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Today

  1. Kangaroo Fitness: Painfree Pregnancy - 7 Week Prenatal Alignment Class
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • Have a Pain Free Pregnancy! With a blend of prenatal Restorative Exercise, and small lifestyle changes (how you stand, how you sit, choice in footwear etc.) you can avoid common prenatal aches and pains and prepare your body for birth (vaginal or otherwise). The Prenatal Alignment Class is a course of seven weekly 1-hour classes that blend exercise with biomechanical education to help you move your body the way it was intended to be moved - in a biologically optimal way. The classes are led by Jillian Nicol (Live Aligned) and Susanne Reinhold (Kangaroo Fitness) who are both certified Restorative Exercise Specialists™ as graduates of the Whole Body Alignment course at the Restorative Exercise Institute.

      This class is suitable for women in first, second or third trimester or if you are trying to get pregnant. However, you will benefit most from the class if you are very early in your pregnancy or if you are not even pregnant yet because you have more time to adapt to new movement and postural habits without the extra load of the growing baby.

      Register at http://www.kangaroofitness.ca/painfree-pregnancy-prenatal-alignment-class
      or call 613-327-7930.

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  2. Birth Centre Tour
    • Start time: 07:30pm
    • End time: 08:30pm
    • We offer tours every Thursday evening for any clients currently registered with a midwife, who are either considering a Birth Centre birth, or already registered. You can sign up for a tour on our website under the tab "Preparing for Birth - Birth Centre Tours".

      For more information, please call 613-260-1441 or email info@ottawabirthcentre.ca.

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Tomorrow

  1. Nurturing Nomad Massage Therapy
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End time: 05:00pm
    • Julia Monorchio, RMT, of Nurturing Nomad has been helping women achieve their health and wellness goals through massage therapy since 2007. As a mother and experienced RMT with additional training in prenatal massage and labour support, she has a deeper understanding of the physical and emotional changes and challenges a woman typically experiences during pregnancy and after birth, and excels at providing calming, nurturing treatments that are both effective and sensitively performed. Visit her website for hours and to book www.nurturingnomad.com

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Saturday, March 25th

  1. Supporting the Spectrum of Loss: Building Full Spectrum Doula Skills Workshop
    • Start time: 09:00am
    • End time: 04:00pm
    • "Full Spectrum" Doulas support not only birthing and postpartum families, but families and individuals experiencing a wide range of reproductive experiences, using doula skills to show up for these intense events with compassion, knowledge, and support. Working from a reproductive justice framework and a full spectrum lens, this workshop aims to expose full spectrum doulas and community members to a deeper understanding of loss support.

      This workshop will focus on building skills that cross the needs for folks experiencing reproductive losses, including abortion, miscarriage, stillbirth, ectopic pregnancy, molar pregnancy, infertility, and more. Participants will come away with enhanced knowledge on the practicalities of each of these losses, how individuals might experience them, most helpful ways to show up as a doula or support person, and how to care for oneself while holding space for others.

      Join us and build community to better support our loved ones in all their reproductive experiences and possibilities! Feel fearless and skilled in being present for these pivotal events.

      Open to all interested community participants, including midwives, doulas, community advocates, and anyone else with a dedication to helping folks through reproductive losses. No experience necessary.

      Day 1 -"Supporting the Spectrum of Loss: Building Full Spectrum Doula Skills"
      Day 2 - "Midwifery Management of Miscarriage"
      To register for Day 1, 2 or both days, please visit:
      http://www.mollyduttonkenny.com/workshops/

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  2. Prenatal Class: Ottawa Childbirth Education Association
    • Start time: 09:30am
    • End time: 04:00pm
    • The Ottawa Childbirth Education Association (OCEA) suggests you take your prenatal classes between 20 weeks and 36 weeks. Be sure to register early in your pregnancy in order to ensure a place is reserved for you. Class size is limited to a maximum of 8 couples. Classes include the following information presented in a variety of methods including videos, hands on practice, small group discussion and relaxation exercises:
      • Your birth support team – The role of the Midwife, family Doctor, OB, Registered Nurse and Doula
      • Stages of labour
      • Comfort measures including relaxation and massage techniques
      • Breath awareness
      • All options for pain relief
      • Making decisions and giving consent
      • Methods of induction
      • Interventions including 1V’s, fetal heart monitors, cesarean sections
      • Post birth procedures for babies
      • Post birth recovery for women
      • Breastfeeding

      One day condensed classes are excellent for those who may not otherwise have time to take classes or work shift work. The focus of the one day class is on the role of your caregiver, stages of labour, options for pain management, interventions and breastfeeding resources. This class focuses on labour and birth, leaving you with reading resources for the postpartum time. (Postpartum mood disorders, resources in town, family changes, and post birth recovery tips are not covered.)

