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HUB PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Upcoming events

    • May 20, 2022
    • March 29, 2024
    • 97 sessions
    • virtual/live
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    Mothers for Recovery: A Weekly Drop-in Virtual Support Group

    facilitated by: Amy Greene, Peer Facilitator & Vanessa Hitchcock, RCC

    Fridays 9:30am - 11:30am PT | zoom

    The Pregnancy HUB is so excited to partner with Pathways to Healing to sponsor a virtual Mothers for Recovery Group that has already been well established in the Comox Valley.

    This group is open to all pregnant, postpartum and parenting people who identify as Mothers and have used or are using substances.

    The group is co-facilitated by a mother with lived experience and a Registered Clinical Counsellor.

    For more information contact Amy at MFR@pregnancyhub.org


    About the co-facilitators

    Amy Greene, Peer Facilitator


    My name is Amy I am a mother of a teenage boy. I am the Peer 
    Facilitator of this Mother for Recovery (MFR) Support Group and I am located in the Comox Valley. I have been a part of MFR groups for over 13 years. I absolutely love this group and the safe space with connections MFR has provided for me in my recovery.


    Vanessa Hitchcock, RCC


    As a Registered Clinical Counsellor, I have a passion for perinatal 
    and maternal mental health. With a prioritization on supporting early healthy attachment, since 2018 I have focused much of my practice on perinatal substance use. In addition to a specialization in trauma, and an understanding of its potential influence on long-term global functioning, I bring a deep appreciation for cultural diversity, and gender inclusivity, into the work that I do.


    • June 09, 2023
    • July 14, 2023
    • 6 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 six sessions of this reoccurring 6-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, getting off to a good start, latching, positioning.

    Week 2: Human milk composition, benefits to parent and child, expressing milk.

    Week 3: Addressing challenges such as low supply, over supply, sore nipples, weight gain, plugged ducts/mastitis.

    Week 4: Beyond the first 3 months, changing behaviours, milk intake, starting solids, digestion.

    Week 5: Common substances, how they affect human milk and infants, harm-reduction and infant feeding.

    Week 6: Gentle weaning, teething and biting, older baby behaviours.

    HUB Facilitator: Colleen Bunbury, IBCLC

    Colleen Bunbury, IBCLC,  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 20, 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    Childbirth is a transformative experience that profoundly impacts birthing people and their families. Learn how the birth process works, gain confidence in your body’s abilities, and develop practical tools for preparing your mind and body to give birth.

    Feel free to bring a partner or support person so they will feel more confident and prepared to provide support throughout the birth experience.

    Topics covered include:

    • understanding reproductive anatomy and hormones
    • working with and reducing fear
    • the stages and phases of the birth process
    • preparing your mind and body for birth

    Because each group of participants is unique and brings their own lived experience, the class is adaptable to your questions.

    HUB Facilitator: Morgan Glover, Childbirth Educator (CBE) & Doula

    headshot photo of Morgan Glover

    Morgan Glover (she/her) is a certified childbirth educator, doula, and parent with experience supporting birthing people and families through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Morgan believes that each birth can be a transformative and healing experience that is unique for everyone. Morgan provides evidence-based information and is committed to continued learning and development in the perinatal field. 
    • June 27, 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    Childbirth is a physically strenuous, emotionally vulnerable, and often long-lasting experience made more manageable and fulfilling with good support, comfort measures, and coping skills you can reach for in times of need. Learn about various tools and techniques to help you achieve a more satisfying experience.

    Feel free to bring a partner or support person so they will feel more confident and prepared to provide support throughout the birth experience.

    Topics covered include:

    • non-pharmacological comfort measures
    • pharmacological comfort measures
    • coping skills for navigating birth
    • how to be a great birth partner or support person

    Because each group of participants is unique and brings their own lived experience, the class is adaptable to your questions.

    HUB Facilitator: Morgan Glover, Childbirth Educator (CBE) & Doula

    headshot photo of Morgan Glover

    Morgan Glover (she/her) is a certified childbirth educator, doula, and parent with experience supporting birthing people and families through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Morgan believes that each birth can be a transformative and healing experience that is unique for everyone. Morgan provides evidence-based information and is committed to continued learning and development in the perinatal field. 
    • June 28, 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Zoom
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    Learn everything you need to know about starting solids. This HUB class is geared towards parents of babies from birth to 12 months old. You will receive up-to-date information provided by a Pediatric Dietitian so that you leave feeling confident about starting solids and becoming a competent feeder!

     In this class, you will learn:

    • When, how, what, and how much to feed your baby
    • Your baby's nutrition needs during the first year
    • Complimenting chest/breastfeeding and/or formula
    • Pureed foods vs baby-led weaning
    • Food allergies and choking concerns
    • Snack and meal ideas, family friendly recipes
    • Feeding tips and techniques
    • Hands on food demonstration
    • Q&A period to answer your questions


    Amy Chow, BSc, RD

    is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with over a decade of experience.  She works with families at Chow Down Nutrition on introducing solids, managing picky eating, and helping families form good habits that will contribute to a lifetime of health and nutrition.

