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  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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Tuesday, December 19th

  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. 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. 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.

      Dates: Tuesdays, Sept. 12 - Dec. 19 (excludes Oct. 31)
      Session cost is $195+HST
      To register visit: www.littlelotusyoga.ca

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  4. Prenatal Empowerment Group
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • As mothers in North America we are completely isolated from one another and often from our own families. Yet, social support has been proven to protect women from developing perinatal mood disorders. We were never meant to do this important and demanding work in isolation. This is why we have created the prenatal support group, to provide a space for mothers-to-be to build community therefore enhancing their well-being.

      This group will be a safe and welcoming place where questions can be asked, fears, hopes and dreams can be explored, and new friendships developed. We will discuss issues such as fears of childbirth, expectations and hopes for motherhood, body image and changes and attempt to develop answers that empower you and leave you feeling inspired and strong. We will practice mindfulness, create birth art, and share meaningful conversations.

      Susanne and Christiane are mothers themselves in addition to being skilled group facilitators, social workers and birth workers and will ensure that the space is safe, enjoyable and therapeutic for all.

      What you will get out of this group:

      - Become confident in your intuition, innate knowledge and experience as a mother.
      - Meet other like-minded mothers and nurture new friendships.
      - Engage in honest conversations, do birth art, and enjoy a variety of mindfulness exercises.
      - Develop a positive and strong version of pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood for yourself.
      - Share meaningful and progressive conversations with other mothers.
      - Gain a sense of community and build a social support network.

      FEE: $169 (Includes snacks and refreshments)

      7 week class is from Oct. 24 - Dec. 12 (no class Oct. 31)
      For more information and to register, visit: http://www.kangaroofitness.ca/prenatal-empowerment-group-new

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Wednesday, December 20th

  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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  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 hospital birth, homebirth and Birth Centre 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 chose to give birth in the hospital, at home, and at the Birth Centre. A tour of the Birth Centre is given at the end of the session.

      Session is FREE, but registration is required. Register early, as spaces are limited!
      Please email info@ottawabirthcentre.ca, or call 613-260-1441.

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Thursday, December 21st

  1. 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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  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, December 22nd

  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, December 23rd

  1. 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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Thursday, December 28th

  1. 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, December 30th

  1. 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, January 2nd

  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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Thursday, January 4th

  1. 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, January 6th

  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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  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• BreastfeedingOne 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.comLes 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, January 7th

  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 call 613-523-2519 or e-mail nationalcapitalfa@gmail.com.
      For more information visit www.nationalcapitalfirstaid.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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Monday, January 8th

  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, January 9th

  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. 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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Wednesday, January 10th

  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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Thursday, January 11th

  1. 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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  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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Saturday, January 13th

  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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  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, January 14th

  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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Tuesday, January 16th

  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

    • View this event in Google Calendar
  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. 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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  4. 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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Wednesday, January 17th

  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.

    • View this event in Google Calendar
  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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