      Cost is $140 (CAD) (per couple) and includes telephone and email contact with your instructor and free parking. Register at www.ottawacea.com

      Les classes peuvent être offertes en français. Pour obtenir plus d’information, veuillez contacter le OCEA!

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  3. Birth Centre Tour
    • Start time: 11:00am
    • End time: 12:00pm
    • We offer tours every Saturday morning for any clients currently registered with a midwife, who are either considering a Birth Centre birth, or already registered. You can sign up for a tour on our website under the tab "Preparing for Birth - Birth Centre Tours".

      For more information, please call 613-260-1441 or email info@ottawabirthcentre.ca.

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Sunday, March 26th

  1. Midwifery Management of Miscarriage Workshop
    • Start time: 09:00am
    • End time: 04:00pm
    • "Full Spectrum" Doulas support not only birthing and postpartum families, but families and individuals experiencing a wide range of reproductive experiences, using doula skills to show up for these intense events with compassion, knowledge, and support. Working from a reproductive justice framework and a full spectrum lens, this workshop aims to expose full spectrum doulas and community members to a deeper understanding of loss support.

      This workshop will focus on building skills that cross the needs for folks experiencing reproductive losses, including abortion, miscarriage, stillbirth, ectopic pregnancy, molar pregnancy, infertility, and more. Participants will come away with enhanced knowledge on the practicalities of each of these losses, how individuals might experience them, most helpful ways to show up as a doula or support person, and how to care for oneself while holding space for others.

      Join us and build community to better support our loved ones in all their reproductive experiences and possibilities! Feel fearless and skilled in being present for these pivotal events.

      Open to all interested community participants, including midwives, doulas, community advocates, and anyone else with a dedication to helping folks through reproductive losses. No experience necessary.

      Day 1 -"Supporting the Spectrum of Loss: Building Full Spectrum Doula Skills"
      Day 2 - "Midwifery Management of Miscarriage"
      To register for Day 1, 2 or both days, please visit:
      http://www.mollyduttonkenny.com/workshops/

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  2. Prenatal Class: Ottawa Childbirth Education Association
    • Start time: 09:30am
    • End time: 04:00pm
    • The Ottawa Childbirth Education Association (OCEA) suggests you take your prenatal classes between 20 weeks and 36 weeks. Be sure to register early in your pregnancy in order to ensure a place is reserved for you. Class size is limited to a maximum of 8 couples. Classes include the following information presented in a variety of methods including videos, hands on practice, small group discussion and relaxation exercises:
      • Your birth support team – The role of the Midwife, family Doctor, OB, Registered Nurse and Doula
      • Stages of labour
      • Comfort measures including relaxation and massage techniques
      • Breath awareness
      • All options for pain relief
      • Making decisions and giving consent
      • Methods of induction
      • Interventions including 1V’s, fetal heart monitors, cesarean sections
      • Post birth procedures for babies
      • Post birth recovery for women
      • Breastfeeding

      One day condensed classes are excellent for those who may not otherwise have time to take classes or work shift work. The focus of the one day class is on the role of your caregiver, stages of labour, options for pain management, interventions and breastfeeding resources. This class focuses on labour and birth, leaving you with reading resources for the postpartum time. (Postpartum mood disorders, resources in town, family changes, and post birth recovery tips are not covered.)

      Cost is $140 (CAD) (per couple) and includes telephone and email contact with your instructor and free parking. Register at www.ottawacea.com

      Les classes peuvent être offertes en français. Pour obtenir plus d’information, veuillez contacter le OCEA!

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Monday, March 27th

  1. Yvette Halpin - FUNdational Baby Developmental Movement Class
    • Start time: 11:00am
    • End time: 12:00pm
    • Yvette Halpin has 23 years experience as a Waldorf Early Childhood Educator providing parenting and child neurodevelopment support.
      The objectives for the FUNdational Baby Developmental Movement Class:
      * To observe your baby move and make note as to where they are at in the sequence of motor development and see if we can see any of the reflexes at work.
      * To give the opportunity for the mums with younger babies to see movements in action of the older babies present, giving them an idea of what to expect to see later for their babies.
      * Answer any questions you may have.
      * I’ll guide you in 10-15 minutes of interactive sensory games and songs to play with your little one.
      * To support one another in the experience of watching the natural unfolding of baby’s innate movements.

