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Prenatal & Postnatal Classes and Workshops

ALL CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS ARE HELD ONLINE. 

Our classes are held virtually, but are live-taught (never pre-recorded!) and interactive, making them as close to the in-person experience as possible.  

At West End Mamas in Toronto and Newmarket, 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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HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Education Class 3:00 pm
HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Education Class
Nov 1 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
This session is extended by one week to Nov 1st. No class October 11th (Thanksgiving).
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Infant CPR 9:30 am
Infant CPR
Nov 8 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
 
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Prenatal Yoga 10:00 am
Prenatal Yoga
Nov 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Please. note – during the COVID-19 Crisis, our classes are being held online until it is safe for our clinics to reopen.  After registering for a class, you will receive a message from your instructor[...]
Newborn Care 101 1:00 pm
Newborn Care 101
Nov 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 
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Prenatal Yoga 10:00 am
Prenatal Yoga
Nov 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Please. note – during the COVID-19 Crisis, our classes are being held online until it is safe for our clinics to reopen.  After registering for a class, you will receive a message from your instructor[...]
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Prenatal Yoga 10:00 am
Prenatal Yoga
Nov 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Please. note – during the COVID-19 Crisis, our classes are being held online until it is safe for our clinics to reopen.  After registering for a class, you will receive a message from your instructor[...]
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Education Class 3:00 pm
HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Education Class
Nov 1 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
This session is extended by one week to Nov 1st. No class October 11th (Thanksgiving).
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Infant CPR 9:30 am
Infant CPR
Nov 8 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
 
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Prenatal Yoga 10:00 am
Prenatal Yoga
Nov 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Please. note – during the COVID-19 Crisis, our classes are being held online until it is safe for our clinics to reopen.  After registering for a class, you will receive a message from your instructor[...]
Newborn Care 101 1:00 pm
Newborn Care 101
Nov 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 
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Prenatal Yoga 10:00 am
Prenatal Yoga
Nov 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Please. note – during the COVID-19 Crisis, our classes are being held online until it is safe for our clinics to reopen.  After registering for a class, you will receive a message from your instructor[...]
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Prenatal Yoga 10:00 am
Prenatal Yoga
Nov 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Please. note – during the COVID-19 Crisis, our classes are being held online until it is safe for our clinics to reopen.  After registering for a class, you will receive a message from your instructor[...]
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Education Class 3:00 pm
HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Education Class
Nov 1 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
This session is extended by one week to Nov 1st. No class October 11th (Thanksgiving).
6
8
Infant CPR 9:30 am
Infant CPR
Nov 8 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
 
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14
Prenatal Yoga 10:00 am
Prenatal Yoga
Nov 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Please. note – during the COVID-19 Crisis, our classes are being held online until it is safe for our clinics to reopen.  After registering for a class, you will receive a message from your instructor[...]
Newborn Care 101 1:00 pm
Newborn Care 101
Nov 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 
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Prenatal Yoga 10:00 am
Prenatal Yoga
Nov 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Please. note – during the COVID-19 Crisis, our classes are being held online until it is safe for our clinics to reopen.  After registering for a class, you will receive a message from your instructor[...]
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Prenatal Yoga 10:00 am
Prenatal Yoga
Nov 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Please. note – during the COVID-19 Crisis, our classes are being held online until it is safe for our clinics to reopen.  After registering for a class, you will receive a message from your instructor[...]

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Acupressure for Labour and Birth

Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Free, Prenatal

Join us for this hands-on class for you and your birth partner. Birth partners will learn and practice simple acupressure points that can be used during labour and delivery to help manage pain, calm the mind, and improve efficiency of labour.  You will leave with practical skills as well as printed material for future reference.

One spot is good for two people – it is important to bring your birth partner. We recommend taking this class after week 32 of your pregnancy.

This class runs for between 45-60 minutes.

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

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

Thu Jan 7, 2021 - Feb 11 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Mom and Baby, Postnatal

Make some new mama friends, and learn how to interact with your little one as they are on the move!

