Westside Midwives is happy to host a variety of classes and events that support families.
Pregnancy and new motherhood is a time of tremendous flux; it can be hard to find your footing in the midst of all that change. Learning to develop a relationship to your mind and its patterns can help! Join Bir Kaur to learn simple and practical tools to sooth the storms in the mind.
Thursday evenings from 6:30-7:30
Contact Bir Kaur at the front desk to register
La LEche League
Free breastfeeding support group 2nd Thursday of the month from 10 am to 12 pm at Westside Midwives. Each month has a different topic, but also provides support and information for any breastfeeding related issues or questions participants come with. Partners, support people, babies and siblings all welcome. The group is free and no registration is required.More Info
First Aid & CPR
Safe Beginnings holds classes here on a regular basis. This 2 hour course focuses on CPR and choking for infants and children, as well as accident prevention for once babies become mobile. $45 per person and registration is required. The classes typically fill up quickly. (They also hold classes in other locations, if the next one at the clinic is full)Register
Keep calm & have a baby
March 1, May 3, June 7
Bir Kaur and Avital, the friendly faces at the front desk also have a myriad of other skills, including years of experience as doulas, mentors and mothers. They hold a day long class designed to prepare parents for parenting their new baby. Topics include normal newborn behavior, infant sleep, babywearing, car seats, post-partum self-care, local resources, breastfeeding and more. $50 per family, registration is required, sign up below.
Crash Course in Infant Car Seats
Car crashes are the number one preventable reason for the death of children under the age of 14 and nearly 90% of car seats are used incorrectly. Join Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician Avital Kline for an evening learning about how to keep your children safe in vehicles. Cost: $30 per couple, $20 for one, registration is required.Register
Infant Massage Clinic
Once per month, our in-house RMT, Gaelen Gibson offers a limited number of free private massage appointments for Westside Midwives babies. Gaelen is able to help babies with colic or general fussiness, breastfeeding and latch issues, torticollis, gassiness, reflux and much more.Call the clinic to book
Mama Mandals – weaving intention
Private Car seat Checks
Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician Avital Kline meets families one on one to provide customized car seat education and installation instruction. Seat checks are 1 hour long and take place in the parkade below the clinic. Sliding scale as you can afford $30-60 per seat.Register