All About Labour: Open House!
The Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre presents All About Labour, an Open House and speaker series, on Thursday, September 29, from 6pm-9pm.
Join us to learn about waterbirth, comfort measures, pelvic floor health, the physiology of labour, and more!
Birth Centre tours, a chance to learn more about the many services offered at the Centre, and our Ask a Midwife corner will also be part of the evening.
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 613-260-1441.
Cost is $5 per participant, payable in cash at the door.
Les présentations seront en Anglais, mais les visites du Centre et le coin de questions seront bilingues.
Agenda of Speakers:
6:15pm Birth As It Happens: An Overview of the Physiology of Labour and Birth
Presented by Brandie Lekovic, Ottawa Childbirth Education Association
Learn all about the changes the body goes through in labour and birth
6:45pm Work Smart, Not Hard: Stellar Hands-On Support Techniques for the Birth Partner
Presented by Julia Monorchio, Registered Massage Therapist and RMT Doula
Learn wonderful hands-on techniques to support your the birthing parent in labour
7:15pm The Pelvic Floor in Pregnancy
Presented by Lisa Flanders, Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist, OIHC
The pelvic floor is a group of muscles, bones, ligaments and organs found within the pelvis. During pregnancy this area is subject to a great and beautiful change.
Pelvic floor physiotherapy can be beneficial at any point during the pregnancy, including relieving pain, support the bladder and preparing your body for delivery.
7:45pm Labour and Birth in Water
Presented by Teresa Bandrowska, Lead Midwife, Ottawa Birth & Wellness Centre
An overview of labouring and birthing in water, including benefits, risks, and latest research
8:15pm Preparing for Birth with Yoga
Presented by Amanda DeGrace, Owner, Little Lotus Yoga
Learn techniques to strengthen and stretch, to increase your comfort in pregnancy and in labour.