The Mommy Sessions

A workshop series geared toward the expecting, new and seasoned mother. This series will guide you through everything you need and want to know about pregnancy and postpartum care. We will talk about pre and postnatal fitness, pelvic floor health, chiropractic care, essential oils, breastfeeding, nutrition and more.

Each workshop is approximately 2 hours filled with practical information, access to vendors that align with each topic, door prizes and light refreshments.

Cost: $20.00 per person for pre-registered attendees (non-refundable, transferrable upon request), $25 at the door

Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Location: 

Bodhi Tree Teaching Centre

#212 – 17696 65A Ave  Surrey, BC V3S 5N4

 

Presented by: Muscles & Mommies Fitness. For questions and further information contact erin@musclesandmommies.com or 604.762.1731

 

Workshop Schedule:

Session #2 ~ September 19th

The Benefits of Pre and Postnatal Chiropractic Care Paired with Essential Oils to Ease Pregnancy and Postpartum Symptoms

This workshop will discuss the benefits of chiropractic care paired with essential oils to safely support your body during different stages of pregnancy, as well as labour and postpartum. You will learn how to safely and effectively ease common symptoms throughout your pregnancy and beyond into motherhood.

Presenter:

Dr. Emily McManus is a chiropractor, essential oils educator and a mama to two young boys. She has been using and learning about oils in depth for over 3 years and first started using oils to support symptoms during her first pregnancy. Dr. Emily has been a chiropractor for 7 years, her chiropractic practice is pregnancy and pediatric focused. She is passionate about truly empowering women and their families to take care of their health proactively and self responsibly.


Session #3 ~ October 17th

SLEEP & FEEDING; The Correlation and How to Achieve Amazing Results

In this session, Rachel will be discussing all things related to sleep and feeding for your babe: infant, toddler, or young child. Let’s talk about what healthy sleep habits are, the benefits of a properly rested child, and how to get your babe sleeping!

One component that is often overlooked is the connection between feeding, feeding schedules and sleep. What does proper nutrition look like for littles ones at different ages? She will discuss how to make sure your little one is getting enough nutrition and how this is connected with proper sleep.

Join us for lots of information, a discussion based on all your questions, and a free e-book! We look forward to meeting you!

Presented By:

Rachel Paterson RN, Lactation Counsellor, Sleep Coach, The Mama Coach - Surrey, Richmond, Delta

Rachel has been married to her wonderful husband since 2014 and welcomed their son, James, in early 2017 and daughter Annie in February of 2019. Rachel didn't always know that she wanted to be a nurse. However, her early career aspirations usually involved helping others in some way and eventually, life lead her to the path of nursing. After nursing school and then working in the hospital, she made the switch to community nursing in 2015. Working in the community gives Rachel the opportunity to engage with parents and families; providing support, education, and encouragement along the way.

Rachel believes that no matter the preparation that goes into becoming a parent, it is near impossible to predict how your individual experience will be. Each child and each parent differ, and the world is full of different experiences and stressors on every family unit. She has learned that there is absolutely no "one size fits all" when it comes to parenting; and in reality, this is true of the nursing profession as well. Motherhood and parenting are both such beautiful, difficult, challenging journeys that are full of moments of pure joy. We need to support one another to lessen the burden of the challenges and celebrate the priceless moments.


Session #4 ~ Nov 14th

Excited, Exhausted & Emotional: Adjusting to Parenthood

Join Linda King as she talks everything postpartum mental health. This is your opportunity to hear how life is about to change, the struggles you and your family may face and how to respond. She will also discuss warning signs of postpartum depression & postpartum anxiety and the help that is out there if you need it. This workshop will also be an opportunity for those new and seasoned mothers to take a moment and talk about how they are feeling & the struggles they may be having in a safe and non-judgmental environment. Come ready to share or listen with a sympathetic ear.

Since 1971 the Pacific Post Partum Support Society has been supporting Mothers and their families through the perinatal and postpartum adjustment period. Their mission is to end the isolation and distress experienced by many women and their families with the profound life change that accompanies the birth or adoption of a child.

Presenter:

Linda is a married mother of 3 sons and Grandmother to 1 darling granddaughter. She has been a postpartum support counselor/facilitator/trainer for the Pacific Post Partum Support Society in Vancouver BC for the past 28 years. She is part of the PPPSS team that continuously updates and develops the support program, publications and training workshops which are delivered to health care and support people in communities. Her training is in Family Support Work but her most valuable training has come from working for PPPSS and her personal experience of postpartum distress. Linda experienced postpartum depression and anxiety after the birth of her first and third sons. Linda and her husband know firsthand what it’s like to go through a very difficult postpartum reaction. She received wonderful support from the Pacific Post Partum Support Society. She attended a group and received telephone support. Her husband attended a fathers’ information night. The opportunity to speak candidly with other mothers in a safe facilitated group setting contributed greatly to her eventual wellness.

Linda continues to use the tools she learned in the group. Her own experience plus her interest in mothering, parenting and families fuels the passion she brings to her work. The Pacific Post Partum Support Society is a pioneer in the field and began in 1972 as a grass roots organization. They listen to the voices of women and men to support the well-being of the family.

Pacific Postpartum Society Linda


Session #1 ~ June 6th COMPLETED

Caring For Your Pelvic Floor Before, During & After Pregnancy

This session, with Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist Sheree Budgell, will give you an overview of the anatomy and functions of the pelvic floor. 

Sheree will discuss:

The Pelvic Floor & Pregnancy: What you can do to manage pregnancy related symptoms and minimize the risk of pelvic floor trauma during labour

The Pelvic Floor & Labour: Protect your pelvic floor during the 2nd stage of labour

The Pelvic Floor & Postpartum (the 4th Trimester): Optimal pelvic floor healing and considerations for return to exercise

Common postpartum issues related to your pelvic floor & core (eg. incontinence, pelvic pain, Csections, DRA) and when it is best to see a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist

Presenter:

Sheree Budgell is a physiotherapist with a special interest in pelvic health and postpartum rehabilitation. Sheree is qualified to do internal pelvic assessments and treatments on dysfunctional pelvic floor muscles (PFM) and scar tissue. Sheree is qualified to use the "Rost Therapy" techniques on clients with pelvic girdle pain, in particular clients with perinatal low back, pubic or groin pain.