Roots of Empathy

The Roots of Empathy program is looking for a few more babies to be part of this enriching program for children. You would be visiting the same classroom once a month for the school year and sharing your baby’s development the children. This program helps to reduce bullying within the school and increase children’s sense of empathy. It is an incredibly rewarding experience.

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Postpartum Therapeutic Arts Group

The Therapeutic Postpartum  Arts Group is currently open to register new group members for the winter session at the Kitchener Downtown Community Health Centre (KDCHC). The group will run Jan 11th – March 29th (12 weeks total) and provides childcare for group members during the group time 1:30-3pm.ppdgroup_poster_cycle2proof

Calling All Canadian Women

From the SOGC:

Calling all Canadian women: Your voice can help shape health research.

Join us for this one-day forum that will bring together researchers, patients, clinicians, and policymakers to talk about key issues in women’s sexual and reproductive health and explore implications for health and health care.

Working together, we will identify research priorities and inform policymakers and care providers about tools and resources that are important to help empower Canadian women with knowledge about their reproductive health.

Have your say. Be heard.

Registration deadline: Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 www.womens_health_forum.eventbrite.ca

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CONTEST TODAY ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE!

***CONTEST***CONTEST***CONTEST***
We have a free class pass to Balancing From Birth to Baby’s Traditional Prenatal Class to give away! (Available for the weekday series or weekend series)
To enter this contest you need to do go to our FACEBOOK PAGEfind the contest post and follow the instructions.
Contest closes today (October 18) at 4:30pm. Winner will be chosen by random draw. If you win you will be contacted privately and then announced on Facebook tomorrow.

Balancing From Birth to Baby

balancing-birth-to-baby-logo-finalWe are excited to announce that our administrator, Bronwyn Addico, and her business partner, Maggie Hilton, have just launched a new prenatal education and doula services business. Please check out their website and wide array of classes that they offer.

 

New Baby Time Testimonials

Is your Connecting Pregnancy group still getting together even though everyone is no longer in our care? Do you still meet up with Blue Heron Mama friends on Wednesdays even though your baby is older than three months and can no longer attend New Baby Time? If so we want to hear from you!

Shirley and Janis are going to Victoria BC to present about New Baby Time at the Canadian Association of Midwives conference. We would love to include your testimonial about how the program influenced your friendships and experience of being a new mom to add to their presentation.

Thank you!

Happy World Breastfeeding Week

Let’s celebrate World Breastfeeding Week!

On October 1st to 7th, Region of Waterloo Public Health is recognizing World Breastfeeding Week. Join us in celebrating breastfeeding and the important role it plays in keeping babies and mothers healthy. This year, Public Health is taking to social media to share some informative and fun messages about breastfeeding.

Check out the highlights:

*NEW* Breastfeeding Videos to support parents

  • A series of breastfeeding videos have been created aimed at helping parents with common breastfeeding questions and concerns. The first two videos are currently available on YouTube Breastfeeding playlist, and will be shared via Twitter @ROWPublicHealth, and Facebook. Videos will also be available on the Region of Waterloo Public Health website in the near future.

Facebook Live chat with Dr. Jack Newman – Friday October 7, 4:00 p.m. (see attached)

  • Watch Dr. Jack Newman and a Public Health Nurse chat live on the Public Health Facebook page about common issues facing breastfeeding parents in Waterloo Region. This interview being offered in partnership with the Wilfrid Laurier University and Manulife Centre for Community Health Research “Dr. Jack Newman @ Laurier” event. For more information about the event, click HERE.drjacknewman2

Send us your “Brelfies” 

  • Our Breastfeeding Week Brelfie (Breastfeeding Selfie) campaign was so popular last year; we’ve decided to run it again! Tweet us your #brelfieWR; or send us a message on Facebook brelfie-promo