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Classes

Westside Midwives is happy to host a variety of classes and events that support families. 

Free IBCLC clinic

We have a free breastfeeding support clinic with Registered Nurse and Certified Lactation Consultant Sarah Desbiens. This clinic is open to anyone needing breastfeeding help, and is from 5:30 – 7 pm at least two Wednesday evenings per month. Free, but registration is required. Partners or family members are welcome to attend with you. 

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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)

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Keep calm & have a baby

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.

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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.

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Mama Mandals – weaving intention

Coming soon!

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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.

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