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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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West End Mamas Toronto upcoming prenatal and postnatal fitness and education classes and workshops

West End Mamas is the village you’ve been looking for.

Find a class or workshop:

Mom and baby bonding during prenatal yoga exercise class

Mom & Baby Yoga

Tue May 22 - June 26

12:00pm - 1:00pm


Registration closes on Jun 26


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!

 

chiropractic for kids and babies

Free Class: Pediatric Chiropractic

Wed May 23, 2018

9:30am - 10:30am


Registration closes on May 23


Free Classes, Postnatal

Join Dr. Daniela Arciero in our free Intro to Pediatric Chiropractic workshop, to learn more about chiropractic for babies and kids and when to get your baby checked.

Toronto infant cpr training

Infant CPR & Family Safety Class

Sun May 27, 2018

9:30am - 12:30pm


Registration closes on May 27


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.

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

Pelvic Health Basics for Birth

Mon May 28, 2018

7:00pm - 8:00pm


Registration closes on May 28


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.

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

Breastfeeding 101 – Prenatal Breastfeeding Class

Tue May 29, 2018

7:00pm - 9:30pm


Registration closes on May 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.

RESP workshop

RESP & The Headstart Plan

Tue May 29, 2018

1:30pm - 2:30pm


Registration closes on May 29


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.
Motherhood Portrait

Motherhood Portrait Session

Fri Jun 1, 2018

1:30pm - 4:30pm


Registration closes on Jun 1


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.

Returning to run postpartum

Postpartum Return to Run

Sat Jun 2, 2018

1:00pm - 2:00pm


Registration closes on Jun 2


Free Classes, Postnatal

In this free one-hour workshop, our physiotherapist will help you know when when it is appropriate for you to return to run (or other impact activities) after baby. We will discuss strategies for pelvic floor and core strengthening, as well as a gradual return to run program that will keep your body happy while running!

Please leave baby at home if possible. We will be doing some exercises as well as possibly going out for a run.

Woman breastfeeds her baby during a free community postnatal breastfeeding workshop

Free Community Breastfeeding Cafe

Tue Jun 5, 2018

9:30am - 11:00am


Registration closes on Jun 5


Free Classes, Postnatal, Prenatal

Join West End Mamas for a fun & FREE community get together led by Carolyn Sinclair. Learn about a variety of health and wellness topics plus time for breastfeeding advice and support.

Prenatal chiropractic care

Practical Tips for an Easier Pregnancy and a Better Birth

Tue Jun 5, 2018

7:00pm - 8:00pm


Registration closes on Jun 5


Free Classes, Prenatal

Join West End Mamas founder Dr. Sarah Mickeler and chiropractor Dr. Olivia Avolio as they walk 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

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

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

Thu Jun 7 - July 19

12:00pm - 1:00pm


Registration closes on Jun 7


Mom-and-Baby, Postnatal

Join Lynne Neuman, Pediatric Occupational Therapist, as you learn age-and-developmentally-appropriate activities to do together with your little one.  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 Jun 7 - July 19

11:00am - 12:00pm


Registration closes on Jun 7


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 learn age-and-developmentally-appropriate activities to do together with your little one. Make some new mama friends, and learn how to interact with your little one as they are on the move!

Sunscreen 101: Sun safety for the Whole Family

Thu Jun 7, 2018

1:00pm - 2:00pm


Registration closes on Jun 7


Free Classes, Mom-and-Baby, Postnatal, Prenatal

Join our Naturopathic doctor, Kinga Babicki-Farrugia, for a FREE talk about how to keep your family safe while enjoying the sun.

The Independent Sleeper (4-17 months old)

Fri Jun 8, 2018

1:30pm - 3:30pm


Registration closes on Jun 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.

pelvic floor health

Postpartum Pelvic Health Recovery

Tue Jun 12, 2018

7:00pm - 8:00pm


Registration closes on Jun 12


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.
Evidence-Based Basics for Birth

Evidence-Based Basics for Birth

Thu Jun 14, 2018

7:00pm - 8:00pm


Registration closes on Jun 14


Free Classes, Prenatal
In this workshop, you will learn about evidence-based information for birth.
We will cover the Top Three Tips for an Easier Birth
1) a simple dietary tip that promotes a faster, easier birth…
2) why baby’s position is so critical for an easier birth…
3) how to get the support you need for an easier birth.
This workshop is jam-packed with valuable information to help you have an easier birth.

Infant Massage Workshop

Tue Jun 19, 2018

1:30pm - 2:30pm


Registration closes on Jun 19


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.

Meet Doulas during a free information night

Free Doula Info Night

Tue Jun 19, 2018

7:00pm - 8:00pm


Registration closes on Jun 19


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!

Naturopathic Medicine 101: Your Best Health During Pregnancy and Beyond

Thu Jun 21, 2018

7:00pm - 8:00pm


Registration closes on Jun 21


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.

Woman holding baby while safely exercising during a postnatal exercise class

Mom-And-Baby Fitness “Core (Re)Connect”

Wed Jun 27 - August 1

11:00am - 12:00pm


Registration closes on Jun 27


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.

 

Toronto prenatal HypnoBirthing class

HypnoBirthing Childbirth Education Class

Thu Jun 28 - July 26

7:00pm - 9:30pm


Registration closes on Jun 28


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.

Newborn Sleep SOS (0-3 months)

Fri Jul 6, 2018

1:30pm - 3:30pm


Registration closes on Jul 6


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.

 

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

Starting Solids Workshop

Tue Jul 10, 2018

9:00am - 11:00am


Registration closes on Jul 10


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.

Childbirth prep class

Childbirth 101: Preparing for Birth and Beyond

Mon Jul 16 - August 13

7:00pm - 9:30pm


Registration closes on Jul 16


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.

Lamaze Childbirth Education

Lamaze Childbirth Education

Sun Jul 22 - Jul 29, 2018

10:00am - 4:00pm


Registration closes on Jul 22


Childbirth Education

Lamaze is a comprehensive Childbirth Education class based on 6 healthy birth practices.  In this 2-day class (6 hours per class), you will learn the following:

  • Relaxation and breathing
  • Comfort measures and positions for labour and birth
  • Preparing the partner
  • How to time contraction, when to call the midwife or go to the chosen location for birth
  • Stages of labour
  • Pain medication, inductions, c-section, what to expect. What to expect in the first few hours postpartum.
  • Breastfeeding basics
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.