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Prenatal & Postnatal Classes and Workshops


At West End Mamas, we understand that time is precious. Our clients are looking for personalized, high-quality classes on all aspects of motherhood: from prenatal education, to fitness and yoga; from breastfeeding, to any number of mom and baby classes and parenting workshops. Our classes have been carefully curated to respond to the needs of our clients. Class sizes are small, reasonably-priced, and all of our classes and workshops are taught by highly trained instructors.

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Prenatal Yoga

Prenatal Restorative Yoga Workshop

Tue Jul 24, 2018

7:00pm - 8:30pm


Registration closes on Jul 24


Prenatal
Restorative Yoga is essential for a busy, city lifestyle, and can greatly improve the well-being of any expecting mama.

This is an opportunity to nurture one’s body, nervous system, and mind. It is a yoga practice with low physical demands, and offers lots of opportunities to relax and pause. With growing expectations and responsibilities, his is a space for expecting parents to take time for themselves and recharge.

Moms and babies enjoy playing and bonding during a fun class together

Baby Steps Level 1 (Replacing “Babies at play Level 1”)

Thu Jul 26 - September 6

10:00am - 11:00am


Registration closes on Jul 26


Mom-and-Baby, Postnatal

Join Lynne Neuman, Pediatric Occupational Therapist, as you make some new mama friends, and learn how to interact with your little one as they are on the move!

$195+ HST – Might be covered under your benefits plan under “Occupational Therapy”

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Baby Steps Level 2 (Replacing “Babies at play Level 2”)

Thu Jul 26 - September 6

11:00am - 12:00pm


Registration closes on Jul 26


Mom-and-Baby, Postnatal
This 6-week hour-long weekly class is for little ones that are already moving around, from rolling to pulling up to stand.
Join Lynne Newman, Pediatric Occupational Therapist, as you make some new mama friends, and learn how to interact with your little one as they are on the move!
Newborn Care 101, baby's first bath

Newborn Care 101

Sat Jul 28, 2018

1:00pm - 4:00pm


Registration closes on Jul 28


Postnatal, Prenatal
This class covers what you need to know about your baby’s first few weeks and months of life so that you enter parenthood feeling more informed, confident and prepared.  We will discuss newborn characteristics, appearance, and behaviour as well as bathing, diapering, comforting, bonding, and the importance of early skin to skin. Other topics such as postpartum nutrition, infant feeding and sleep patterns will also be included.
pelvic floor health

Postnatal Pelvic Recovery Basics

Wed Aug 1, 2018

7:00pm - 8:00pm


Registration closes on Aug 1


Free Classes, Postnatal
Congratulations!  You’ve had a baby! You’re ready to get moving, but you’re not sure whether your pelvic floor, abdominals and overall core are ready for it.
Join pelvic physiotherapist, Trang Bui, as you learn what would be safe and appropriate for your postpartum recovery.
Toronto infant cpr training

Infant CPR & Family Safety Class

Sun Aug 12, 2018

1:00pm - 4:00pm


Registration closes on Aug 12


Postnatal, Prenatal

Infant CPR & Family Safety Workshop

Would you know what to do if your baby stopped breathing and went blue at home?

Our Prenatal and Postnatal Infant/Family CPR & Safety Workshop teaches you what to do if the unthinkable happens. This 2.5 hour course focuses on accident prevention, basic family first aid, as well as infant & child CPR & relief of choking. Great for expectant parents, experienced parents, grandparents, aunt, uncles, babysitters & childcare providers.

The Independent Sleeper (4-17 months old)

Tue Aug 14, 2018

2:30pm - 4:30pm


Registration closes on Aug 14


Mom-and-Baby, Postnatal

Infant Sleep Expert Rosalee will walk parents through their child’s sleep habits from 4 months – 17 months old. Imagine putting your babe in their bed saying ‘goodnight’ and knowing they – and you – are in for a long, restful night.

Learn techniques and tips for transitioning your child to solids with this postnatal workshop

Starting Solids Workshop

Tue Aug 14, 2018

9:00am - 11:00am


Registration closes on Aug 14


Mom-and-Baby, Postnatal

Starting solids with your baby can be stressful, but it doesn’t need to be! Join us for our popular Starting Solids Workshop, so you can feel confident feeding your little one at home.

This 2 hour session is led by Carolyn Sinclair, Mother of 3, Heart & Stroke Foundation Instructor & Registered Midwife.

Toronto prenatal HypnoBirthing class

HypnoBirthing Childbirth Education Class

Thu Aug 16 - September 13

7:00pm - 9:30pm


Registration closes on Aug 16


Childbirth Education, Prenatal

HypnoBirthing® is a comprehensive childbirth preparation course designed to prepare you fully and completely for the birth of your child.

You will learn relaxation and self hypnosis techniques to eliminate the fear and tension that cause long labour and pain, replacing it with confidence, calm, and comfort. In addition to the self-hypnosis techniques described you will understand and appreciate the changes taking place in your body as your body moves through your birthing process.

$365+HST/Couple – One spot is good for two people. All course materials (Hypnobirthing textbook and MP3 download link) are provided at the first class.

Women participate in a pelvic floor exercise class conducted by a pelvic floor physiotherapist

Pelvic Health Basics for Birth

Mon Aug 20, 2018

7:00pm - 8:00pm


Registration closes on Aug 20


Free Classes, Prenatal

We have all heard about our pelvic floor at some point! But what it is? And what impact does pregnancy and birth have on Your pelvic floor?

Come and learn the basics of pelvic floor health from Pelvic Floor Physiotherapists Amy Gildner and Trang Bui.

