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Today

  1. Lisa Flanders- Registered Physiotherapist
    • Start time: 08:30am
    • End time: 03:00pm
    • 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. Parenting & Breastfeeding Drop-In/Le Salon d’allaitement et de soutien aux parents
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End time: 11:30am
    • Now at a new time for 2018 - from 10:00 - 11:30 amJoin 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!Maintenant à une nouvelle heure pour 2018 - offert de 10h à 11h30Soyez des nôtres pour profiter des conseils offerts par une sage-femmeagréée spécialiste des soins prénataux et postnataux, de l’allaitement et del’alimentation des nourrissons. Bénéficiez aussi du soutien et del’encouragement d’autres mamans dans un milieu accueillant et décontracté. Le salon est gratuit et aucun rendez-vous est nécessaire. Ouvert à toutes et à tous!

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  3. 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. Session cost is $195+HSTTo register visit: www.littlelotusyoga.ca

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Tomorrow

  1. Baby-Friendly Hatha Yoga
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End time: 11:00am
    • These classes are therapeutic and designed to support women at different stages of healing postpartum. We focus on rebuilding function and confidence in the body, helping to re-develop strength with movement. Whether you are new to yoga or a long-time practitioner, you will gain practical knowledge of how to use yoga and movement to support your body, your life and your healing and learn how to gauge your personal readiness for different movements and activities.

      You can expect to learn how to:
      - find or rediscover a functional breath which integrates more core structures of the body;
      - build strength, function and reflexes in the core and pelvic floor;
      - modify movements as needed to reduce stress on the postpartum body;
      - build back up to pre-pregnancy activities and confidence in the body;
      - identify the body's warning signs of pelvic floor stress;
      - manage the effects of caring for a baby (soreness, stiffness, stress, exhaustion)

      This class is informal and very baby-friendly (pre-walkers), but feel free to come with or without your baby. There are many willing hands and hearts to help you with child care.

      Wednesdays, Jan. 10 - Feb. 28
      Cost: $135
      Register at: http://www.rasanutrition.com/babyfriendly-hatha-yoga/

      Pre-registration is recommended as space is limited. You may join in the middle of a session or drop in* if there is space. *Drop in students are welcome at a rate of $18 payable in class or through the online store.

      Yoga is a great gift for a new mom you care about. To register someone else in a class as a gift, simply follow the registration details and input their information.

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  2. Choice of Birthplace Information Session
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • The Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre is currently hosting monthly “Choice of Birthplace Information Sessions”, where pregnant clients and their partners or support people have a chance to learn about the ins and outs of homebirth, Birth Centre birth, and hospital birth in order to make an informed decision about their preferred choice of birthplace. Led by a local midwife, these sessions also feature guest speakers who have given birth at home, at the Birth Centre, and in the hospital. A tour of the Birth Centre is given at the end of the session.

      Registration is required. Email info@ottawabirthcentre.ca, or call 613-260-1441 to sign up. Please come in through the main doors, under the red "Canon" sign.

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Thursday, February 22nd

  1. OCEA Infant Massage Class
    • 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. OCEA 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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  3. Kangaroo Fitness: Painfree Pregnancy - 7 Week Prenatal Alignment Class
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • Enjoy a warm, fun and supportive class environment while learning about how you feel strong, well and pain free during your 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 Susanne Reinhold who is a Restorative Exercise Specialist, Registered Social Worker and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in training.

      This class is suitable for women in first, second or third trimester or women trying to get pregnant. It is recommend to take the class early in pregnancy.

