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HUB PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Upcoming events

    • February 23, 2024
    • March 15, 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • Zoom
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    Drop-in to this informal conversation that will focus on enhancing the lactation and infant feeding experience of the families that attend.

    Facilitated by Colleen Bunbury, a Board-Certified Lactation Consultant, this virtual support group will seek to answer your questions, offer information and support your journey through infant feeding. Pop on to one, two or join all four sessions of this condensed 4-week series covering lactation and infant feeding from pregnancy to weaning. Any topic is up for discussion, don’t be shy, ask away!

    Topics will include:

    Week 1: Preparing to chest/breastfeed, human milk composition and benefits, latching, positioning, expressing.

    Week 2: Addressing challenges such as low supply, over supply, sore nipples, weight gain, plugged ducts/mastitis.

    Week 3: Normal intake and behaviour beyond 3 months, teething and biting, starting solids and digestion.

    Week 4: Common substances, how they affect human milk and infants, harm-reduction, and gentle weaning strategies.

    HUB Facilitator: 

    Colleen Bunbury, IBCLC l She/Her l Lactation Consultant

    is a Pregnancy Worker, Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator and International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant. She is passionate about supporting families with Infant feeding, birth and parenting and has been serving in this capacity for 15 years. When not engaged in this important work, she enjoys spending time with her family, including many pets, gardening, volunteering, and reading.

    • June 17, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online
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    You will have access to the video as soon as you register.

    This recorded video will be available until June 17 2024. 



    This recorded class is available for you to watch and rewatch as you need. The instructor, Heather, is a registered physiotherapist who provides suggestions for the most common pelvic floor questions and concerns for perinatal people that can be utilized at home.  

    This recorded class covers the following concerns:

    Prenatal - 20 Weeks’ Gestation

    • Stiffness Rebalancing
    • 2nd Trimester Pelvic Muscle Touch-Relaxation
    • Deep External Pelvic Floor Release and Activation
    • Breathing Makeover

    Prenatal - 30 Weeks’ Gestation

    • Pay Attention to Your Bowel Movements
    • 3rd Trimester Pelvic Muscle Touch-Relax
    • Squat Training
    Post-Partum - Vaginal Delivery
    • Trauma Help
    • Saddle Map Exercise
    • Prone Lying
    • Dead Bug Arms
    • Transverse Abs with Scarf Assistance

    Post-Partum - C-Section Delivery

    • Trauma Help
    • Saddle Mapping
    • Skin Sensory Training
    • Scar Massage
    • Elastic Support
    • Dead Bug Arms
    • Transverse Abs with Scarf Assistance
    • Deep External Pelvic Floor Release and Activation

    This video is made possible in collaboration between the Fernie Women’s Centre, Ahead of the Curve Physiotherapy, People&, with the funding support of the Canadian Women’s Foundation.

    This recorded video will be available until May 25 2024. You will have access to the video as soon as you register.

    Heather Kerr, registered physiotherapist.

     Heather has been practising in the Elk Valley since 2002, where Heather started as the first physiotherapist prescribing custom foot orthotics and specializing in gait analysis. Heather went on to obtain a Certificate in Manual and Manipulative Physical Therapy and a license to practice acupuncture.

    • June 17, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online
    Register


    You will have access to the video as soon as you register.

    This recorded video will be available until June 17 2024. 


    This 3-hour recorded class is available for you to watch and rewatch as you need to help prenatal people prepare for birth.


    Erin Fulton, RN, BScN, IBCLC, MSN.

    is a Kamloops public health nurse with 22 years experience supporting families through their journey of pregnancy, labour, birth and postpartum. I have been a certified childbirth educator for 20 years and am very passionate about creating a safe, healthy space for families and health care providers to support woman through the beautiful journey of mothering. I have 3 children of my own and one granddaughter. My passion for perinatal nursing and educating came from my personal birth experiences. My current position is in a specialized program that supports young vulnerable woman and their children, to be happy, healthy, safe and successful in reaching their heart’s desire.

    • June 17, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online
    Register


    You will have access to the video as soon as you register.

    This recorded video will be available until June 17 2024. 


    This recorded class is available for you to watch and rewatch as you need. During this recorded video, we will discuss how pregnancy after loss is under-supported in society and what emotions can present in pregnancy after loss (PAL).

    Attendees will understand the complexity of emotions in PAL and gain some tools on how to manage them.

    This recorded video will be available until June 17 2024. You will have access to the video as soon as you register.

    Aditi Loveridge, Grief Recovery Specialist, Mindfulness Meditation Teacher

    headshot photo of Aditi LoveridgeAditi Loveridge (she/her) is a certified coach, Grief Recovery Specialist, Mindfulness meditation teacher and founder of the registered charity, The Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Centre. 

    Aditi has personally navigated the complex journey of pregnancy and infant loss. Through her personal and professional journey she found that there were more supports needed to fully support the loss community. To fill this gap, Aditi founded the Centre. Aditi is honoured to help connect people to more healing options - so they can heal in their own way and on their own terms. 

    • June 17, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online
    Register


    You will have access to the video as soon as you register.

    This recorded video will be available until June 17 2024. 


    This recorded class is available for you to watch and rewatch as you need. This video will explore the 'normal' of newborn feeding and sleep.

    This recorded video will be available until June 17 2024. You will have access to the video as soon as you register.

    Presented by: Jan Brandt  RN, IBCLC, Doula Canada CBE (in progress) 

    • June 17, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online
    Register


    You will have access to the video as soon as you register.

    This recorded video will be available until June 17 2024. 


    This recorded class is available for you to watch and rewatch as you need.  We know that quitting smoking can be challenging, but it is possible for everyone. Karen Alden from the BC Lung Association-QuitNow hosts this 30 minute inspirational overview of how you or someone you know can quit smoking for good.

    QuitNow is BC’s free smoking cessation program providing interactive and personalized behavioural support services to help motivate and guide you to quit smoking and stay quit. Strategies, tips and tools, resources and nicotine replacement therapy options will be discussed.

    This recorded video will be available until June 17 2024. You will have access to the video as soon as you register.

    presented by: Karen Alden, Outreach Training Coordinator, QuitNow

    • June 17, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online
    Register


    You will have access to the video as soon as you register.

    This recorded video will be available until June 17 2024. 


    This recorded class is available for you to watch and rewatch as you need. This presentation will review the research behind infant crying and the dangers of shaken baby syndrome. Practical tips on soothing techniques and self-care will be provided.

    This recorded video will be available until June 17 2024. You will have access to the video as soon as you register.

    Presented by: Karen Sadler & Claire Humphreys, Prevent SBS BC 

The Pregnancy HUB is a program hosted by BCAPOP.

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We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

   

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