Women and their babies bond during prenatal and postnatal classes and workshops in toronto

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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Feeding Baby: An Introducing Solids Online Workshop

Sat Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2018

8:00am - 9:00am


Registration closes on Dec 31


Mom-and-Baby, Online, Postnatal

In the Introducing Solids workshop, you’ll receive:

  • An easy-to-follow, in-depth presentation to watch again and again
  • A baby/toddler recipe book that includes 30+ nutritionist favourites
  • Quick reference handouts to answer the questions that matter to you most (e.g., top first foods, best sources of iron, favourite food combos, and more)
  • Ongoing email access to Allison Martineau to answer your top feeding questions
  • Confidence to feed your baby solids!
  • Bonuses: Allison’s personal new parent go-to recipe book and a 30% savings for any additional support from Sweetpea Nutrition.

This is an online workshop by Sweet Pea Nutrition and offered (at a discount) through West End Mamas – the link below will take you to the Sweet Pea Nutrition page for registration. Enrolment is ongoing and you may watch and read the materials at your own pace.

Dont forget! Use coupon code 25spn25 at checkout on the Sweet Pea Nutrition site and get 25% off of this workshop!

Register here

Infant CPR

Infant CPR

Sun Jan 6, 2019

9:30am - 12:30pm


Registration closes on Jan 6


Postnatal

This interactive 3 hour workshop is geared for parents and caregivers of infants, toddlers and small children.

It’s designed for people who don’t necessarily require full training, but would love to have some life saving skills should an emergency arise. A bifold with breathing barrier, gloves, alcohol swabs and bandages is included at no extra cost.

Infant development milestones

Free Infant Developmental Milestones

Mon Jan 7, 2019

10:00am - 11:00am


Registration closes on Jan 7


Free Classes, Postnatal

Learn about developmental milestones in the first two years of your baby’s life in our Infant Developmental Milestones workshop led by Dr. Daniela Arciero.

Acupressure Pregnancy Prenatal Labour

Acupressure for Labour and Birth

Mon Jan 7, 2019

7:00pm - 8:00pm


Registration closes on Jan 7


Free Classes, Prenatal

Join our acupuncturist, Heather Rule, for this hands-on one hour class. Birth partners will learn simple hands-on techniques using acupressure points to help reduce pain, calm the mind, and improve efficiency of labour.

You will leave with practical skills as well as printed material for future reference.

Mom and baby bonding during prenatal yoga exercise class

Mom & Baby Yoga Class

Tue Jan 8 - February 12

10:00am - 11:00am


Registration closes on Jan 8


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!

 

The Independent Sleeper (4-17 months old)

Tue Jan 8, 2019

2:30pm - 4:30pm


Registration closes on Jan 8


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 Jan 8, 2019

9:00am - 11:00am


Registration closes on Jan 8


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.

Woman holding baby while safely exercising during a postnatal exercise class

Mom And Baby Fitness “Core (Re)Connect”

Wed Jan 9 - February 13

11:00am - 12:00pm


Registration closes on Jan 9


Mom-and-Baby, Postnatal

The effects of pregnancy and birth, not to mention the physical demands of motherhood can leave women feeling weak, disconnected and in pain.

Join Laura Wood, prenatal and postnatal yoga and pilates teacher, Core Confidence Specialist and doula, as she provides women with a gentle, whole body, balanced approach to postpartum re-training.

 

Strength Training for Mamas

Wed Jan 9 - February 13

11:00am - 12:00pm


Registration closes on Jan 9


Mom-and-Baby, Postnatal

Learning how to utilize the deep core muscles (with a specific focus on the pelvic floor) we can move in a safe and effective way to get a great workout in while simultaneously working on your postpartum recovery!

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

Baby Steps Level 1 (6 weeks-6 months old)

Thu Jan 10 - February 14

12:00pm - 1:00pm


Registration closes on Jan 10


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”

pelvic floor health

Postnatal Pelvic Recovery Basics

Thu Jan 10, 2019

7:00pm - 8:00pm


Registration closes on Jan 3


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, Nabila Jutha, as you learn what would be safe and appropriate for your postpartum recovery.
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Baby Steps Level 2 (6 months – 1 year old)

Thu Jan 10 - February 14

11:00am - 12:00pm


Registration closes on Jan 10


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 Jan 12, 2019

1:00pm - 4:00pm


Registration closes on Jan 12


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.
Toronto prenatal HypnoBirthing class

HypnoBirthing Childbirth Education Class

Sun Jan 13 - February 10

3:00pm - 5:30pm


Registration closes on Jan 13


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.

Childbirth prep class

Childbirth 101: Preparing for Birth and Beyond – 4-week class

Mon Jan 14 - February 4

7:00pm - 9:30pm


Registration closes on Jan 14


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.

Meet Doulas during a free information night

Free Doula Info Night

Tue Jan 15, 2019

7:00pm - 8:00pm


Registration closes on Jan 15


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!

Free toronto baby wearing meetup for new mothers

Free Babywearing Meetup Group

Tue Jan 15, 2019

9:30am - 10:30am


Registration closes on Jan 15


Free Classes, Postnatal, Prenatal

Choosing a baby carrier and figuring out how to use it properly can be a daunting task, especially now that there are so many on the market. Don’t feel overwhelmed! Join Babywearing Educator & Mom of 3 Carolyn Sinclair for a FREE Babywearing meet up on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.

Baby Reflexology

Baby Reflexology

Wed Jan 16 - February 6

9:45am - 10:45am


Registration closes on Jan 16


Mom-and-Baby, Postnatal

You likely already know how sensitive your baby is to touch. Babies often respond very quickly to reflexology or gentle pressure application on specific points on their feet.

This class will help you add some tools to your toolkit to help you assist your baby through common things like colic, constipation, coughs and colds, teething, and with helping your baby get to sleep. Reflexology is safe and effective, and can also help you deepen your bond with your baby.

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

Pelvic Health Basics for Birth

Thu Jan 17, 2019

7:00pm - 8:00pm


Registration closes on Jan 17


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 Physiotherapist Amy Gildner.

Prenatal chiropractic care

Practical Tips for an Easier Pregnancy and a Better Birth

Tue Jan 22, 2019

7:00pm - 8:00pm


Registration closes on Jan 22


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

Prenatal Yoga

Prenatal Restorative Yoga Workshop

Wed Jan 23, 2019

7:00pm - 8:30pm


Registration closes on Jan 23


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.

Mother learning the correct techniques for breastfeeding her baby during postnatal class

Breastfeeding 101 – Prenatal Breastfeeding Class

Tue Jan 29, 2019

7:00pm - 9:30pm


Registration closes on Jan 29


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.

Newborn Sleep SOS (0-3 months)

Tue Feb 5, 2019

2:30pm - 4:30pm


Registration closes on Feb 5


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.

 

Your Hormones After Baby

Your Hormones After Baby

Tue Feb 12, 2019

1:00pm - 2:00pm


Registration closes on Feb 12


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.

Infant Massage Workshop

Tue Feb 26, 2019

1:30pm - 2:30pm


Registration closes on Feb 26


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.