      Fee: $149
      Register at http://www.kangaroofitness.ca/painfree-pregnancy-prenatal-alignment-class
      or call 613-327-7930

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  4. 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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Saturday, February 24th

  1. Little Green Ottawa - Counselling Services
    • Start time: 09:00am
    • End time: 03:00pm
    • New service providers at the Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre! Jill McDougall (RN,RP) and Fiona Jager (RN) provide mental health counselling and support, as well as complex case management and mental health system navigation. Appointments are available Saturdays at the Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre between 9 a.m.– 3 p.m.Fee:$120/per one hour session.To book an appointment: email info@littlegreenottawa.com or call 613.699.2137To learn more about the counselors or their services, visit www.littlegreenottawa.com

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  2. Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre’s 4th Birthday Party! Le Centre de naissance et de bien-être d’Ottawa célèbre son 4e anniversaire!
  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, February 25th

  1. OCEA Prenatal One Day Condensed Class
    • 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 $150 (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, February 26th

  1. IAIM Canada Intensive Infant Massage Instructor Training
    • Start time: 09:00am
    • End time: 05:00pm
    • Teaching infant massage is not only about knowing strokes, it implies respecting the baby and to have at all times an understanding of his needs as well as recognizing the important role his parents are playing for his healthy growth and development. It’s a stimulating work for anyone who is interested in promoting the practice of infant massage in our culture and valuing parent’s role in our society.Our infant massage instructor training program includes is an intensive 4 day (29 hours) training and a certification process which includes a take home assignment, readings and a practice teaching. The training is a careful blend of theory, practice and learning experience allowing for academic advancement, self-discovery and fun.Cost: $678 ($600 + HST) Includes 1 year IAIM Canada Membership, Infant Massage Instructor Manual, Training Document and a copy of Infant Massage, A Handbook for Loving Parents.To register, contact Gertrude Wilkes at babymassage@gertrudewilkes.ca or 613-304-3427.For more information visit www.massagebebeinfantmassage.net or www.iaim-aimbcanada.org 

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  2. Hush-a-Bye Babies: Wee Baby Classes
    • Start time: 01:00pm
    • End time: 02:15pm
    • Lullabies and Songs For New Parents and Their Wee Babes

      Learn lullabies to calm and soothe, songs with rhythm and rhyme to bounce and walk with a fussy infant, gentle touching rhymes, and games to stimulate and aid development.

      A series of 4 classes for new parents with babies up to 3 months.

      This is the perfect first class for new parents. A gentle and relaxed class that is designed with generous time allotted so that your baby’s needs can be met while you are attending the program. Babies routinely fall asleep or need to be fed or changed during the course of the class so the relaxed pace of the program allows for your baby’s needs to come first.

      4 week session is $60.

      To register or for more information please contact:
      Alice Davidson
      hushabyebabies@sympatico.ca
      613-235-6025
      www.hushabyebabies.ca

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Tuesday, February 27th

  1. Lisa Flanders- Registered Physiotherapist
    • Start time: 08:30am
    • End time: 03:00pm
    • 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. IAIM Canada Intensive Infant Massage Instructor Training
    • Start time: 09:00am
    • End time: 05:00pm
    • Teaching infant massage is not only about knowing strokes, it implies respecting the baby and to have at all times an understanding of his needs as well as recognizing the important role his parents are playing for his healthy growth and development. It’s a stimulating work for anyone who is interested in promoting the practice of infant massage in our culture and valuing parent’s role in our society.Our infant massage instructor training program includes is an intensive 4 day (29 hours) training and a certification process which includes a take home assignment, readings and a practice teaching. The training is a careful blend of theory, practice and learning experience allowing for academic advancement, self-discovery and fun.Cost: $678 ($600 + HST) Includes 1 year IAIM Canada Membership, Infant Massage Instructor Manual, Training Document and a copy of Infant Massage, A Handbook for Loving Parents.To register, contact Gertrude Wilkes at babymassage@gertrudewilkes.ca or 613-304-3427.For more information visit www.massagebebeinfantmassage.net or www.iaim-aimbcanada.org 

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  3. Parenting & Breastfeeding Drop-In/Le Salon d’allaitement et de soutien aux parents
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End time: 11:30am
    • Now at a new time for 2018 - from 10:00 - 11:30 amJoin 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!Maintenant à une nouvelle heure pour 2018 - offert de 10h à 11h30Soyez des nôtres pour profiter des conseils offerts par une sage-femmeagréée spécialiste des soins prénataux et postnataux, de l’allaitement et del’alimentation des nourrissons. Bénéficiez aussi du soutien et del’encouragement d’autres mamans dans un milieu accueillant et décontracté. Le salon est gratuit et aucun rendez-vous est nécessaire. Ouvert à toutes et à tous!