      Class is offered the last Monday of every month.

      ** Fee: $25 if we are 5 or 6, $20 for 7 participants or more. Partners are welcomed to come for the price of one.
      ** To register: 819-459-2983 or yvette@nimblekids.ca
      ** More info about Yvette: www.nimblekids.ca
      ** It is recommended to take the Introductory Baby Movement Workshop with Yvette Halpin prior to participating in this class, to know more about primitive reflexes. To register visit: www.kangaroofitness.ca .

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  2. Little Lotus: Prenatal Yoga Class
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End time: 07:00pm
    • Little Lotus Prenatal Yoga classes utilize breathing techniques, increase strength and relieve tension through yoga postures that relax the mind and body while inviting the spirit to soar. Celebrate the life you are creating for your little loved one while utilizing traditional yoga postures and celebrating your power as a women while you prepare for childbirth.

      To register visit: www.littlelotusyoga.ca

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Tuesday, March 28th

  1. Lisa Flanders- Registered Physiotherapist
    • Start time: 09:00am
    • End time: 01:00pm
    • Lisa Flanders is a Registered Physiotherapist with specialized training pertaining to pelvic floor physiotherapy. She completed a Bachelor of Arts as well as a Bachelor of Kinesiology at the University of Manitoba prior to completing a Master of Science, Physical Therapy at Queen’s University.

      Lisa began her career in orthopedic physiotherapy, which she loves and continues to practice, but had a keen interest in pelvic floor physiotherapy. Following several post-graduate courses on pelvic floor physiotherapy, it became a passion for her. She realized many individuals have common concerns related to pelvic health but are often too embarrassed to seek advice, or are unaware that treatment is available. Her goal is to remove the stigma surrounding pelvic health concerns and work with individuals to identify and optimize their pelvic health and function .

      Lisa sees patients with a variety of concerns related to orthopedic and pelvic floor pelvic health, including chronic pain, acute injury, sports injury, male and female urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, vaginismus (painful penetration), vulvodynia (pelvic pain) and coccydynia (coccyx pain). She uses a variety of techniques including manual therapy, acupuncture, education and home exercise programs.

      To book an appointment call 613-798-1000 or visit the OIHC website www.oihc.ca

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  2. Infant Massage Workshop
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End time: 11:00am
    • Julia Monorchio of Nurturing Nomad is offering Infant Massage Workshops every third Tuesday of each month. Enjoy bonding with your baby while soothing gastric complaints, promoting better sleep through relaxation, and encouraging neuromuscular development.

      The first workshop is free for all clients who have laboured and/or delivered at the OBWC!

      The cost is $15.

      Call 613-240-4334 or email julia@nurturingnomad.ca to register.

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  3. Free Parenting & Breastfeeding Drop-In
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • End time: 12:00pm
    • Join us to have your pregnancy, birth, parenting, breastfeeding, and infant feeding questions answered by an experienced midwife in a relaxed, community environment. Benefit from parent-to-parent support, encouragement, valuable information, and breastfeeding support. The drop-ins are free. No appointment necessary, everyone welcome!

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  4. Hypnobirthing Course
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End time: 09:00pm
    • With over ten years as a full-time Doula, Pia Anderson brings a wealth of knowledge and practical experience to each labour. A certified Doula, Pia has attended hundreds of births in various settings. She provides birth and postpartum support, and is also a certified HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Educator, affiliated with the HB Institute. Pia has been teaching the HypnoBirthing® course in Ottawa since 2005, and she is passionate about working with women to help them discover the power and innate intelligence of their own bodies.

      Register by e-mailing Pia at ottawabirthdoula@gmail.com or calling (613) 828-0546.

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Wednesday, March 29th

  1. Infant Massage
    • Start time: 09:30am
    • End time: 10:30am
    • Infant massage is a natural way to nurture and care for your baby. We tend to do it while holding them - without even thinking about it. Infant Massage classes teach a full body massage routine, the benefits of individual strokes, ways to communicate with your baby, and to have some very special time together.

      The health giving properties of Infant Massage include; growth and motor skill development, blood and lymph circulation, immune system stimulation, building bones, help with gas and colic, aid with deeper and longer sleep, emotional and physical bonding time.

