Important key learnings expecting couples will walk away from the workshop with:
An understanding of typical newborn behaviours and a plan on how to best cope with the integration of a new baby into the family.
Practical tips on how to prepare their home for the new baby.
Understanding of various options for sleep arrangements, feeding, and infant care that will fit with the different needs of different families.
Pregnancy is a time busy with preparations and celebrations for your upcoming birth, but it can also offer you the chance to reflect on your life once your new little one has arrived! In this workshop we will pick up where most prenatal classes leave off. You will be encouraged as you learn more about infants and their needs, and reflect on both your excitement and worries as you approach the birth of your baby.
What to expect the first 8 weeks with a new baby
Diapering options and bum care
Baby wearing and safety
Sleep options and safety (including bed-sharing and crib-sleeping)
Comforting new babies
Practical suggestions for breast and bottle feeding
Postpartum healing - what to expect, what helps, what to avoid
Relationship changes - expectations, strategies, helpful communication and preparation exercises
Self-Care + Coping
Finding a Village
Postpartum Plan (Much like a birth plan)
Conversations to have before baby gets here
Class will be extraordinary, offering new parents practical preparation, and powerful processes, dialogue and art. The workshop will have the latest research, and personal growth processes to help them fully participate transition into parenthood as rite of passage.
Tiny babies in arms are welcome to accompany parents. :)
Workshop Instructor: BRITTANY-LYNE CARRIERE Growing up in a mosaic family consisting of biological, foster and chosen family members, Brittany-Lyne has always felt drawn to the dynamics of growing a family and womyn’s health. She was the youngest in her doula training and quickly started attending births before she graduated high school.
Brittany-Lyne has a special place in her heart for LGBTQ families and families growing through reproductive assistance, surrogacy and adoption. From her experience as a to-be surrogate and egg donor, and with her background in midwifery, she understands how challenging these processes can be for all parties involved. She continues to be involved in her community by volunteering and acting as a consultant for the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies and mentoring youth as they transition out of care.
Cancellation Policy: Please note that we do not offer refunds. Cancellations made 1 week or more from the event date will be credited to the account. Cancellations made less than a week from the event will not be credited or refunded. Thank you very much for your understanding.
Please note that we do not offer refunds. Each event/course/training/wellness appt has it's own specific cancellation policy which is listed on each registration page. Please take the time to read these in full prior to registering. Each event/appointment that we run is in partnership with a practitioner who is focusing their independent career in pre and postnatal health. This is their beautiful livelihood. This is why we have these policies in place. Thank you very much for your understanding. Jamie Kalynuik, Founder of Yoga Mamas