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  4. 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. Session cost is $195+HSTTo register visit: www.littlelotusyoga.ca

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Wednesday, February 28th

  1. IAIM Canada Intensive Infant Massage Instructor Training
    • Start time: 09:00am
    • End time: 05:00pm
    • Teaching infant massage is not only about knowing strokes, it implies respecting the baby and to have at all times an understanding of his needs as well as recognizing the important role his parents are playing for his healthy growth and development. It’s a stimulating work for anyone who is interested in promoting the practice of infant massage in our culture and valuing parent’s role in our society.Our infant massage instructor training program includes is an intensive 4 day (29 hours) training and a certification process which includes a take home assignment, readings and a practice teaching. The training is a careful blend of theory, practice and learning experience allowing for academic advancement, self-discovery and fun.Cost: $678 ($600 + HST) Includes 1 year IAIM Canada Membership, Infant Massage Instructor Manual, Training Document and a copy of Infant Massage, A Handbook for Loving Parents.To register, contact Gertrude Wilkes at babymassage@gertrudewilkes.ca or 613-304-3427.For more information visit www.massagebebeinfantmassage.net or www.iaim-aimbcanada.org 

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  2. Baby-Friendly Hatha Yoga
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End time: 11:00am
    • These classes are therapeutic and designed to support women at different stages of healing postpartum. We focus on rebuilding function and confidence in the body, helping to re-develop strength with movement. Whether you are new to yoga or a long-time practitioner, you will gain practical knowledge of how to use yoga and movement to support your body, your life and your healing and learn how to gauge your personal readiness for different movements and activities.

      You can expect to learn how to:
      - find or rediscover a functional breath which integrates more core structures of the body;
      - build strength, function and reflexes in the core and pelvic floor;
      - modify movements as needed to reduce stress on the postpartum body;
      - build back up to pre-pregnancy activities and confidence in the body;
      - identify the body's warning signs of pelvic floor stress;
      - manage the effects of caring for a baby (soreness, stiffness, stress, exhaustion)

      This class is informal and very baby-friendly (pre-walkers), but feel free to come with or without your baby. There are many willing hands and hearts to help you with child care.

      Wednesdays, Jan. 10 - Feb. 28
      Cost: $135
      Register at: http://www.rasanutrition.com/babyfriendly-hatha-yoga/

      Pre-registration is recommended as space is limited. You may join in the middle of a session or drop in* if there is space. *Drop in students are welcome at a rate of $18 payable in class or through the online store.

      Yoga is a great gift for a new mom you care about. To register someone else in a class as a gift, simply follow the registration details and input their information.

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  3. OCEA Comfort Measures Class
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End time: 09:15pm
    • A hands-on class that includes practice of coping strategies to help you find practical tips for your labour and birth.

      Inspired by Lamaze, Bonapace, rebozo, yoga, visualization, cranial sacral therapy, and experience.

      A class designed as a compliment to our prenatal class (group or private).

      It is a great refresher for those who have already taken a prenatal course, are having another baby, preparing for a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarian), and is especially designed for those wanting strategies to avoid pharmaceutical pain relief.

      Labour partners are encouraged to help support the birthing woman and to expect homework.

      Pregnant women who would like to come on their own are invited to work directly with the facilitator / experienced Doula, Brandie Lekovic.

