Unless otherwise noted, all events take place at the Blue Heron office.
When your birth experience did not go as expected or planned, or unfortunate events occurred, it can leave you feeling angry, sad, anxious, remorseful, and even isolated from those you are closest too. It can be hard to resolve these feelings while care for your new baby. Join Doula and Childbirth Educator, Bronwyn Addico, to learn about the tools she uses to help her clients work through a tough birth experience.
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I am Dr. Jo, Naturopathic Doctor in Waterloo, and mama of 3 awesome kids. I am passionate about wholesome family health. Since 2006, I have been empowering families by teaching ways to keep everyone healthy through all the different stages of life. In my New Baby Time presentation, I share simple tips and tricks to treat all sorts of common health issues that arise in families including gassy babies, skin rashes, stuffy noses, hemorrhoids, milk supply issues, and much more!
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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. Learn about what ‘normal’ breastfeeding behaviour looks like and help deal with some common concerns that new (and/or) experienced nursing mothers may have. Bring your breastfeeding questions!
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The common advice given to women when returning to exercise postpartum is “listen to your body”, but what does that even mean? There isn’t a lot of context given with this advice. In addition, with the influx of #fitmom examples online, and the pervasive message to “bounce back” after pregnancy, the pressure to return to intense exercise postpartum can be overwhelming. My mission is to remind women that pregnancy and birth take a large toll on our bodies. No matter how fit you are, it’s important to honor this time and ease back into exercise slowly and with intention. Let me help educate you about your body, and changes to be mindful of when resuming exercise postpartum. And provide you with tools and advice to get back into the activities you love to do in a way that honors your long-term core and pelvic health.
KW Pelvic Health is a physiotherapy clinic that focuses on pelvic health conditions such as incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, rectus diastasis, painful intercourse and pelvic girdle pain. The presentation will focus on some of the most common conditions we see post partum that can be resolved with physiotherapy and some guidelines to return to exercise safely after having your baby.
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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!
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