$195CAD + HST (~$142USD) – May be covered under your benefits plan under “Occupational Therapy”

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

Baby Steps Level 2 (6 months – 1 year old)

Thu Jan 7, 2021 - Feb 11 11:00am - 12:00pm

Mom and Baby, Postnatal

Join our 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!

Babywearing Meetup Group

Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am

Free, Mom and Baby, Postnatal, Prenatal

Choosing a baby carrier and figuring out how to use it properly can be a daunting task. Join us online to learn the ins and outs of baby wearing, so you can feel confident wearing your baby safely and comfortably.

Black and white image of pregnant women with doula

Birth Essentials: Expedited Childbirth Education Class

Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:00pm - 4:30pm

Childbirth Education, Prenatal

Join us for for a half-day, expedited, childbirth education class PLUS a one-on-one session with a doula to plan the birth that you want.

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

Breastfeeding 101

Tue Dec 8, 2020 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Prenatal

Breastfeeding isn’t always as easy as simply putting the baby to the breast and hoping for the best!  Come learn how to get off to the best possible start once your baby is born.

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

Wed Nov 25, 2020 - Dec 16 6:30pm - 9:00pm

This Wednesday night series is taught by Janalee Ferreira.

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.

Childbirth prep class

Childbirth 101: Preparing for birth and beyond – 2-Weekend Intensive Class

Sat Dec 12, 2020 - Dec 19 10:00am - 4:00pm

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.

Meet Doulas during a free information night

Free Doula Info Night

Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Childbirth Education, Free, Prenatal

Thinking of hiring a doula but still not quite sure it’s for you? Join us for a free information session all about Doulas.

FREE Cloth Diapering Workshop

Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Free, Postnatal, Prenatal

On average, by the time a baby is potty trained, they will have used almost 4000 diapers!

Wow!Are you considering cloth diapers for your baby because its seem like the right choice but aren’t sure where to start? Is it hard? Is it messy? Is it uncomfortable for baby? What about wipes and diaper covers?

Join us at this free workshop where these questions and more will be addressed by birth doula Mira Kevic as she shares her knowledge and her own experience of using cloth diapers. From costs to health concerns, she will compare disposable diapers to cloth diapers, and discuss buying your own cloth diapers versus using a service that launders and brings you diapers.

FREE Mama Online Drop-in

Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:45am - 12:45pm

Free, Mom and Baby, Postnatal

Please note – during the COVID-19 Crisis, our classes are being held online until it is safe for our clinics to reopen.  After registering for a class, you will receive a message from your instructor at least one hour before the start of class with a zoom link for the class.  Looking forward to seeing you in person again soon! (For this class that means you’ll need to make your own cup of tea at home.) 🙂

Once it is safe for our clinics to reopen, these classes will once again be held in person, only in our York Region Location.  We’re working on getting one up and running in our Toronto location soon.

Join us for our free mama drop-in every other Monday, from 10:30am-12:30pm. This is a free two-hour drop-in – come enjoy complimentary coffee and tea (with thanks to Starbucks!) and build relationships with other mamas, parents, and caregivers in your community.

Free Positive Birth Seminar

Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Childbirth Education, Free, Online, Prenatal

Join local moms, Jenn and Karen, as they discuss how they became interested in having positive births, their own experiences throughout pregnancy and birth, and tools that helped them throughout labour. This session is meant to be casual and conversational, encouraging participants to ask questions or simply talk about what’s on their minds as they prepare for birth. They also recognize that things don’t always go as planned when it comes to birth and feel this is an important topic to address, specifically how you can still feel empowered in a scenario that doesn’t go how you hoped it would.
Their objective is to create a safe space to facilitate positive conversations around physiological birth. The pair have been friends for ten years and have had 3 natural and positive births between them. Both Jenn and Karen feel strongly that creating an environment where women can share positive experiences is incredibly empowering. We look forward to seeing you there!

HypnoBirthing Childbirth Education Class

Sun Jan 17, 2021 - Feb 14 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Childbirth Education, Prenatal

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

INFANT CPR & Family Safety

Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Postnatal, Prenatal

If you are planning to attend this class ONLINE with your partner (a partner here is defined as someone who will be sharing your screen for this online class), kindly choose the partner registration, which is $99 for two vs. $65 for one.  