Meet Doulas during a free information night

Free Doula Info Night

Tue Aug 21, 2018

7:00pm - 8:00pm


Registration closes on Aug 21


Free Classes, Prenatal

If you’re on the fence about hiring a doula or if you just don’t know what they do, this is a great opportunity to meet some of the doulas that work with West End Mamas.

Learn about birth and postpartum doulas and how they are different from midwives. Find out how a doula can support you and work with you in a hospital birth or home birth. Ask all of your questions in a safe, non-judgemental space. We look forward to seeing you!

Infant Massage Workshop

Tue Aug 21, 2018

1:30pm - 2:30pm


Registration closes on Aug 21


Mom-and-Baby, Postnatal

Learn how to massage your baby! Our RMTs are Infant Massage Specialists and will teach you how to safely and easily massage your baby.

Newborn Sleep SOS (0-3 months)

Tue Aug 21, 2018

3:00pm - 5:00pm


Registration closes on Aug 21


Mom-and-Baby, Postnatal, Prenatal

In this workshop, you will learn what you need to know to get through the first three months of your baby’s life with as much sleep as you can possibly get: how to establish a flexible and predictable routine that includes downtime during the day and more sleep at night, how to gently, gradually and safely apply evidence-based approaches that will help your baby become an independent sleeper

This class is suitable to take while pregnant or if you already have a newborn at home.

 

Prenatal chiropractic care

Practical Tips for an Easier Pregnancy and a Better Birth

Tue Aug 28, 2018

7:00pm - 8:00pm


Registration closes on Aug 28


Free Classes, Prenatal

Join West End Mamas chiropractor Dr. Olivia Avolio as she walks you through some of the easy, at-home things that you can do to feel your best during pregnancy (did you know that pregnancy shouldn’t be painful?) and how get your baby into a better position for an easier birth

Mom and baby bonding during prenatal yoga exercise class

Mom & Baby Yoga

Tue Sep 4 - October 9

11:30am - 12:30pm


Registration closes on Sep 4


Mom-and-Baby, Postnatal

Join us for a 6-week gentle mom and baby yoga class – stretch, strengthen, and connect to your postpartum body. Classes are one hour long, and limited to 8 participants per class.  You will get individual attention, and make some mama friends while you’re at it!

Please note that there will be no class on July 17 – the series starting on July 3 is a 5-week series and is prorated to $90 for 5-weeks.

 

Your Hormones After Baby

Your Hormones After Baby

Tue Sep 11, 2018

1:00pm - 2:00pm


Registration closes on Sep 11


Free Classes

We’ve all heard how hormones can go haywire after having a baby, but what exactly is going on?

In this free info session, Nutritionist Allison Martineau and Naturopath Kinga Babicki-Farrugia will discuss what happens to your hormones after you’ve had a baby, what symptoms of hormone imbalance you should watch out for, which blood tests you should be getting and how diet, lifestyle and supplements can help support hormone health and keep you feeling your best.

Motherhood Portrait

Motherhood Portrait Session

Fri Sep 14, 2018

11:00am - 2:00pm


Registration closes on Sep 14


Postnatal

Join photographer, Emily D, for a Motherhood Portrait session! The Motherhood Portrait Series is perfect for you if you are obsessed with photos and want to create a month by month image collection of you and baby over your entire mat leave and beyond.

Naturopathic Medicine 101: Your Best Health During Pregnancy and Beyond

Thu Sep 20, 2018

7:00pm - 8:00pm


Registration closes on Sep 20


Free Classes, Postnatal, Prenatal
In this free info session, West End Mama’s naturopath Dr. Kinga will discuss how incorporating Naturopathic medicine can promote a healthier and happier pregnancy and postpartum.

She will discuss the various health issues that arise during pregnancy and postpartum that can be effectively managed with Naturopathic Medicine.

RESP workshop

RESP & The Headstart Plan

Tue Sep 25, 2018

1:30pm - 2:30pm


Registration closes on Sep 25


Free Classes, Postnatal, Prenatal
Not sure about an RESP? What if there was another way to save for your kid(s)?
Come and learn about RESP and The Headstart Plan with Melanie Rousseau from the Assured Boutique – what they are, how will they help your children with expenses like education and others.
Mother learning the correct techniques for breastfeeding her baby during postnatal class

Breastfeeding 101 – Prenatal Breastfeeding Class

Tue Sep 25, 2018

7:00pm - 9:30pm


Registration closes on Sep 25


Prenatal

Join us for our “Breastfeeding 101 – Prenatal Breastfeeding Education” course to learn everything you need to know about breastfeeding. Taught by Taya Griffin, Lactation Consultant, this intimate and interactive workshop will help educate and provide the resources to ensure you are able to meet your unique breastfeeding goals.

Let the scientific research and practical tips we provide give you all you need to reach YOUR breastfeeding goals. Included is a complementary call after your baby is born to trouble-shoot any concerns. The key is that you feel supported throughout your journey.

Learn how to avoid getting sick , and treat a flu during pregnancy

Natural Approaches To Treating Colds & Flus

Thu Sep 27, 2018

7:00pm - 8:00pm


Registration closes on Sep 27


Free Classes, Postnatal, Prenatal

Join our naturopathic doctor, Dr. Kinga as she discusses how to optimize your immune system to get through cold and flu season.

This workshop is free! Please feel free to bring along family and friends.

Childbirth prep class

Childbirth 101: Preparing for Birth and Beyond

Mon Oct 15 - November 5

7:00pm - 9:30pm


Registration closes on Oct 15


Childbirth Education, Prenatal

Childbirth 101: Preparing for Birth and Beyond will teach you about the birthing process, coping techniques, medical supports and the early postpartum period.

This class will give you the opportunity to explore your needs and expectations for birth and learn about concrete coping techniques for labour and beyond, including movement and mindfulness based techniques.

$300+HST/Couple – One spot is good for two people.