn what words are supposed to sound like, and what happens when a word sounds different than what they expect?

-how do infants and children use aspects of the environment and what they know about people to understand what is being said in different situations?

-how do babies and children use what they have experienced so far to make predictions about what will happen next?

Connect with the Baby Lab:

http://uwaterloo.ca/infant-and-child-studies-group/ 

Instagram @infantstudiesgroup/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/infantstudiesgroup/

 

November 11 – Breastfeeding Buddies

A “Breastfeeding Buddy” is a caring, committed and trained volunteer who has breastfed. Buddies provide one-to-one and group support for breastfeeding moms and help connect them with community supports and resources. Learn about what ‘normal’ breastfeeding behaviour looks like and help deal with some common concerns that new (and/or) experienced nursing mothers may have. Bring your breastfeeding questions!

Connect with Breastfeeding Buddies:

https://www.facebook.com/BreastfeedingBuddiesWR/

http://instagram.com/breastfeedingbuddies

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbIqg4COgzfqJmZd2kn5hxA8TIQXrWHnW

 

November 18 – Safe & Healthy Sleep for Babies with Bridget Jensen of Better Bedtime

Better Bedtime is a full-service sleep consulting organization based in Waterloo Region. Services range from one-on-one programs for infants, children and adults to corporate sessions for the workplace. During our presentation, we will discuss safe and healthy sleep for babies. Specifically, we will dive into nap strategies, room sharing and overcoming sleep challenges.

Connect with Better Bedtime:

betterbedtime.ca

facebook.com/betterbedtime

@betterbedtimesleep (insta)

 

November 25 – EarlyON Child and Family Centre

Join community connector, Wanda Kampijan, to learn more about programs available to support new families and babies, such as infant massage, baby and me time, baby connections. Learn about Stork Secrets for new parents that are struggling with this adjustment, as well as learn about Family Compass, another community resource for families

Connect with EarlyON Child and Family Centre:

www.ymcacambridgekw.ca

 

December 2 – Postpartum Pelvic Health with Pelvic Floor Physio Beth Albert Halford

KW Pelvic Health is a physiotherapy clinic that focuses on pelvic health conditions such as incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, rectus diastasis, painful intercourse and pelvic girdle pain.  The presentation will focus on some of the most common conditions we see post partum that can be resolved with physiotherapy and some guidelines to return to exercise safely after having your baby.

Connect with Beth:

kwpelvichealth.com

Facebook: kwpelvichealth

Instagram: @kwpelvichealth

 

December 9 – Playing with Baby with Chiropractor Dr. Nicole Lederman

Dr. Nicole will discuss many new, simple, and proven ideas for you to help your children learn, love and play so that they can thrive in today’s environment and express their full potential. Get ready to play with your baby!

Connect with Dr. Nicole:

www.awakenchirokw.com

awakenchiro.kw@gmail.com

 

December 16 – Breastfeeding Buddies

A “Breastfeeding Buddy” is a caring, committed and trained volunteer who has breastfed. Buddies provide one-to-one and group support for breastfeeding moms and help connect them with community supports and resources. Learn about what ‘normal’ breastfeeding behaviour looks like and help deal with some common concerns that new (and/or) experienced nursing mothers may have. Bring your breastfeeding questions!

Connect with Breastfeeding Buddies:

https://www.facebook.com/BreastfeedingBuddiesWR/

http://instagram.com/breastfeedingbuddies

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbIqg4COgzfqJmZd2kn5hxA8TIQXrWHnW