      Cost of class is $75.
      Register at www.ottawacea.com

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Thursday, March 1st

  1. IAIM Canada Intensive Infant Massage Instructor Training
    • Start time: 09:00am
    • End time: 05:00pm
    • Teaching infant massage is not only about knowing strokes, it implies respecting the baby and to have at all times an understanding of his needs as well as recognizing the important role his parents are playing for his healthy growth and development. It’s a stimulating work for anyone who is interested in promoting the practice of infant massage in our culture and valuing parent’s role in our society.Our infant massage instructor training program includes is an intensive 4 day (29 hours) training and a certification process which includes a take home assignment, readings and a practice teaching. The training is a careful blend of theory, practice and learning experience allowing for academic advancement, self-discovery and fun.Cost: $678 ($600 + HST) Includes 1 year IAIM Canada Membership, Infant Massage Instructor Manual, Training Document and a copy of Infant Massage, A Handbook for Loving Parents.To register, contact Gertrude Wilkes at babymassage@gertrudewilkes.ca or 613-304-3427.For more information visit www.massagebebeinfantmassage.net or www.iaim-aimbcanada.org 

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  2. OCEA Infant Massage Class
    • 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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  3. OCEA 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. How Babies Move from Belly to Three
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • How Babies Move and What Babies Sense From Belly, Through Birth, To Three Years of Age, is foundational for the child’s later ability to live and learn.

      Did you know that when babies are kept frequently in car seats or other equipment that prop them up before they put themselves in a sitting or standing position, it could affect their neurological development? When children are allowed to sit up and walk when they are ready, specific reflexes and brain connections develop, setting them up for good health.

      In this experiential workshop with Yvette Halpin you will learn how cognitive brain functions- like the capacity to read, write, pay attention, self-regulate, be empathetic, follow instructions, etc, use the same brain neural connections as the sensory and motor neural circuits that have been established since infancy.

      Yvette will introduce to you and guide you through these innate, genetically encoded, movements of womb and infancy - primitive reflexes, rhythmic movements and developmental movements - these neurodevelopmental movements that are responsible to help baby be born, grow and learn. She will offer many practical ways in which to support this development.

      Fee: $45 including a comprehensive manual of a compilation of practical information

      To register: 819-459-2983 or yvette@nimblekids.ca
      More info about Yvette, visit: www.nimblekids.ca

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  5. 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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Saturday, March 3rd

  1. Little Green Ottawa - Counselling Services
    • Start time: 09:00am
    • End time: 03:00pm
    • New service providers at the Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre! Jill McDougall (RN,RP) and Fiona Jager (RN) provide mental health counselling and support, as well as complex case management and mental health system navigation. Appointments are available Saturdays at the Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre between 9 a.m.– 3 p.m.Fee:$120/per one hour session.To book an appointment: email info@littlegreenottawa.com or call 613.699.2137To learn more about the counselors or their services, visit www.littlegreenottawa.com

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  2. OCEA Bringing Baby Home Class
    • Start time: 09:00am
    • End time: 04:00pm
    • Our Bringing Baby Home class is a 2 day hands on parenting class for expectant parents including:

      -How to decide what items to purchase for life with baby
      -Basic baby care including bathing, swaddling
      -The difference between cloth and disposable diapers
      -Benefits of babywearing and opportunity to try different baby carriers
      -Breastfeeding and introducing solids
      -What you need to know when purchasing a car seat for your baby
      -Learn how to properly and safely install your car seat
      -Have your seat inspected - suggestions for improvements will be made if necessary by a Ministry of Transportation trained installer
      -Infant CPR review through the Heart and Stroke Foundation
      -Babyproofing: how to make your home safer for your baby
      -Learn the most common cause of injuries and how they can be prevented
      -Where to purchase home safety products

      Cost of class is $150 (CAD) (per couple).

      Register at https://www.ottawacea.com/baby_home

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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 4th

  1. OCEA Bringing Baby Home Class
    • Start time: 09:00am
    • End time: 04:00pm
    • Our Bringing Baby Home class is a 2 day hands on parenting class for expectant parents including:

      -How to decide what items to purchase for life with baby
      -Basic baby care including bathing, swaddling
      -The difference between cloth and disposable diapers
      -Benefits of babywearing and opportunity to try different baby carriers
      -Breastfeeding and introducing solids
      -What you need to know when purchasing a car seat for your baby
      -Learn how to properly and safely install your car seat
      -Have your seat inspected - suggestions for improvements will be made if necessary by a Ministry of Transportation trained installer
      -Infant CPR review through the Heart and Stroke Foundation
      -Babyproofing: how to make your home safer for your baby
      -Learn the most common cause of injuries and how they can be prevented
      -Where to purchase home safety products

      Cost of class is $150 (CAD) (per couple).