      Facilitator, Brandie Lekovic, will lead you through individualized massage sessions. Sessions include massage oil and handouts. Classes are intended for babies who are pre crawling and provide lots of clever hints on carrying massage into the years to come. Brandie received her training with the International Association of Infant Massage.

      Cost of class is $75 for 4 sessions over 4 weeks.
      Register at www.ottawacea.com

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  2. Nurturing Nomad Massage Therapy
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End time: 07:00pm
    • Julia Monorchio, RMT, of Nurturing Nomad has been helping women achieve their health and wellness goals through massage therapy since 2007. As a mother and experienced RMT with additional training in prenatal massage and labour support, she has a deeper understanding of the physical and emotional changes and challenges a woman typically experiences during pregnancy and after birth, and excels at providing calming, nurturing treatments that are both effective and sensitively performed. Visit her website for hours and to book: www.nurturingnomad.ca

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  3. Infant Sleep Class
    • Start time: 11:15am
    • End time: 12:15pm
    • Are you an exhausted parent that has tried everything and cannot get your baby to sleep? Do you want to find a solution that is not crying it out?

      We will be creating a space for parents to follow their instincts when it comes to their new baby, which will allow them to set the stage for optimal brain development. We want to spread the word that babies wake up through the night, and for good reason. We want to share the other side of the sleep story! We will address identifying individual and family needs, creating support systems and providing a safe place for parents to share stories that support evidence based sleep patterns. Bring your baby, have some tea and create community

      Babies are welcome and encouraged to attend class. Class will take place after OCEA's Infant Massage Class.

      Cost of 4 classes is $75. (CAD) (per couple) and includes telephone and email contact with your instructor.

      Please register at: www.ottawacea.com

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  4. OCEA CPR Class
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End time: 09:15pm
    • CPR classes are Level C certification level. This life skills class is excellent for family and friends who are interested in learning all aspects of infant, child and adult CPR. Class training is approximately 2 1/2 hours and includes the following topics:

      Recognition of cardiac arrest and respiratory arrest
      Home safety and injury prevention for babies and children
      Definition of CPR
      Performing CPR on children and infants CPR one-rescuer
      Clearing airway obstructions in children and infants (choking)
      Barrier Devices
      CPR and the Heimlich on adults
      Safe and healthy lifestyles

      Babes in arms are welcome to attend the course.

      Cost is $40 per person. Register at: https://www.ottawacea.com/cpr

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Thursday, March 30th

  1. Wellness Biz Meet-Up for Wellness Professionals
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End time: 11:00am
    • Join Amanda of Degrace Energetics and Little Lotus Yoga for a morning of networking, socializing and growing your biz!

      Spend an hour with other business owners who are in the Wellness Industry in the Ottawa area. Get to know the face behind the business, share resources, help business build, network and enjoy a morning out.

      For more information, visit:
      https://www.facebook.com/events/1682452075386410/

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  2. Kangaroo Fitness: Painfree Pregnancy - 7 Week Prenatal Alignment Class
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • Have a Pain Free Pregnancy! With a blend of prenatal Restorative Exercise, and small lifestyle changes (how you stand, how you sit, choice in footwear etc.) you can avoid common prenatal aches and pains and prepare your body for birth (vaginal or otherwise). The Prenatal Alignment Class is a course of seven weekly 1-hour classes that blend exercise with biomechanical education to help you move your body the way it was intended to be moved - in a biologically optimal way. The classes are led by Jillian Nicol (Live Aligned) and Susanne Reinhold (Kangaroo Fitness) who are both certified Restorative Exercise Specialists™ as graduates of the Whole Body Alignment course at the Restorative Exercise Institute.

      This class is suitable for women in first, second or third trimester or if you are trying to get pregnant. However, you will benefit most from the class if you are very early in your pregnancy or if you are not even pregnant yet because you have more time to adapt to new movement and postural habits without the extra load of the growing baby.

      Register at http://www.kangaroofitness.ca/painfree-pregnancy-prenatal-alignment-class
      or call 613-327-7930.

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  3. Birth Centre Tour
    • Start time: 07:30pm
    • End time: 08:30pm
    • We offer tours every Thursday evening for any clients currently registered with a midwife, who are either considering a Birth Centre birth, or already registered. You can sign up for a tour on our website under the tab "Preparing for Birth - Birth Centre Tours".

      For more information, please call 613-260-1441 or email info@ottawabirthcentre.ca.

