Transitions: Confidently Entering Into Motherhood – Postnatal (Covered by insurance!)
This parenting stuff is hard. We don’t want you to do it alone.
Transitions is not your typical “baby and me” group. This unique group brings together new parents who want to dive deep into who they are now that they are parents – the good, the great, the bad, and the ugly. And of course, the tired. Oh, the tired.
The group belongs to the parents and topics discussed are chosen according the priorities of each group. This group is facilitated by Teddie Buchner, Occupational Therapist, who will support and guide parents through a weekly discussion on topics including:
- The change in personal identity that comes with becoming a parent
- Coping with sleep deprivation
- Relationship changes with your partner, your family, your friends
- Changing Body Image
- New measures of productivity
- Postpartum Mental health
- Growing your confidence in parenting
Our goal is to create a support network of women who are all navigating the joys and challenges that come with new motherhood. It aims to foster a community of shared experience and support to empower new mothers to gain confidence in their evolving role of motherhood.
Gain understanding and affirmation that you are seen by receiving support, providing support, and taking time for yourself to recognize your own needs. Now more than ever, it is important to cultivate your village, and make those connections among other new parents.
Motherhood is an evolving role, come join a community of women experiencing the same life changes to support you in the tough times and celebrate the joys of this amazing journey!
Because this group is led by an occupational therapist, it is eligible for coverage through extended health insurance benefits.
Cost: $260 (This class my be covered by insurance for “Occupational Therapy!” for Ontario residents)
Can I get this covered under insurance if I live in another province?
It would appear that you may be able to, but you should check with your insurance just to be sure.
How does my insurance handle this?
We provide you with an occupational therapy receipt at the end of the series, which may allow this class to be covered by your insurance! This receipt is itemized and breaks the class fee into 6; please note that if you have insurance coverage, your insurance will only cover you for those weeks that you are present in class.
Cost: $260 (No HST)
Class / Workshop Facilitators
- Teddie Buchner (she/her)Adult & Pediatric Occupational Therapist
Teddie is an Occupational Therapist with a focus on pediatric and maternal health. She is currently working towards her PhD in Occupational Therapy, focusing her research on maternal and infant mental health and attachment.
Teddie has worked as an occupational therapist in community mental health, school-based, and outpatient pediatric settings, eventually specializing in pediatric mental health and developmental trauma. Teddie has experience addressing orthopedic and orthotic needs, environmental modifications, adaptive communication, sensory processing challenges, visual motor deficits, community mobility needs, work ergonomics, wheelchair seating, and supported employment efforts.
Teddie has served as a Clinical Educator for four graduate OT programs, and has held a faculty position, teaching and serving as the academic fieldwork coordinator at Grand Rapids Community College. Teddie also managed Saskatchewan BlueCross Life and Disability department, providing education to the insurance company and employers regarding the impact of mental health in the workplace, and influencing recovery trajectories to enable members to successfully return to work after illness or injury.
Teddie carries the designation of Qualified Mental Health Professional. She is thrilled and excited to bring her many years of experience to the families at West End Mamas to help with both their occupational therapy and mental health needs. She currently offers virtual appointments for Ontario residents and in-home appointments for the Niagara area.
Teddie is fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Class / Workshop Facilitators
Please note that we do not offer refunds.