GROUP SESSIONS

4th Trimester Group (ages 0-3 months), 6-week session: Tuesdays from 1:30-2:30pm

 

The transition to parenthood is exciting and joyful, but can also be overwhelming, and many new mamas feel isolated, exhausted and alone. Taking care of a newborn demands physical, mental and emotional energy, and we often feel lonely.  It is important to connect with other moms and to share in the journey and joy of motherhood. It is easy to feel alone, but there is a whole community of mothers experiencing the same kinds of joys and challenges that you are, who are waiting to connect with you.  Come build your community! This 6-week support group will allow moms and their babes the opportunity to get out of the house, build a community of support and openly discuss the challenges they are facing. Gather with Heather Ratych and other moms to talk about the challenges, joys and concerns of motherhood.

 

Over this 6-week period, we will cover the many questions and concerns that new moms often have including dealing with sleep deprivation and baby’s sleep cycles, going through the emotional ups and downs and coping with them, your adjustment to parenthood as an individual and a couple, your postpartum body, reintroducing self-care, and more.  Each class, you will be invited to share, connect, provide support, empathy and understanding, and most importantly, to understand yourself and grow through connecting with others’ experiences. The goal is for moms to interact, support and assist one another through this time of transition. Lots of talking, laughing, sharing and crying is encouraged!

 

Pre-registration is required.  Spaces are limited, so please register early to assure your spot!
 

Investment: $240 for a 6-week session.  Receipts provided weekly, and may be claimed under your extended health care benefits.

Next session begins Tuesday, April 2, 2019.  

Registration is now open! 


 

Emerging Mothers Prenatal Support Group (any stage in pregnancy), 6-week session: Tuesdays from 6:00-7:15pm.

 

Pregnancy can be an exciting and joyful, yet confusing and anxiety-provoking time.  Prenatal anxiety is on the rise, which is not surprising considering all of the information available to new parents!  In a safe space, you’ll be able to discuss your hopes and fears, and begin to build connections with others on a similar journey. We go beyond traditional prenatal classes and explore the spiritual, emotional and lifestyle changes that accompany the transition to motherhood. You may be a first-time mom, or an experienced mom contemplating how your child(ren) will receive this new little one, and how you’ll manage to meet everyone’s needs!  Discussion topics will include apprehension and concern about labour, working with healthcare professionals and your birth team, making decisions about your pregnancy care, birth and newborn, your changing relationship with your partner, and your life postpartum.

 

This group is intended to be a supplement to a childbirth preparation class, and is for those who wish to spend more time exploring the psychological, emotional and spiritual changes of pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood.  

 

Pre-registration is required.  Spaces are limited, so please register early to assure your spot!

 

Investment: $300 for the 6-week session.  Receipts provided weekly, and may be claimed under your extended health care benefits.

Next session begins Tuesday, April 2, 2019.  

Registration is now open! 

 

 
Connected Mother (ages 3-6 months), 6-week session: Tuesdays from 10:30-11:30am

 

We recognize that the challenges that new mamas face extend past the 4th trimester.  Sometimes life after the initial postpartum period can feel lonely and isolating.  The excitement of a new baby has tapered, a partner may have returned to work, visitors may have slowed, and exhaustion and your new “normal” have set in.  This can leave mamas feeling a bit isolated and at a loss for how to care for themselves and to engage their little ones. Come join other mamas and babes to connect, learn, grow and support one another through the exciting time of 3-6 months old! This is a period of incredible growth for both baby and mama.  

 

Pre-registration is required.  Spaces are limited, so please register early to assure your spot!

 

Investment: $240 for the 6-week session.  Receipts provided weekly, and may be claimed under your extended health care benefits

Next session begins Tuesday, April 2.  

Registration is now open!

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Tel. 905-429-0249

20-850 King St. W.

Oshawa, Ontario  L1J 8N5

www.heatherratych.com

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