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Friday, March 31st

  1. Nurturing Nomad Massage Therapy
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End time: 05:00pm
    • Julia Monorchio, RMT, of Nurturing Nomad has been helping women achieve their health and wellness goals through massage therapy since 2007. As a mother and experienced RMT with additional training in prenatal massage and labour support, she has a deeper understanding of the physical and emotional changes and challenges a woman typically experiences during pregnancy and after birth, and excels at providing calming, nurturing treatments that are both effective and sensitively performed. Visit her website for hours and to book www.nurturingnomad.com

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Saturday, April 1st

  1. Weekend Pre Natal Class: Ottawa Childbirth Education Association
    • Start time: 09:00am
    • End time: 04:00pm
    • The Ottawa Childbirth Education Association (OCEA) suggests you take your prenatal classes between 20 weeks and 36 weeks. Be sure to register early in your pregnancy in order to ensure a place is reserved for you. Class size is limited to a maximum of 8 couples. Classes include the following information presented in a variety of methods including videos, hands on practice, small group discussion and relaxation exercises:
      • Your birth support team – The role of the Midwife, family Doctor, OB, Registered Nurse and Doula
      • Stages of labour
      • Comfort measures including relaxation and massage techniques
      • Breath awareness
      • All options for pain relief
      • Making decisions and giving consent
      • Methods of induction
      • Interventions including 1V’s, fetal heart monitors, cesarean sections
      • Post birth procedures for babies
      • Post birth recovery for women
      • Breastfeeding

      One day condensed classes are excellent for those who may not otherwise have time to take classes or work shift work. The focus of the one day class is on the role of your caregiver, stages of labour, options for pain management, interventions and breastfeeding resources. This class focuses on labour and birth, leaving you with reading resources for the postpartum time. (Postpartum mood disorders, resources in town, family changes, and post birth recovery tips are not covered.)

      Cost is $140 (CAD) (per couple) and includes telephone and email contact with your instructor and free parking. Register at www.ottawacea.com

      Les classes peuvent être offertes en français. Pour obtenir plus d’information, veuillez contacter le OCEA!

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  2. Birth Centre Tour
    • Start time: 11:00am
    • End time: 12:00pm
    • We offer tours every Saturday morning for any clients currently registered with a midwife, who are either considering a Birth Centre birth, or already registered. You can sign up for a tour on our website under the tab "Preparing for Birth - Birth Centre Tours".

      For more information, please call 613-260-1441 or email info@ottawabirthcentre.ca.

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Sunday, April 2nd

  1. First Aid for Parents
    • Start time: 09:00am
    • End time: 11:00am
    • This comprehensive 2hr course, offers EASY TO UNDERSTAND instructions on how to help your newborn or child in life’s scary situations. We sincerely hope you never have to use First Aid but we want you to feel confident in your skills and know what to do if the need arises. This course follows the latest guidelines in First Aid and CPR and you will be assured in knowing that you will be doing the very best for your child. This is a NON-CERTIFICATION course. This course focuses on parents, grandparents or anyone who wishes to further their skills in First Aid and CPR as it applies to Infants and Children.

      To register please e-mail www.nationalcapitalfirstaid.com

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  2. Weekend Pre Natal Class: Ottawa Childbirth Education Association
    • Start time: 09:00am
    • End time: 04:00pm
    • The Ottawa Childbirth Education Association (OCEA) suggests you take your prenatal classes between 20 weeks and 36 weeks. Be sure to register early in your pregnancy in order to ensure a place is reserved for you. Class size is limited to a maximum of 8 couples. Classes include the following information presented in a variety of methods including videos, hands on practice, small group discussion and relaxation exercises:
      • Your birth support team – The role of the Midwife, family Doctor, OB, Registered Nurse and Doula
      • Stages of labour
      • Comfort measures including relaxation and massage techniques
      • Breath awareness
      • All options for pain relief
      • Making decisions and giving consent
      • Methods of induction
      • Interventions including 1V’s, fetal heart monitors, cesarean sections
      • Post birth procedures for babies
      • Post birth recovery for women
      • Breastfeeding

      One day condensed classes are excellent for those who may not otherwise have time to take classes or work shift work. The focus of the one day class is on the role of your caregiver, stages of labour, options for pain management, interventions and breastfeeding resources. This class focuses on labour and birth, leaving you with reading resources for the postpartum time. (Postpartum mood disorders, resources in town, family changes, and post birth recovery tips are not covered.)

