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.

Contact us via email and we will share the Zoom link

 

Spring Presenter Schedule:

March 24 – 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

March 31 – 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

April 7 – Parent’s Mental Health During the Pandemic with Bronwyn Addico
Mental Health is so important as new parents transition into this new role. During the pandemic, this has taken on even more importance. Join Childbirth Educator and Doula, Bronwyn Addico, to learn the tools that she uses to help her clients during this pivotal time.
Connect with Bronwyn:
Instagram @bronwynaddico

April 14 – 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/

April 21 – Safe & Healthy Sleep for Babies with Better Bedtime Sleep Consultants
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)

April 28 – 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

May 5 – 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

May 12 – Processing your Birth Experience 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

May 19 – 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
facebook.com/georgestreetND
georgestreetND on insta   

May 26 – 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

June 2 – Postpartum Fitness with Rhonda Chamberlain PT
The common advice given to women when returning to exercise postpartum is “listen to your body”, but what does that even mean? There isn’t a lot of contexts given with this advice. In addition, with the influx of #fitmom examples online, and the pervasive message to “bounce back” after pregnancy, the pressure to return to intense exercise postpartum can be overwhelming. Learn about your body, and changes to be mindful of when resuming exercise postpartum. And get tools and advice to get back into the activities you love to do in a way that honours your long-term core and pelvic health.
Connect with Rhonda:
www.instagram.com/rhondachamberlainpt
www.rhondachamberlainpt.com

June 9 – 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

June 16 – 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

June 23 – 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

June 30 – 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