    Amy is an SOS-trained feeding therapist and has gained her clinical experience working as a pediatric and allergy dietitian at HealthLink BC (8-1-1) and at BC Children’s Hospital.  Most importantly, she is also a mom of a 7-year-old who has helped her gain a lot of real-life perspectives! Amy is passionate about inspiring families to feel confident about nutrition and bringing joy back into eating.  
    • July 04, 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    Childbirth is an experience that comes with many choices and decisions for the birthing person to make. Learn about the evidence and benefits vs. risks of medical procedures commonly used in maternity care and how developing a birth plan can facilitate learning and foster communication with your care team. 

    Feel free to bring a partner or support person so they will feel more confident and prepared to provide support throughout the birth experience.

    Topics covered include:

    • informed choice and decision making
    • special circumstances and medical procedures
    • cesarean birth
    • birth plans and other communication tools

    Because each group of participants is unique and brings their own lived experience, the class is adaptable to your questions.

    HUB Facilitator: Morgan Glover, Childbirth Educator (CBE) & Doula

    headshot photo of Morgan Glover

    Morgan Glover (she/her) is a certified childbirth educator, doula, and parent with experience supporting birthing people and families through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Morgan believes that each birth can be a transformative and healing experience that is unique for everyone. Morgan provides evidence-based information and is committed to continued learning and development in the perinatal field. 
    • July 11, 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    The first few weeks of parenthood are a unique time with many new experiences, challenges, and unknowns. Learn the essentials of caring for your newborn and yourself; and practical tools that support healing and promote a more peaceful and enjoyable postpartum time.

    Feel free to bring your partner or support people so that they will be better prepared to navigate new parenthood and postpartum with you.

    • the first hour after birth
    • newborn medical procedures
    • feeding and caring for your newborn
    • newborn appearance, behaviour, and sleep
    • healing and adjustments for new parents
    • planning for postpartum

    Because each group of participants is unique and brings their own lived experience, the class is adaptable to your questions.

    HUB Facilitator: Morgan Glover, Childbirth Educator (CBE) & Doula

    headshot photo of Morgan Glover

    Morgan Glover (she/her) is a certified childbirth educator, doula, and parent with experience supporting birthing people and families through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Morgan believes that each birth can be a transformative and healing experience that is unique for everyone. Morgan provides evidence-based information and is committed to continued learning and development in the perinatal field. 
    • October 16, 2023
    • December 04, 2023
    • 8 sessions
    • Zoom
    • 15

    **Registration for this program will open on September 16th 2023. **


    The Nobody’s Perfect Parenting Program provides parents of children from birth to age 5 with:

    • A safe place to build on their parenting skills
    • An opportunity to learn new skills and concepts
    • A place to interact with other parents who have children the same age


    This programming is being offered only to HUB Participants.

    Not yet a HUB Participant? Click here to sign up.
    *HUB Participants must be logged in to register.


    Class size is limited to 15 participants, and participants are asked to commit to all 8 sessions.  A waitlist will be available to fill any cancellations.

    These sessions
     will not be recorded for the confidentiality and privacy of the participants.  

    About the facilitators

    Jenn Betts, HSW
    Mama of 3, Grannie to 1,  I am a student of life who is just winging it. I am firm believer in connection and human kindness. I have been a Nobody's Perfect facilitator for 21 years.


    Josh Lockhart, MC, CCC
    I'm a geek therapist that works with children and youth. A newly wed father of three, bonus dad to two, and a foster parent.



    This event is offered free to all HUB participants and a support person. Click here sign up for the Pregnancy HUB.

Past events

April 26, 2023 The Early Weeks of New Parenthood: A Virtual Class for New and Expecting Parents
April 21, 2023 6-week Virtual Lactation Café (drop-in)
April 19, 2023 Informed Choice & Medical Procedures in Childbirth: A Virtual Prenatal Class
April 12, 2023 Comfort Measures & Coping Skills: A Virtual Prenatal Class
April 05, 2023 The Childbirth Process: A Virtual Prenatal Class
February 07, 2023 Virtual Lamaze Childbirth Education Classes (6-part class)
January 27, 2023 Virtual Nobody's Perfect Parenting Program (8-part program)
January 24, 2023 The Pregnancy HUB Presents: 2-part Prenatal Series
January 10, 2023 The Pregnancy HUB Presents: Circle of Security Parenting Program (8-session program)
January 06, 2023 Weekly Virtual Lactation Cafe (drop-in)
December 20, 2022 The Pregnancy HUB Presents: The Body as Home - reclaiming peace, trust and respect for our body and ourselves
November 25, 2022 The Pregnancy HUB Presents: Lactation Cafe
November 10, 2022 The Pregnancy Hub Presents: Touchpoints Parenting Program (6-sessions)
November 01, 2022 The Pregnancy HUB Presents: Human Milk Feeding 101 (2-part session)
October 25, 2022 The Pregnancy HUB Presents: 2-part Prenatal Series
August 09, 2022 The Pregnancy HUB Presents: Human Milk Feeding 101 (2-part session)
June 20, 2022 The Pregnancy HUB Presents: 2-part Prenatal Series
May 20, 2022 The Pregnancy Hub Presents: Nobody's Perfect Parenting Program (8-sessions)
May 10, 2022 The Pregnancy HUB Presents: Prenatal in a Day
April 19, 2022 The Pregnancy HUB Presents: Human Milk Feeding 101 (2-part session)
April 05, 2022 The Pregnancy HUB Presents: Circle of Security Parenting Program (8-session program)

The Pregnancy HUB is a program hosted by BCAPOP.

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