You may be asking yourself “How do I practice CPR if it’s online”. Good question. We will have everyone bring a teddy bear with them and the camera will move to you one by one so we can see how you’re doing with it. Also, we will provide an opportunity for you to come into the clinic once we are up and running again to practice your skills if you’d like to.

What we cover in the workshop:

CPR
Choking
Asthma
Anaphylaxis
Drowning
Burns
Head Injuries
Seizures
Nosebleeds

 

Infant development milestones

Infant Developmental Milestones

Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:45am - 12:45pm

Free, Mom and Baby, Postnatal, Prenatal

Learn about developmental milestones in the first two years of your baby’s life in our Infant Developmental Milestones workshop!

 

Managing Toddler Bedtime Resistance

Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Mom and Baby, Postnatal

Oh, the joys of the toddler bedtime tango. Gone are the days when you could read a story, tuck your little in, give him a kiss and leave the room. Now he seems to have turned into the master strategist, trying to think of anything and everything to avoid going to sleep. I need some water. I want a snack. I have to pee. One more story. I need the light on. I need the light off. You may notice that your previously strict 7pm bedtime has drifted to 8pm, 9pm, even 10pm!

In this workshop, we will be outlining for you:

  • how sleep is physiologically regulated at this stage of development, and how to ensure your daily rhythms are meeting your child’s sleep needs,
  • how to provide your child with agency in their pre-sleep routine,
  • evidence-based positive reinforcement strategies to help your child go to sleep with confidence and ease
  • how to be clear and consistent in your messaging

We will help you develop a message that clearly signals the transition to sleep for your child and continues to promote positive associations with sleep time so it remains a secure and enjoyable part of the day.  

 

Mom and baby participate in a fun postnatal yoga class

Mom & Baby Yoga

Tue Dec 1, 2020 - Dec 22 11:30am - 12:30pm

Please note that this is a special 4-week series for the month of December.  The cost of this series is $70+HST.

Mom and Baby, Postnatal, Yoga

Join us for a yoga series for mamas (or caregivers) and babies.

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

Natural Approaches To Treating Colds & Flus

Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm

Free, Mom and Baby, Postnatal, Prenatal

Join our naturopathic doctor to learn how to optimize your immune system to get through cold and flu season.

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

Natural Approaches To Treating Colds & Flus

Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am

Free, Mom and Baby, Postnatal, Prenatal

Join our naturopathic doctor to learn how to optimize your immune system to get through cold and flu season.

Newborn Care 101

Sat Dec 5, 2020 1:00pm - 4:00pm

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.

Newborn Sleep Foundations: Navigating the World of Baby Sleep

Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Mom and Baby, Postnatal, Prenatal

As new parents, it is commonly treated as a rite of passage that we will be foregoing at least some sleep while we adjust to life with a little. This is a given. But no matter how much you prepare mentally for this stage, it can come as quite a shock when it actually hits.

In this workshopI will be outlining for you:

  • why sleep is so critical for your newborn and how it is internally regulated,
  • how you can set up a sleep-promoting environment for your baby based on what physiological cues your baby’s brain and body are searching for,
  • where to focus your undoubtedly limited energy during these early months
  • how YOU can get your best post-natal sleep

I will help you develop a deep appreciation of your newborn’s internal landscape when it comes to sleep and how you can use this understanding to lay a solid sleep foundation for your entire household.

Pelvic Floor Basics for Birth

Fri Dec 11, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Free, Prenatal

We have all heard about our pelvic floor at some point. But what is it? And what impact does pregnancy and birth have on your pelvic floor? Come and learn the basics of pelvic floor health.

Jen Hodgkinson, Pilates Instructor, West End Mamas

Postnatal Pilates: Mom and Baby Class

Wed Nov 4, 2020 - Dec 9 10:30am - 11:30am

Mom and Baby, Postnatal

THIS CLASS IS BEING HELD ONLINE.  Prior to your class start time, you will receive a zoom link for this class.

This class is a strength and conditioning class that caters to the needs of every new mama.  We focus on functional fitness and mobility, as well as work to rehabilitate and recover from any postpartum condition.

