We have just found out that Regina street will be closed on Monday October 3rd for approximately three days. If you are coming to the clinic from Erb street then you would want to turn left onto Peppler (one block after Regina) and then left onto Dupont street. If you are coming to the clinic from Bridgeport turn left onto Peppler (one block before Regina), and then right on Dupont street.
Do you feel isolated and alone? Are you struggling with feelings of sadness?
Do you find it hard to control your worries?
Are you struggling with how having a baby has changed your self-identity, your sexuality or your relationships?
Consider joining MOTHER MATTERS an online support group for women with mood /adjustment challenges following the birth of their baby.
Mother Matters is a 10-week online support group run by the Mental Health Program at Women’s College Hospital. It will take place on a confidential discussion board, giving you the opportunity to share your thoughts, feelings, and experiences, while learning from and supporting other mothers. Each week a new topic will be explored, relating to issues that commonly emerge during the first year of life with a new baby.
Registration for fall and winter sessions is now open. To see if you are eligible to participate, please complete the online questionnaire. For more information about the program including future session dates, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please no phone calls.
FREE Healthy Pregnancy Talk Series – Sept & Oct 2016 at Queen St Yoga
with Naturopathic Doctor Laura Tummon Simmons
Saturdays at 1:00pm / no registration required
Join Laura Tummon Simmons, ND, QSY’s naturopathic doctor, for a series of informal evidence-based talks centred around some ways to have a healthy, happy, and comfortable pregnancy. Discussions are FREE and will last about 30 minutes starting at 1:00pm (after Prenatal drop-in yoga on Saturdays 11:30am-12:45pm).
Everyone is welcome. No need to register in advance. Join us for Prenatal drop-in yoga before each talk, 11:30am-12:45pm with Julie.
Dear Clients, Former Clients, Volunteers and Friends of Blue Heron Midwives,
Please join us in celebrating our 5th Anniversary! Click HERE to learn more!
Our annual celebration is taking place at our clinic this year on:
Thursday September 22 from 4 to 6pm.
Thank you for your support over the last five years.
We look forward to seeing you on September 22nd!
Do you want more information about normal birth? Have you wondered about home birth or a home water birth? Please come out to this informative session on September 15th to learn more. We will discuss normal birth and delivery, birth place options, midwifery care, and answer your questions. Our home birth equipment will be on display as well as a birth tub (if available). Click HERE for information about the session.
Please note that parking will be even more limited in our lot this week due to some building work that is being done. Please try to park on street on Dupont, Princess, Peppler or try the free lot on the corner of Erb and Regina, next to Paul Puncher.
Have you used the OMama website or app during your pregnancy?
If so please help evaluate OMama!
Take the 5 minute confidential survey at http://svy.mk/1ZM0ffq.
OMama wants to hear about your experience with the OMama app and website so far, and what you think about our plans for the future.
Thanks for your support!
Coping with Traumatic Birth
With Lisa Aldworth, Therapist, MSW, RSW
Saturday, September 24, 2016 All are welcome!
Birth trauma survivors (including babies), spouses/partners, midwives, doulas, nurses, OBs, psychotherapists & health care professionals
Our birth experience does not always go the way we have envisioned or planned. Many of us experience trauma during our pregnancy and labour. These experiences can leave us feeling sad, angry or isolated. This workshop is designed to help you understand birth trauma and how to begin to resolve this trauma within your own life.
This interactive workshop will explore the following:
- Signs and Symptoms of Trauma
- Dealing with anger, anxiety and depression
- Fear of Recurrence: How can I face another birth after trauma?
- Trusting healthcare professionals after birth trauma
- Coping Strategies: What are they and why can they help?
- Individual therapy: What is it and how can it help resolve birth trauma?
For more information or to register for this workshop or to inquire about individual therapy, contact Lisa Aldworth at email@example.com or 519.746.2323 x502. More information about Lisa and her therapeutic practice on her website at www.socounselling.com.
Location: Wellness Team on Queen, Cambridge, ON
Saturday, September 24, 2016
9:30am – 4:30pm
Its wonderful to hear that the Connecting Pregnancy program fosters connections that go beyond pregnancy and birth:
“We talk about it all the time how thankful we are for being able to journey through motherhood with the incredible support your midwife group offers. New Baby Time is a true gem.
Like many other moms I know, I still get together every Wednesday with the group of ladies I met before birth in the [Connecting Pregnancy] classes and then really connected with during the 12 weeks postpartum. Last Wednesday we went out without the babies (all 9-10 months now) and we all fell more in love with each other and had one of the funniest nights ever!!!!
I am in tears now (ok I cry all the time since having my baby) thinking about how grateful I am to have had the opportunity to work with Blue Heron.
Cheers ladies!!!!!!! And from the bottom of our hearts, thank you thank you thank you!!!!”