Calendar

Unless otherwise noted, all events take place at the Blue Heron office.

Jan
23
Wed
Blue Heron New Baby Time ~ Infant Language and Cognitive Development
Jan 23 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Learn how infants learn language and other cognitive skills and find out about opportunities for participating in research with the Infant Studies Group at the university. Presented by Dr. Katherine White and Dr. Stephanie Denison from the University of Waterloo.

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Blue Heron parents with babies up to 3 months old are invited to join us. Older siblings are welcome too. Please arrive between 9 and 9:30am. The presentation will start at approximately 9:45 am and is finished by 11am.

Jan
30
Wed
Blue Heron New Baby Time ~ Infant Digestions & Colic
Jan 30 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Learn about natural digestive system support and strategies to prevent or treat infant colic. Presented by Rachel VandenBerg, Naturopathic doctor from the Healing Path Centre for Natural Medicine.

HealingPathLogoPANTONEBlue Heron parents with babies up to 10 weeks old are invited to join us. Older siblings are welcome too. Please arrive between 9 and 9:30am. The presentation will start at approximately 9:45 am and is finished by 11am.

Feb
6
Wed
New Baby Time ~ Birth Control & Intimacy
Feb 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Intimacy can be an important part of new parent’s lives. It can help you feel connected, attractive and give you pleasure.  However, you may not be ready to be pregnant again. This presentation with Stacey Jacobs from the Sexual Health Options, Resources and Education – SHORE Centre, will help you decide what birth control, if any, is right for you whether you are breast feeding or bottle feeding.

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Blue Heron parents with babies up to 10 weeks old are invited to join us. Older siblings are welcome too. Please arrive between 9 and 9:30am. The presentation will start at approximately 9:45 am and is finished by 11am.

Feb
13
Wed
Blue Heron New Baby Time ~ Self Care for Mama
Feb 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Presented by Bronwyn Addico,certified Dancing For Birth TM instructor and Books & Babies program facilitator. Explore why self-care is important, getting enough sleep, handling visitors, asking for and accepting help, stress and intimacy. Bronwyn will also discus postpartum exercise and activities for moms to do with their babies.

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Blue Heron parents with babies up to 10 weeks old are invited to join us. Older siblings are welcome too. Please arrive between 9 and 9:30am. The presentation will start at approximately 9:45 am and is finished by 11am.

Feb
20
Wed
Blue Heron New Baby Time ~ Tummy Tune-Up
Feb 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join Beth Albert Halford, PT and Dr. Nicole Lederman, DC for a fun and informative session to help you tune-up, gain strength, and start your post-partum health journey. Recovery is not automatic but an active and intentional journey. To get you started, Beth and Nicole will be sharing valuable information and exercises that are important for all women after the experience of pregnancy and delivery. They will discuss common myths, what is normal and what signs your body may be giving you that signal it is time for further investigation. Beth will also be screening for Diastasis Recti in all interested moms.

Blue Heron parents with babies up to 10 weeks old are invited to join us. Older siblings are welcome too. Please arrive between 9 and 9:30am. The presentation will start at approximately 9:45 am and is finished by 11am.

Feb
27
Wed
Blue Heron New Baby Time ~ Breastfeeding Buddies
Feb 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Heather and Kathy represent Breastfeeding Buddies, a breastfeeding support program. A “Breastfeeding Buddy” is a caring, committed and trained volunteer who has breastfed. Buddies provide one-to-one and group support for breastfeeding moms and help connect them with community supports and resources. Through the use of discussion cards, Heather and Kathy will talk about what ‘normal’ breastfeeding behaviour looks like and help deal with some common concerns that new (and/or) experienced nursing mothers may have.

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Blue Heron parents with babies up to 10 weeks old are invited to join us. Older siblings are welcome too. Please arrive between 9 and 9:30am. The presentation will start at approximately 9:45 am and is finished by 11am.

Mar
6
Wed
Blue Heron New Baby Time ~ Baby Photos
Mar 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

amanda-headshotWould you like to take better photographs of the kids in your life? This is your opportunity to learn from a pro. Family photographer Amanda Sills will discuss composition basics and camera settings that can turn your photos from humdrum to fantastic, whether you’re using a smartphone or a DSLR. She’ll conclude the workshop with a Q&A.

Blue Heron parents with babies up to 10 weeks old are invited to join us. Older siblings are welcome too. Please arrive between 9 and 9:30am. The presentation will start at approximately 9:45 am and is finished by 11am.

Mar
13
Wed
Blue Heron New Baby Time ~ Play with Dr. Nicole Lederman
Mar 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Our resident chiropractor, Dr. Nicole Lederman, will present “Ticklish”. She will discuss many new, simple, and proven ideas for you to help your children learn, love and play so that they can thrive in today’s environment and express their full potential. Get ready to play with your baby! To follow Dr. Lederman like her Facebook page.

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Blue Heron parents with babies up to 10 weeks old are invited to join us. Older siblings are welcome too. Please arrive between 9 and 9:30am. The presentation will start at approximately 9:45 am and is finished by 11am.

Mar
20
Wed
Blue Heron New Baby Time ~ Natural Care for your Family
Mar 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Naturopath Joanna Thiessen will share ways to support your child’s growth and address your pediatric concerns using homeopathic products, diet, and alternative medicine. Learn about natural, safe, effective home remedies for things such as tummy aches, teething pain, hemorrhoids, diaper rashes, and colds/flu’s.  Dr.Joanna’s practice focuses on natural health for moms and babies.

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Blue Heron parents with babies up to 3 months old are invited to join us. Older siblings are welcome too. Please arrive between 9 and 9:30am. The presentation will start at approximately 9:45 am and is finished by 11am.

Mar
27
Wed
Blue Heron New Baby Time ~ Birth Trauma
Mar 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Our birth experience does not always go the way we have envisioned or planned. Many of us experience trauma during our pregnancy and labour but do not realize it. These experiences can leave us with many feelings including sadness, grief, anger, resentment or isolation. This presentation by counsellor Lisa Aldworth will help you understand birth trauma and how to begin to resolve this trauma within your own life.

Lisa Aldworth - Profile PhotoBlue Heron parents with babies up to 10 weeks old are invited to join us. Older siblings are welcome too. Please arrive between 9 and 9:30am. The presentation will start at approximately 9:45 am and is finished by 11am.