Postnatal Pilates – The Bump Method with Brittany Brie

Mon Oct 19, 2020 - Dec 7 10:00am - 11:00am

** This class is also available as a drop-in!

 

Mom and Baby, Postnatal

The Bump Method® is an exercise program designed for women for fitness and core recovery after pregnancy.

veggies on table

Postpartum Hormones 101

Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am

Free, Mom and Baby, Postnatal

In this info session, we 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.

Practical Tips for an Easier Pregnancy and a Better Birth

Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Free, Prenatal

Learn some of the easy, at-home things that you can do to feel your best during pregnancy, and how to encourage your baby into an optimal position for an easier birth.

Prenatal Pilates – The Bump Method with Brittany Brie

Mon Oct 19, 2020 - Dec 7 7:00pm - 8:00pm

This class is also available as a drop-in!

Prenatal

The Bump Method is an exercise program designed for women to stay fit and strong during and after pregnancy.

Join Brittany Brie for a Prenatal Pilates class to build strength and stay strong during and after pregnancy.  The Bump Method’s prenatal classes combine Pilates, low-impact (chest-friendly!) dance techniques and targeted toning with 1-3lb weights, flex bands and stability balls.

Spinning Babies® Parent Class – FREE INFO CLASS

Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:00pm - 7:45pm

Childbirth Education, Free, Prenatal

If you’re a patient in our clinic, you’ve likely heard us harp on and on (and on and on…) about fetal positioning.  So often we hear mamas say “oh my baby is head down, so that’s good!” but that’s only one piece of the puzzle!  We want to make sure your baby is head down and in a position that will encourage an easier birth. Let’s face it – we all want easier births! This is where spinning babies comes in.

This info class will give you everything you need to know about whether or not the Spinning Babies Parents class is for you.

Spinning babies allows you to learn to connect deeply with your baby and your body, and bring balance to your pregnancy and birth through simple exercises.

Starting Solids Workshop – COVERED BY INSURANCE!

Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:00am - 12:00pm

Mom and Baby, Postnatal

Knowing when and how to start solids with your baby can be so daunting. Do you start with purees? Finger foods? When is the right time? There are so many questions.

Join our pediatric Occupational Therapist, Karen Don, in this ONLINE class as she leads you through everything you need to know to start solids with your baby.  This is an interactive workshop and you should expect to discuss, learn and watch your baby interact with solid food. 

This class may be covered by your extended health insurance under Occupational Therapy!

Sunscreen 101

Sunscreen 101: Sun Safety for the Whole Family

Wed May 26, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am

Free, Postnatal

Join one of our Naturopathic Doctors, for an informative talk about how to keep your family safe while enjoying the sun.

Surviving Sleep Regressions

Fri Jan 29, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Mom and Baby, Online, Postnatal

We think it’s safe to say that every parent becomes increasingly wary of those dreaded sleep regressions. Just when you thought you had a handle on this sleep business – your baby has started to string together some longer bouts of sleep, there’s more of a rhythm emerging in your day, there’s less overall resistance, and you are getting just a few more juicy hours of sleep for yourself – BAM! the all night wakings, struggles to initiate sleep, and complete lack of schedule coming stampeding back into your life.

In this workshop, we will be outlining for you:

  • the key developments that almost ALWAYS wreak havoc on your baby’s sleep (also known as the 4-, 8- and 15-month sleep regressions),
  • age-appropriate daily rhythms to set you and baby up for success in sleep,
  • strategies for responding to sleep resistance proactively instead of reactively,
  • how to be clear and consistent in your messaging

These stages are hard, no doubt about it. But our intention in this workshop is to reframe these sleep regressions through a deeper understanding of why they are happening in the first place so that you feel empowered and informed to meet your baby where they are at.

Toddler Steps

Thu Jan 7, 2021 - Jan 28 1:30pm - 2:15pm

Mom and Baby, Online

Toddler Steps is an engaging and interactive 4 week online program for parents.

$125 (No Tax)– Might be covered under your benefits plan under “Occupational Therapy”