      Register at https://www.ottawacea.com/baby_home

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Monday, March 5th

  1. 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, March 6th

  1. Lisa Flanders- Registered Physiotherapist
    • Start time: 08:30am
    • End time: 03:00pm
    • 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. Parenting & Breastfeeding Drop-In/Le Salon d’allaitement et de soutien aux parents
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End time: 11:30am
    • Now at a new time for 2018 - from 10:00 - 11:30 amJoin 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!Maintenant à une nouvelle heure pour 2018 - offert de 10h à 11h30Soyez des nôtres pour profiter des conseils offerts par une sage-femmeagréée spécialiste des soins prénataux et postnataux, de l’allaitement et del’alimentation des nourrissons. Bénéficiez aussi du soutien et del’encouragement d’autres mamans dans un milieu accueillant et décontracté. Le salon est gratuit et aucun rendez-vous est nécessaire. Ouvert à toutes et à tous!

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  3. 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. Session cost is $195+HSTTo register visit: www.littlelotusyoga.ca

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Wednesday, March 7th

  1. Baby-Friendly Hatha Yoga
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End time: 11:00am
    • These classes are therapeutic and designed to support women at different stages of healing postpartum. We focus on rebuilding function and confidence in the body, helping to re-develop strength with movement. Whether you are new to yoga or a long-time practitioner, you will gain practical knowledge of how to use yoga and movement to support your body, your life and your healing and learn how to gauge your personal readiness for different movements and activities.

      You can expect to learn how to:
      - find or rediscover a functional breath which integrates more core structures of the body;
      - build strength, function and reflexes in the core and pelvic floor;
      - modify movements as needed to reduce stress on the postpartum body;
      - build back up to pre-pregnancy activities and confidence in the body;
      - identify the body's warning signs of pelvic floor stress;
      - manage the effects of caring for a baby (soreness, stiffness, stress, exhaustion)

      This class is informal and very baby-friendly (pre-walkers), but feel free to come with or without your baby. There are many willing hands and hearts to help you with child care.

      Wednesdays, Mar. 7 - Apr. 25
      Cost: $135
      Register at: http://www.rasanutrition.com/babyfriendly-hatha-yoga/

      Pre-registration is recommended as space is limited. You may join in the middle of a session or drop in* if there is space. *Drop in students are welcome at a rate of $18 payable in class or through the online store.

      Yoga is a great gift for a new mom you care about. To register someone else in a class as a gift, simply follow the registration details and input their information.

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  2. 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 8th

  1. OCEA Infant Massage Class
    • 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. OCEA 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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  3. Kangaroo Fitness: Painfree Pregnancy - 7 Week Prenatal Alignment Class
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • Enjoy a warm, fun and supportive class environment while learning about how you feel strong, well and pain free during your 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 Susanne Reinhold who is a Restorative Exercise Specialist, Registered Social Worker and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in training.

      This class is suitable for women in first, second or third trimester or women trying to get pregnant. It is recommend to take the class early in pregnancy.

      Fee: $149
      Register at http://www.kangaroofitness.ca/painfree-pregnancy-prenatal-alignment-class
      or call 613-327-7930

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  4. 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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Saturday, March 10th

  1. Little Green Ottawa - Counselling Services
    • Start time: 09:00am
    • End time: 03:00pm
    • New service providers at the Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre! Jill McDougall (RN,RP) and Fiona Jager (RN) provide mental health counselling and support, as well as complex case management and mental health system navigation. Appointments are available Saturdays at the Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre between 9 a.m.– 3 p.m.Fee:$120/per one hour session.To book an appointment: email info@littlegreenottawa.com or call 613.699.2137To learn more about the counselors or their services, visit www.littlegreenottawa.com

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  2. OCEA Prenatal One Day Condensed Class
    • 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 $150 (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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Tuesday, March 13th

