Important key learnings you 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. This workshop is perfect for expecting parents, grandparents and other caregivers.
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: Adrienne Cote
Hi and welcome! So great to meet you, my name is Adrienne and I am a Holistic Nutritionist, Doula and Birth Educator. That’s a lot of jobs right? Are you wondering “What does all that mean?”
Well, it means that I offer a variety of holistic services to support your health and wellness such as; nutrition counselling sessions, meal planning, postpartum Doula services, birth education classes and wellness workshops.
Because I have an extensive background, my natural focus as a Holistic Nutritionist tends to be on reproductive and postpartum health. MY BACKGROUND I have worked with pregnant people and families in varying roles for many, many years. I started as a Counselor within a non-profit agency working with at-risk pregnant and parenting young women. From my incredibly fulfilling work there, I learned the importance of prenatal and postpartum health care and support, especially for those who are vulnerable. That job led me on my journey to train as a Doula, Birth Educator and later on as a Holistic Nutritionist. I try to bring that energy, compassion and commitment to my clients into my current practice. MY PHILOSOPHY When we work together it is in a 100% JUDGEMENT FREE zone. I am truly committed to supporting your choices and want our time together to be as enjoyable as humanly possible!
CREDENTIALS + AFFILIATIONS
Certified Childbirth Educator-CAPPA
Birth + Postpartum Doula-DONA
Certified Nutrition Practitioner (CNP)-IHN
Canadian Association of Natural Nutritional Practitioners (CANNP)- Member
Adrienne is a Holistic Nutritionist, Doula and Birth Educator based in Toronto. She is a First Class Honours graduate of the Institute of Holistic Nutrition (2016), trained by DONA (2011) and CAPPA (2012) and holds a BA in Sociology from Carleton University (2008).
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