Family Care

MotherCare & Next Step

Wed, September 25, 2019 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Weekly on Wednesday, forever

MotherCare & Next Step is a weekly drop-in program for pregnant women and new mothers. This program provides mother’s FREE milk, prenatal vitamins, and nutritious foods, prenatal and postnatal health information, and breastfeeding and parenting support strategies. This program also includes on-site programs for children accompanying their moms! 

Eligibility for MotherCare:

  • Women who are pregnant
  • Women with kids 0-2 months of age (if you started attending program while pregnant)

Eligibility for Next Step:

  • Women with kids 3-36 months of age
  • Women with kids 0-2 months of age (if you started attending program after the birth of your child)

Notice: MotherCare and Next Step will not be running programs on July 31st & August 7th, 2019

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845 King St #10
Midland ON L4R 0B7
Canada

Mama Tribe

Wed, September 25, 2019 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Weekly on Wednesday, forever
(May 16, 2018; September 12, 2018; December 26, 2018; January 2, 2019)

This drop-in peer support group is offered to mothers who are looking for caring, non-judgmental, mother-to-mother support and educational opportunities. Pregnant women, new moms and their babies will have the opportunity to meet other moms in the area, speak with trained peer leaders and visit with special guests including a public health nurse, lactation consultant, nurse practitioner, postpartum mood disorder specialist and many others. Whether you choose to bottle or breastfeed, all are welcome to drop by!

*Nursing and breastfeeding support is available during Mama Tribe.

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845 King St #10 Midland ON L4R 0B7 Canada

Labour and Birth Class

Wed, September 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
September 25, 2019; December 4, 2019

This workshop is one of a two part series organized by the Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit. Join the Midland Midwives as they teach expectant parents about the physiology of labour and birth, what to expect, complications and pain relief options. It’s a great opportunity to meet other pregnant women and families in the area, and get answers to your labour and birth questions.

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845 King Street
Midland ON

After Baby Group

Tue, October 15, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Weekly on Tuesday until November 26, 2019

This 7-week support group is for new moms who are experiencing mood changes after having a baby and is facilitated by Chigamik’s Indigenous Perinatal Mental Health Worker. The group provides a safe space to meet other new parents who are also experiencing mood changes and creates a circle of support. The group will discuss coping and self-care strategies including:

  • Education surrounding the various mood disorders, exploring the signs and symptoms
  • Understanding imbalances through the use of the medicine wheel and support in developing a wellness framework
  • Development of a wellness model to further support your relationships and assist in coping through difficult emotions
  • Development of coping strategies and self-care strategies and understanding of the importance of self-care

*Possible child minding available for walking children (toddlers), parents may bring babes in arms.

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845 King Street
Midland ON

Baby Wearing 101

Wed, October 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Explore baby wearing styles and techniques with this interactive workshop hosted by Doula Sarah Chaloux. From baby wrapping to structured carriers for infants and toddlers, participants will have the opportunity to learn about different carriers. Bring in your own carrier to receive advice and support, or explore new styles! Babies are welcome! For more information about the Chigamik Biidaaban Doula Collective, click here.

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845 King Street
Midland ON

Choice of Birthplace Information Night

Wed, October 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
July 17, 2019; October 16, 2019

Deciding where to have your baby can be a difficult decision! The Midland Midwives are offering an information night to help you learn about your different birthing options, including local hospitals, water and home births. Families and care providers not currently in Midwifery care are also welcome. Register today!

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845 King Street
Midland ON

Infant Massage: The Basics

Wed, November 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Infant massage is a great way to bond with your baby. Come and learn from Doula and Registered Massage Therapist, Miranda Garneau, about the many benefits of infant massage including: stimulating baby’s central nervous system and increasing baby’s body awareness. Participants will also learn about abdominal massage to help with digestion and colic, and soothing and relaxing techniques to help baby sleep! Babies are welcome! To learn more about Chigamik’s Biidaaban Doula Collective, click here.

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845 King Street
Midland ON