      Cost is $140 (CAD) (per couple) and includes telephone and email contact with your instructor and free parking. Register at www.ottawacea.com

      Les classes peuvent être offertes en français. Pour obtenir plus d’information, veuillez contacter le OCEA!

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  3. The Sleep + Nutrition Seminar for Expecting and New Moms
    • Start time: 02:00pm
    • End time: 04:00pm
    • Heather Sharpe, Certified Infant + Toddler Sleep Consultant, and Karen Stoyles, Registered Holistic Nutritionist at Nature Prenatal are partnering up to present two very important topics related to the health and well-being of Moms and babies: Nutrition and Sleep!
      This unique seminar is suitable for both expecting and new Moms as we will provide you with the tools for achieving optimal nutrition (pre and post partum) and amazing, healthy sleep from day one!

      Some important topics discussed are:

      Sleep
      The importance of sleep to both baby and mom.
      How much sleep babies need at various ages.
      Creating a safe and peaceful sleep environment.
      Advice on how to get your babies to sleep on the right track from day one.

      Nutrition
      Nutrients essential for a healthy pregnancy and where to find them.
      Natural ways to relieve some common pregnancy symptoms.
      Boost and maintain a sufficient milk supply to satisfy the hungriest baby.
      Postpartum depression prevention and management.

      Registration is $25/person.
      For more information and to register, contact karen@natureprenatal.com or heather@weesleep.ca.

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Monday, April 3rd

  1. Little Lotus: Prenatal Yoga Class
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End time: 07:00pm
    • Little Lotus Prenatal Yoga classes utilize breathing techniques, increase strength and relieve tension through yoga postures that relax the mind and body while inviting the spirit to soar. Celebrate the life you are creating for your little loved one while utilizing traditional yoga postures and celebrating your power as a women while you prepare for childbirth.

      To register visit: www.littlelotusyoga.ca

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  2. Birth Centre Tour
    • Start time: 07:30pm
    • End time: 08:30pm
    • We offer tours every second Monday evening for any clients currently registered with a midwife, who are either considering a Birth Centre birth, or already registered. You can sign up for a tour on our website under the tab "Preparing for Birth - Birth Centre Tours".

      For more information, please call 613-260-1441 or email info@ottawabirthcentre.ca.

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Tuesday, April 4th

  1. Lisa Flanders- Registered Physiotherapist
    • Start time: 09:00am
    • End time: 01:00pm
    • Lisa Flanders is a Registered Physiotherapist with specialized training pertaining to pelvic floor physiotherapy. She completed a Bachelor of Arts as well as a Bachelor of Kinesiology at the University of Manitoba prior to completing a Master of Science, Physical Therapy at Queen’s University.

      Lisa began her career in orthopedic physiotherapy, which she loves and continues to practice, but had a keen interest in pelvic floor physiotherapy. Following several post-graduate courses on pelvic floor physiotherapy, it became a passion for her. She realized many individuals have common concerns related to pelvic health but are often too embarrassed to seek advice, or are unaware that treatment is available. Her goal is to remove the stigma surrounding pelvic health concerns and work with individuals to identify and optimize their pelvic health and function .

      Lisa sees patients with a variety of concerns related to orthopedic and pelvic floor pelvic health, including chronic pain, acute injury, sports injury, male and female urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, vaginismus (painful penetration), vulvodynia (pelvic pain) and coccydynia (coccyx pain). She uses a variety of techniques including manual therapy, acupuncture, education and home exercise programs.

      To book an appointment call 613-798-1000 or visit the OIHC website www.oihc.ca

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  2. Free Parenting & Breastfeeding Drop-In
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • End time: 12:00pm
    • Join us to have your pregnancy, birth, parenting, breastfeeding, and infant feeding questions answered by an experienced midwife in a relaxed, community environment. Benefit from parent-to-parent support, encouragement, valuable information, and breastfeeding support. The drop-ins are free. No appointment necessary, everyone welcome!

    • View this event in Google Calendar
  3. Hypnobirthing Class
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End time: 09:00pm
    • With over ten years as a full-time Doula, Pia Anderson brings a wealth of knowledge and practical experience to each labour. A certified Doula, Pia has attended hundreds of births in various settings. She provides birth and postpartum support, and is also a certified HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Educator, affiliated with the HB Institute. Pia has been teaching the HypnoBirthing® course in Ottawa since 2005, and she is passionate about working with women to help them discover the power and innate intelligence of their own bodies.

      Register by e-mailing Pia at ottawabirthdoula@gmail.com or calling (613) 828-0546.

