Calendar

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

Aug
22
Wed
Blue Heron New Baby Time ~ Babywearing
Aug 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Our resident chiropractor, Dr. Nicole Lederman, will present “Babywearing- Why, When, and How”. She will be demonstrating with several different carriers as well as answering your questions. Come with your questions and feel free to bring your own carrier if you wish to get specific help. 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.

Aug
29
Wed
Blue Heron New Baby Time ~ Infant Digestions & Colic
Aug 29 @ 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.

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Sep
5
Wed
New Baby Time ~ Birth Control & Intimacy
Sep 5 @ 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.

Sep
12
Wed
Blue Heron New Baby Time ~ Self Care for Mama
Sep 12 @ 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.

Sep
19
Wed
Blue Heron New Baby Time ~ Birth Trauma
Sep 19 @ 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.

 

Sep
26
Wed
Blue Heron New Baby Time ~ Breastfeeding Buddies
Sep 26 @ 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.

Oct
3
Wed
Blue Heron New Baby Time ~ Baby Photos
Oct 3 @ 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.

Oct
10
Wed
Blue Heron New Baby Time ~ Natural Care for your Family
Oct 10 @ 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.