  1. Lisa Flanders- Registered Physiotherapist
    • Start time: 08:30am
    • End time: 03:00pm
    • 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. Parenting & Breastfeeding Drop-In/Le Salon d’allaitement et de soutien aux parents
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End time: 11:30am
    • Now at a new time for 2018 - from 10:00 - 11:30 amJoin 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!Maintenant à une nouvelle heure pour 2018 - offert de 10h à 11h30Soyez des nôtres pour profiter des conseils offerts par une sage-femmeagréée spécialiste des soins prénataux et postnataux, de l’allaitement et del’alimentation des nourrissons. Bénéficiez aussi du soutien et del’encouragement d’autres mamans dans un milieu accueillant et décontracté. Le salon est gratuit et aucun rendez-vous est nécessaire. Ouvert à toutes et à tous!

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  3. 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. Session cost is $195+HSTTo register visit: www.littlelotusyoga.ca

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Wednesday, March 14th

  1. Baby-Friendly Hatha Yoga
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End time: 11:00am
    • These classes are therapeutic and designed to support women at different stages of healing postpartum. We focus on rebuilding function and confidence in the body, helping to re-develop strength with movement. Whether you are new to yoga or a long-time practitioner, you will gain practical knowledge of how to use yoga and movement to support your body, your life and your healing and learn how to gauge your personal readiness for different movements and activities.

      You can expect to learn how to:
      - find or rediscover a functional breath which integrates more core structures of the body;
      - build strength, function and reflexes in the core and pelvic floor;
      - modify movements as needed to reduce stress on the postpartum body;
      - build back up to pre-pregnancy activities and confidence in the body;
      - identify the body's warning signs of pelvic floor stress;
      - manage the effects of caring for a baby (soreness, stiffness, stress, exhaustion)

      This class is informal and very baby-friendly (pre-walkers), but feel free to come with or without your baby. There are many willing hands and hearts to help you with child care.

      Wednesdays, Mar. 7 - Apr. 25
      Cost: $135
      Register at: http://www.rasanutrition.com/babyfriendly-hatha-yoga/

      Pre-registration is recommended as space is limited. You may join in the middle of a session or drop in* if there is space. *Drop in students are welcome at a rate of $18 payable in class or through the online store.

      Yoga is a great gift for a new mom you care about. To register someone else in a class as a gift, simply follow the registration details and input their information.

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Thursday, March 15th

  1. 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.

      Investment for the 5 week course is $400 + tax, per couple. Includes the official textbook, audio recordings and a folder with many handouts.

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

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  2. Kangaroo Fitness: Painfree Pregnancy - 7 Week Prenatal Alignment Class
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • Enjoy a warm, fun and supportive class environment while learning about how you feel strong, well and pain free during your 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 Susanne Reinhold who is a Restorative Exercise Specialist, Registered Social Worker and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in training.

      This class is suitable for women in first, second or third trimester or women trying to get pregnant. It is recommend to take the class early in pregnancy.

      Fee: $149
      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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Saturday, March 17th

  1. Little Green Ottawa - Counselling Services
    • Start time: 09:00am
    • End time: 03:00pm
    • New service providers at the Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre! Jill McDougall (RN,RP) and Fiona Jager (RN) provide mental health counselling and support, as well as complex case management and mental health system navigation. Appointments are available Saturdays at the Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre between 9 a.m.– 3 p.m.Fee:$120/per one hour session.To book an appointment: email info@littlegreenottawa.com or call 613.699.2137To learn more about the counselors or their services, visit www.littlegreenottawa.com

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  2. Meet the Doulas!
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End time: 02:00pm
    • Join us for this Free event!

      Meet doulas, childbirth educators, photographers and other pregnancy, birth and parenting professionals.

      Come and chat, ask your questions and find out how a doula can support you through this amazing journey!

      We will also have Free Baby Boxes to distribute! Sign up at www.babyboxuniversity.com, complete the Ontario syllabus and screenshot your certificate of completion. Boxes are limited and available on a first come/first served basis.

      There will be swag bags full of goodies for the first 30 people and amazing door prizes to be won!

      Visit https://ottawadoulaservices.ca/events/ for more information.

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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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