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Wednesday, April 5th

  1. Nurturing Nomad Massage Therapy
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End time: 07:00pm
    • Julia Monorchio, RMT, of Nurturing Nomad has been helping women achieve their health and wellness goals through massage therapy since 2007. As a mother and experienced RMT with additional training in prenatal massage and labour support, she has a deeper understanding of the physical and emotional changes and challenges a woman typically experiences during pregnancy and after birth, and excels at providing calming, nurturing treatments that are both effective and sensitively performed. Visit her website for hours and to book: www.nurturingnomad.ca

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Thursday, April 6th

  1. Kangaroo Fitness: Painfree Pregnancy - 7 Week Prenatal Alignment Class
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • Have a Pain Free Pregnancy! With a blend of prenatal Restorative Exercise, and small lifestyle changes (how you stand, how you sit, choice in footwear etc.) you can avoid common prenatal aches and pains and prepare your body for birth (vaginal or otherwise). The Prenatal Alignment Class is a course of seven weekly 1-hour classes that blend exercise with biomechanical education to help you move your body the way it was intended to be moved - in a biologically optimal way. The classes are led by Jillian Nicol (Live Aligned) and Susanne Reinhold (Kangaroo Fitness) who are both certified Restorative Exercise Specialists™ as graduates of the Whole Body Alignment course at the Restorative Exercise Institute.

      This class is suitable for women in first, second or third trimester or if you are trying to get pregnant. However, you will benefit most from the class if you are very early in your pregnancy or if you are not even pregnant yet because you have more time to adapt to new movement and postural habits without the extra load of the growing baby.

      Register at http://www.kangaroofitness.ca/painfree-pregnancy-prenatal-alignment-class
      or call 613-327-7930.

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  2. Birth Centre Tour
    • Start time: 07:30pm
    • End time: 08:30pm
    • We offer tours every Thursday evening for any clients currently registered with a midwife, who are either considering a Birth Centre birth, or already registered. You can sign up for a tour on our website under the tab "Preparing for Birth - Birth Centre Tours".

      For more information, please call 613-260-1441 or email info@ottawabirthcentre.ca.

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Friday, April 7th

  1. Nurturing Nomad Massage Therapy
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End time: 05:00pm
    • Julia Monorchio, RMT, of Nurturing Nomad has been helping women achieve their health and wellness goals through massage therapy since 2007. As a mother and experienced RMT with additional training in prenatal massage and labour support, she has a deeper understanding of the physical and emotional changes and challenges a woman typically experiences during pregnancy and after birth, and excels at providing calming, nurturing treatments that are both effective and sensitively performed. Visit her website for hours and to book www.nurturingnomad.com

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Saturday, April 8th

  1. Weekend Pre Natal Class: Ottawa Childbirth Education Association
    • Start time: 09:00am
    • End time: 04:00pm
    • The Ottawa Childbirth Education Association (OCEA) suggests you take your prenatal classes between 20 weeks and 36 weeks. Be sure to register early in your pregnancy in order to ensure a place is reserved for you. Class size is limited to a maximum of 8 couples. Classes include the following information presented in a variety of methods including videos, hands on practice, small group discussion and relaxation exercises:
      • Your birth support team – The role of the Midwife, family Doctor, OB, Registered Nurse and Doula
      • Stages of labour
      • Comfort measures including relaxation and massage techniques
      • Breath awareness
      • All options for pain relief
      • Making decisions and giving consent
      • Methods of induction
      • Interventions including 1V’s, fetal heart monitors, cesarean sections
      • Post birth procedures for babies
      • Post birth recovery for women
      • Breastfeeding

      One day condensed classes are excellent for those who may not otherwise have time to take classes or work shift work. The focus of the one day class is on the role of your caregiver, stages of labour, options for pain management, interventions and breastfeeding resources. This class focuses on labour and birth, leaving you with reading resources for the postpartum time. (Postpartum mood disorders, resources in town, family changes, and post birth recovery tips are not covered.)

      Cost is $140 (CAD) (per couple) and includes telephone and email contact with your instructor and free parking. Register at www.ottawacea.com

      Les classes peuvent être offertes en français. Pour obtenir plus d’information, veuillez contacter le OCEA!

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  2. Birth Centre Tour
    • Start time: 11:00am
    • End time: 12:00pm
    • We offer tours every Saturday morning for any clients currently registered with a midwife, who are either considering a Birth Centre birth, or already registered. You can sign up for a tour on our website under the tab "Preparing for Birth - Birth Centre Tours".

