Events

Upcoming events

    • 26 Nov 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 2260 Walkley Road, Ottawa
    • 14
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    Join us for an interactive and informative First Aid For Parents / Grandparents Class.

    This one-of-a-kind comprehensive 2+hr course offers easy to understand instructions on how to help your newborn or child in many different emergency situations. It focuses on parents, grandparents or anyone who wishes to further their skills in first aid and CPR as it applies to Infants and Children. Feel confident in your skills and know what to do! This course follows the latest guidelines in first aid and CPR and is TAUGHT BY A RED CROSS FIRST AID INSTRUCTOR WITH EXTENSIVE MEDICAL BACKGROUND IN NURSING. Bring along the grandparents or anyone else who may be looking after your little little.

    This course will be offered at The Birth and Wellness Centre, 2260 Walkley Road on Sunday November 26th from 9-11AM.

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    If possible, it is best to leave the little ones at home as this is a classroom setting.  That being said, we understand that this is not always possible. Babies are welcome if they are in your arms or their car seat.  We only ask that everyone be considerate of the other participants.  In other words, you may need to step out for a minute with your little one if necessary:)

    The classroom would not be well suited for toddlers or children.


     


    • 27 Nov 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 900 Merivale Rd


    Join IBCLC trained Beth McMillan and local moms of multiples at the Carlington Community Health Centre for the free Multiples Breastfeeding Support Group. You can also find additional support via the Facebook Group.



    • 09 Dec 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre (2260 Walkley Rd)
    • 8
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    MULTIPLES 101: WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE BRINGING HOME MULTIPLES

    Our prenatal course, Multiple Expectations, offers hints, ideas and true-life stories about coping with newborn multiples.  It also offers expectant parents the opportunity to participate in a supportive network with other parents who are expecting twins or more.  These classes are not designed to provide medical information and should not be a replacement for hospital prenatal classes. On the other hand, all classes are taught by volunteers who themselves are parents of multiples (and not medical professionals). We provide you with our own experience and share knowledge and ideas to help you deal with multiples.

    Our one-day classes begin at 9:30AM and run until 4:30PM (unless otherwise specified). 

    Cost per couple (not per person): $40 for members and $50 for non-members (includes all relevant materials for the course).

    We cover the following topics, depending on the interest in the class:

    • Introduction to the MBFA
    • Prenatal nutrition and activity
    • What to do if put on bed rest
    • Common worries, concerns and how to cope
    • What it means to be classified as a "high risk pregnancy"
    • Other complications of multiples pregnancies
    • Signs of pre-term labour and what to do
    • What to expect and how to cope if you have premature babies
    • Pregnancy, labour and delivery stories from parents of multiples and their tips for coping at home
    • Labour and delivery of multiples
    • The stages of labour
    • Medical and non-medicated forms of pain control during labour & delivery
    • What to expect if a cesarean section is required
    • Post-partum recovery for mom and babies
    • Post-partum mood disorders
    • Caring for your babies
    • Feeding your babies: schedule vs. on-demand, bottle, breast, pumping breast milk, etc.
    • Surviving at home with multiples, including what equipment, clothing, etc. other parents of multiples have found useful
    • Guest speakers from our community


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