Pregnancy & Birth

September – Regular Classes Return, New Classes Start!

Posted by on Aug 17, 2016 in Babies & Toddlers, Blog, Dads & Partners, Health & Wellness, Pregnancy, Pregnancy & Birth

September – Regular Classes Return, New Classes Start!

We have been busily preparing our new Fall schedule which starts on September 6th and we are very excited about the return of favourite classes and the start of some new exciting ones! We will have more drop-in classes for babies and toddlers and their caregivers than ever before! Including Songs and Rhymes, Fun in French, Toddler Yoga, Sign and Sing, Baby Massage. Of course we will also have Mom and Baby Yoga twice a week as well as Mom and Baby Strength and Stretch. Family Yoga will also join our list of new classes – all ages and family members are welcome at this one! There will be 6

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Happy Feet: Reflexology for pregnancy & labour

Posted by on Apr 26, 2016 in Blog, Events, Health & Wellness, Pregnancy, Pregnancy & Birth

Join Michele Mork, RCRT, a registered Foot Reflexology Therapist and Instructor, for an evening of reflexology for pregnancy and labour. Learn about the many benefits of reflexology, how to reduce stress, ease pregnancy symptoms and how to help get labour started by using both reflexology and pressure points.  Practice hands on techniques on your partner. Pregnant and non-pregnant partners will BOTH get foot rubs! Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes that come off easily, as we will be practicing the techniques together. Thursday, September 29, 2016 – 7-9pm $35 per couple Regis

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Thirty-Six to Forty Weeks Pregnant

Posted by on Jan 20, 2016 in Blog, Health & Wellness, Pregnancy, Pregnancy & Birth, Weeks of Pregnancy

Thirty-Six to Forty weeks Pregnant This is the last full month of your pregnancy. You may be winding up at work, finishing up projects at home. The baby is coming soon! Although the baby is getting bigger and is almost ready to be born, it is not full term until 40 weeks. Although it is safe for a baby to be born at 37 week, most first babies are born after 40 weeks. And 40-week babies are bigger and stronger and often breastfeed better. Don’t start expecting the baby too early – it makes for a long wait!   How you might feel between thirty-six and forty weeks of pregnancy:

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Special Event – Pelvic Floor Health

Posted by on Jan 5, 2016 in Blog, Health & Wellness, Pregnancy & Birth

Applications of physiotherapy in the re-education of the pelvic floor and abdominals in the perinatal period (and beyond…) Laura Werner MPT, BKin Registered Physiotherapist Sponsored by the Doulas of Victoria Friday January 15, 2016 at 7pm Mothering Touch Centre 975 Fort street, Victoria BC Admission $5 (Doulas of Victoria Members – Free!) All birth workers, doulas, midwives, physicians, nurses, anyone interested in the perinatal period, Welcome!! OBJECTIVES review the anatomy and function of the pelvic floor and abdominals identify common, but not normal, dysfunctions of the

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We have a new floor!

Posted by on Nov 14, 2015 in Babies & Toddlers, Blog, Dads & Partners, Events, Pregnancy & Birth

On the morning of October 31, Victoria had a record-breaking rainfall. More rain feel within a six-hour period than has ever been recorded since we started recording such things. And some of that rain leaked through the roof of our building at 975 Fort Street and seeped down the inside of the wall and flooded the floor of our Activity Room and The Nest at the back of Mothering Touch. The laminate flooring had to be ripped up and discarded, and big fans had to be brought in to dry up the walls and the concrete floor. The Saturday Childbirth Class still ran, on a slightly soppy floor. The Sund

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Thirty-Two to Thirty-Six Weeks Pregnant

Posted by on Oct 10, 2015 in Blog, Health & Wellness, Pregnancy, Pregnancy & Birth, Weeks of Pregnancy

Thirty Two to Thirty-Six weeks Pregnant As baby gets bigger, the issue of how you are going to get the baby out may start to feel more relevant. Many mothers find that they become quite preoccupied with planning and daydreaming and thinking about their impending labour. Talk to your partner or birth helper, meet with your doula. This is a good time to be taking childbirth classes. How you might feel between thirty-two and thirty-six weeks of pregnancy: Your growing belly and growing baby are putting more strain on your body. You may start to feel quite weary, especially towards the end of t

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