      For more information, please call 613-260-1441 or email info@ottawabirthcentre.ca.

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Sunday, April 9th

  1. Weekend Pre Natal Class: Ottawa Childbirth Education Association
    • Start time: 09:00am
    • End time: 04:00pm
    • The Ottawa Childbirth Education Association (OCEA) suggests you take your prenatal classes between 20 weeks and 36 weeks. Be sure to register early in your pregnancy in order to ensure a place is reserved for you. Class size is limited to a maximum of 8 couples. Classes include the following information presented in a variety of methods including videos, hands on practice, small group discussion and relaxation exercises:
      • Your birth support team – The role of the Midwife, family Doctor, OB, Registered Nurse and Doula
      • Stages of labour
      • Comfort measures including relaxation and massage techniques
      • Breath awareness
      • All options for pain relief
      • Making decisions and giving consent
      • Methods of induction
      • Interventions including 1V’s, fetal heart monitors, cesarean sections
      • Post birth procedures for babies
      • Post birth recovery for women
      • Breastfeeding

      One day condensed classes are excellent for those who may not otherwise have time to take classes or work shift work. The focus of the one day class is on the role of your caregiver, stages of labour, options for pain management, interventions and breastfeeding resources. This class focuses on labour and birth, leaving you with reading resources for the postpartum time. (Postpartum mood disorders, resources in town, family changes, and post birth recovery tips are not covered.)

      Cost is $140 (CAD) (per couple) and includes telephone and email contact with your instructor and free parking. Register at www.ottawacea.com

      Les classes peuvent être offertes en français. Pour obtenir plus d’information, veuillez contacter le OCEA!

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Monday, April 10th

  1. Little Lotus: Prenatal Yoga Class
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End time: 07:00pm
    • Little Lotus Prenatal Yoga classes utilize breathing techniques, increase strength and relieve tension through yoga postures that relax the mind and body while inviting the spirit to soar. Celebrate the life you are creating for your little loved one while utilizing traditional yoga postures and celebrating your power as a women while you prepare for childbirth.

      To register visit: www.littlelotusyoga.ca

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Tuesday, April 11th

  1. Lisa Flanders- Registered Physiotherapist
    • Start time: 09:00am
    • End time: 01:00pm
    • Lisa Flanders is a Registered Physiotherapist with specialized training pertaining to pelvic floor physiotherapy. She completed a Bachelor of Arts as well as a Bachelor of Kinesiology at the University of Manitoba prior to completing a Master of Science, Physical Therapy at Queen’s University.

      Lisa began her career in orthopedic physiotherapy, which she loves and continues to practice, but had a keen interest in pelvic floor physiotherapy. Following several post-graduate courses on pelvic floor physiotherapy, it became a passion for her. She realized many individuals have common concerns related to pelvic health but are often too embarrassed to seek advice, or are unaware that treatment is available. Her goal is to remove the stigma surrounding pelvic health concerns and work with individuals to identify and optimize their pelvic health and function .

      Lisa sees patients with a variety of concerns related to orthopedic and pelvic floor pelvic health, including chronic pain, acute injury, sports injury, male and female urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, vaginismus (painful penetration), vulvodynia (pelvic pain) and coccydynia (coccyx pain). She uses a variety of techniques including manual therapy, acupuncture, education and home exercise programs.

      To book an appointment call 613-798-1000 or visit the OIHC website www.oihc.ca

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  2. Free Parenting & Breastfeeding Drop-In
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • End time: 12:00pm
    • Join us to have your pregnancy, birth, parenting, breastfeeding, and infant feeding questions answered by an experienced midwife in a relaxed, community environment. Benefit from parent-to-parent support, encouragement, valuable information, and breastfeeding support. The drop-ins are free. No appointment necessary, everyone welcome!

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  3. Hypnobirthing Class
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End time: 09:00pm
    • With over ten years as a full-time Doula, Pia Anderson brings a wealth of knowledge and practical experience to each labour. A certified Doula, Pia has attended hundreds of births in various settings. She provides birth and postpartum support, and is also a certified HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Educator, affiliated with the HB Institute. Pia has been teaching the HypnoBirthing® course in Ottawa since 2005, and she is passionate about working with women to help them discover the power and innate intelligence of their own bodies.

      Register by e-mailing Pia at ottawabirthdoula@gmail.com or calling (613) 828-0546.

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